Auto Keys North East offers a fast response mobile car key programming service with vehicle locksmiths covering the whole of the north east. It just takes one phone call. our mobile workshop is fully equipped with all the latest machinery to repair and replace lost or broken car keys and our locksmiths have the specialist skills and equipment required for transponder key programming. We can get you back on the road in no time at all and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg! It doesn’t even have to be an emergency!
Exactly what is a transponder key?
In layman’s terms, a transponder key is a manufactured accessory that comes with a car and provides the radio transmission link between the car and the key. It means that a key can be programmed to start one specific, individual car thereby reducing opportunities for theft. Without its transponder key, a car can’t be driven. If you car keys have been stolen read our expert advice on securing your vehicle.
Does every car have an immobiliser?
In most modern cars the transponder chip is incorporated into the top of the car key. Since 1995 it has been a legal requirement for vehicles to be fitted with an immobiliser system for which a transponder key is required. It is in the form of a microchip that contains a serial number that the car manufacturer’s key programmer has made unique to that key. When inserted into the ignition, the key transmits an electronic request to the engine control units (ECU) and the immobiliser box, which then allow the car to start. If the car doesn’t recognise the serial number as the one it was programmed with, it won’t respond to the message and the car won’t start.
The transponder key science bit sounds complicated but at least you know that this wireless, electronic communication between car and key only takes milliseconds yet its failure to operate can cause one expensive headache UNLESS…..you know how to contact Auto Keys North East.
You don’t need to go back to the dealer, have the car towed anywhere – in fact, you don’t have to worry. One phone call and you can put your mind at rest as auto keys north east will come to you and take care of the rest.
If you are buying a car it will include a transponder key so you should ensure that you get at least two keys. Sometimes keys are lost, so having a second validly, programmed transponder key is important. If you buy a car second hand and it only comes with one key, it is recommended that you get a duplicate car key cut. All you have to do is call Auto Keys North East and we will create a replacement key incorporating a transponder chip that is correctly coded to your car. No time required in having to find a garage– our vehicle locksmith expert comes to you.
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