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Our Transponder Key Services

Most cars on the road today come with transponder key systems. If you are in need of our transponder key replacement or our transponder key programing services, we can help.

We’ve got what it takes to have all your transponder car key needs met. No matter what transponder key related service you are seeking, our professional locksmiths can help. We cover all of the following transponder key services:

  • Transponder car key programming
  • Transponder car key replication
  • Transponder car key reprogramming
  • Cracked transponder key repairs
  • Remote location transponder key programing

For any other transponder key related services, or if your transponder car key is not working efficiently, our locksmith experts can help you diagnose the exact issue with your transponder key. Ttransponder key programminghe way a transponder keys should work in your vehicle is the following: The key is placed in the transmission and is turned to start the engine; the car sends a signal to the transponder which must return the correct programmed response, in order for the car to start. The transponder and the receiver communicate with each other to determine whether or not their signals are a match.

If the signal codes are a match, the ignition lock is released wirelessly, enabling the car to start. If the codes do not match up with each other, the car ignition is not released and the car won’t start, keeping your car protected from car thieves. If you notice that your transponder key for car is not functioning as it should, contact our 24/7 Locksmith Service to get the transponder car key help you need.

Transponder Key Programming

We program transponder keys at your location and the whole process takes just a few minutes. We can program your transponder key next to your car, and many times, we can even so it remotely. We have specialized car key programing tools that allow us to program/reprogram your car key for you no matter where you are. Our locksmiths work quickly and efficiently to get your transponder key programed, however, the speed will never sacrifice the quality or functionality of the transponder key we are working with.  

Transponder Car Key Replacement

The first thing our locksmith technicians will want to know before making you a new transponder car key is whether or not you currently have a key that we can use to make a duplicate key from. If you do, we’ll be able to duplicate your transponder car key for you very easily and at a slightly cheaper rate. This is true, even if the transponder key you currently have is damaged beyond repair. Sometimes we are able to remove the transponder chip from the top of the key and make a new key from that. Additionally, we can use your old key to help us reprogram the new transponder key, speeding up the entire process even further. That being said, if you do not have any key for us to use when cutting a transponder key, our locksmiths can make you a new key from scratch. All of our mobile car locksmiths are equipped with a range of transponder keys so that no matter what type of key you need made, we’ve got the key for you.

Transponder Car Key Repairstransponder key replication

The transponder chip is usually encased in a thick layer of plastic. If the top part of your transponder key is cracked, there is a chance that the chip inside may be damaged in one way or another. One way or another, you will need to have the transponder key repaired so as to avoid further damage to the key. If your transponder key is even a little bit salvageable, don’t throw it away, our locksmiths can often fix the key, and if not, they can often times use it for parts which save our clients’ money.

Repairing the broken section of your transponder key is usually cheaper to do than creating a completely new key from scratch, for this reason, we repair transponder keys and don’t always rush to cut new keys.

How Do Transponder Keys Work?

The word transponder is a combination of the words transmitter and responder. The technology behind transponder keys was added to vehicles in order to make it more difficult for them to be stolen. This relatively new form of auto protection has been shown to be relatively successful, as since it was introduced, car theft rates have gone down dramatically since the year 2000.

Of course, though, this technology does not ensure that your car is completely safe, as criminals in their determination and inventiveness have found other ways to profit from cars such as:

  • Towing the vehicle and using it for parts replacements
  • Bypassing the transponder
  • Re-programming the transponder system

However, all of these initiatives are far more complicated than just the old fashioned thieving of cars used to be, which is why incidents of car theft have been greatly reduced in past years. Therefore, many manufacturers continue to use them in vehicles today.

Other Applications for Transponder Technology

Transponder technology has been used in the last sixty years to service many functions including:

  • In warfare- The allied forces used them to enable fighter jets to “communicate” with each other and let each other know that they were on the same side of the war and were not a threat to be eliminated.
  • With garage doors- That little black or white box that clips onto the inside of the sun visor inside your vehicle which unlocks your garage door automatically when you drive up to it works as part of a transponder system which allows the door to recognize the signal being sent by that tiny box.
  • In satellites- They provide a form of communication by gathering signals through frequencies which are then received on earth, which is at the very least over 60 miles from earth!
  • In professional races- transponders are attached to individuals who are racing NASCAR race cars, running marathons, or racing on water. The transponders can time racers to the second which helps determine winners with extreme accuracy.

Each of our auto locksmiths has the necessary tools and knowledge to be able to program your transponder car key or cut you a new transponder key.

Need our transponder key duplication or transponder key programming services? Contact our office right away and we’ll send our locksmith expert to the rescue.