What Are the Different Kinds of Car Keys?

Replacing a car key can be a bit of a nightmare – especially if you do not know what kind of car key you need. Here is a quick overview of the different types:

Different Kinds of Car Keys
  • The first type of car key is the traditional car key, and most older model vehicles still use these keys
  • Next are the laser car keys; newer model cars use them instead of the traditional keys
  • The tibbe key is a coded key that is coded to your specific vehicle’s ignition and door
  • Finally, there is the cruciform key.

You also need to know what functions your key perform. There are the three basic functions that a car key accomplishes:

  1. Firstly, it is a mechanical key that releases the steering lock.
  2. Next, the key contains an electronic transponder chip that the car reads when you insert the key into the ignition. The car will not start if the chip is missing or broken and the whole system will need to be reprogrammed when a replacement key is made.
  3. The third function of the key is to act as a remote control to deactivate the alarm and to unlock the doors.

When you have your replacement keys made by Cheap Car Keys, you have the assurance that the keys will be made according to the highest standards and that the programming will be done correctly and accurately so that your keys work from the first try. We offer a mobile service so we can help you wherever you find yourself around Glasgow or the central belt of Scotland.