Replacement Key For Renault Clio

Renault cars have an immobiliser that is quite complex. If you lose only one key, most people think the only way to replace it is to contact a Renault dealer to request an replacement from France.

We offer a different option that is less expensive and quicker. We keep all Renault keys and cards in stock so we usually provide you with a brand new key within one hour after you call us.

Chipped Keys

If your Renault has transponder chip, it will only start when you use the right key. This is to stop car theft by preventing the engine from starting if an incorrect key is used.

The chip is equipped with an ID number that is matched with the one that is stored in the car’s computer system. When you insert the new key in the ignition it sends a message to the immobiliser. It then verifies if the code on your chip is the same as the one stored within the system. If the match is successful, your vehicle will allow fuel to flow, or turn on the starter motor.

If the key doesn’t send an appropriate match or isn’t acknowledged by the immobiliser, the car will not start and enter an enforced safety lockout mode which typically lasts around three to four minutes. Once this happens, you will not be able to drive your car and will require a replacement key.

To replace your key you’ll need to visit the local car locksmith. They will be able to determine the necessary cuts for your specific vehicle. Once they have the information, they will be able to create a duplicate key. They can also program the replacement key to start your car.

Key Cards

Renault key cards are different from chipped keys, however they function the same way. The card is inserted in the dash panel reader, and when you press the key button, it unlocks the car. When you press the engine button, it starts the vehicle. The key card can be encoded to give you access to various areas of a building, so nobody else will be able to drive your car or enter certain areas of the office.

The problem with these kinds of keys is that with time, the plastic card can become damaged or the internal workings can break or bend. If this happens you will see a message appear on the dash screen stating “card not detected” or at times an empty screen. This indicates that the card needs to be replaced.

We have these cards on hand and can program and cut a brand new Renault at your office or home. We can communicate with your vehicle using laptop software and transfer the transponder code from your old key to the new one. This can save you the time of waiting at the Renault main dealer to get the replacement key from France. This could be a long procedure and in some cases could mean you are without the vehicle for as long as an entire week.

Key Fobs

Key fobs of today have more functions than simple lock and unlock commands. Some fobs come with buttons that let drivers open and close their doors to their car and also start the engine remotely. Some fobs have buttons that can open the windows. Others allow drivers to summon their vehicle and auto-park it.

Most of these functions require the key fob to be in close proximity to a door latch in order to activate, but some can be activated by pressing the key fob’s buttons in quick succession. The fobs are fitted with security features that stop their signals from being snatched or copied. If you’ve lost a key fob, it may be possible to find an alternative from the manufacturer, but it might cost more than you imagine.

Renault also offers cards that can be put into the card reader located on the dashboard panel. The cards emit a number that allows drivers open doors and start engines. If you lose a keycard, your insurance provider may pay the cost of replacing it, but it will count against the deductible of your policy.

The Car Key People stock Renault keys and cards so that we can program and cut a new Renault card for you the same day you contact us, saving you both time and money. Laptop software is used to connect with the computer in your car to program new keys. This is faster and cheaper than going through an Renault main dealer.

Remote Keys

Remote keys are a kind of key with a remote control unit incorporated inside the head of the key. They are useful as they add an extra protection against burglary and theft of cars. renault clio car key on these kinds of keys are not cut along the edge as conventional flat metal keys and they come with a unique serial number on them. These keys are designed to replace traditional flat metal keys. These keys are harder to take and are only used by the owner of the vehicle. They can be programmed at the dealership or by a locksmith using a diagnostic tool.

Some people mistakenly believe that transponder key fobs and transponder keys work the same way. Understanding the difference between these two types of keys can help to understand how they work. While a transponder key can be used to unlock the doors of a car and windows, it is also required to start the engine. This is accomplished by sending a signal from the microchip in the key to the engine. The microchip can identify the car’s unique serial number then turn off the immobilizer.

Remember that a dealer will only program remotes only if you possess a valid proof for ownership or registration. This stops thieves from writing down the VIN and going to an area parts store to have the key fob programmable for an alternative vehicle. Some online stores offer the ability to program your keyfob for you. However, they may ask for proof of ownership.