Which Ford Models’ Car Key Do You Own?
Ford have always been an excellent motor company, and use a few different types of remote and manual keys. Their cars are great quality, stylish and reliable. They have always utilised the latest technological developments. We’ve done our very best to keep up with all of the latest technology and so we are proud to tell you that no matter what Ford car model you own, we can help you.
What Is There To Know About Ford Car Keys?
A Ford vehicle has three keys: a red master key (it is literally red in colour); and two black keys. However, more modern Ford car systems are supplied with two keys. They are black with a blue, red or black insert.
PATS LED Indicator
There are various anti-theft systems that are fitted into any Ford car that was manufactured after 1995, such as the LED indicator. This is used by the PATS system, and when the ignition is switched on, these will brighten for approximately three seconds. This then runs a self-test, and when the PATS system is immobilised the LEDs will flash quickly.
If your Ford car uses a Tibbe key, you can be sure that our specialist team will not have to remove the lock in order to gain access to your car. Our Ford car key experts can use a decoder tool to read the lock and from this we will then cut you a new key on the spot to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. After this, we will make sure to program your key and connect it with the immobiliser in order to start the car.
What Ford Car Key Services Do We Provide?
Lost Or Broken Ford Car Key Replacement
When you go to a dealer to have your Ford car keys replaced after they have been lost or broken, you are likely to have to pay for your vehicle to be towed to the dealership, possibly even twice – once for the car key order and again for the transponder chip programming. Also, you may have to wait for up to 10 working days. However, if you choose Car Keys Solutions, we will be with you as soon as possible with our mobile service. We can cut you a new key on the spot, and program the transponder chip for you while you wait.
Car Key Duplication
We highly recommend that if you have just one car key to start the engine, then you should make sure that you get a duplicate in case of an emergency. This is the most cost-effective and hassle free way to prevent you from being in too much trouble when you lose or break your car key. We can duplicate your car key for you on the spot too, to give you peace of mind that if your car key is broken or the car won’t start, that we will make sure you are behind the wheel again quickly.
Car Key Programming
In some cases, a car key transponder chip can simply become desynchronised which can stop your car from working. Simply the ECU in the car will not be able to read the chip, and will stop the fuel from reaching the engine so you will not be able to drive anywhere. If you can’t get your car started and you believe it has something to do with the key, it may simply be that the transponder chip needs re-syncing. Here at Car Keys Solutions, we will provide you with the latest diagnostic equipment in order to get your key working again as it should be. Before you apply for a brand new set of keys for your car, give us a call as we may be able to help and provide you with a cheaper option.
Have you accidently locked your keys in the car? Have you left something in your locked car that you urgently need to get? Our emergency team can be at your side quicker than ever to open your car for you. Our locksmiths are professional trained and experienced in the best techniques to get your car open quickly and safely. We won’t leave any nicks or dents, either.
Car Key Repair
Not every key needs replacing if it gets broken. Fixing a broken Ford key can be done just as easily as making a new one and our skilled technicians can piece together and fix any broken components. If you key has snapped off in your car door lock or in the ignition we can extract it without dealing any damage to your Ford car.
Car Lock Repair/Ignition Barrel Repair
Maybe it’s not your Ford car key that’s broken. Maybe it’s the lock that’s causing the problem. Thankfully, our knowledgeable experts can identify the problem easily. If your key is stuck in the lock we can remove it safely and quickly and even fix the lock. We use the best equipment and our highly trained team can get the job done without any fuss.
How Do Ford Car Keys Work?
Most vehicles that were sold in England after 1995 were equipped with immobiliser function including a transponder chip fitted into remote key or the normal manual key, as opposed to the standard car keys on the market. As technology has evolved, immobiliser systems are changing and becoming more and more complex. About 15 years ago Ford changed the old system where the key was programmed using the fixed transponder chips and now use a far more advanced system of crypto coding which ensures a different security code every time the vehicle is started – known as a rolling code. This will help to keep Ford cars secure and safe from anyone trying to break in and take the car with a duplicate of the key. These security features are controlled by a control unit either built as a standalone unit or part of another module, which helps to ensure that every time a car key not programmed to that specific vehicle is missing on starting attempt, the immobiliser system will prohibit the engine from starting. The immobiliser system used by Ford is named PATS- Passive Anti-Theft System.
Tip: If a key is lost or stolen it is always recommended to have it disabled – this will prevent any unauthorised use of it.
Which Ford Models Do Our Car Key Services Cover?
We cover practically every model of Ford car in our car key repair and replacement services and we have the expert knowledge to know exactly what your car needs. We can repair and replace car keys for:
- Ford Ka
- Ford Fiesta
- Ford Escort
- Ford Orion
- Ford Focus
- Ford Sierra
- Ford Mondeo
- Ford Granada
- Ford Scorpio
- Ford Capri
- Ford Puma
- Ford Probe
- Ford Cougar
- Ford Maverick
- Ford Kuga
- Ford Fusion
- Ford B MAX
- Ford C MAX
- Ford S MAX
- Ford Galaxy
- Many Others
What Should I Do If My Ford Car Key Is Broken Or Lost?
At Car Keys Solutions, we operate a number of mobile services equipped with some of the highest quality diagnostic equipment in order to make sure that your key problems are solved as efficiently as possible. We can supply brand new keys, replacements or duplicate Ford car keys for all Ford models. We pride ourselves on providing a cost effective option for you when it comes to cutting out expensive high-street showrooms and dealerships where you will have to pay a premium price just for a new key. Our excellent technicians will come to you, when you needs us 24/7, and can work on the roadside, or wherever your car is located, at work, at home or in the middle of no-where. We make sure that you don’t have to tow your car anywhere, by coming straight to you, in order to provide you with an efficient service every time. With Car Keys Solutions, you won’t have to wait 10 working days for your new car key.
What Ford Car Key Services Do You Require?
When it comes to getting a replacement car key for your Ford car, turn to Car Keys Solutions. We will make sure to provide you with a cost-effective service, which will save you a lot of money when compared to going directly to your nearest Ford dealership. With our mobile service, we can come to you, cutting out the process of having to tow your vehicle anywhere. We will turn up at a time convenient for you, and also have an emergency hotline so you can be sure that we will be with you 24/7, no matter where you and your car are located. We are one of London’s leading Ford car key replacement specialists, so make sure to contact us today on 0208 346 7575.