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Is it just coincidence that Wuhan is famous not only for the first covid cases … but also for being home to so many of China’s vehicle manufacturing facilities? Wuhan is soon, we’re told, to be hosting another production plant within the next year – this time for Geely Auto. However, thanks to Wuhan’s well-known…

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Foiled again? Absolutely!

There’s no denying it – that handsfree keyless fob can be a lifesaver, especially when there’s one in your pocket and your hands are full of shopping so as soon as you get within range of your car it automatically unlocks its doors and boot for you. But all good things come at a price.…

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Tracking systems

Stolen vehicles can be traced Sadly, it’s easier than ever these days for a determined thief to make off with a car, a van or even a much larger vehicle. That means heartache for the private owner, potential loss of equipment and earnings for the van driver and reduced efficiency for fleet managers. Whether it’s…

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You’ve already got an immobiliser. Now you need a car alarm.

It could never happen to me – could it? It’s disturbing to note that even though thousands of cars are stolen every year (according to Thisismoney.co.uk, there were 48,492 vehicle thefts in 2021) not even half the UK’s drivers have any kind of additional security devices installed. Perhaps they think it’ll never happen to them,…

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Missing key? We deal directly with insurers

If you lose your car key or it gets stolen, we’re here to create and program a replacement for you – quickly and economically. Not only that, we also deal directly with your insurers, saving you the hassle of having to deal with them yourself. Lost key facts A company selling Bluetooth devices to help…

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Ignition problems?

Of course we’re well known as Car Keys Solutions, all thanks to the thousands of positive reviews left from happy and grateful customers who we’ve helped out when they’ve had car key problems. After all, when you’re stuck by an unfamiliar roadside with a damaged or otherwise non-functioning key it’s comforting to know that one…

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Key to your heart? Key to your car!

Valentine’s Day is coming up! and we all know what that means: so many keys to the heart being given and offered in so many shapes and sizes, all around the world. And if one of those keys unlocks a heart and marks the start of a long journey down the road of life together…

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Van security

You might not know that as well as trading under the name of Car Keys Solutions – your one-stop solution to any car key problem you might ever have – we are also OGS Mechanics. OGS Mechanics also provide solutions, concentrating on security for both domestic and commercial vehicles of all shapes and sizes. And…

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The Autowatch 695 CAN bus alarm system – for superior vehicle security

Elsewhere on this website we’ve talked about how we install the Ghost II immobiliser system – a system that’s far superior to standard factory-supplied vehicle immobilisers. But one problem with immobilisers is, unless a thief is clever enough to disable the system, that’s all they do – immobilise the vehicle. Which means if there’s nobody…

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How many sets of keys should you sell with your car?

First, let’s take a closer look at how many sets of keys you tend to get when you’re buying a car: A new car should be sold by a dealership with the full complement of keys to go with it, such as two fobs and perhaps a spare blade. And so should any car sold…

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An A-Z of cool car keys

We’re not saying the keys we repair, replace or re-program are in any way run-of-the-mill, but these car keys here are certainly out of the ordinary! Is it a USB stick? Is it a lighter? No – it’s Aston Martin’s “Emotional Control Unit”, a tricky piece of kit that needed to be inserted into the…

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Fob facts

Gone are the days when you could get your car keys copied at a department store or a shoe shop. On the plus side, copying keys was much easier back then, but on the minus side anyone with a copied key could unlock the driver’s side door … and further back in time once they’d…

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