In this way, can Lowes make a copy of a broken key?
When a car key breaks, unless you have anadditional copy, you will need to get a new one made.Most key duplicators at hardware stores like Home Depot orLowe's cannot duplicate broken keys. Usually the bestpractice is to cut a new car key by code instead of tracinga copy from the old one.
can you copy a key that says do not duplicate?
The truth is there's no law regarding “do notduplicate” keys. The engraved message found onmany business keys is not legally binding –it's just a recommendation. Though many chain hardware stores, suchas Ace, may refuse to cut a copy of these keys, alocksmith can easily duplicate them.
Depending on the factory-original specifics, this mayalso indicate that it is a duplicate key. When a keyis duplicated with a stylus-based key machine a mark is lefton the side of the original key. If a key machine isfound with a suspect, it can be examined to determineif it was used to cut a specific key.