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A transponder key is equipped with a transponder chip. These keys were introduced in the late 1990's as an anti-theft solution.. You cannot always tell if your car has a transponder key because it is very small and hidden in the head of the key.
With most transponder keys, the black plastic head of the key is thicker to accommodate the chip, but not always.
Transponder keys are more expensive because the new key has to be programmed to communicate with the vehicle's on board computer. The programming equipment needed to complete this procedure is very expensive. Car dealerships and some locksmiths are equipped with this special programming equipment.
If the key is not programmed properly to communicate with you car's on board computer, the car will not start. Or, if it starts it will only run for a few seconds and shut down.
How can you tell if you have a transponder key? Call A1 Locksmith for transponder key Grand Rapids MI. We will tell you if your vehicle requires a transponder key and the cost to replace it. If you are lucky and still have a working transponder key, all you'll need is a copy. Your key can be copied with a process called cloning. It is less expensive to create a copy of a key with cloning that it is to receate or originate one when there are no existing keys.
A1 Locksmith Service serves Grand Rapids MI and surrounding communities: East Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Grandville, Ada, Cascade, Comstock Park, Walker and others.
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