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Excellent
4.9 Avg 1596 Reviews
Kam
Helped me out today and repaired my ingintion barrel and key fob repair and the price is reasonable when compared to main dealers and other audi experts. The added bonus they come to you and carry the parts.😊
Mrs Linda Rooney
I upgraded from what I originally quoted, and the engineer was very polite and helpful. Keys cut and I tested them to make sure they were working....perfect The whole job was completed quickly and efficiently Very pleased with your company, and would definitely recommend you.g
Edward
Very well pleased came when they said and done very difficult job as one fool had already stuck a probe in it Excellent work
Mr. Calyton Chettiar
Excellent on-time professional service. They responded immediately after receiving my inquiry. The technician was professional and courteous and arrived on time and completed the work as quickly as possible. Well done, I will recommend them anytime.
Narendra
I needed a key for Ford Fiesta. Having read reviews, I contacted them. A technician called at home but after spending over two hours could not get it programmed. They promised to send another technician with different instrument the next day. He came as promised and got it sorted. We had an error message afterwards and on contacting them I was asked to take the car to their workshop as it could not be sorted with home visit. Again, they sorted as promised.Overall, I was very pleased with their service. Each time they turned up when promised, kept in touch and sorted any problems without hesitation. Very professional outlook, very polite and informative. At less than half the cost at main dealer, I would certainly use them again but hope never to have to.
Steven Cuthill
I thought getting a spare car key for a modern car would be very difficult. So I contacted car key solutions and it was done the same day. Communication was excellent and the mobile technician was very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely would recommend them.
MARISYA
Our car key broke away from its casing on Saturday. We managed to get another key cut, but it would only open the drivers door & to start the car. We decided that we needed TWO working keys & fobs so, we looked on line & came up with "Car key solutions" - very polite on the phone, explained our options & costs, the best part was that they could come TODAY and sort us out. The gentleman came in a fully-equipped clean & tidy van; sorted out our old key and prepared a new key very quickly, tidily, efficiently, politely. He was brilliant!!! I have actually added the Company's name & numbers to my phone, and will happily recommend the Company to anyone having Car Key Problems!# THANK YOU!!! EXCELLENT!!!
Anonymous
Job done quickly and thoroughly and a great price.
Paula C
Wonderful service, called me back within 5 mins with quote and the techician was with me within 15 mins. I never realised replacing my lost key would be so easy!
Paul Bailey
Fantastic first class service. Easy to book an appointment and the technician was on time. The new key works better than the original. No hidden extra costs. A breath of fresh air a company doing what it says it’s going to do. Thanks.
Nick Wilson
I have to say this is quite possibly one of the best services I have ever used. Fast, efficient, fixed the problem and the engineer was professional, nice, and courteous. Would definitely use again and recommend to anyone else.
Martin Aldred
An excellent prompt service! The gentleman provided a spare key for two cars in an hour. Everyone I dealt with was very polite and helpful. Would happier recommend this company to anyone!
Mr Luciano
These guys are awesome they got me a new car key and also replaced my locks all for £ 410 the key was done like in 10-15 mins but the door locks on my bmw took a bit time as it was a big job but he was brilliant and his done a clean job and tested the key at the end and it's perfect so guys I definitely recommend car key solutions .
Mr Tiberiu Tibireac
Very reliable service, professional and friendly engineer. I would recommend you for sure. Thanks for your help!
Mr Garry Maitland
Got to me very quickly and sorted out the problems
Mr Ashley
I need a new key for my van. I called car key solutions and within two hours the man was on my drive making me a new key. They were polite friendly and very efficient. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Mr Bled
Vary good job he done
JOHN STAPELSTONE
I now understand why you get good reviews. Excellent service with a charming and polite mechanic
