As seasoned locksmiths in Seattle with a comprehensive understanding of automotive locks and keys, we have seen first-hand how security mechanisms in vehicles have evolved over the years. One brand that has consistently been at the forefront of this evolution is Jaguar. With its state-of-the-art keys and locking systems, Jaguar is indeed a fascinating subject for locksmiths. Today, we will explore one of the most crucial elements of Jaguar's security features - the Jaguar Chip Keys.
Starting in 1998, Jaguar pioneered the use of transponder keys on their XJ and XK models. By the year 2000, transponder chip keys were standard across all Jaguar models.
Unlike regular keys, Jaguar transponder keys are high-security keys meticulously cut with angled edges. The keys and locks for Jaguars are produced by Tibbe, a brand renowned for its high-security products. However, cutting these keys demands specialized skills and equipment, and as such, only a handful of locksmiths possess the ability to do so.
As one of the leading locksmith companies in Seattle, we have had the experience and capability to cut Tibbe keys since their introduction in the U.S. back in 1988, first appearing with the Mercur Scorpio.
For Jaguar models from 1998-99, such as the XJ and XK, we can clone the chip code to a correctly cut replacement key. However, for models from 2000 onwards, cloning is not possible. In cases where only one key is available, we use our diagnostic equipment to program additional keys.
We take pride in our ability to duplicate and originate all Jaguar transponder keys. The following Jaguar models are included in our range of expertise:
In the rapidly evolving landscape of automotive security, we stay at the cutting edge (no pun intended), constantly updating our knowledge and equipment to serve Jaguar owners better. Trust us with your Jaguar key needs, and experience locksmith service as seamless as the cars we work on.