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VOLKSWAGEN KEY PROBLEMS? WE’VE GOT THE SOLUTION!

There’s no such thing as a standard Volkswagen key – different models require different types of key, from manual to remote and, more recently, dash keys.

No matter which VW model you own, we’ve got the right kind of key in stock to replace your key if anything untoward happens to it. There’s no need to worry about the expense and inconvenience of taking your car to a dealership if you’ve broken or lost your VW key, as our mobile replacement and repair service can be with you within an hour – and costs far less than what a dealer would charge you.

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ABOUT VOLKSWAGEN KEYS

Since 1995, all VW keys all contain a code to prevent unauthorised use in other cars. Factory-fitted Volkswagen immobiliser systems look for that code before permitting the engine to start … but even though those coded keys should be fully functional 100% of the time, there’s still a tiny chance that things can go wrong. But don’t panic if that happens to you – we’re here to put it right again.

VW keys need programming before they can be used in any car – and need specific programming to synch with your car’s inbuilt security system. We’ve got the technology to do that for you – in minutes.

There’s no point in buying a second-hand Volkswagen key to save yourself time and money, it’s not going to work for your car.

Buying a new or replacement VW key from a dealership can involve a lot of expense and a long wait of up to ten days, or even longer. Then again, why spend so much and wait for so long when with just a phone call one of our technicians can be with you within an hour … and present you with a new, fully-functional key within minutes.

If you purchase a new Volkswagen from a dealership, you’ll get two keys with it. On the other hand, there’s no guarantee you’ll be getting more than one key if you’re buying your VW second-hand from a dealer or an individual. And if you only get one key, had you thought of what could happen if you lost it? Or damaged it? This is why we strongly recommend you have a duplicate key created and programmed, just in case – and we’re the people to do it for you.

VOLKSWAGEN KEY FUNCTIONS

Mechanical function: opening the door locks and, when in the ignition barrel, starting the engine. This kind of key would be used for older vehicles, usually up to the year 2000.

Immobiliser function: to start with, the immobiliser system was very basic (but still effective) and has become increasingly sophisticated over the years.

Remote central locking function: so much more convenient than walking round the car physically checking all doors are locked before leaving.

Keyless function: a combination of VW key functions: locking and unlocking all the door locks as long as this type of key is within a certain distance from the vehicle, and starting the engine once inside.

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OUR VOLKSWAGEN KEY SERVICES

KEY REPLACEMENT

Miles from home and you’ve lost or damaged your VW key? Just call our helpful customer service department and they’ll send out a fully-equipped mobile technician who’ll be with you within an hour (anywhere in London and the Home Counties) – so not only will you safely get back home again, you also won’t have to worry about arranging for towing, or waiting days for a dealership to call and say you can now collect your new key.

KEY DUPLICATION

As we’ve said before, you could find yourself in more than just a spot of trouble if you’ve only got one Volkswagen key and something happens to it. A second key will keep you out of trouble – especially if there’s more than one person driving your VW and you share it between you. Much better to have one key each, so if one person’s key goes missing or gets damaged, you’ll have to share the other key between you – until you get a another duplicate made, of course. It’s simple, it’s fast and it’s inexpensive.

KEY PROGRAMMING

Yes, it’s possible to purchase a key programming machine, but then again, no – there’s no guarantee someone who owns one knows how to use it properly. It really is best to leave that to us, since we have the dealer-level equipment and the skilled technicians to use it to create a whole new VW key for you, or re-synchronise an existing key that’s gone out of sync with your car.

KEY RETRIEVAL

Locked outside your car … while your keys are safely locked inside it? Don’t laugh – it happens to a lot of people. But if it happens to you, it just takes one quick phone call for one of our mobile technicians to unlock your VW door without leaving scratch – or any other kind of mark.

KEY REPAIR

Not all damaged car keys have to be thrown away, and if your Volkswagen key’s had one bump or knock too many for it to work properly, there’s no need to bin it: even if the blade has broken off in a door lock or the ignition barrel we can get it out of there with no trouble at all, and then fix the key so it’s as good as the day you received it – or even better.

DOOR LOCK / IGNITION BARREL REPAIR

We don’t just repair VW keys, either: should something happen to a door lock or the ignition barrel we can fix it at a fraction of the cost you’d be charged by a garage … and fix it faster, too.

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HOW VOLKSWAGEN KEYS WORK

VW keys aren’t just keys – they’re hi-tech anti-theft devices, and one way or another they’ve been like that since the mid-90s when auto manufacturers were required by law to install some form of immobiliser system.

Keys contain a microchip (a.k.a. “transponder”) which responds to a code-request signal sent out by the vehicle’s immobiliser system. If that response isn’t exactly what the system is expecting, the engine won’t start – or if it does start it’ll shut right back down again within a few seconds.

The immobiliser system is connected either to the car’s Engine Control Unit or integrated with the clock on the dashboard.

This means using a different key, or even attempting to hotwire your car simply won’t work – so the only person able to drive your Volkswagen is … you.

