Transponders are tricky bits of kit which are infamously expensive to fix at car dealerships. Using a locksmith to fix your transponder is a much quicker, cheaper option. We can program new keys, delete information for old ones which may have been stolen and add new keys to the car’s system if you want additional, replacement keys.
In most modern cars there is a transponder chip in the car key. Since 1995, vehicles have been legally required to be fitted with an immobiliser system and a transponder key. When inserted into the ignition, the key transmits a signal to the car’s ECU which then matches the cars serial to the key’s code and enables or disables ignition.
Transponders are extremely widespread and their complexity makes them very secure but they’re also prone to some issues.
Transponders can become scrambled by others and may suddenly stop working or trigger an immobiliser. These situations are extremely irritating and require specialist help. If you lose or break your transponder then it’ll be necessary to reprogram a blank key to work with your vehicle. Sometimes something weird may happen to your car; lights will flash, the alarm will go off, the stearing wheel may lock or the car won’t start. Often this is due to a problem with the transponder and ECU. We have the specialist knowledge and technology required to fix these problems for you on-site. Many roadside recovery firms don’t possess these things and won’t be able to assist you. In the event of something like this happening, it’s wise to ask an auto locksmith for advice first, before phoning anyone else.
We provide solutions including immobiliser and ECU programming, using the latest technology to read and write encrypted transponder to and from your key.
We can read your car’s immobiliser unit, extracting the information needed to write a new key. We can delete old key information, say if your key is stolen, and then generate a new key which we can cut and program on site.
Troubleshooting transponder problems require specialist knowledge and our dedicated team of locksmiths know the things to look out for. It may be something simple, like a worn out battery inside the transponder, or something more complicated.
Transponders are extremely important to the security of your car. If you buy second hand, it can, on some occasions, be recommended that you change your transponder so no spares can be used to access your vehicle. Changing transponder codes used to be a tricky business, but now, we can do it by the roadside.
If you lose your keys with your transponder on it, we can write a new one on-site. You don’t need to involve a dealership and we can turn the process around for you quickly. We serve large parts of London and can always reach you, 24/7, with the tools and expertise needed to solve your transponder issue.
We can program any key for any age vehicle!
To increase the level of security available from car locks, vehicle manufacturers have moved from the traditional locks that were using only a set of keys to modern sophisticated equipment that uses keys and transponders. This has been made possible by the continued technological advancement that has been witnessed globally. Although these new locks have come with lots of benefits, they also have their own share of setbacks like finding a competent person to service them. Here, we are well trained in car key programming in London and transponder programming in London.
Using the modern transponder-chip keys is very easy, however if a component of this system fails, you may be in for some trouble. This is due to the sophisticated technology that is involved. However, if you live in London or its environs, you have no reason to worry. Just call our 247 car locksmith and all your problems will be addressed fully and on time.
Cars that use the modern transponder-chip keys have immobilizers installed to work with the ignition system to help prevent theft. Each key has its own unique serial number that is transmitted to the immobilizer the moment it is inserted into the ignition. If the serial number is recognized, then the immobilizer is disabled and the vehicle can start. Otherwise, regardless of whether the key’s teeth match, the vehicle will never start. Although this transmission takes place within a fraction of a second, any malfunction could mean you having to find another car for your trip. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. That will only happen to you if you don’t know how to contact Auto Locksmith London.
We have mobile teams of auto locksmiths who travel in vans all over London with all the necessary equipment to find and correct any fault that you may be faced with. These locksmiths use the latest equipment hence you can be sure that we will be able to effortlessly find a solution for you. They are also highly trained in offering this service hence you need not worry about them leaving you worse than they found you.
Of all the other locksmith companies in London, our car key programming and transponder programming is the fastest and the most accurate. This can be attributed to the great effort that we have made in ensuring that we have the latest equipment and that our locksmiths have all the required skills. The best part about it is the fact that we offer our services at very affordable rates and in fast turnaround times. With 247 Auto Locksmith, you will never again have to pay unrealistic amounts after having towed your car to your car dealer’s workshop, not forgetting the long wait before you can use your car again. Give us a call whenever you need your car key programmed and you can rest assured that we will not disappoint.