Lost your car keys? No problem

We run a fully mobile key cutting service and are always ready to help when you need it most. Whether you've locked keys in the car or misplaced them completely, we are on hand to help you gain entry to your vehicle, and provide replacement keys complete with chips or transponders to operate engine management systems and central locking.






 

Here is a quick video of one of our key machines in the van after decoding the lock - we the input code in the computer and we have a working key - this was with all keys lost  - No need to change your locks , immobiliser and ecu which can run into the £1000's!










Most modern car keys are three keys in one.
A mechanical key to release the steering lock and unlock doors manually
A coded 'electronic transponder chip' read by the car when the key is inserted into the ignition
A remote control to unlock doors and turn off the alarm . These keys are secure but can also be expensive and time-consuming to replace if lost or broken so its a must to have a spare key for your car.

These keys are secure but can also be expensive and time-consuming to replace if lost or broken so its a must to have a spare key for your car.


Transponder keys
Electronic, coded transponder chips embedded in the plastic body of the key were introduced from 1995. The chip is passive, so it doesn't need a battery – the code is read when you turn the key in the ignition. If the transponder chip is broken or missing, the engine won't start and the immobiliser's control unit will have to be reprogrammed if/when you obtain a new key with a new key code.

Rolling codes

Very early transponders used 'fixed codes' – the key sends the same coded signal every time it's used.  Keys with 'rolling codes', which means the transponder code changes every time the key is used, were introduced from 1999 and are now very common. These should be virtually impossible to copy. They offer improved security but they're even more expensive to replace if lost.
Remote controls

Virtually all new cars are supplied with a remote control to unlock the doors and turn off the alarm. 

If you need a new key and or remote control to replace one that's been lost, stolen or broken, or if you just want another key as a spare, contact us on 01787 883883 for advice and quote, or text us your VIN and registration number and please include your post code to 07791 339291 for a free quote.