Get New Keys Today! (323) 538-3170Kia LogoThe car keys: a magical device that fits in the palm of your hand. Without it, how do we to get in our metal carriages that takes us around the world? More importantly, without it, how do we protect such carriages from perpetrators wanting to take away our prized possession?

There is an assortment of keys for various locks that work hand in hand with each other. The word “key” is often used figuratively these days as they function more like a remote than a piece of shiny metal you insert and twist to open a lock.

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One of the most highly sophisticated of them – I’m not referring to what’s behind your favorite portrait – is the automobile lock system. It practically converts a vehicle into a vault.

Modern car lock systems are developed as early as the 1950s. Many car manufacturers differ in their style of integrating these into their automobiles but the idea behind it is the same.

The well-known Korean car company Kia Motors, for example, employs modern technology to protect an assortment of year, make, and model of vehicles. There are many type of Kia car keys and go in many shapes and sizes but usually goes in the form of 3, 4, and 6-button layout types.

3-button keys provide the option to safely lock, unlock, and open the trunk of the vehicle from a distance of usually a few meters from the car. Thus eliminating the need for the use of physical keys.

4-button keys provide the added option of activating the horns.

6-button keys include being able to remotely start and shut the vehicle.

Remote operation of vehicles is nothing new to us and is made as easy as a click of a button. This is made possible by radio transmitters within the key fob that releases unique radio waves that can be intercepted by the vehicle so when the driver hits the button to unlock the doors, the fob sends a code and a command to the receiver in the car. Key fobs work like garage door openers, but with advanced security features to prevent code capturing.

Like all transmitters, they make use of alkaline batteries similar to what powers that timekeeping device on your wrist. Costs for the batteries vary as much as the complexity of replacing them. They usually range from around $5 to $20. Some of them can be handled by an owner simply purchasing these inexpensive tiny batteries and using a screwdriver to open the case. Unfortunately, not all key fobs support this luxury so it’s best that you research on what key fob to purchase and have a conversation with your vehicle sales person about this. It also pays to read that manual you probably have in your glove compartment that stayed in there for as long as you have the vehicle.

Most of them, partly depending if the vehicle supports it as some mid to high-end models don’t have keyholes anymore, still has the good old-fashioned key tucked in it in case of emergency where the key fob’s battery dies out. Commonly referred to as mechanical keys, the key fob should have a release button or sliding switch that lets you pull out the keys. As an alternative, you can also start the vehicle by placing key fob close to some point on the steering column or cup holder, and it is able to sense it and allows an engine start.

But if you are in need of a replacement Kia key, contact LA Car Key Pros if such a situation arise.

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