It’s not just a case of a key having its own code: your Volkswagen’s security system has been assigned its own 4-digit security code which has to be programmed into a new key before it functions properly. But retrieving that code requires dealer-level equipment – which we have, so programming a new key presents no problem for us at all. Or for you.

And that’s why buying second-hand VW keys – either online or offline – is such a bad idea: whoever’s selling them that way certainly won’t be specialising in key repair and replacement like we do.

Yes, those second-hand keys may cost a tiny fraction of the price you’d expect to pay otherwise, but they’re really not worth the money since they’re simply not going to work in your car.

Reprogramming a replacement key and fitting a transponder into it requires expertise and the proper equipment, and if you’re depending on a dealership for that replacement key, you can expect a long wait and a big bill at the end of it all.

Then again, we can repair, reprogram or even replace your Volkswagen key either at one of our London or Milton Keynes workshops, or by the roadside if it’s an emergency – and all for much less than you’d expect.

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KEY SERVICES FOR ALL VOLKSWAGEN MODELS

Below is the list of all the Volkswagen models we’ve provided key services for up to now, but if you can’t see yours there, don’t panic – just call us with your requirements and we’ll create a bespoke key service for that particular model, and add it to that list.

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IT'S AN EMERGENCY!

Miles from home? Lost key? Broken key? Broken door lock? Broken ignition barrel? No need to book an appointment. Or have your car towed to one of our workshops.

Just call us and our emergency team will be with you – whereover you are in London and the Home Counties – within an hour. Whether you need the services of one of our auto locksmiths or of one of our qualified technicians with specialised knowledge of VW fobs and keys, he’ll be equipped with the most up-to-date technology for the job in hand.

For VW models manufactured after 1995 our technician will first retrieve the information we need from your immobiliser, together with that 4-digit code needed to program your new key.

With that information to hand he’ll start cutting your new key blade before programming the whole unit to sync with your car.

Or if we’ve been called upon to unlock your VW, our locksmith will open it up for you in no time at all, without leaving any scratch, mark or other kind of clue that he’s been there.

So when you call on us to deal with an emergency, you know you’ll be back on the road again in minutes.

WHY CAR KEYS SOLUTIONS?

No matter how careful you are with your Volkswagen key, there’s always the possibility of a problem developing – it could be as simple as a battery that needs replacing, or it could be as complex as a combination of damage to the outside and to the electronics inside. Or it could be locked inside your car while you’re locked outside. And, of course, there’s always the possibility of losing it completely, and that, if you’ve only got one single key, is a recipe for disaster.

So that’s why we can’t emphasise enough how important it is for you to have a spare key … how fast, simple and inexpensive it is for us to duplicate your single Volkswagen key … and the peace of mind you’ll have knowing that if something happens to that one key you’ve always got another one to hand.

And unlike main dealerships, we specialise in vehicle key-related emergencies, whatever they may be. We can be with you within an hour anywhere in London and the Home Counties, and repair or replace your Volkswagen key on the spot to get you back on the road again as soon as possible. All you need to do is call our emergency hotline … and we’ll do the rest!

“ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAINTS AND SPOT ON SERVICE”

“Car Key Solutions came recommended and from my 1st phone call enquiry to the Technician conducting the work faultless, highly professional and only happy to recommend.”

Tom Evans

“GREAT COMMUNICATION FROM BOOKING SERVICE”

“Engineer arrived on time and was extremely professional. Problem was fixed in less than an hour. Big thumbs up to Car Keys Solutions.”

Chelsey Meuio Santos

“SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, VERY PROMPT, POLITE AND EFFICIENT”

“The price was good, and overall can't be faulted. The technician was great, keeping to social distancing appropriately. Very much recommended.”

Rob Melling

“ABSOLUTELY NO COMPLAINTS AND SPOT ON SERVICE”

“Car Key Solutions came recommended and from my 1st phone call enquiry to the Technician conducting the work faultless, highly professional and only happy to recommend.”

Tom Evans

“GREAT COMMUNICATION FROM BOOKING SERVICE”

“Engineer arrived on time and was extremely professional. Problem was fixed in less than an hour. Big thumbs up to Car Keys Solutions.”

Chelsey Meuio Santos

“SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, VERY PROMPT, POLITE AND EFFICIENT”

“The price was good, and overall can't be faulted. The technician was great, keeping to social distancing appropriately. Very much recommended.”

Rob Melling
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OUR LOCATIONS

It couldn’t be easier to arrange an appointment for a time and location that suits you, any time between 8am and 10pm every day, anywhere in London and the Home Counties. Or you’re more than welcome to visit one of our London and Milton Keynes workshops to have your Volkswagen key duplicated, repaired or replaced while you wait.

EAST FINCHLEY

East Finchley
142-144 East End Road, London, N2 0RZ

Monday to Sunday:
08:00-22:00

KILBURN

Killburn
286-288 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 2DB

Monday to Sunday:
08:00-22:00

SOUTH LONDON

South London
220-222 Portland Road, South Norwood SE25 4QB

Monday to Sunday:
08:00-22:00

MILTON KEYNES

 Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Monday to Sunday:
08:00-22:00