Auto Locksmith Edinburgh is a leader among the car locksmith companies in the region. This is because they constantly strive to inform their customers about the inner workings of their cars. Unlike other car locksmiths companies that encourage ignorance among their customers to satisfy their pay checks, Auto Locksmiths Edinburgh believes that the relationship between a car and its owner is a precious one; and as such, needs to flourish with proper communication and knowledge. For most car owners, their car is still a mystery to them. It is vital that each car owner understands the basic characteristics of their vehicles, so that when an emergency occurs, the owner will not find himself in a difficult position.
One feature that has to be thoroughly understood is how a car key functions. Car keys serve two purposes: to allow the owner to enter his or her car and to start the vehicle. This makes it a crucial piece of equipment. During the earlier days of automation, car manufacturers designed keys that could possibly be used on several cars of the same make. As there were very few cars on the road at the time, theft was not considered a high priority. However, with the rapid increase of technology, and with our insatiable need for convenience and speed, more and more cars were manufactured. Naturally, car owners needed a type of key that was uniquely made for their cars. Earlier models are the standard keys we see today- where the teeth of each key is filed in a different pattern. Ideally this key would fit into a specific lock with that pattern. However, either through natural wear and tear or design, these teeth can be modified, or the lock ruined to allow another person to gain access to the car. To prevent this from happening, car manufacturers decided to create a type of key that was more difficult to tamper with. This began the development of modern transponder car keys that have chips installed inside them. Each chip is imbedded with a pattern that is connected to the car’s immobilizer. This pattern is unique to that car and affords the owner a more secure buffer for his car.
It is still possible though for an owner to require a new set of keys. In this case, it is of dire importance that you acquire the services of an expert car locksmith company. This is a delicate process that must be done in the safest yet gentle manner. This assurance of quality can only be found at Auto Locksmiths Edinburgh. In order to replace a car key that uses these transponder chip car keys, a new key has to be made. Then the old memory of the previous key has to be deleted. This is to prevent anyone else from gaining access to the car. The new key’s pattern will then be installed within the memory of the car’s immobilizer. This process of transponder programming should be done only by specialized personnel. Whilst this three step process may seem relatively simple, much damage can be made to the car if this is done by an ill-equipped and poorly-trained car locksmith.
At Auto Locksmith Edinburgh, you can be assured of the efficiency and accuracy of our work. We offer some of the cheapest prices within Edinburgh at the same type of quality found at the nearest car garage. Furthermore, as we travel around in our fully stocked equipment vans, owners are met where they are, removing any inconvenience that may incur by hiring a professional towing company. Merely a call away, our emergency auto locksmiths can handle any problem you may have. We are also capable of providing you with a spare set of keys, should you so wish so that you will always be prepared. Do not hesitate to contact us.