Mister Minit offers a high quality car key replacement for both cars requiring Transponder chips and Remotes and those that do not.
A great option for a car key with no remote, is a simple emergency key that will manually lock/unlock and start the car. This will avoid the hassle of being stranded after losing the only key for the car.
Our look a-like range also offers the customer a reasonably priced car key while keeping the design of the genuine factory key.
Mister Minit offers high quality motorcycle key replacement for both Motorbikes and Scooters requiring Transponder chips and those that do not.
Our look a-like range also offers the customer a reasonably priced motorcycle or Scooter key while keeping the design of the genuine factory key.
INTEGRATED KEYS AND REMOTES
Mister Minit offers a fast and effective key and remote, cut and programming service, with the latest key duplication equipment. Mister Minit has one of the largest ranges of Car Keys to suit a broad range of makes and models.
We offer both genuine factory keys and remotes and also our range of high quality reasonably priced aftermarket keys & remotes.
Also with our new flip key range you can have your key and remote integrated into a more convenient flip key – available in a range of fun colours.
Push button start and proximity keys are becoming more and more common with modern vehicles; at Mister Minit a number of our stores have the equipment to program these key fobs to the vehicles system.
CAR KEY SHELLS
Mister Minit offers a large range of replacement Car Key Shells /Housings, if your outer car key shell has been damaged, the blade has broken off or is simply worn over time, a replacement key shell might be a cost effective alternative.
Our team will remove the still working internals from your original damaged car key and place them into a brand new shell, extending the life of your original key.
CAR KEY BATTERY REPLACEMENT
Mister Minit offers a highly efficient and professional battery replacement service. With modern car remotes increasing in value any work done to the car key and remote internals must be done professionally. We use only Energizer batteries which come with a 1 year warranty for Car Keys.
Mister Minit team members are highly trained in Watch Battery and Car Key Battery replacement services.
Transponder Keys Explained
During the 1990s car theft around Australia had become a major issue for police, insurers and car owners. Thieves could steal a car in minutes.
The introduction of transponder keys by car manufacturers required the coded chips to start the car. This process started in the late 1990’s and all cars sold in Australia since 2000 have a transponder key for security.
Today’s keys are made up of three separate functions working together:
1. Modern key blades require specialised precision tooling to ensure a perfect cut required by modern ignitions.
2. The transponder chip that is fitted within the key allows the vehicle to start and can be duplicated in two ways CLONING or PROGRAMMED. Cloning is the most common form of transponder duplication but both forms do require specialist duplication devices. Mister Minit invests in top of the line equipment to ensure your key is duplicated to the highest standard.
3. The central locking process consists of a new remote being introduced to the vehicles BCM (body control module) and can be done either manually or diagnostically. With vehicles makes and models changing annually Mister Minit must also update our diagnostic tool to ensure we can cut and program a broad range of car keys.
Mister Minit has the specialist equipment and expertise to duplicate your car key. The YEAR, MAKE and MODEL of your car will determine the type of transponder chip your key contains so it is helpful if you can have this information handy, along with your key, when you come into a Mister Minit store for a duplicate.
I have a car with a push button start, can Mister Minit make a spare key/fob for my car?
A select number of Mister Minit stores have the equipment to make key/fob’s for push button start cars.
How long would it take Mister Minit to make me a spare key?
The majority of the time making a spare key does not take long at all, most cars keys will take around 30min to cut and program, just enough time to pick up some shopping or grab a coffee.
I’m the only one that drives my car; do I really need a spare key?
Even if you are the only person driving the car having a spare key is very important.
When your car keys are lost this turns into a time consuming and expensive process. Getting the codes to cut the blade, programming new keys using specialist tools and the added trouble of your car being stuck somewhere will make getting a new key a major hassle.
Duplicating a spare key from your original is as simple as heading down to your local Mister Minit and walking away with a spare.
What should I bring with me when I want my key duplicated by Mister Minit?
You’ll need the key you want duplicated and, if possible, the year, make and model of your car which will help us with the precision key cutting and transponder programming.