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VW PASSAT 2005-2011 STEERING COLUMN LOCK FIX Posted: March 30, 2020

DOES YOUR VW PASSAT (2005-2011) STEERING COLUMN SHOW ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS: shows Steering wheel light on orange every time you put the key in the ignition (with the engine not starting); it starts and then cuts off after two seconds; displays ‘Steering column lock defective’ message on the instrument cluster after it has […]

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COVID-19 – A Message from Car Keys Solutions & OGS Mechanics Posted: March 18, 2020

UPDATE: During these difficult times, we at OGS Mechanics LTD and Car Keys Solutions understand that we have an obligation to do our part to protect anyone around us, customers, family, friends by not spreading the virus. But, we also want to take it upon us as an obligation to help any way we can […]

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GPS vehicle tracking system – why use it? Posted: February 28, 2020

  There is no question that vehicle tracking devices are becoming more and more popular among, not only fleet managers but private vehicle owners as well. The advantages are many of having a vehicle tracking system installed, and it can vary depending on the needs and model selected. Mostly there are three different types of […]

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Do you know your car keys? Posted: February 11, 2020

Replacing a car key used to be relatively a simple matter. It was strictly cutting a new metal key as it would be usually done with any other metal key. Those days are long gone. Nowadays, these keys have become more sophisticated, which not only requires to be cut but also needs to be programmed. […]

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Mercedes Steering Column Lock Fault Fix Posted: January 31, 2020

MERCEDES STEERING COLUMN LOCK FAULT SYMPTOMS: you need to turn key in the ignition several times before lights turn on dashboard; key turns in ignition but no dashboard lights; steering is locked on with key in ignition; steering lock is OFF with no key in ignition; after having a flat battery or jump starting the […]

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Mercedes – History of Key Designs & Features Posted: January 29, 2020

If your daily routine is affected by a faulty or lost Mercedes key and needs a replacement, then you have found the right place. Car Keys Solutions provides a highly efficient, cost-effective mobile Mercedes key replacement service. We can come straight to you as soon as you need us. If your Mercedes key is faulty, […]

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The ghost immobiliser – a smart way to protect your car Posted: January 24, 2020

Most people will have seen the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds”, where the team had to steal 50 most expensive cars in 72 hours.  Some may have played the game “Grand Theft Auto”. The common thread across both… is car theft. On the dark web, one can easily find information that exposes a car’s weakness […]

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Car Key and Vehicle Protection Tips Posted: January 11, 2020

Everyone’s car is dear to them and rightfully so. With so much money, time and energy spent on purchasing dream cars, the risk of car theft compared to a scratch on your car, is a serious concern. In this article we will run through five tips to help improve your vehicle’s security. Based in the […]

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Cutting New Car Keys – How We Do It Posted: December 19, 2019

Whether you’ve lost your car keys or just need a spare, Car Keys Solutions provides a fast service for customers across London and the surrounding areas. Our technicians are fully equipped to come and service you on the roadside as well as providing an immediate service in store at our East Finchley base with a […]

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Electronic Car Keys – Innovation at Its Best! Posted: December 11, 2019

  Much like everything else today, car keys have gone through a significant transformation. Putting tradition behind itself, cars now operate solely on electronic car keys, and we aren’t complaining. Traditionally, metal car keys would be used. And although old is gold and nothing can ever come close to old school methods, metal car keys […]

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