Abdul
Fast, professional and convenient. It's a no brainer to use these fellas: Main-Stealer/Dealer £254 + 5 days waiting, CAR KEY SOLUTIONS £169 + within ONE hour + 12 months guarantee AND at my home! Though they are low cost, they certainly DON'T compromise on QUALITY of product. Very rare to find honest and trustworthy people. Would give 7 STARS if possible. In case I'm not clear, highly recommended!
Leon Jones
Good service all round
Tracy Summers
Excellent service - start to finish. The engineer, Sebastian, was superb. He turned up on time - in fact was early but called to ask if this was OK, it suited me perfectly, he was extremely polite, professional and knowledgeable, with a wicked sense of humour! He fixed my old key as well - the remote had stopped working - so I now have this as a spare. Before he left, he explained everything for me and tested everything fully.
MRS AISHA BROWN
Service was amazing from start to finish. Nick the call handler that booked me in was friendly and helpful. He accommodated us at Short notice even during a busy period for the company.Engineer arrived with perfect timing, he was lovely, friendly and informative. Got the job done within 20/30 min.Excellent value for money!I highly recommend this company.
Anonymous
Very happy with the service. They are responsive and very fast in delivery. They do more than I would expect.
Sig Transport LTD
Very good/super quick service! High recommended! Thank you very much!!!
Anonymous
Excellent !!!. E Mail booking very fast and efficient. Technician arrived on time and very efficient. Highly recommended and at a very reasonable price considering the time it took to do, and the distance travelled. Many thanks to the technician who carried out the repair in the rain very polite and courteous. Not many company's can provide this level of service nowadays.
Anonymous
Arrived early to appointment and repaired as best as po
Anonymous
A lovely man, very polite. Made a new car key for a Renault. No hastle or stress. Good experience, Thank you.
Mr Stuard
Thank so much for your prompt response and the mechanic was a nice and efficient man who talked me through everything of my repair
Wendy Pallatt
Both key fobs for my car had broken, and was unable to lock my car. I phoned Car Key Solutions on the Sunday and they came out today and within 30 mins both keys done. A little pricey, but if I had purchased online and then had to have them reprogrammed, there wouldn't have been a lot of difference. Very good service. THank you
Mr Collin Caines
Brilliant service. Michael the engineer who came to sort my problem was extremely good at his job, very polite and personable. If he represents what your company offers then I happily recommend your company. Very happy customer.
Mr NEIL MACKAY
Excellent. Arrived on time and very efficient.
MS Kawther Abbasheikh
Technician came very quickly and was absolutely lovely, provided a great service.
Mr George Abbott
Engineer arrived at agreed time less than 2 hours after booking. Key was cut, programmed and demonstrated fully functional in 45 mins. Engineer was polite and professional. Very pleased with the service provided by Car Key Solutions.
Anonymous
Super fast service. My old & warnout black remote key fob for my 2004 Mercedes E class estate stopped working when i purchased a new case off ebay and swapped the parts. Called Mercedes dealer who said it would take over a week to replace. I then called Carkeysolutions. They sent an engineer the same evening who made a new chromed key fob and emergency key, within an hour. They were polite, fast & efficient. Great service and cheaper than the dealer.
Efeim Etycy
5 star. Thenks a lot.
Andrew Lee
Contacted Wednesday pm & job booked in for Thursday 11:00 - 13:00. Complete by half eleven. Brilliant service, polite and knowledgable technician. Will recommend.
Anonymous
From making the appointment, to have the technicial turning up, very efficent and easy. Thank you!
Paul Kouassi
Very professional On time as ingenier was on time Job done quickly Ingenier made sure I understood what was done Gave me the necessary information. Happy about the job and the ingenier
Allan
A fantastic service from this company. Professional technician arrived early and in no time I had spare key!
Ms Shamini Sathiyathasan
I must say the service was outstanding, from the first call to driving my car home. The.mobile technicians knew what he was doing. I was so lost without a car with 3 kids. My issue was resolved and so far no trouble only brought car home today.

