You may not need a smart key if you have an older model car. Most of these older models have a traditional mechanical key. The problem with these key systems is that they are easily broken into in lost keys. This is why automakers designed the smart key.
These intelligent key systems are fobs and transponders. For the key to work, it needs to be programmed to connect with your car’s electronic systems. The intelligent key may have the traditional key that you can use to unlock your vehicle, while the smart remote only verifies that you are the car’s owner.
The chips send a signal to the electronic system of the car. If there is no signal or the signal is wrong, even the traditional key will not work.
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HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A TRANSPONDER KEY?
A transponder key has a small chip on its bow. It will have the regular blade with cuts that manipulate the lock, and then the part you hold (the bow) will have a solid plastic casing enclosing the chip. You can remove the case and see if a chip is inside it.
If there is a chip, then you have a transponder key that works with a transceiver inside the car. If you have ever duplicated your key and failed to work, the original key likely has a transponder.
It is essential to program the transponder key, mainly if you use it for your car’s ignition. You may not need to program the chip if you do not need to use it for your car’s ignition. If you only need one that opens your exterior doors, you do not have to program it.
KEY FOBS programming
Fobs are electronic key systems that you can use to unlock your doors and start your car for vehicles with keyless ignition. They also control the trunk and the alarm of your vehicle. These fobs might malfunction, and you may even lose your original fob.
If that happens, you need to get a new one. Factory-made and generic fobs are available if you lose yours or it breaks. However, it would help if you were careful when choosing one, as many fake fobs exist.
The reprogramming method will depend on the make and model of your car. Some make it easy to program, while others take time. However, in most cases, the process only requires the locksmith to turn on the ignition and turn on the lock button on the remote key.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE PROGRAM A SMARTY KEY?
Once you request our services, we will be there quickly. It takes us a few minutes to program the remote key. However, we will require extra time if you need the key with the transponder or the fob duplicated. If there is no mechanical key to the program in case of a lost key, we will get you a new key from the code.
We try to perform these tasks as fast as possible. Each task doesn’t take much time when carried out separately, but when they add up, they take 20 or more minutes.
Some of the car locksmith and key programming services we provide are:
- Car unlocking services
- Getting your car fobs that have been locked in the trunk
- Broken or misplaced car key replacement
- Car key cutting and duplication
- Replacing and programming car fobs
- Programming key transponders
- Car key extraction
- Replacing and repairing ignition cylinders
- Ignition re-key services
- Lock assistance for luxury cars.
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