Car Key Replacement on the Costa del Sol
Transponder keys may also be called “chipped keys.” Transponder keys are car keys with signal-emitting circuits built inside.
When the correct key is turned in the ignition cylinder, the car's immobiliser transmits a radio signal to the transponder circuit inside the key. The circuit has no battery; it is energized by the radio signal itself. The circuit typically has a computer chip that is programmed to respond by sending a coded signal back to the car's immobiliser. If the circuit does not respond or if the code is incorrect, the engine will not start, the vehicle will turn over, however will not start.
Many cars from 1995 immobilize if the wrong key is used by intruders. Transponder keys successfully protect cars from theft in two ways: forcing the ignition cylinder won't start the car, and many of the keys are difficult to duplicate. This is why transponder keys are popular in modern cars and help decrease car theft.
Many people who have transponder keys are not aware of the fact because the transponder chip is hidden inside the plastic head of the key.
The cost of providing a new key where there are no keys available to duplicate is costly and in some cases can cost more than the price of the vehicle.
In some cases where a car key has been lost and the vehicle is parked in either a parking bay or underground car park with no way of towing the vehicle to a secure site is costly again.
Here at Security of Spain locksmiths we have the most advanced car key duplication, key cutting machines and transponder cloning devices available for copying car keys from almost 200 vehicle manufacturers.
On some cases we will need the vehicle to be present as we part clone the new car key and also have to part program the new car key in the vehicle.
If you have lost your spare car key it is advisable to get a spare car key duplicated as the cost and inconvenience of having to wait for a key to be supplied for your vehicle in some cases can take up to 3 weeks for delivery.