From Ford to Ferrari or MG to Maybach, if you are working on a relatively modern car, it will almost certainly have remote central locking. First introduced in the 1980s, today’s central locking systems are now more intelligent, and provide a wider range of functions. What Do Central Locking Remotes Control? In their most basic form, a central locking remote control will allow you to lock and unlock a vehicle’s doors at the single touch of a button. Many modern central locking key fobs also allow the driver to remotely open the car’s tailgate or boot, flash its headlights, or so..
A transponder – short for ‘transmitter and responder’ – has been commonplace in a car’s ignition key since the mid-1990s. Originally introduced as an elegant solution to tackle rising theft rates, a car key transponder ensures that every car has a unique code that is needed to start the ignition. Automotive technology has developed at pace in the past three decades, so the fact that transponders are still used by many major OEMs is a testament to their effectiveness. But what is a car key transponder, and how does it work? What Is A Transponder Key For A Car? A transpond..
If you're an automotive locksmith, you need a way to find the right car key wholesale supplier. But what does that actually mean? Finding the right supplier for you is important, but what should you actually be looking for?Are They Dependable And Reliable?When researching providers of wholesale key fobs, something you need to think about is whether or not they're reliable. As they're going to be supplying an essential component to the way your business operates, it's important they are as reliable as possible. Reliability means supplying the correct key fobs in a timely fashion, providing accu..
You may not have thought much about the difference between a car key and a key fob before, but the difference can be a crucial one. Everyone wants to make sure their car is as secure as can be, and the right key is essential for making it as difficult to steal as possible.What's The Difference?First, it's important to understand the difference. The car key is the metal part that slides into the barrel of the lock. The key fob is usually made of plastic and is joined to the top of the key. On newer cars, the key can be integrated into the fob and swing-out at the press of a button, and many "ke..
When it comes to reprogramming car keys, you need car key programming equipment. As technology improves and anti-theft measures become stronger, manufacturers are doing everything they can to make their cars harder to steal. This process means when a vehicle needs a new key, it must be uniquely programmed to that vehicle. This aspect is where car key programming equipment can help you.Making The Process SimpleCar key programming equipment helps make the process of reprogramming a car key as fast and straightforward as possible. Generally, key fob programming equipment is designed to plug into ..
When your car key isn't working, it can cause all manner of stress and other issues. As specialist car key wholesale providers, Advanced Keys have experience of keys not working for all manner of reasons. Firstly, it depends on what kind of key you have, whether it's a pure mechanical key or a smart key fob. Then there are several common issues to watch out for:1. Is It Damaged?Damage is one of the most common reasons for a key to stop working. Either the mechanical key has deformed, meaning it doesn't fit in the ignition properly, damage can cause the smart key fob to stop transmitting i..
Technology in the automotive industry rattles along at a fair old pace. This has seen cars and the accessories we associate with them change drastically over time. Car keys are a great example of this and have come a long way since first being invented. This now sees most car manufacturers provide transponder style keys with their vehicles. But what are they and what benefits do they deliver? What Is A Transponder Key For A Car? In simple terms, a transponder is just a type of key that drivers use to lock, unlock and start their car with. But how does a car transponder key work? T..
If you work in the auto trade then you will be well aware of the modern advances cars have seen over time. You may also get customers asking your advice on certain matters or calling you out to resolve certain issues. One hot topic right now is car key hacking. Since the birth of the latest ‘Proximity/Hands-Free’ keys, this is something that has been growing steadily. But what is car key hacking and how can you protect car keys from hacking? What Is Car Key Hacking? Modern transponder keys come with a range of benefits, such as being easier and more convenient to use. While they a..
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