Trying to find a replacement or fix for a car transponder key can be stressful and
time-consuming. And if research hasn’t been done properly, it can result in a costly repair or
replacement, something we want to help you avoid.
What is a Transponder Key?
Most modern cars now use a transponder key as they add extra security, making it difficult for
thieves to steal your vehicle. When pressing the button on your transponder key, a low
frequency signal is transmitted via a microchip to a remote receiver in your car that tells it to
As well as extra security, another benefit of transponder keys is that you won’t find yourself
locked out of your vehicle - the signal would automatically unlock it. Car lock outs can be
particularly dangerous if children or pets are involved, in which case you need assistance as
soon as possible.
Where can I fix or replace my Transponder Key?
Unfortunately, transponder keys tend to be more expensive and tricky to replace or repair than
your standard car key. Your best option is to contact an auto locksmith who has the correct
equipment to hand. Car dealerships are an alternative option, however they tend to charge a lot
more and aren’t as quick - and nobody wants to be without their vehicle for longer than they
need to be, right?
As we always say, make sure you have a spare to hand to avoid unnecessary stress or panic in
situations where you’ve lost, broken or had your car key stolen.
Call County Auto Keys today!
We might be a little bit biased, but if you’re looking for an auto locksmith in South Wales, you
won’t find another company that provides the quality of service that we do. Our van has
state-of-the-art equipment inside, meaning that wherever you are in South Wales, we can get to
you with the right tools.
If you’ve read this blog and have now realised that you need to get a spare key, please give us a