We can work with specialist vehicle types:
Alfa Romeo vehicles are equipped with high security immobiliser systems. Keys need to be part coded at factory level before they can even be programmed. A five digit security code is also needed to access programming mode. Our equipment can pre-code and program keys to most Alfa Romeo vehicles. We can also swap and code second hand BSI’s (Body System Interface) and ECU’s (Engine Control Unit) if needed. We offer our full range of services on Alfa Romeo vehicles.
Audi have always been at the forefront of vehicle security in the VAG range. Up to around 2005 a four digit security code was needed to program keys to all Audi vehicles. They have now upgraded this security to a five digit security code and also use pre-coded transponders which are unique to each individual chassis number. We have the necessary equipment to extract the security code from your vehicle’s immobiliser and program you a new set of keys. Audi’s are equipped with an auto-lock feature which often catches people out and leaves them with keys locked in the car, it takes only a few minutes for us to pick the lock and gain entry to any Audi vehicle. We offer our full range of services on Audi vehicles.
The older BMW’s (mostly pre 2005) use a black diamond head remote and a laser cut key blade and we can supply spare or replacement keys for these vehicles. These remotes use a battery that recharges via the ignition; eventually the battery goes completely flat however and needs replacing; replacing this rechargeable remote battery is just one of the services we offer. We also fix the common problem of broken locks on the E46 models. The later BMW’s now use a “slot in the dash” key. A very common problem across the entire BMW range is locking your keys in the boot of the vehicle; we offer a quick, damage free and cost effective method of entry in the form of lock picking. We offer a wide range of services on BMW vehicles, please call us to discuss.
Chevrolet is part of General Motors. These vehicles require a PIN code to program keys. Our equipment can pull the relevant PIN code from the vehicle’s on board computer and program keys without an issue. We have a great relationship with the local Chevrolet dealership and can supply keys for the entire Chevrolet (UK) range.
Most Chryslers are fitted with a SKIM (Sentry Key Immobiliser Module). This is an anti-theft feature which stops the car from starting without a recognised key. Chrysler vehicles require us to buy a security code to program keys. We regularly fix the common problem of failed ignition locks on Chrysler vehicles. We offer our full range of services for Chrysler vehicles.
Citroen vehicles require us to buy a Key and PIN code to cut and program keys. These codes are quick and easy for us to retrieve. We also have a great relationship with the local Citroen dealership so can supply keys for the entire Citroen range.
Daewoo have now been taken over by Chevrolet (part of the General Motors Group) – please see Chevrolet for further details on the newer range. The older Daewoo vehicles have a basic key and immobiliser system. We offer our full range of services for Daewoo vehicles.
FIAT vehicles are equipped with high security immobiliser systems. Keys need to be part coded at factory level before they can even be programmed. A five digit security code is also needed to access programming mode. Our equipment can pre-code and program keys to most FIAT vehicles. We can also swap and code second hand BSI’s (Body System Interface) and ECU’s (Engine Control Unit) if needed. We offer our full range of services on FIAT vehicles.
Ford vehicles are equipped with an immobiliser system called PATS (Passive Anti-Theft System). The older Ford vehicles use a cylindrical ‘Tibbe’ key and they are renowned for wearing down to the point that they won’t turn in the locks anymore – we simply cut you a new key to fix this. Another common problem is the rechargeable battery in Mk7 Transit remotes failing – unfortunately the battery is a non-replaceable part and the remote will have to be replaced and coded using our specialist equipment. The newer Ford vehicles now use a superior laser cut key, our machines can decode and cut these without an issue. We offer our full range of services for Ford vehicles.
Honda vehicles have a wide range of immobiliser systems. The older vehicles, shipped with a red programming key (such as the pre-2001 Honda Civic), require chips to be hard-coded to the vehicle’s immobilser. Later vehicles can have keys and remotes programmed diagnostically with minimum fuss. We offer our full range of services for Honda vehicles and stock a huge range of keys and remotes.
We’ve just purchased new software which enables us to program keys to the latest Hyundai range. We offer our full range of services on Hyundai vehicles – please call to discuss.
The Isuzu range is made up of mostly commercial vehicles that do a lot of mileage in tough conditions; as such, keys can become worn and broken. We stock keys for the Isuzu range and can replace keys where needed.
Iveco vehicles, such as the Iveco Daily, have high security immobiliser systems that require keys to be hard coded to the vehicle’s immobiliser box. Main dealer prices for replacing lost or stolen Iveco keys are horrendous. We offer an affordable solution to this problem – please call for a quote.
The older bladed Jaguar keys work on the same system as Ford vehicles and we can cut and supply keys for these vehicles at a much lower cost than main dealer prices. We now also stock Jaguar XF dash keys and can offer a complete lost car key solution. We offer our full range of services on Jaguar vehicles.
We offer our full range of services for Jeep vehicles including common ignition faults. Remotes have to be ordered through the main dealer which we can do for you, please call for a quote.
Early Land Rovers are immobilised by the remote key fob; these commonly stop working and we can either fix or replace these. The later Land Rovers use ‘slot-keys’ and we can now supply and program these too. We offer our full range of services for Land Rover vehicles.
These vehicles have very high security and it is necessary for the engine control unit (ECU) or immobiliser to be hard-coded when all keys are lost; this process can only be done on the bench, so we have to temporarily remove the parts whilst working on them. Main dealers will charge well over £1000 to put a brand new immobiliser and ECU into the vehicle. Our engineers can manually extract the data in your current ECU and then program that data into a new key. This will save you a lot of time and money. We offer our full range of services for Lexus vehicles.
