car keys

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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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