In short, manufacturers design their cars to make them hard to steal.
With this in mind they have developed key systems that are so complicated that even an experienced car thief has trouble getting in and starting the vehicle.
That’s great good news for motorists …. until they find themselves in a situation where all their keys are lost.
Why is this? Getting a new set isn’t just a case of going to your local key cutter – and not all locksmiths can make transponder keys.
You need an experienced Auto Locksmith that has invested in the latest key-coding technology to replace modern transponder keys.
Transponder keys have to be programmed properly or they will not work.
Lock City have the experience and technology to help you!
For your peace of mind, we can deactivate all previous keys & remotes from the vehicle’s memory using our on-board diagnostic equipment.
This means that any keys not present at the time of programming, will not start the vehicle.
For some vehicle’s, we will need the ‘security code’ & ‘key number’ of the vehicle.
This is normally supplied with the vehicle (on a credit card sized document) but if you don’t have this, we can supply it (most makes & models) please ask for a price (starting at £25 plus VAT).
This saves you the inconvenience of taking all your log book information to the main dealer.
For some vehicles, we will also need the Chassis/Vin Number (on your V5 log book, MOT certificate or on the bottom of the windscreen).
Firstly we come out to your vehicle which avoids the cost of having your vehicle towed to the dealer.
In addition, if you were to use the main dealer you would need to take your V5 log book and 2 forms of ID to them to order the key – once the key arrives, (we have heard some situations where it can take up to 2 weeks) you will need to leave the car there while they carry out the work.
Our customers really like the convenience of our mobile service (read testimonials) – as we come out to you at home or work (within our coverage area).
The work is carried out from the van and most jobs are completed under 30 minutes.
If you need a trusted local emergency Auto Locksmith, you have come to the right place!
Using the very latest in key coding technology, we are able to cut & programme keys/remotes for most makes of cars and vans from our mobile workshop.