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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A brief history of car keys

Time was when cars didn’t have keys of any type. That was back in the days when they were referred to as “horseless carriages”, and had no doors to unlock, no way of starting the engine without a hand crank … and a strictly-enforced two-mile-an-hour speed limit in urban areas. And hand cranks were notoriously…

Reducing the risk of theft from tradesmen’s and delivery vehicles

All the signs are now here – Christmas is definitely coming, and who’s to say whether a sudden lockdown will put paid to people’s plans to go out to the shops and do their Christmas shopping out there in the real world? Then again, over the past year and a half people have become so…

MORE WAYS CAR KEYS SOLUTIONS CAN HELP YOU

MORE WAYS CAR KEYS SOLUTIONS CAN HELP YOU We don’t stop at just creating, repairing or replacing vehicle keys, installing van security locks alarms and upgraded immobilisers: one more of the ways we can help you is our vehicle tracking system – for both individual and fleet cars and vans. Why a tracking system? For…

Stuck in the middle of nowhere – with no car key!

You’re miles from home, you don’t know the area, it’s time to go … but you can’t find your car key. Now what? You call Car Keys Solutions, of course. Why not take a few seconds to pop our emergency helpline number (that’s 0203 393 5669) into your phone right now – after all, it’s…

MERCEDES KEYS AND SECURITY

Mercedes keys and security Many car manufacturers have changed their vehicle key styles over the years, but Mercedes is one of the very few that have kept changes to their keys to the absolute minimum – externally, at least. Where once their remote keys were just plain black plastic, they now have a stylish chrome…

Lock-in Peace of Mind with a Spare Car Key!

Around half of all UK car owners admit to frequently mislaying their vehicle key. Quite incredible then that approximately the same proportion don’t have a spare, although there’s no evidence to suggest it’s the same half! With this startling statistic in mind, we have collated a few commonly asked Q&As about spare keys we hear…

What van security locks should I use?

Having your van broken into or stolen can be a nightmare. Not only does this cause the strain of dealing with insurers and police, but can mean days – or even weeks – of missing work as you go through the trouble of replacement tools and equipment. “No tools left in this van” How many…