All modern vehicles built since 1998 are integrated with state-of-the-art immobiliser systems. While the immobiliser system can vary from model to model, they all share similar technology and a transponder chip.
Attempting to start a car with an unprogrammed key can potentially cause all manner of proble ms, with the most serious actually locking the vehicle down. If this occurs it can be expensive and time -consuming to remove the vehicle’s lockdown state.
Virtually all vehicles manufactured after 1997 incorporate a transponder chip within the head of the car key. If you’re still not sure if your key has a transponder, feel free to contact our friendly staff to assist.

First of all, stay calm and contact one of our experts to visit you onsite at your vehicle. We will need to cut a new car key, and there are several ways we can achieve this.

  1. Receive a key code direct from the dealer.
  2. Remove the lock on the door.
  3. Manipulating the lock into opening through the use of special tools. From there we can decode the lock using a vehicle specific key cut and spacing graphs.

Once a new key has been cut, we will then need to program the transponder to work with the vehicle’s immobiliser system.

The average cost to replace your car key can vary greatly depending on the make, model and various other factors. We stock a large range of genuine and aftermarket car keys for all makes and models. With our replacement car keys starting from just $75, why pay the extortionate prices car dealerships demand.
The main difference between genuine car keys and the aftermarket alternative is price. Genuine keys are more expensive, however our aftermarket variations are much more durable and even utilise identical RFID transponder chip as the genuine model. We can replace your lost/misplaced car key with are quality aftermarket option, and at a fraction of the price.

Your vehicle identification number (VIN) consists of 17 alphanumeric characters and can be found in various places within your vehicle as well as official documentation relating to your vehicle.

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