To give you a quick tutorial, a vehicle's ECU sends out an electronic signal to the transponder when the ignition is turned on. So even if the key can turn the lock, the engine won't start if it doesn't detect this chip, thus “immobilizing” the car. Get it? Good.
Mr. Quickie's new service takes only 15 minutes to duplicate your Transponder Key using new machines, which were sourced all the way from Europe. In comparison, car dealerships typically take longer to do so, as they still have to order a spare key. And in case you’re wondering, their machines can only make duplicates one-at-a-time and has no way of storing data to make other copies.
(FYI, Mr. Quickie has their own proprietary key fob design. If you want your duplicate to look OEM, you still have to buy one from your dealership and have Mr. Quickie duplicate both the key and transponder.)
If you're unsure whether your car keys have a transponder or not, you're more than welcome to visit Mr. Quickie's outlets to check. This service is said to be applicable for brands such as Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Jaguar, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota, and more.
So before you lose or misplace your keys, better have it duplicated now at Mr. Quickie.
As of the moment, Transponder Key Duplication is only available at Mr. Quickie branches in SM Megamall and SM Sta. Rosa, but it will also be offered in all branches in the near future.
For more info, visit www.mrquickie.com.