Car key is broken or damaged
If your car key is broken or damaged a car locksmith will be able to repair or replace it. If the key contains a transponder chip the car locksmith can remove it from the broken key and insert it into the new key.
Transponder chip in car key is broken / damaged
Most newer car keys contain a transponder chip used to make the vehicle more difficult to steal. When starting your car the transponder chip sends a signal to a receiver in the ignition. If it detects the wrong signal, or no signal, the car will not start. When replacing a key that contains a transponder chip, a new chip must be programmed before it can start your car. All auto dealerships are equipped to program the transponder chip, but it can be costly. Many mobile auto locksmiths who offer car keys cut on the spot also have the necessary programming equipment and are often less costly.
Repair car key fobs
Nearly all late-model vehicles are equipped with key fobs that contain an authentication system to control entry to your vehicle. When a key fob breaks, having it replaced by the manufacturer can be quite expensive. An auto locksmith may be able to repair your key fob or replace it at a lower cost.
At US Key Service we are experienced in dealing with the most up-to-the-minute technology, such as repairing or replacing key fobs and programming transponder keys and key fobs. Trust our professional Chandler locksmiths to replace your broken vehicle door locks, repair your ignition, and replace your car keys when they are lost. Call us today!
Thomas Thilgen – US Key Service