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There are several types of electronic keys. They share similar functions, but it is important to know that not all electronic car keys serve the same purpose. You need to be on the look out for just what type of key you are looking to buy.

Transponder Keys

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A transponder key is a physical key that has a chip inside of it. The chip is often underneath the plastic cover on the bow of the key. If the bow of your key has a remote installed on it, the transponder chip may also be in this plastic. These keys still need to get into the ignition cylinder of a car. They are not the same as keyless entry devices. Once you buy any electronic car keys that have these chips, you will have to undergo some form of transponder key programming.

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If you are getting a new transponder key, be sure that the blade is blank. There should not be any grooves on the key you have purchased. This is because this device requires car key cutting as well as programming. Most locksmith stores that sell locks will be able to make the shape the grooves on a key cutter, but programming may be a little tricky without a spare on hand. If you do not have a working transponder key for your car, it will need programming using your car’s onboard computer. Be sure you consider all the replacement needs before looking into electronic car keys.

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Key Fobs

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Whether or not you need a key fob replacement is easier to determine than transponder keys. If your car has a push button start, then you use a key fob. These types of electronic car keys are complex mechanisms and are require devices with certain specifications. You need to make sure that you buy a product that works with the make and model of your car. Unbranded electronic car keys may work, but they should be reviewed with a higher level of scrutiny.


A car key remote can be part of a key fob or a transponder key or separate, however, it is just meant to be used a distance. These are the devices that you click to unlock, lock, or set off the panic alarm. If you are just looking for a new remote, and not a device that will actually start the car, then you are still technically looking for electronic car keys. Though these keys will not start the vehicle, they do unlock it, therefore serving as electronic keys.

Locksmith Milpitas provides a range of services for different types of electronic keys. So Whenever you need a car key replacement or repairing, as well as duplication, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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