Who I Need Call For Repair/Replacement Car Key Fob?

Car key fob not working? Need a replacement car key fob because you cannot find the original one anywhere and it might even be stolen by someone? Looking for someone who could make a car key fob repair in London, without forcing you to make any drastic changes in your planned daily schedule?

You have reached the right place! UK Car Locksmith is the company that you should call when you have a car key fob that is not working or if your car key fob disappears and you need an emergency replacement service in the greater London area. Dial our number now and take advantage of our fast and reliable mobile service and competitive rates!

✅ No call-out charge
✅ 30min response time
✅ Up to 12 months warranty
✅ 2nd key up to 50% off

Call UK Auto Locksmith anytime and we will be at your location anywhere in London within 30 minutes!

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What does fob mean for car keys?

Modern car key fobs come embedded with the latest technology and a ton of features that help you do many things with your car. In fact, the key fob holds the chip that ensures that your car’s safety, as it controls many mechanisms remotely. There could be a number of reasons if you ever find your car key fob not working. Since the car key is not just any key that fits car doors and the ignition but is a smart key, car key fob repair does come with a price tag; however, you can reduce the cost dramatically by using an auto locksmith.

How do I get a new key fob?

call to Auto locksmiths, like UK Auto Locksmith are professionals with extensive experience doing what they do. Since they offer their services across car models and brands, they are better equipped to deal with the car key fob issue. UK Auto locksmiths invest in technology and equipment specifically for customers with different car needs. They are also mobile and can reach you anywhere in London and Greater London rather than you having to go to them. A five-star rated company, UK Auto Locksmith offers affordable services at competitive prices.

All the services include a 1-year warranty for the labor and parts.

Also, UK Auto Locksmith offers a wide range of services: car key repair, car key cutting and programming, car ignition switch, car lockout service

Why use an auto locksmith for a replacement car key fob?

While the first instinct is to check with the car dealership about what the trouble with the car key fob might be, it is advisable to take look at better options for the service, like auto locksmiths. Dealerships tend to charge a hefty sum, especially if you require a complete replacement car key fob. The key fob has to be the right one for the make and model of the car as well as programmed to your individual car for accessing all the features. All these charges add up depending on the brand and other factors.

Tips for car key fob replacement

A few simple tips to save on getting the car key fob replaced/serviced:

  • Check the user’s manual first to see if you can fix it yourself
  • Check your car’s insurance, warranty, the extension of coverage, etc. to see if the cost of a car key replacement is covered
  • If all else fails, call a professional auto locksmith to resolve the problem

How much is a key fob for a car?

The cost of replacing the key fob depends mainly on the type of key necessary for the vehicle to start, and the costs vary depending on the service you need. 

  • For lockout- Start from £120
  • For Lost key- Start from £180
  • For Key Repair- Start from £130
  • For Copy Key- Start from £150
  • For Key replacement- Start from £150
  • For Ignition Repair/replacement- Start from £300

What information do I need to give to the locksmith?

To program your car keys, the assigned locksmith will need to have the following information at his disposal:

  • The make of the vehicle
  • The model of the vehicle
  • The year of purchase
  • The car registration details
  • The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)


The above information is necessary for the locksmith to understand the type of key that your vehicle needs. The VIN is normally located on the dashboard, on the driver’s side.

The locksmith will need the relevant documents which will confirm that you are the owner of the vehicle. 

Can You Copy Key Fobs?

Yes. If you want a copy of your car key fob, you can get one by going to a trustworthy locksmith company or a reliable copying service. It’s an inexpensive and straightforward process that doesn’t take much time, so it’s a convenient option if you want more than one fob.

Why Is it Called a Key Fob?

There is no specific answer to this question, but some sources mention that key fobs were small pockets you could use to keep valuables in the 1800s.

Fobs later became keychains, and they came with some car keys when you got them, for example, with Cadillacs. Nowadays, automotive industries still use this term to refer to keyless entry remote transmitters.

Which areas do you cover?

Having centers in areas like Barnet, Bromley, Croydon, and Hertfordshire, UK Auto Locksmith offers 24/7 Automotive Locksmith Services, including lost car key replacement, emergency car lockout, and key and remote repair services