Yes an automotive locksmith is able to make a replica of a key for a car without the original. They can make this happen because they are equipped with the equipment and the training. Locksmiths in the automotive industry can make duplicate keys using a blank keys and an automated key cutting machine. The machine that cuts codes can create duplicate keys by following the code present on the key that was originally. Locksmiths in the automotive industry are also equipped to create duplicates of keys with key duplication machines. Key duplication machines are capable of making duplicate keys using an image of the key. Locksmiths in the automotive industry generally have both equipment in their stores so they can duplicate keys for customers.