Early Mazda’s require a tricky manual procedure to program keys; they also require genuine Mazda keys (in lost key situations). We are able to supply and program these for you. The later Mazda range (around 2002 onwards) is on the same system as Ford. We stock keys for this range and can supply, cut and program keys to the entire range of Mazda vehicles. We offer our full range of services on Mazda vehicles.
Mercedes have arguably the highest vehicle security systems on the common market. We can gain entry to all Mercedes vehicles if you happen to lock your car keys in the boot. We can cut and program bladed keys to any of the Mercedes Van range (Sprinter/Vito etc…) but are unable to program ‘slot-in-the-dash’ keys for the Mercedes range. We do offer a solution for the common problem of broken Sprinter keys, or indeed any broken van keys; we remove the broken part from the lock, and then cut and code you a new key on the spot. We can also fix the problem of broken buttons on dash keys. Please call us for a quote on any problem you may be having.
We offer our full range of services on Mitsubishi vehicles and have already replaced keys for vehicles such as the L200, Shogun, Canter, Fuso, Colt….
Nissan security has come a long way over recent years. All Nissan vehicles are fitted with NATS (Nissan Anti-Theft System). The early NATS didn’t even require a security code to program keys; they then upgraded this to a simple four digit security code. The later Nissan vehicles are equipped with a far more complex security system that often requires us to buy security codes directly from Nissan. We offer our full range of services for the Nissan range. We now stock Qashqai proximity keys!
Peugeot vehicles require us to buy a Key and PIN code to cut and program keys. These codes are quick and easy for us to retrieve and are available seven days a week. We keep a large stock of Peugeot remotes and keys and offer our full range of services on Peugeot vehicles.
One of our most common jobs is replacing Renault Key Cards; over time the solder on the circuit board flexes and breaks leaving people unable to lock/unlock their car or seeing the message ‘Card not detected’ on the dash. Another common problem is Renault car keys not going all the way into the ignition – we can fix this with minimum fuss. We offer our full range of services for Renault vehicles.
Rover & MG
All of these vehicle’s immobilisers are activated/deactivated via a remote key fob. Early vehicles use a black two button Lucas fob, and after 2003 they switched to a black/grey three button Pektron fob. We can supply and code both types of remote as well as cut any keys that are needed. We are now proud to announce that we can also offer a solution to ‘all keys lost’ on Rover 75 vehicles.
We are one of the few auto locksmiths in the country to be able to replace lost Saab keys, this is usually a same day service! We also have genuine dealer diagnostics to help you with any problems you may be having with your Saab vehicle.
Like other vehicles in the VAG range we stock a large number of keys and remotes for SEAT vehicles and offer our full range of services.
Skoda vehicles have high security – and a very loud alarm! We offer our full range of services for Skoda vehicles and can unlock, cut and program keys to your vehicle in no time at all.
We commonly have to program keys to Smart cars after the key fob battery has run out – causing the vehicle’s immobiliser to activate (see our blog post). We have now just started to stock Smart keys!
Subaru’s have very complicated security systems (some have two immobilisers) and each vehicle has different requirements. If you have lost the keys to your Subaru please contact us for a quote. We offer a wide range of services for Subaru vehicles.
Suzuki is part of General Motors, we have genuine dealer diagnostics for these vehicles and we keep a lot of keys in stock. Please call us for a quote.
These vehicles have very high security and it is necessary for the engine control unit (ECU) to be temporarily removed from the vehicle when new keys are needed. The dealers will charge well over £1000 to put a brand new immobiliser and ECU into the vehicle. Our engineers can manually extract the data in your current ECU and then program that data into a new key. This will save you a lot of time and money. We also fix the common problem of broken Toyota keys; we keep new remote cases and blades in stock. We now also stock Toyota Aygo remotes and can offer an affordable solution to lost Aygo keys!
Do you have your Car Pass? The Car Pass is a credit card sized piece of paper supplied with every Vauxhall that contains important security information such as the vehicle’s key number, security code and radio code; the Car Pass is usually in the clear plastic retainer on the inside cover of the leather folder containing your manual and service booklet. If you don’t have your car pass, then we may still be able replace your lost Vauxhall keys – please call us to discuss.
We also fix the common ‘stuck ignition’ problem on vehicles such as the Astra, Zafira, Corsa etc. We keep a large stock of new ignitions. We offer our full range of key services on Vauxhall vehicles. We now offer our full range of diagnostic services too (Genuine Tech2 Diagnostics).
Locked your keys in your car? Due to the auto-lock feature on VW vehicles one of our most common jobs is opening locked VW’s – we can do this for you quickly and easily. Replacing lost VW keys is a speciality of ours and we keep large range of keys and remotes to help get you back on the road in no time at all. We offer our full range of services for VW vehicles.
We can supply and cut keys to a lot of the early Volvo range (pre 2002). Unfortunately the later Volvo keys must be programmed by a main dealer. We offer a wide range of services on Volvo vehicles such as vehicle entry, remote repairs and broken key extraction.
If you own an imported car you’ll know it can sometimes be a nightmare to get things fixed on your vehicle. Fortunately our software covers a huge range of imported vehicles so we should be able to fix any key/lock problems you may be having. Please ring to discuss.