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Van security locks

How secure is your van against theft?   Which van security locks should you have installed on your van? Deadlock or slam lock? While both will offer the same security for your vehicle, they function totally different.   Deadlocks   These are more for tradespeople, to lock up the vehicles overnight as an added security…

Relay attack – how safe is your Range Rover against being stolen?

Range Rover – Ghost immobiliser or no ghost immobiliser? Although the security of the vehicles has increased drastically in recent years, they are still at risk of being stolen. And, one way to make the vehicle undrivable even if a relay attack occurs is to have a ghost immobiliser installed. Car Keys Solutions is your…

Maserati Quattroporte – key programming

The best Maserati key programming company in the field Having dealt with a variety of makes and models and all different kinds of car keys problems is what set us as the best in the field. And this is not us saying it. It is our customers that speak on our behalf, by reviewing our…

Alfa Romeo Mito key replacement – A case study

Another challenge! At Car Keys Solutions we frequently find ourselves challenged by situations that even main dealerships have no idea how to deal with. And that means we often have to come up with our own solutions to vehicle key problems. Here’s one such situation: we recently had to work on an Alfa Romeo MITO…

The Car Battery and the importance of servicing regularly

Have you had your car battery discharged? The importance of having your car battery serviced especially if it is an older one, is very high. It will save you the headache of not being able to use the vehicle when it is most needed. But more importantly, there are components inside the car that will…

BMW E-series 2009 CAS module corrupted

Here is what happened The case of a CAS module corrupted of BMW E series 2009 where the keys were lost Having the right equipment for the job is very important. In this case, this was the issue. The customer has brought the car to us because the previous auto locksmith company was not able…

VW PASSAT 2005-2011 STEERING COLUMN LOCK Fix

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…

GPS vehicle tracking system – why use it?

  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…

Do you know your car keys?

Replacing car keys 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 car keys have become more sophisticated, which not only requires to be cut but also needs to be programmed.…

Mercedes Steering Column Lock Fault Fix

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…

Mercedes – History of Key Designs & Features

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,…

The ghost immobiliser – a smart way to protect your car

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…