What are switchblade keys and transponder keys?

[us_c] provide switchblade keys and transponder chip keys for a variety of different car brands.

You have probably heard of car keys referred to as switchblade keys and transponder keys recently, but weren’t 100% sure what they actually are.

A switchblade key is basically no different than any other car key around. The only difference is its appearance. The switchblade key is designed to fold away inside the fob when it is not being used. To release the key from the fob you simply push a button on the side of your fob that triggers the keys release. Switchblade keys have become very popular recently because of their smart compact look.

Transponder keys (also known as chip keys) are a little more complex; originally designed to combat car theft in the United Kingdom, transponder keys have a transponder chip imbedded inside the key. This chip sends a coded signal to the car’s inbuilt computer when the ignition is started. If the code is incorrect then car will not start. This technology has helped bring the world’s auto theft percentage right down.

Because switchblade keys are only developed for new car models they are usually equipped with a programmed transponder chip.

If you have lost your transponder key or switchblade key and wish to get it replaced you will have to get the proper authorization required as these keys often come with a “do not copy” order printed on them.

If you do have proper authorization your car dealership will be able to duplicate a copy or alternatively your [us_mbl]. [us_c] has the tools necessary to perform a key duplication for you. Using your [us_mbl] can sometimes be more convenient that going to your car dealership because your locksmith will usually be a mobile service and be able to come to you.

[us_c] are one of the very few locksmiths in Horry county that can program 98% of the transponder keys in the Horry and Georgetown counties in South Carolina [excluding BMW, Mercedes, VW, Volvo & Saab.  At the time of this article NO LOCKSMITH in the area can program these vehicles] .

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