Your Transponder Key Does A Lot


Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Here at Redlands Lock & Key, we are dedicated to providing the best locksmith services possible to as many people as possible. While we are based in the Redlands area, we also serve Yucaipa area residents and do our best to make sure that we handle any and all needs they may have. For many people, a locksmith only becomes a person they need to interact with when something has gone wrong. Maybe they lost their house key and are unable to access their home. Maybe they locked their keys in their car and don’t want to have to bust out their own window. One of the most common services we provide to our customers is the replacement of their transponder key. If you own a vehicle that was made after 1995, it is highly likely that you have a transponder key. These keys greatly increased the security surrounding vehicle ignition systems and, in today’s post, we are going to go over a couple of reasons that we feel transponder keys are one of the most important advancements in key technology in the last few decades. Keep reading below to learn more.

Transponder Keys Keep Your Car Safe


Although most people go about their day to day lives without really thinking about their vehicles transponder key, without it, their vehicle would not work. These keys have brought many advantages along with them and, below, we have listed out a few of our favorites.



  • Security: Without a doubt, the most advantageous part of having a transponder key for your vehicle is the fact that these keys greatly increase the security of your vehicle. Because each key contains a small chip that is read by the ignition system of the vehicle that it is paired with, no other key will be able to start the vehicle, even if the other key is perfectly cut to resemble the original. This makes it much more difficult for thieves to steal a vehicle because, without the chip, the vehicle will not start. While there are ways around this chip technology, for the most part, it acts as a major deterrent to theft.
  • Peace of Mind: With the security feature of this key type, car owners can rest easy at night knowing that their vehicles are safe. Everyone has been in a situation where they have to park their car in an area that is less than desirable, however, knowing that your vehicle can only be started by a specific key goes a long way in providing peace of mind in situations that are less ideal.



If you are in need of a transponder key replacement, please contact us today at Redland’s Lock & Key. We have been providing professional locksmith services for decades and we are certain that we can handle any needs that Yucaipa area residents may have. Don’t settle for second best, contact us today and let us show you what makes us the best locksmith in the area.