How Much Do You Know About Mercedes Car Keys?
- Mercedes is one of very few manufacturers who used a very small variation of car keys over the years. From the early days of the immobiliser system being adopted, a plastic remote key that was used later has now been updated to a chrome finish one.
- From early 2000 Mercedes car keys have integrated the immobiliser function. This way only a key programmed to a specific vehicle will enable engine starting.
- Since the immobiliser introduction Mercedes has also integrated electronic ignition switches known as EIS and electronic steering column locks known as ESL on most of their models.
- Many motorists will think of their closest dealership as their first port of call – even if this means paying for their car to be towed, sometimes twice, just for a replacement key. At a dealership, you will need a number of documents such as insurance, proof or purchase and more before the process begins, and once it does you are likely to have to wait for up to 10 working days.
- Car Keys Solutions can supply Mercedes car keys on the spot ESL replacement mobile and EIS repair and programming. All of our services can be carried out mobile or at our base with minimum of inconvenience and fraction of cost compared with main agent.
Here at Car Keys Solutions, we provide you with roadside car key replacements, and offer a service suitable for all Mercedes vehicles that are on the road – whether that’s a car or a van. Our unique service will cover a range of vehicles that use different key systems. There are a number of problems that you may come across when it comes to Mercedes vehicles, including the keys being locked inside the car, keys breaking or a fault steering column lock becoming faulty, key duplications or even electronic ignition switch failure. No matter where you are located, our Mercedes car key specialists can come to you in an emergency, or at a time that suits you by appointment.
What Mercedes Car Key Services Do We Provide?
Lost Or Broken Car Key Replacement
If you have lost or broken your Mercedes car keys, and you’re in need of replacement, then we can provide you with a brand new set of keys while you wait. This will mean that you don’t have to worry about the expense of towing your car to a dealer, or having to wait 10 working days. We will come to you, wherever your vehicle is located.
Car Key Duplication
If you have bought your car second hand, you may only have been given one car key to start the engine. If you need a spare, we can carry out a quick car key duplication service for your Mercedes car keys. It’s always more advised to have a duplicate of your Mercedes car key, in case one of them gets broken or lost in the future.
Car Key Programming
If you have a Mercedes model that was manufactured after 1995, then it is highly likely that your Mercedes car keys will have a transponder chip. Sometimes, this can become desynchronized, and will need expert, diagnostic equipment to get it working again. We can carry out this service, right where you are.
If you’ve locked your keys inside your car, and need urgent access, we can provide you with a locksmith who can break into your car and retrieve them. They will leave your car in pristine condition.
Car Key Repair
If your key has cracked or chipped, you may need it to be repaired, rather than totally replaced. Whether your key has become too worn to function properly or it has a scratch that needs fixing, our technicians can repair it onsite.
Car Lock Repair/Ignition Barrel Repair
You may find yourself having problems with your door lock or ignition barrel, which may need fixing. Our technicians use the latest equipment to effectively repair car locks and ignition barrels, at a lower cost than most garages.
Electronic Steering Column Lock Repair
Steering column lock failure is becoming a common reason for not being able to start your Mercedes car. Here at Car Keys Solutions, we can provide you with a quick repair for your steering column lock to get you back on the road as soon as possible. Find out more about the fault here.
Electronic Ignition Switch Repair
As any other electronic component Mercedes electronic ignition switches tend to fail over the time. Here at Car keys solutions we have a solution for those situations as well. Contact us with your vehicle requirement and we’ll be happy to assist you.
How Mercedes Car Keys Work?
If your car was manufactured after 1995, then you can be sure that your car key will have a transponder chip inside of it. This chip will be programmed to your individual vehicle, and connects to the immobiliser system (EIS) within your car to allow the car to be switched on. If the correct chip is present, your Mercedes Electronic Ignition Switch (EIS), will allow your vehicle to start. If however, the EIS detects that the wrong chip is in place, the engine will not start. This is impossible to bypass or override, and because of this the safety and security of your Mercedes car is improved. The chip is encrypted with a number of sophisticated coding systems, which only the latest diagnostic equipment is able to read.
When it comes to replacing a lost, stolen or broken Mercedes-Benz Car Key fob, there is a two stage process that you will have to go through. A new key blade will need to be cut accurately to unlock the doors and fit in the ignition. The second step is that the transponder chip is paired to the Mercedes-Benz vehicle.
Please note: If your Mercedes Remote Car Key is incorrectly programmed the vehicle will fail to start.
Which Mercedes Models’ Car Key Do We Repair?
We cover most Mercedes-Benz models for key replacement, ESL repair and EIS repair or replacement:
- Mercedes A Class
- Mercedes B Class
- Mercedes C Class
- Mercedes E Class
- Mercedes S Class
- Mercedes CLK
- Mercedes CL
- Mercedes SL
- Mercedes SLK
- Mercedes ML
- Mercedes Vito
- Mercedes Sprinter
What Should I Do If I Need My Mercedes Car Key Replaced Or Repaired?
Are you struggling with a car key that is in need of repair or replacement? Then you’re in the right place. Our expert team of specialist Mercedes car key replacement specialists will be with you quickly in order to replace or repair, and also programme your car key. While dealers can also carry out this service, they often charge a very high fee, and your car will also need to be present at the dealership. This means you will have to have your vehicle towed to the dealer, making this an additional cost on top of the already expensive service.
This is not something that you have to worry about with Car Keys Solutions. As soon as you call us, we will dispatch a qualified and highly experienced Mercedes car key specialist straight to you, whether your car is located at your home, at work or somewhere along the roadside. We can deal with a huge range of issues, including broken or lost car keys, broken car locks and ignitions, or keys that are locked inside your car, at an affordable price. Our emergency hotline team aim to be with you within the hour, depending on your location, so make sure to call Car Keys Solutions today.
What Mercedes Car Keys Services Do You Require?
Here at Car Keys Solutions, we will never compromise on quality, and our team always ensure that they carry the latest diagnostic equipment with them, ensuring that any work carried out on your Mercedes Benz is done to the highest of standards. Our prices are lower than branded dealerships, meaning we can deliver substantial savings when you come directly to us when you need a replacement, repaired or duplicated car key.
We will provide you with roadside car key replacements, and offer a service suitable for all Mercedes vehicles that are on the road – whether that’s a car or a van. Our unique service will cover a range of vehicles that use different key systems. There are a number of problems that you may come across when it comes to Mercedes vehicles, including the keys being locked inside the car, keys breaking or becoming fault steering column lock becoming faulty, key duplications or even electronic ignition switch failure. No matter where you are located, our Mercedes car key specialists can come to you in an emergency, or at a time that suits you by appointment.
Whether you have a Mercedes Benz that was manufactured prior to 1995, or one with a transponder chip key, we can help. Get in touch with a member of our team today by calling our hotline on 0208 3465 7575, to find out more about the Mercedes car keys services that we supply.