Remote Start Fobs Offer Convenience

As cars have gotten more sophisticated in their security, so have the car keys that are used on them. During the early 2000’s we saw a break through with transponder car keys becoming extremely popular because of the additional level of security that they offer. Luxury car makers have begun to push the envelop again, this time with remote fobs.

Cars such as the Cadillac STS have transitioned to push-to-start systems which caused Cadillac to come up with a new way to operate the security of the vehicle, rather than your standard car key. This is where the remote start fob has seen a huge upshot in popularity. One example of a remote start fobs by Cadillac is for the Cadillac STS for models 2004-2007. On this vehicle there is no key blade that can be used and no traditional ignition cylinder to place it into. Instead this key blade is replaced with a fob that can unlock and unlock the doors, start the vehicle, open the trunk or set of the alarm. Not only does this make it more difficult for thieves to steal your car key, but makes it impossible for them to create a replicate that could be used to steal the vehicle. Of course having a fob that can complete all of the functions above does offer a great deal of convenience. Rather than having to go outside on a frigid day like the area has been dealing with recently, owners warm up their vehicles from the comfort of their own living room!

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Cadillac STS 04-07 Remote Start Fob

There is a little bit of a downside to having a sophisticated piece of equipment like this as your vehicle’s key. In the case that you have lost your remote start fob, it can be extremely difficult to find a mobile locksmith which can not only replace this fob, but has the key currently in stock. Phila-Locksmith does have the remote start fob for Cadillac STS models 2004-2007 and we also keep the widest range of car keys in stock so that we can easily provide a replacement in an emergency situation. Having a mobile locksmith complete your replacement remote start fob is not your only option, only your most efficient. Going to a Cadillac dealer is a possibility, but you would have to have your vehicle towed to their location.Which would just be another charge that you would have to incur. In addition, many dealerships do not keep this key in stock, because of the few number of years it was produced, so you could be in for an additional few days wait. For many of our customers, waiting is simply not an option, and we are happy to provide replacements for our customers that allows them to get their Cadillac STS back on the road.

There is no doubt that a remote start fob not only increases the security that a vehicle has, but also makes it very convenient for owners to access the car. If you have lost your fob, make sure to call around to compare prices for both dealerships and mobile locksmiths. Phila-Locksmith is confident that our prices are not only lower than the competitions, but that most of our competition will not be able to provide you with a replacement fob for this vehicle. To prevent locking yourself out of your vehicle which has a remote start fob, ask your locksmith or dealership about an emergency key. An emergency key, when used inside of a push to start system, allows you to open the doors and trunk in the case that you have locked your fob inside. Emergency keys such as this can cost as little as $20 to have made and can help save you money and hassle down the road!


One Response to Remote Start Fobs Offer Convenience

  1. Dan Eisner says:

    I would recommend two things to people who use transponder car keys. Firstly, be sure to have a replacement key made, just incase you ever need it. This should be kept somewhere safe, and also somewhere where someone else that you trust has access to. I would also find a locksmith that can replace the fob, and inform them that if you were ever to have a problem with the transponder, then you would use their service. I would then ask them to keep a copy of your key in stock….just in case you were to ever need to call them.

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