Long gone are the days when car keys were simple devices operating basic mechanical locks, or even earlier, the days when cars had no locks at all! In the modern hi-tech world, ford key fob replacement have become ever more complex devices, no longer fundamentally mechanical, but now complex electronic items that connect, usually by radio-frequency transmission, to a vehicle’s electronic systems, thereby providing not only greatly enhanced security, but also the ability to control multiple systems. To users, in many ways these are positive advances. Theft resistance has been massively improved, which in turn (though not all will believe this) has allowed insurance companies to set aside fewer funds for theft claims and keep insurance premium increases in check as a result .Additional functionality means that other devices can be coupled, resulting in features such as windows and sunroofs that close automatically when you lock your car, or even soft tops that can open and close at the touch of a key.
But of course, with all advances come problems. In the time of purely mechanical locks, losing or breaking your car keys was a major problem and could be costly if locks needed to be replaced. However, it was not an overly complex matter. With fully electronic keys, the situation becomes far more complex and potentially disastrous.
Of course, this is all for the good, but it did mean that ford key fob replacement and remotes could not simply be bought ‘off the shelf’, as in the vast majority of cases, they simply would not work. For a while, this meant that losing a set of car keys was an extremely costly business, as not only did the keys and remotes have to be sourced (in itself, not a cheap matter), but all the remotes and the vehicle had to be completely re-programmed. This was often not something that could be done on-site, as it required substantial equipment, thereby involving the immobile and locked vehicle needing to be transported to a suitable garage.
Now, the situation is far simpler than before. Modern data storage and protection techniques mean that the majority of manufacturers hold all the data required to be able to link a vehicle’s inbuilt codes and details to its chassis number. In this way, a modern key specialist is able to offer a ‘cut to code’ service, enabling ford key fob replacement and remotes to be provided and for any necessary programming to be done away from a garage. This should not be an encouragement to lose your car keys, but it does at least mean that doing so is no longer the disaster it once was!