If your vehicle is from the mid-1990s or later, it’s highly likely that there is a transponder chip contained in the key’s head. The transponder chip is a security feature which ensures that the correct owner of the vehicle is operating it. Once the key is inserted into the ignition, the transponder sends a signal to the engine allowing it to turn on. This is to prevent car-theft or break-ins - providing you with a key fingerprint specifically matched to your vehicle.
If your transponder key is lost or broken, USA Car Key’s skilled technicians can craft a new transponder key for you on the spot - programming it from code to match up with your car. There’s no need to locate the dealership from where your vehicle was purchased - USA will provide you with a working programmed key for a fraction of the cost, in a much faster manner.