Transponder Programming London
Transponders have been a constant feature in many modern vehicles for a while now. This has greatly helped to raise the security levels and stealing of cars has gone down as a result. The downside is that any issue with your transponder will also mean that you can’t access your own vehicle. This can be extremely frustrating especially if you have to get somewhere in a hurry or if it happens at an inconvenient location. Luckily for you, a service van from Auto Locksmith London will never be too far from you. Our Transponder programming London service will have you ready to go in no time.
Why cars need transponders
In the past, vehicles only came with keys for opening or locking the doors and for the ignition system. The downside of this was that many thieves found ways of bypassing these locks mechanically. Sometimes all that was needed was a screw driver in the ignition system. When a car worth thousands of pounds goes missing because a rusty screw driver, it says a lot about the security system. However, in the 90s, transponder technology was introduced to give vehicles an added layer of security and things have never been the same since.
Transponders are electronic chips that are placed inside the car key. Your car key may have a transponder and you may not even be aware of this. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the car’s on-board computer will send a signal to the transponder. If the transponder responds with the right code, the car will start. If the transponder doesn’t provide the right code, the flow of fuel to the engine will be cut-off thus immobilizing the vehicle. Sometimes, transponders can fail and this is where the trouble can start for you as the owner.
What to do when transponder fails
If your vehicles no longer recognizes your key, it may be time to get a new key or you may just need to reprogram your transponder. Transponder programming London services can’t be offered by just any locksmith you come across. Some vehicles come with very sophisticated security systems that make it difficult to program the transponder unless you make use of special equipment. This prevents just anyone being able to reprogram your key. The upside is that it ensures when you need you transponder programmed you’ll come to a professional company such as Auto Locksmith London.
We have the equipment needed to program keys to ensure that they’ll work with even the most sophisticated systems around. Whether you have an old car model or one that is just hitting the streets, we have what it takes to program your transponder and have you on your way in good time. Just give us a call and discuss your problem with our nearest Locksmith.