“The most reliable Kia Picanto car key replacement and remote fob programming service”
Have you lost or broken your Kia Picanto key fob? Are you completely locked out of your Kia Picanto and need a reliable car key specialist to replace lost car keys?
You’re in luck: Autokey Squad employs the most reliable and highly trained Kia Picanto car key replacement and remote fob programming experts in the business.
One of our key specialists will travel to you wherever you are and will replace your Kia Picanto key fob by the roadside while you wait, all done at the most competitive rates in the business!
Completely locked out of your Kia Picanto with no spare fob? No problem: our car key replacement technicians are specially trained to open locked cars in a matter of minutes, using very advanced non-invasive techniques.
How Kia Picanto key fobs work
Kia Picanto key fobs contain a small electronic transponder chip inside them that allows your vehicle to determine whether the key fob that you are using is authorised. When the transponder chip is correctly programmed, your Kia Picanto will recognize it, the immobiliser unit will disengage and you can switch your car on as normal.
If for some reason the transponder chip is not correctly programmed, the immobiliser unit of your Kia Picanto will not disengage and there is nothing you can do to switch the vehicle on.
This has the clear benefit of making it very difficult for car thieves to steal your Kia Picanto with the crude technique of making an unauthorised copy of your key fob, but it also means that when you need a replacement Kia Picanto key fob, only a properly trained and equipped car key replacement specialist will be able to programme the transponder chip inside it to match it your Kia Picanto specifically.
2007-2012 Kia Picanto replacement key fobs
If your Kia Picanto was made between 2007 and 2012, the key fob can be replaced with a TOY40BT key that uses the T14 Transponder chip (Philips Crypto II ID46).
2004-2008 Kia Picanto replacement key fobs
If your Kia Picanto was made between 2004 and 2008, the key fob can be replaced with a KIA3RT key that uses a T14 Transponder chip (Philips Crypto II ID46).
How an Autokey Squad specialist will replace your lost or broken Kia Picanto key fob
After you book the job, you will be sent a Kia Picanto car key replacement and remote fob programming specialist who can reach you on location as quickly as possible.
The technician’s first task will be to open your locked Kia Picanto. Don’t worry if you are completely locked out of your car and have no spare keys or fobs — our specialists are trained to open locked Kia Picantos regardless of the circumstances. You will not be asked to supply any documents or security codes — we appreciate that many motorists lost these a long time ago!
Once the technician has access to the inside of your Kia Picanto, his next task will be to connect to your car’s system in order to extract electronic immobiliser data specific to your car. This is essentially like copying a small electronic file from one computer to another.
The technician will then cut a new key blade for your Kia Picanto and once the key is ready, he will programme the transponder chip inside it using dealer-standard diagnostic tools, using the electronic immobiliser data extracted in the previous step.
After checking that your replacement Kia Picanto key fob is working correctly, the job is done and you can drive your car away.
Meet one of our Kia Picanto key fob replacement and programming experts
Thomas Denison, 43, of West Ham, shares a few thoughts about his work as a Kia Picanto key fob replacement specialist for Autokey Squad:
“By the time I reach my customer on location, they are understandably keen to have their Kia Picanto key fob replaced as quickly and smoothly as possible. I fully understand their mindset and I do my absolute best to ensure that their needs are met.
“When motorists lose their car keys, it usually also means that they are completely locked out of their car. Therefore my first task upon reaching the customer is to open the locked Kia Picanto. Like all other Autokey Squad specialists, I had been trained to open locked cars quickly and efficiently.
“Seeing that their locked Kia Picanto has been opened with a lot less fuss than they originally feared immediately improves the mood of the customer. Once I am able to get inside the customer’s Kia Picanto, the next step is the extraction of electronic information that is absolutely specific to that car. The importance of this electronic data is that I’m going to use it to pair the replacement key fob to the customer’s Kia Picanto. It’s a bit like password protection — the relationship is unique, and if you don’t do it correctly, the new key fob is useless, even if it fits into the ignition lock perfectly.
“Most motorists are not aware of transponder chip technology — they think that car keys are just keys and that remote fobs are just small remote controls. Transponder chips were introduced to car keys in 1995, ostensibly to make life harder for car thieves. This development made the car key business a lot more electronic and computerised in nature.
“I enjoy my work as a Kia Picanto key fob replacement and programming expert with Autokey Squad very much and have no plans to quit any time soon!”
The best Kia Picanto key fob replacement and programming service
Autokey Squad has earned its reputation as the most reliable Kia Picanto key fob replacement and programming service by employing the most highly trained and professional Kia Picanto key fob specialists, by reaching our customers on location quickly and by charging the most affordable rates!
We have helped many customers with their lost or broken Kia Picanto key fob issues and look forward to helping you too!February 7, 2013