What happens when your transponder keys won’t work

Fixing transponder keysImagine you’re rushing from work to watch your kid’s recital, and all of a sudden your transponder car key won’t work. Or you’re off to attend to an emergency, and out of nowhere, without even crashing it anywhere or physically wrecking it, the keys won’t budge.

These seemingly minor mishaps actually cost us not just money, but precious time that could have been spent on something memorable, life-saving, or profitable.

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Have you been in similar situations? If you have, then you probably know better than to waste some more time attempting to fix the damage yourself. You’ll know better than to risk further damage on your transponder, so you’ll be wiser enough to relinquish the job to the pros.


Transponder key expert in adelaideWhen problems with transponder keys crop up, the best thing to do is to hire professionals who have the means and the knowledge necessary to succeed at it. Good thing we here at Emergency Locksmith Adelaide have all the equipment, expertise, and skills needed in order to provide satisfactory locksmith services including the following:

  1. Lock repair and car key replacement
  2. Duplication of lost keys
  3. Accessing lost key home safes
  4. Residential and commercial locksmith servicing
  5. Vehicular, residential, or commercial lock-outs
  6. Installation, redesigning or re-modification, repair of any type of lock
  7. Vehicle locksmiths
  8. Round-the-clock emergency servicing
  9. Locks for windows and restrictive devices

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What’s a transponder anyway, and why is it almost impossible to FIY (fix-it-yourself)?

Transponder keys repairSo what is this transponder key (or sometimes called smart key, hands-free or advanced key) and how does it work? The easiest way to understand how a transponder works is to keep in mind that it got its name from the words transmission + responder, meaning it transmits information from the key itself to the source — your car perhaps — which in turn will respond to the command coming from the microchip that’s embedded in your key. It’s basically designed for enhanced automobile security, the highlight of which is the disablement of the engine if the wrong key should be inserted.

Given the advanced features of the transponder, it should be a no-brainer why as a lay person with no knowledge about microchip technology, any attempt on FIY-ing it would most likely end up in futility.

Our car locksmiths here at Emergency Locksmith Adelaide are well-trained and experienced particularly in fixing transponder keys without having to go through the long winding road. We perfectly understand how this device is important to you and your daily goals, so our technicians know better than to dilly-dally on their work.

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We’re just one call away — be it in the broad light of day, or in the ungodliest hours of the night! With fully-equipped service vans in many areas, you won’t have to worry about getting stranded in some place for hours just because your car transponder stopped working.

Our transponder programming tools are impressively up-to-date, so you don’t have to worry about our service being incomplete or unavailable because your sleek and shiny new car is far too ‘technologically advanced’. If you had unfortunately misplaced or lost your car transponder and are fearing the worst, just call us up and we’ll be able to disable it for you. We value your peace of mind, so we make sure to do good in this.

We don’t just do car locks!

The great thing about counting on Emergency Locksmith Adelaide is that our scope is not limited to automobile locks and car keys cutting. We specialize in every lock or key repair, re-modification, or installation. No problem or situation is too difficult for us! Just give us a ring and our friendly customer service representative will walk you through the process.

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