Chico Auto Locksmith Services

Are you in need of a Chico Auto Locksmith?  It is widespread for vehicle owners to have lost car keys, But don’t worry! Your favorite local auto repair shop in Chico has acquired a new skill set! We now offer key-cutting and fob programming to get customers through any car key nightmares they may have! So if you lost your fob or want a second one programmed, we can tackle that job.

Auto Repair

Our mechanics are trained to inspect the general condition of gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles. We use complex testing equipment such as compression testers and engine analyzers. 

Vehicle Maintenance

Performing regular vehicle maintenance increases the life of your vehicle, improves fuel efficiency, and saves you money in the long run. It’s also a good way to prevent unexpected breakdowns.

Auto Diagnostic

Performing an auto-diagnostic test can save you money in the long run. If you catch problems before they become major, you can avoid expensive repairs down the road.

Parts & Replacement

While there are many types of auto parts, it’s important to know which to choose. Some parts need to be replaced more often than others, and some parts are more reliable than others.

Locksmith Services


 Did you know that there are multiple types of car keys? Well, there is! The two are a Transponder key and a Smart key. There is a big difference between the two. Most newer cars, such as cars made from 1998-2022, have a Smart key and older cars from 1998 and older have the Transponder key. The differences may seem subtle to you, but they are paramount! For instance, a Transponder key can not be used to power or unlock a car requiring a Smart key. And vise versa.

Save Time

We believe in getting you back on the road as fast as possible without skimping on quality!

Save Money

Hiring a good locksmith can seem expensive.  Hiring a bad locksmith will cost much more!

Automotive Locksmith In Chico

Nowadays, keys are frequently lost and recut. But how do you replicate new car keys? Simple or rigorous steps are in place to give you the best quality car key or house key. Continue reading to learn more!

If you don’t have your key, locksmiths or Tedious Repairs use their high-tech machines, ours is in the form of a tablet, to find your key code. Then, we copy the key code, Bluetooth, to our high-tech key-cutting machine. After that, we send the code over to the device. Next, we pick the uncut key that matches your vehicle’s make and model. After selecting the key, we securely locked it into the key-cutting machine. And press begin!

If you have your key and just need a spare, or want a higher-quality key, Tedious Repairs scans your key and gathers the code via the scan. Then, repeat the process from before! And, if you come to Tedious Repairs, tell your service writer where you go the information form! And get your free complimentary key tag! They look like this!


Car Keys

A car key is an important part of the vehicle’s locking mechanism. Before modern electronic key systems, a key was the only way to get into your car.

Lost Car Keys

Losing your car keys can be frustrating. You may want to call a locksmith or a dealer to replace them. There are several steps you will need to follow before you can get your keys replaced.

Ignition Problems

Ignition problems can occur for a number of reasons. There are many parts involved in the ignition system. These components are connected and often difficult to pinpoint.

Key Fob

Key fobs are small electronic devices that provide an extra level of security and convenience for people. They are used in access control systems and for several other purposes.

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The History

Chrysler invented the first car key in 1949. The first car keys were flip essential style car keys. Double-sided cars key began to be manufactured in the 1960s. In the 1980s, car keys began to advance technology-wise.

Also, in the 80s, car keys began to have remote entry doors. Laser-cut cars key began to be developed in the 1990s but were first unsuccessful. Also, in the 1990s, different key shapes were created. 

The first key fob was invented in 1982. After that, Renault Fuego created it. The first transponder key followed her built-in 1985. Call us for all of your Chico Auto Locksmith needs!

Shaun HogueShaun Hogue
17:55 21 Dec 22
Tedious repairs did a great job on my vehicle. They made the repairs but also made recommendations for other things they saw that needed to be done. The staff was friendly and professional. I would recommend them to anyone.
William KeithWilliam Keith
19:48 10 Dec 22
I love tedious repairs, he did everything I wanted done to my Audi as soon as the parts came in! Also more recently helped get an estimate on another vehicle I own, going out of his way to make sure I was informed. Super nice, excellent service, straight forward and fair priced
Regina KirkRegina Kirk
20:07 16 Nov 22
Tedious is absolutely amazing..... they have done a awesome job with our audi. We will continue to go to them with all our car needs. Thank you Tedious auto repair we appreciate you. I recommend them to everyone.
Sheryl Rausch-ClarkSheryl Rausch-Clark
01:41 14 Oct 22
Came in for a cheap oil change. They found that the brake pads on my car were low and got them repaired in the same day! Great service and friendly office lady!
D.j. MuthD.j. Muth
21:47 30 Sep 22
not only did Tedious Repairs complete the job I had my Golf in for, but in addition he added a few repairs for a very reasonable price, (after confirming with me that it was O.K.) such as repairing a tire that had a nail in it; I will return to this business in the future for my auto's needs
Jes BJes B
14:36 13 Jul 22
Buddy and his team of well qualified technicians always do a great job. I’ve taken my cars to them for nearly 20 years now, at least 3 different vehicles, and I cannot recommend them enough. They’re thorough, hard working and honest. Tough qualities to find in people now a days, let alone a mechanic!!!
Garrett ShimamotoGarrett Shimamoto
19:29 07 Jul 22
This is the only place I take my vehicles to get worked on. Buddy and his team simply know the ins and outs of all varieties of vehicles. I have had A/C Repair, Oil Changes, Brakes, and a New Key Fob made all at Tedious Repairs. Pricing is honest and simply the best around town. You get an itemized list of all jobs that need to be done after a full diagnostic of your vehicle; and you can choose what you want done. No trickery
Ashley WarrenAshley Warren
03:56 17 Jun 22
Highly recommend this shop! The owner is super friendly and was able to get my car in for a brake job the day that I called. It turned out to be extra work than we had initially thought and, once approved, they had no problem taking care of the extra work immediately. They also did a full car inspection with descriptions and pictures sent straight to my phone. The up front communication and honesty were both greatly appreciated. Brake price was the best that I found in town after much research. I will definitely be back for future repairs!

Chico Auto Locksmith Near Me

Smart car keys are the new standard. A Smart key is a key that does not go into the ignition. This critical needs to be in range for the car to operate. Once your car key is in range, you press the button near your steering wheel, and you drive away! You may need to press the brake while starting the vehicle as well! This car key gives you the feel of having a “keyless ignition” These car keys require barriers and have abilities that Transponder keys don’t. For example, we can turn your car on without being inserted into the ignition! How convenient!

Oil Change Services

  • Conventional
  • High Mileage
  • Synthetic Blend
  • Full Synthetic

Automotive AC Services

  • Diagnostic Service
  • Evac & Recharge
  • A/C Service Check
  • Leak Detecting

Auto Maintenance Services

  • Tune-ups
  • Auto service intervals
  • Fuel system service
  • Electrical System & More

Types Of Vehicles We Service

  • Trucks
  • Suv’s & Vans
  • Hybrids
  • Electric Vehicles (Evs)
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