car keys

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…

Good riddance 2020!!!!

2020, a year like no other! 2020 has been a year like no other, and mostly because of Covid-19 which at times, it has put our lives on hold, and then, slowly, started up again. It has now come at that time of the year, a time of rejoicement and family reunion. Now, more than…

Lockdown restrictions COVID-19 round 2

2nd lockdown starts on November 5th 2020 As the numbers of COVID-19 cases are rising at a very fast pace in the UK, new measures are now going to come into effect in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The new lockdown restrictions are starting on Thursday 5th November and will last until  Wednesday 2nd…

Is the vehicle security provided by the factory enough?

Can carmakers do more or should they do more? The short answer would be no, for most makes and models. Some makes and models do have enough security to give one’s peace of mind. One can argue, why car manufacturers are not doing more to boost the security in their vehicles before they hit the…