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Transponder Key Programming

Transponder Key Programming Service By Pro Keys 4 Cars At San Diego CA

Transponder Keys

During the mid-1990s, car manufacturers had started placing what we call transponder chips inside car key heads.  Called a transponder key San Diego, this car key has a chip within that is able to emit a signal, sending it to a receiver in the ignition. If the wrong signal is detected, it means that the wrong key is in the ignition.  Thus, the vehicle will not start.  This was done as an upgrade of security measures for vehicles.

The shank of a transponder key is made from a basic metal key.  Often, the shank is a laser-cut key. The chip inside needs to be programmed before it could work.  There are some vehicles which have the transponder key and the fob combined in one device.  Transponder key programming San Diego is the method of setting the transponder key so that it would synchronize with the vehicle. All car dealerships possess the equipment that is utilized in order to program the key.  When a person buys a car, they program the transponder key before releasing it to the customer.  This service is part of the cost of buying a brand new car.  

Many vehicle owners also go to car dealerships for transponder key replacement San Diego.  If this is the case, dealerships usually charge the vehicle owner, and the cost of the labor and product itself is not cheap. For replacing transponder keys and fobs in one device, the intricacy of the device adds to the price. 

However, there is one place other than a dealership where one can get spare transponder keys.  Automotive locksmiths such as Auto Locksmith San Diego are able to do this.  We has that special machine that is able to program a transponder key.

Transponder Key Programming

A transponder key is a type of car key that communicates electronically with the vehicle.  We have mentioned that the key will not function if it is not programmed to synchronize with one vehicle. There is a certain prescribed range between the car and the transponder key.  Sometimes the fob that locks and unlocks doors is integrated with the transponder key, and sometimes it is not.

During transponder key programming, the key is embedded with two electronic components found in the head – one is the microchip, and the other one is the processor.  Both of these components have their own specific functions.  The microchip has the radio frequency that transmits and receives the identification and location signal. The purpose of the processor, on the other hand, is to communicate with the vehicle’s electronic system.

When a transponder key replacement San Diego is needed, the solution for a vehicle owner is to go to the dealership or car manufacturer and pay for an expensive replacement, or to go to a local automotive locksmith shop to have them replaced.  At Pro Keys 4 Cars, a professional team will assist the owner, even explaining the process of replacement and programming.  A key needs to be replaced when it is lost or broken.  Most often than not, when you force open the vehicle door, the right settings will no longer work on the key. A new key needs to be reset or reprogrammed in order for it to synchronize with the car’s computer settings. Our team of locksmiths offers programming services for your transponder keys.

Transponder Key Replacement

Most people find the need to have a transponder key replacement San Diego when they are locked out of their cars, or when they misplace, break or even have their keys stolen.  This is a big hassle because a new transponder key needs to be reprogrammed. If the key is still intact but it is defective, new chips have to be installed within the key.  Now the choice of the vehicle owner is to have them replaced in the dealership or find a reputable locksmith that has the special machine that could replace and reprogram transponder keys.  The dealership has the capacity to replace and reprogram the transponder key, but prepare to spend a lot of money.  A reputable locksmith usually has invested in the same machine that a dealership uses and will be able to help the harried vehicle owner at a cheaper rate.

The team of professionals at Pro Keys 4 Cars is trained to operate a state-of-the art machine that enables locksmiths to reprogram transponder keys.  It is a natural thing for the client to be worried about getting quality keys.  Their first assurance to the client is that the new key that they will be getting will work well with their car and that they will be very satisfied with the results.

Transponder key replacement includes not only transponder key programming but also checking the ignition keys, assisting with lock-outs and lock-ins, and other locksmith services needed by the client.  Since the team at Pro Keys 4 Cars  use advanced tools that they are trained for, lock-in and lock-out situations are solved within a matter of minutes from the time of their arrival at the scene.

Quality Replacement for Transponder Keys      

We offers a complete list of automotive locksmith services that relate to your car’s transponder key.  Our team comprises of a customer support group, and the expert technicians who are on-call and will respond to a car key dilemma in a matter of minutes.  Our hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  We understand that a transponder key replacement constitutes a real emergency.  It is an alarming feeling if a vehicle owner cannot even open the doors of their car, or start the ignition.  The urgency of the situation calls for reliable and dependable technicians who are just one phone call away.

Aside from transponder key replacement and transponder key programming San Diego, we also offers creating a spare transponder key and repair of a broken key. Aside from our competitive prices, our highly advanced tools and equipment assures our customers that they will not wait long for their new transponder keys to be ready.  It will only take a few hours to have your transponder keys replaced, unlike in dealerships where you need to wait for a few days.

Our comprehensive service also includes free assessment and quotation, and key testing. We will not finish the transaction until we have tested the transponder key and make sure that it is actually working properly.  If there is an aspect of the service that a customer is not happy with, we will remedy the concern.  One of our core values is customer satisfaction.  If there are other issues related to transponder car keys that are not on the list, we will be glad to assist you.

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After I called them early in the morning and received a fair quotation, they sent over their very friendly and courteous locksmith in only a few minutes. Their service was very fast and reliable. Their locksmith even suggested a safe place to hide the spare key. I will not hesitate to call them again next time!

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Chris Jensen

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2016-02-03T18:08:41+00:00

Chris Jensen

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After I called them early in the morning and received a fair quotation, they sent over their very friendly and courteous locksmith in only a few minutes. Their service was very fast and reliable. Their locksmith even suggested a safe place to hide the spare key. I will not hesitate to call them again next time!

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I searched online and called the first car locksmith I could find. I stressed that it was an emergency, they told me to calm down and let them take care of the rest. They arrived within thirty minutes and fixed the problem faster than I imagined they could.

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Steven Smith

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2016-01-28T18:20:32+00:00

Steven Smith

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I searched online and called the first car locksmith I could find. I stressed that it was an emergency, they told me to calm down and let them take care of the rest. They arrived within thirty minutes and fixed the problem faster than I imagined they could.
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