What Types of Car Keys Are There ?

Traditional Car Key

Older cars use a standard or traditional key that is mechanical in nature to activate the ignition cylinder and in turn to start your car.

If you lose it, you should call us and we will come and simply make you a new key using the fully kitten vehicle we bring to your location

Car Key Fob

You still use a traditional key to start the car. However, the first fobs were add-ons and intended to be a device of convenience to the vehicle owners. They lock and unlock your vehicle and the key can also be used to unlock the doors.

If you lose the fob you can still use your key to unlock your car and start it. City Auto Locksmith have a range of fobs available and we are able to easily programme it to sync with your car.

Car Key Fob & Switchblade Key

With detached fobs becoming popular, car manufacturers combined the traditional car key and fob in a mechanism that would lock and unlock a vehicle with a spring-loaded key that folds into it, like a switchblade.

If you lose this type of key, City Auto Locksmith have a range of fob keys available and we are easily able to programme it to sync with your car.

Transponder Key

This was created by car manufacturers as a better anti-theft car device in the early- to mid-1990s. Transponders are ignition keys that have a computer chip embedded in the plastic head. T

Transponders rely on the wireless connection between your key and the car before they will allow the ignition to do its thing.

If you lose it, call us and we will come to the car and electronically pair a new computer chip with your vehicle.

Smart Key

The Smart Key is also known as “keyless ignition.”

A smart key is used with vehicles that have a start button on the drivers dash. The smart key technology operates using a proximity sensor in the vehicle that automatically knows when the smart key is nearby.

The smart key which is not a key at all, but a paired sensor that unlocks the vehicle and allows it to be started with the push of a button.

If you lose it, like the transponder key, call us and we will come to the car and electronically pair a new smart key with your vehicle.