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We can gain access to all vehicles using non-destructive entry techniques, getting you back on the road in next to no time!Read More
We can produce a new working key for your vehicle at the road side, using the latest diagnostic programming equipment and know how.Read More
Using specialist equipment and methods we can produce keys for SAAB, Toyota, Lexus, Fiat and Alfa Romeo in lost key situationsRead More
My car keys were stolen, after The Car Key Company has cut and programmed a new set of keys will the old keys still work?
NO, we are able to delete the old keys from your cars memory meaning the old keys will not start the car, though they will still open the doors unless you also change the lock on the doors.
I have lost my car keys, what if later I find my old keys after The Car Key Company has programmed new keys?
This is vehicle specific, many models of car require all keys to be present when programming (those not present will be deleted and will not work) if the option exists to leave the old keys on the system we will offer it to you.
My keys are locked in the car can you help?
Yes, our engineers can gain entry to your vehicle by using non-destructive entry techniques with the aid of specialist equipment.
How do I know if my key has a transponder?
You can't always tell whether your particular key has a chip or not, without using special equipment. Though as a general rule of thumb since the mid-nineties most car keys will have a transponder. European Directive (95/56/EC) came into place enforcing the fitting of immobilisers on all cars from new (though it was not law within the UK until 1998). This means most cars manufactured after 1995 have electronic chips in the heads of the key to disarm an immobiliser.
What is a transponder?
Transponder is short for transmitter/responder, A transponder is a passive device (no battery), when the key is inserted and turned within the ignition the transponder is briefly energized by an electromagnetic current, the transponder then emits a radio frequency (in the region of 125KHZ) and the code within the transponder is identified, if the code is not correct (recognised by the system) the car will not start.
Is programming the remote central locking the same as programming the key (transponder)?
No, programming the transponder within the key is completely different to programming the remote central locking, although on some particular models of car the remote central locking automatically programs in once the transponder is programmed using specialist diagnostic equipment.