Broomfield Vehicle Owners: Use a Locksmith to Replace a Transponder Key for Your Car
When it comes to owning and maintaining a vehicle now days, most people do not think about the major expenses that come from the keys alone, which those with older vehicles generally do not experience. However, when you have a newer vehicle with a transponder key, you will find that replacing one of these keys at the dealer can be rather expensive. When you purchase a vehicle today it is not uncommon for that vehicle to come with just one key. Even though you may try to keep that key as safe and secure as possible, mistakes can happen, and these keys do get lost or end up needing to be reprogramed. Ideally, you should use a locksmith to help you with your transponder key for your car.
Making a Replacement is Ideal
While you may not be able to replace a transponder key so easily due to the programming requirements of your specific vehicle, you can go to an authorized dealer and get your transponder key duplicated. However, as we all know the dealer is typically your most expensive option. Find a good, authorized locksmith to make the transponder key as you will save money over the dealer, and you can start building a relationship that can lead to reliable locksmith assistance in the future.
Risk of Vehicle Theft is Substantially Reduced
The security of a transponder key is incredible compared to standard keys because it makes it almost impossible for thieves to actually get away with your vehicle. Even if they don’t have any trouble getting inside, they will not be able to get the vehicle started even if they have a non-programmed copy of your key, which means more likely than not, they will abandon their efforts. It is easier for car thieves to steal older cars that do not have this feature, so a transponder key can prevent them even from trying.
What if you lose all your keys?
In this case you have 2 options; 1. Tow your vehicle to the nearest dealer for your brand of vehicle and pay the high cost of getting a key made at the dealer, not to mention you will probably have to leave the car there for a day or two. Or 2. Call a locksmith who provides a mobile service and can come to you wherever you happen to have left your car prior to losing your last working key. The mobile locksmith typically will have everything he needs on his vehicle to get you on your way with little to no hassle, not to mention the huge savings your will realize from not having to tow your vehicle to a dealer etc.
Getting a spare vs. waiting until you lose your only key
If you own a vehicle that was made in this millennia, chances are that it has a transponder chip key so if you only have one of these incredible little beauties let me tell you now, it is cheaper to get a spare made now while you still have a key than to wait. The peace of mind alone is worth the cost of getting a spare made. We here at Flatirons Locksmiths make it so easy for you to get a spare made that you kind of don’t have any excuses left. We will come to your work and make one or more while you work or we will come to your home after work or on the weekends. It is our goal to save you money, time and frustration so if you only have one transponder key in your pocket pick up the phone and call us today!