Why Are Transponder Keys So Expensive?

For any person who has completely lost their car keys in the past or knows someone who has, it is met with frustration because the replacement is not as simple or inexpensive as a new house key. A transponder key is an investment, and Bedford Lock & Key has helped many people cut and program these chip keys since the 1990s when they became popular for vehicles.

So, why are these keys so expensive?

To put it simply, transponder keys are not just a key. They are a technology that was initially designed for radio frequency used in the military during World War II. This technology was then used by car makers to help curb car theft, which connects the engine and key together through a low-level signal. This signal allows the engine to know the key inserted to start the car is its true pair. In other words, the car cannot start without a properly programmed transponder key.

In addition to key cutting, programming these keys takes the experience of a professional. These services are not always offered by locksmiths, which will leave many car owners returning to their dealership for a newly programmed key. Unfortunately, these dealerships inflate the price of their programming and key cutting, which takes more out of your pocket than necessary.

Luckily, there are locksmiths in MA out there like Bedford Lock & Key who can help program transponder keys and offer more affordable pricing. We know how frustrating it is to be locked out of your car without a key, and we want you to be happy with our services from start to finish. Our professionals are dedicated to the customer, not to the bill.

Our website is designed to make finding the right key for your vehicle easier than ever. With over 40 years of business, Bedford Lock can be your new go-to for transponder keys, cutting, and all of your other key and lock needs.

With more questions about our services, please call our experts today at (781) 275-1597.

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