The Cost of VW Car key replacement | UK Car Locksmith

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Losing your car keys can be very stressful, and this is doubly so when it comes to your prized VW. A great deal of car key programming goes into replacing the remote. What you require is a comprehensive solution that takes care of all the aspects that go into car key replacement.

UK Auto locksmith team has the proper experience and equipment to help 24/7 in any Emergency Locksmith case within 30 minute response time.

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How Much Does New VW Key Replacement Cost?

let’s address the cost. Addressing the needs of any vehicle that utilises electronics will naturally involve a higher cost. New VW models, unlike older ones, cannot be cut easily.

Normally, a VW key replacement cost can be anywhere between 120 £ and 300 £, depending on your requirement. With new VWs, it is not enough to have a locksmith make a new key – it needs to be programmed in order to enable the ignition to start.

What Does a Car Replacement Service Take Care of?

Most car keys today use a transponder chip under the back piece of plastic over the metal part of the key. The chip communicates through a radio signal transmitted by the ignition once the car key is inserted into it. The chip has to be programmed properly in order to enable the ignition to start and for the vehicle to move. The chip safeguards the vehicle from being stolen; it takes trained professionals to have the necessary skills, as well as information – at their disposal – in order to properly program the Transponder keys.

Our team of dedicated excerpts are committed to providing an effective solution for any situation that you might face with your vehicle.

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Areaspective
Areaspective
16:37 30 Dec 21
Apparently we have an odd lock key code combo. Opened door in seconds but codes not as expected on the key. Also very... attentive in making sure that the new key worked on all the doors boot etc.Very happy!read more
Reece ‌
Reece ‌
18:03 06 Dec 21
Great service, the technician arrived on time and called me upon arrival (I'm in a new build which is difficult to... find). They came within a couple hours and saved the day. Thank you! Would defo recommend.read more
PMI 5-A-side
PMI 5-A-side
17:54 29 Nov 21
Having found Auto Locksmith on-line, they dealt with my query immediately and knowledgeably outlining the possible... scenarios. They had an engineer to my car with the hour and problem resolved with 90 minutes. The work wasn’t cheap but I guess you pay for decent workmanship and a professional service.read more
Nina Littler
Nina Littler
23:44 16 Nov 21
Great service, immediate response, friendly, professional, clearly explained process and pricing. Immediate assistance,... turned up exactly on time and kept informed. Could not have been easier. No other provider came close.read more
Jay Patel
Jay Patel
08:52 03 Nov 21
Great Service and helped me out if a sticky situation when I accidentally dropped my key into the storm drain.... Professional and very helpful company. Would definitely recommend to others. Competitive pricing aswell.read more
Sandra Tovar
Sandra Tovar
12:52 02 Nov 21
Professional service. I needed a spare key for my car, and they gave me the appointment straight away. They came to my... house and made the key in 30 minutes. Appreciate that everything was explained clearly and everything was professional. The quality of the key was better than expected. 100% recomended.read more
Philip English
Philip English
11:33 29 Oct 21
A first class service by professional people. My call was taken by someone who understood exactly what my problem was.... They locksmith arrived within the hour and repaired my ignition lock which took under an hour. Perfect!read more
yuval Shmuel
yuval Shmuel
15:51 17 Oct 21
Really great service! Professional and honest.Henry did an amazing job helping me when I lost my car keys.Thank you... guys!read more
Marius Bisoc
Marius Bisoc
15:44 06 Oct 21
I just had one of your technicians Teo come over who made a brand new car key for me as I lost my previous one.In just... under 10 minutes he was able to sort me out with a new key and offered a professional and friendly approach to the situation.Thanksread more
Jonathan Mulonso
Jonathan Mulonso
08:50 06 Oct 21
Really good company, came to my aid when I lost my car key. Easy to communicate, prompt, on time and made sure I was... happy that my new worked before paying the cost. Would recommendread more
Ubaid Hassan
Ubaid Hassan
07:27 08 Sep 21
I lost my car keys and rang around to get someone to come round. But only UK Auto Locksmiths managed to get someone out... the same day. Sol was great on the phone, gave me a good price and confirmed the engineer would be out later in the afternoon. The engineer arrived on time and sorted my keys out. Great service and highly recommended.read more
Mal Soor
Mal Soor
20:27 02 Sep 21
I found them via Google search. Called them, they asked a few questions and took some details. Quoted me a price and I... asked how quickly they can pop around, they literally came in 10mins!... Wow that was amazing... 🙂👍read more
Beth Mills
Beth Mills
17:17 29 Jul 21
Highly recommended. Really lovely guy, really professional, fast, and incredibly reasonably priced compared to other... companies. I hope don't need to use them again, but if I break or lose my keys I will definitely go back to them!!read more
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What Does VW Car Key Replacement Really Involve?

In the case of Volkswagen cars, key replacement is no simple task. It requires specialised software and equipment that will enable the designated locksmith to work out a unique 4-digit security code. This code is what enables the keys to be programmed for the vehicle; VW dealers refer to it as the Secret Key Code, but let us assure you that we are in on the secret!

A trained car locksmith who can handle a VW car key replacement situation will know how to carefully cut new keys and program the transponder key for the car. He will also need to reconfigure remote fobs that enable central locking.

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Speedy Replacement of Your VW Keys

Your vehicle is one of the most valuable assets that you possess, and it’s only natural that you want to safeguard it against all manner of threats; and what’s more important to the security of a car than it’s lock and keys?

To successfully address specific emergency situations that you may find your vehicle in, you require a reliable and efficient car keys replacement service. UK Auto Locksmith is committed to providing just that, empowering the citizens of London towards a secure experience with their vehicles.

Needless to say, there is a world of difference between a replacement solution that takes a few days to a week, and one that is quick, efficient, and specifically addresses your requirement. Empowered with the convenience of a service that is available to you 24/7, you no longer need to fret and worry over emergency situations at any point in your VW travelling experience.

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FAQ:

Why does a vw key cost so much?

like we said before the vehicle that utilises electronics will naturally involve a higher cost and Volkswagen cars utilise an immobiliser system which ensures that they don’t start without the right key. The deactivation of the immobiliser occurs via a small transponder chip that is embedded in the head of the key.  Earlier VW models worked with a separate immobiliser box while most later models have an immobiliser system that is combined with the dashboard clocks.

  • 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.  

  • 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