What is a transponder?
Incorporated as a standard feature in almost all cars since 1998, they are constantly evolving and improving the security of your vehicle. The transponder chip contained within the head of your car key stores a unique code. Upon starting your vehicle, the transponder and the vehicle engine unit/immobiliser will communicate with each other. If the code from the transponder matches, the vehicle will start.
What would happen if I attempted to start my car with a non-programmed key?
An attempt to start a car with a non-programmed key can cause many problems, while every make and model responds differently. For example, some cars will not start at all, others will allow the starter motor to run but not the engine itself, while others will completely lock down the vehicle. For the latter, it can be time-consuming and often expensive to remove the lock down state of a vehicle.
How do I know if my key has a transponder?
If your vehicle was manufactured after 1997, it’s safe to assume that your car key has a transponder chip located within. If you’re still unsure, please contact our experts. We’re always more than happy to help!
What can I do if I’ve lost all my keys?
Losing your car key can be extremely stressful and daunting. However, if you find yourself in such a predicament, a simple call to our experts can help you get back into your car and on the road again in no time at all.
What is the average costs to replace my car keys?
The cost to replace your car key depends entirely on your make and model of car. Most dealerships charge extortionate rates anywhere between $300-800. Our replacement car key prices start from as low as $75, while we have a huge selection of both genuine and aftermarket car keys available spanning all makes and models.
What is the difference between aftermarket and genuine car keys?
The main difference between the two variations are their price, as they both contain virtually the same components. We only stock premium aftermarket keys which are more durable while just as reliable as a genuine part, but at a fraction of the price.
What is a VIN, and how I can I find it?
A “VIN” is your vehicle identification number, consisting of an alphanumeric string 17 characters in length. This number can be found throughout various places on your vehicle as well as on any official documents pertaining to your car.
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