For the average person, automotive lockouts can seem impossible to figure out on your own. This is partly due to the fact that getting locked out of your car is more complex than getting locked out of a stationary home or building—you could end up getting stranded in an inaccessible or uncomfortable place. Fortunately, Legacy Safe & Lock in Glenoma, WA, is equipped with 24/7 emergency mobile service, so you can get back in your car no matter where you've left it. These dedicated locksmiths are standing by with the tools and the training to help you, even if your vehicle needs a transponder key.
Automotive lockouts can be difficult if your car uses a transponder key—a standard car key for most vehicles made in the 21st century that contains a transponder chip. The word "transponder" is a compound term made up of the words "transmitter" and "responder," and it’s a reference to the chip inside the key. This electronic piece sends a signal to your car's electronic control unit when it is placed inside or near the ignition. Once it receives a specific, complementary response from the car, it disables the car's immobilizer, allowing the engine to turn on and the driver to drive away.
Although a transponder key makes it nearly impossible for strangers to copy your car key and steal your vehicle, it is also exponentially more expensive than a standard key and is difficult for many locksmiths to replace. Luckily, Legacy Safe & Lock is equipped with the latest technology to make a new transponder key for your vehicle, so you can get back to driving with the security of a high-tech key that transmits and responds to electronic messages for your vehicle only.
No matter what type of locksmith service you need or where you end up needing them, Legacy Safe & Lock will find you and alleviate your stressful situation. Call the dedicated team of professionals at (360) 355-8002, or visit the website to take a look at their many services. The locksmiths of Legacy Safe & Lock are ready to rescue you whenever you need it most.