A transponder is an electronic device used to wirelessly receive and transmit electrical signals. Transponder keys are the norm with cars and provide for radio transmission between the key and the car’s immobiliser. This radio transmission allows for a car key to be programmed to start only a specific, individual car. Thus, only the person who is in possession of a car’s transponder key will be able to start and drive it. Transponder keys reduce the opportunity for car theft.
All cars produced and sold in the UK since 1995 are legally required to be fitted with an immobiliser system. These cars require a transponder key with an embedded electronic transponder chip to start the vehicle. Transponder chips can be made in carbon or even glass (making them very fragile).
A broken or lost transponder car key will result in the vehicle not starting. Car Keys Blackpool utilises the latest transponder key programming technology to program replacement transponder keys for most makes of vehicles in a matter of minutes.