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Don't Wait Until You Lose Your Only Key

We all dread purchasing car keys. Since the addition of transponder chips in keys, they have become more expensive. The days of visiting the hardware store for a spare $2.50 car key are long gone.

In 1996 Ford began manufacturing vehicles with immobilizer systems which required transponder keys. Since that time, most every car on the road has a transponder in the key. How does a transponder work? The car is equipped with an immobilizer system. The immobilizer has an antenna which encircles the ignition key hole. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the immobilizer energizes the transponder chip in the key and reads the chip information. If the information is correct, the immobilizer then informs the car's computer that it is alright to start the car.

At the dealership, these keys can be quite expensive. Prices range between $250 and $1,700 just for a spare. If you have lost all keys, the price can go even higher. Key Man Lock & Safe Company, an automotive locksmith in Ogden Utah provides a much less expensive option. We have the ability and technology required to cut and program most ANY car key at a mere fraction of the dealership cost.

Our highly trained and certified automotive locksmiths will have you out the door and on the road again in minutes. If you have been told your dealership is the only option for car keys, give us a call.

Call 801-675-5277 or stop by today for the best prices and service in the State of Utah.

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