Duplicate Chip Keys Locksmith Charlotte NC
The way transponder key programming works
involves a microchip that resides in the top
of the key. This microchip has a serial
number, which a transponder key programmer
has made unique to that key.
The electronic/engine control units (ECU)
will send a request to the vehicle for it to
validate the serial number. If the car
doesn’t recognize any serial number within
its set of confirmed and correct numbers,
the car will not start.
When buying a vehicle that includes
transponder keys, it's a good idea to have
at least two keys. Sometimes keys are lost,
so having a second valid, programmed
transponder key is important. Let
Burley's Best Price Locksmith Charlotte
set you up with some duplicate chip keys!
If replacement transponder keys are needed,
they can usually be made by a vehicle dealer
or locksmith. Dealers generally charge about
a 300% profit margin, while locksmiths can
usually cut and program the key for 50% less
than the dealership.
It may be possible for a driver to program
his or her own blank keys, but the process
can vary by car. Feel free to call us and
ask if your car falls within this category.
The technology involved in programming keys
to specific cars has lead many vehicle
manufacturers and insurance companies to
consider cars with transponder keys to be
virtually theft-proof. There are many
reports, however, of thieves finding ways
around the transponder, sometimes simply by
towing the car away.
Some manufacturers have been resistant to
releasing their programming codes to
locksmiths, possibly for fear of theft, but
since we are licensed, insured, and bonded,
our company has 99% of all programming codes
for transponder keys.
Additionally, Burley's Best Price
Locksmith Charlotte provides services for your Keyless Remote,
Chip Key, Car Remote and Duplicate Chip
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