What You Should Do After Losing a Transponder Key
Have you ever lost your transponder key? The transponder key is the key that you can open without placing the key in the door? You can open it remotely. This is definitely a handy gadget that has certainly come in handy for most of us. However, when we no longer have access to this key, it can be a huge inconvenience for most of us. The level of convenience it offers most of us is so important to us that we simply do not know how to function without it. If this sounds like you, you likely have a spare transponder key but what if you do not? You may be up a creek without a paddle, as they say. As long as you call on Hemet Locksmith in Hemet, CA, you can be sure that we’ll be able to get you the help you need in no time. Most locksmiths know just how much of a pain it is to lose your transponder key; most of us have them ourselves. Just like it is possible to use a traditional key, it is just as simple to lose a transponder key. Although your transponder key makes it almost impossible for someone to steal your car, this isn’t the case if they actually have your key in their possession. This is why it is so important to make sure you contact us right away to make sure that we reprogram your dashboard and get you another transponder key as soon as possible.
There are some additional things that you can do when you lose your transponder key. We have listed them for you below.
- Missing Transponder Chip – Sometimes you may not lose the key itself but when you lose the chip, it is just as good as losing the key; the key still will not work. It is simply like a shell. The reason that your chip can go missing is when it has been drooped one too many times. It eventually loosens to the point of coming out. In fact, when this happens, most people simply think that the batter has fallen out of their transponder key. Hemet Locksmith is one of the few 24-hour emergency locksmiths that will come to wherever you are to replace the chip in your transponder key. Our locksmiths have everything they need in order to handle this for you. Many motorists also assume that the only way to get another chip is to have their car towed to a dealership. This is not the case; you can save money and time simply by contacting a mobile locksmith to handle the job of replacing your missing transponder chip.
- Always Be Ready – You will surely miss the convenience of having a transponder key when you no longer have access to yours. This is undeniable. It isn’t the worst situation in the world but when you don’t have a spare key, it can turn into a nightmare. Being ready for the possibility of this happening to you involves your having a spare key made and given to someone who is responsible. You can greatly decrease your anxiety by having a transponder key made. These keys can be rather expensive so it is best to ask for another key when you are first purchasing the car. This is the time that you’ll get the best deal. In most cases, the auto dealer can be convinced to through the extra key in along with the purchase of the car. If you don’t want to shovel out approximately $100 U.S.D, we would suggest you get yourself a spare transponder key now. If you’re unable to get the dealership to give you a break on a transponder key, believe it or not, you can actually buy one on Amazon or EBay. A locksmith has the machinery that will enable them to program your new transponder key for you.
- Don’t Buy the Lost Key Insurance – Someone might attempt to sell you lost key insurance. There are many people who have never ever heard of such insurance but for those of you who are offered this type of insurance, kindly decline. This is a monthly or annual expense that you can avoid. Use the money you save on something far more useful, like gasoline for your car. In fact, an even better idea is to go and invest in a spare transponder key rather than wasting it on lost key insurance. This is simply another ploy for insurance companies to make money off of unsuspecting consumers.
- Buy Your Transponder Key Online – We mentioned this earlier and it is true, you can find your next transponder key online. As you might already know, you can find practically anything and everything on Amazon and EBay; transponder keys are no exception. You might wonder how this is accomplished. The key to your successfully finding a transponder key that will actually work is to find one that is being sold by a reputable seller. Not every manufacturer offers reliable transponder keys so give us a call and ask us which ones are reputable. Any of our trained and qualified locksmiths will be happy to advise you of the ones that you can rely on. We would also encourage you to only purchase this type of key online if they offer allow you to return it if it doesn’t work. We would never suggest buying a transponder on key that will not work once it has been properly programmed. In some cases, if you buy from a reputable seller and the key will not work, sometimes they will send you another one. This is how they keep customers coming back.
It is not impossible to lose your transponder key. This sort of thing happens everyday; the key to successfully dealing with it is in knowing what you will do to handle the problem when it happens to you. We hope you will take heed to the suggestions above.