If you have ever lost our transponder key, chances are, that you immediately became upset and outright frustrated. We’ve come to realize just how much we actually depend on our transponder key once we no longer have it. Our transponder key enables us to lock and unlock our garage door without our placing a key in the door. It also will enable you to start your car without the key in the ignition. If you are without your car, you might not know if you have lost your transponder key or if it has been stolen. Lets just say, you can’t find your key at the moment. We have come to appreciate the convenience that this type of key offers us. In addition to its benefit of convenience, owners of a transponder key do not have to worry about their car being stolen. The chip inside the key is programmed to only work when your transponder key is in range of your dashboard. It has to communicate to a central computer before it will start. If the correct code is not picked up by the system, the car will not door will not open and the car will not start. The problem is when and if your transponder key is no longer in your possession. If it is in the hands of someone else, they can get into your car and the possibility of it being stolen increases. This is why you should make sure that you take immediate action when you no longer have the key in your possession. The fastest and most logical thing to do would be to give us a call at Evans Pro Locksmith in Evans, GA to come and program a new transponder key for you. We would need to make sure that no one is able to steal your car and the only way to do this is to reprogram another key so that the current one will be inoperable.
Below you will some other things that you can do when you lose your transponder key. These helpful suggestions have helped many of our local customers get the peace-of-mind they needed in knowing that no one would be able to steal their vehicle.
- Get Another Key Made
If you do not want to experience the inconvenience of losing your transponder key, the best thing for you to do is have another one made in case you do. The spare key would need to be programmed but not with the same programming as the previous key. Your previous key will still be operable until your new key is programmed. If you do not want anyone to steal your car, make sure your new key is reprogrammed and the other key is made inoperable. When you have another key, you are less likely prone to panic. Keeping a cool head will allow you to make smarter decisions.
2. Getting a Spare Transponder Key
We know what you might be thinking. The last time you inquired about getting a spare transponder key, the dealership told you it would be more than $150. In that instance you declined. However, you might be happy to find out that you can purchase a transponder key online. Yes, you read that right, online. Some of our customers have told us they were able to buy their key online at eBay. Once you purchase a transponder key, it can be programmed by one of our qualified locksmiths. If you buy a key online, just make sure you check their rating to ensure they are a reputable seller. You don’t want to buy one from someone without a good rating simply because it is cheaper. Take our word for it.
3. Lost Chip
If you thought you lost your key and suddenly found it again, you might notice that something is missing and assume that it is a battery. In actuality it may have been your key chip. Without a chip, your key will not be of much use to you. One of our qualified locksmiths will be able to replace your chip. You could certainly call on the services of an auto dealership to provide you with another key. However, you should know that they will likely charge you far more than a locksmith will. In addition to the cost they will charge you to replace your chip, you’ll have the added expense of having your car towed to the dealership. When you depend on the services of a locksmith you will not have to worry about having your car towed. With our mobile services, we are happy to come to you to provide you with a new chip.
4. Stay With Your Car
If you cannot find your transponder key, don’t leave your car. Try to stay by your car until help arrives. If you do not want to stand outside with your car, perhaps you can have someone join you and the two of you can sit by the car. The purpose in doing this is to ensure that no one is able to use your transponder key to steal your car. It won’t take too long for help to arrive if you depend on the locksmiths of Evans Pro Locksmith.
5. Hire a Reputable and Reliable Locksmith
If you have lost your transponder key, you will need the help of a reputable and reliable locksmith. A reputable locksmith will not leave you hanging. In fact, most will have 24-hour servicing and can assist you whenever you need them. They are reliable because they often come with all the necessary tools and equipment to handle the problem for you, right on the spot.
When you have lost your transponder key, heeding some of the suggestions above is sure to prove beneficial. We wouldn’t have made these suggestions if they didn’t prove effective. Get the help you need immediately upon discovering that you no longer have your transponder key in your possession if you do not want your car stolen.