Truck keys / Car Keys
/ Van Keys
When buying a vehicle
– check for the vehicle having a transponder key – is there a spare?
Even though getting a
spare is very expensive it is far cheaper to have a spare than to lose the key
and have a whole new key made up afterhours!
What are transponder keys?
These are keys that
have a computer chip in the key head that talks to the vehicle on start up.
Without the right computer chip the car will not start.
Examples of cars that
have Transponder keys are:
Toyota Prado NZ Model
Holden Commodore 1994
Ford Transit 1994
Always check you key
and ignition for wear and tear. Worn keys and barrels will eventually stop
Be a wear of the
battery life in your vehicle remote.
Check large headed
keys for bending at the base. Get a new key cut before it snaps in the ignition
or barrel. Always have a spare key in
wallet or hand bag.
Keys that tend to bend
in our experience are:
Mazda 20R keys
Early Nissan Model
If your vehicle has
been broken into – often keys/repairs/barrels are covered by insurance.
If it is your barrel
or ignition that is damage we can provide new barrel and ignition and have the
new barrels and ignition keyed alike.
For insurance all we
need is the policy number, claim number, name of insurance company and leave
the rest up to us: