Vehicles have changed dramatically over the years to become more fuel-efficient, better looking, and more secure. Remember the days when you could use a mate’s key to open your car? Fortunately, vehicle security has changed for the better.
Today, there are hundreds of vehicle key types and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The evolution of vehicle security has been taken to the next level. Almost every car that rolls off the production line is now fitted with transponder technology.
This great innovation involves installing a vehicle computer to correctly identify a coded signal sent from a chip in the key. Upon confirmation that the code is correct, the vehicle allows the engine to start when the key is turned. If the key is cut correctly but the coded signal differs to that in the computer, the key will turn but the engine remains immobilised.
As with key types, there are quite a few different types of transponders with some car manufacturers opting to use their own brand. This means that a broad range of specialist equipment is required in order to provide additional keys, manufacture keys to lost vehicles, and re-program vehicles if keys go missing.
As you can imagine, this requires a lot of training to stay up-to-date with the latest methods in addition to the significant amount of equipment required. This can be quite daunting, with many locksmiths opting to avoid this type of work altogether.
If you’re looking for automotive locksmiths in Melbourne, make sure you choose someone that can do the job right. Your vehicle is an integral part of your family and work life, so be certain to choose a qualified professional. To get your problem solved today, contact us at Oakleigh Locksmiths.
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- Automotive locks repaired, replaced, rekeyed & keyed alike
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- Onsite cutting of keys to code
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- Transponder keys cut, supplied & programmed