Affordable Low Cost Spare or Replacement Car Locksmith Service

How much is the cost of a replacement car key… and more information about Car Key Replacement.

Years ago, the car key replacement process used to be simple and any car key shop that offered shoe repairs (and other not very comprehensive domestic accessories repairs) could do it pretty easily. Over the years, car manufacturers have changed things so that car keys are now comprehensive electronic devices – which affects the cost of the overall key replacement.

Creating a new replacement car key process has several stages:

  • Sourcing the correct key itself (whether manual, remote, or keyless)
  • Cutting the blade
  • Immobiliser codes
  • Programming of the Key

With the above formula in mind, there’s several factors that have an impact on replacement car key cost:

  • The vehicle make
  • The vehicle model
  • The year of manufacture
  • The vehicle specification

The cost of replacement car keys differs from one vehicle make to another.

Comparing a Ford Focus 2012 with flip type remote blade key will cost £217, and a VW Golf with same remote key type manufactured in same year will cost £257.

The cost of the replacement car key is also affected by year of manufacture on most vehicles – for example, a 2012 Vauxhall Corsa key costs £235, while the same model with same type remote key produced in 2017 will cost £264.

An interesting fact is that Nissan has priced most replacement remote keys on a fix price of £360.

Another aspect that could influence the car key replacement cost is the vehicle specification – as new keyless technology is now used more often. For example, a 2015 Ford Fiesta can be equipped with either a flip remote key blade or a keyless technology remote and so the price will vary with a higher cost for the keyless remote key.

It’s also important to take into consideration that most main dealers are franchises and so the price of a replacement car key may vary from one to another. The geographic location of the dealer could also impact the price, with dealers located around big cities more likely to be more expensive compared with ones located further out as this is can be a direct reflection with cost of living in the area.

It’s important to know that main dealers in the UK do not provide a mobile service for car key replacement, so should you lose your only car key, you will need to budget for the cost of recovery. Or if you have one key only, you will have to drive your vehicle to their workshop for the service to be provided by them.
With some vehicles, the key number and immobiliser code may be needed and the dealer could possibly charge an extra fee for supplying those.

Another aspect that will affect the cost is whether there is another key present or no – if all keys are lost, the procedure is sometimes more difficult and other parts may need replacement too.

Below are approximate dealer prices for key replacements on various vehicle models (model/year/wait time):

  • Ford Fiesta 2013   £272.00  –   2-5 days for booking
  • Volkswagen Golf 2014  –   £256.00  –   7-10 day, key is special order
  • Nissan Qashqai 2013  –   £300.00  –   2-5 days for booking
  • Ford Focus 2013  –   £217.00  –   2-5 days for booking
  • Vauxhall Corsa 2013  –   £250.00  –   2-5 days for booking
  • Volkswagen Polo 2013  –   £260.00  –   7-10 days, key is special order
  • Mini Cooper 2013  –   £245.00  –   2-5 days, key is special order
  • Ford Kuga 2013  –   £248.00  –   2-5 days for booking
  • Mercedes A-Class 2013  –   £330.00  –   7-10 days, key is special order
  • Ford Transit Custom 201  –   £950.00  –   2-5 days for booking
  • Toyota Yaris (blade) 2018  –   £2000.00  –   3-5 days for parts+key
  • Toyota Prius keyless 2018  –   £2500.00  –   3-5 days for parts +key
  • Volvo xc 90 2018  –   £345.00  –   2-5 days for booking
  • Lexus RX 450h 2016  –   £3000.00  –   5-10 days for parts
  • Audi A1 Lockset replacement 2018  –   £1040.00  –   5-10 days for booking
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2018  –   £1900.00  –   2 weeks for booking

Why are some keys so expensive to replace?

Studies reveal that there is a 6% chance for a vehicle owner to lose a car key, and if it’s the first time, they are shocked to discover the cost of a replacement car key. While older keys were less complicated and easier to program, the newer the vehicle is and more premium the vehicle brand is, the more likely is that cost of the replacement car key it will be higher. Unlike domestic house keys or car keys used 25 years ago, today car keys are sophisticated electronic devices that contain a comprehensive electronic board, transponder chip and battery.

