How Transponder/Chip Keys Work
Transponder or chip keys are another common type of car key. That said, My Locksmith can help clients service these types of keys as well. Transponder keys were developed to prevent vehicles from being stolen. These keys still require drivers to insert them into the ignition and turn, but there are measures against theft.
The technology behind transponder keys is similar to the fobs or smart keys. However, the process is a little different. The transponder key is equipped with an RF transmitter in the head. Once the key is inserted into the ignition, it sends a very low signal to the vehicle’s receiver, which then turns it on. The low-level signal is only sent when the key is in the ignition, which makes it stand out from the smart keys and fobs.
Transponder or chip keys a more secure in two different ways. Firstly, they help prevent thieves from hot-wiring your care. If they try to break the ignition, then it will not work either. The car must detect the key’s chip, or it will not start. The transponder key has a physical and digital fingerprint the car must identify in order to operate.
Identifying and Servicing Transponder Keys
You can determine if you have a transponder or chip key in a couple of different ways. First off, if the head of your key is thicker than a regular key, then you may have a transponder key. Another way is just give My Locksmith a call.
Our team of locksmith technicians are skilled and experienced in all locksmith technology. They can tell you what kind of key you have and provide services geared toward the type of key. Transponder and chip keys are just a small portion of the types of keys we service. If you have lost your key or it just isn’t working anymore, then we can reprogram a new one for you.
Give our team a call today at (866) 785-8945. They can provide the best service possible. Don’t worry about calling a tow truck or losing your keys. Our team of technicians will provide services that will set you at ease.