Unfortunately many motorists realise too late why the cost of a replacement key is higher at the time of creating the key is created for the vehicle – with many vehicles, if all keys are lost then the procedure of creating a new key is much more comprehensive sine the alarm and immobiliser modules also have to be replaced. A good example is the 2018 Toyota Prius that requires a spare keyless remote key which will cost in excess of £450. However, when there is no key available the cost of programming a new key and replacement of some electronic control units will reach a whopping £3000! With this in mind, we cannot stress enough how important is to have always a spare key and how this can save you hundreds or even thousands of pounds.

Programming tools for programming and coding a new key can cost tens of thousands to initially purchase, with extra ongoing costs associated for licensing and installing new software. Also, certain procedures involved in cutting and programming a new car key replacement can be very comprehensive and time consuming for a qualified auto locksmith engineer Again, using the 2018 Toyota Prius as an example – if all keys are lost, then the entire dashboard has to be removed in order to access the control units required for replacement, with an approximate labour time of 8 hours.

When you take all these factors into consideration and remember that whoever is supplying the key will also need to make a profit, the price of a replacement car key is often justified. So to answer the question of how much do replacement car keys cost? Probably more than you would expect, but not so much after you read and understand how sophisticated a car key actually is, and mechanics of creating a new one.

Replacement of Car Keys costs UK drivers millions
An interesting survey by RAC in 2018 on 2000 UK motorists revealed the following:

  • 16 million of UK drivers (44%) often forget where they have left their car keys, temporarily.
  • 6% of motorists confess to permanently losing their car keys.
  • 19 million of motorists who permanently lose their car keys do not have a spare and purchase a replacement.
  • More than £180 million is spent in the UK on replacing car keys.

Another report from Which? claims that around 10% of drivers do not keep a second car key. This is old data and we now estimate this figure has increased significantly. The increasing cost of replacing car keys could be a reason for an increasing number of motorists failing to invest in a spare car key – in addition to drivers not thinking to protect themselves in the event of a situation whereby the only car key has gone missing or is faulty.

Affordable cost efficient spare of replacement car locksmith service

Use Car Keys Solutions Auto Locksmith for cost effective Car Key Replacement

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As the UK’s most reviewed and trusted car locksmith, our fleet of experienced technicians is always on call to assist to your enquiry. We can provide spare car keys, replacement car keys, and help you access your vehicle in the event of lost or stolen keys – all by the roadside. Car Keys Solutions will offer the convenient and cost/effective solution over the alternative of the main dealer option and will save you time and money on booking, recovering or driving your vehicle to their workshop. We offer same day service 7 days/week and also offer a 15% for car key replacement at our Car Keys Solutions Workshop in East Finchley N2 0RZ.
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We can also program electronic remote key fobs and get you back into your vehicle in the event of an emergency. And we can service all makes and model of vehicle – a full list can be found here. Our pricing depends on your vehicle, the type of service you require, and whether you can come to our service centre or if you require one of our mobile technicians to come to you on the roadside.

  • Lost keys start from £139.00 (Ford Fiesta – price applies to manual key and as an example)
  • Spare keys start from £89.00 ( Toyota Yaris- price applicable for spare manual key may differ according with your vehicle)
  • Roadside vehicle unlocking starts from £99.00 (depending on vehicle)
  • For an accurate, no obligation quote – talk to one of our advisers now.

We pledge the best customer service experience when it comes to car key replacement and auto locksmith services, and we have testimonials from thousands of customers that you can read here.

Cheap vs Quality

The cheapest option is not always the best option! It is always cheaper to do the job right the first time.

You can buy a new TV for £70 but it won’t have the same picture quality as a slightly more expensive trusted brand option. The same is true with auto locksmiths – if you spend long enough calling around you can probably find a lower price, but trying to save £10 on a new key could end up costing you up to £1000. It’s very easy for an inexperienced locksmith to corrupt a body control module using cheap non genuine tools.

What to expect from Car Keys Solutions services

  • Highly trained technicians
  • Same day service 
  • A fair price
  • A top quality key
  • 1 YEAR Warranty
  • A great level of customer service
  • A reliable service

 

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