Where Can I Get A Replacement Car Key Fob? - UK Auto Locksmith

by UK Auto Locksmith
2 months ago

After you’ve searched every nook and corner of your house and peered through the windows of your locked vehicle, you finally come to terms with the fact that you definitely need a replacement car key fob. A bunch of questions clouds your mind as what seemed like stuff that happens to others has actually become a true story for you too. Let’s help you find a solution to your problem.

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

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

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How can repair or replacement key service help you?

If you’re wondering whether an auto locksmith can program your car key fob, there’s no need to worry as professional auto locksmiths can work with every type of car key, including electronic car key fobs, reprogram these car keys, remove existing keys from your vehicle’s computer, and more. Moreover, auto locksmiths will travel to the location where you’re stranded with your vehicle whereas you would have to tow your car to a dealership or local garage.

Whenever you intend to search for an “auto locksmith near me” always make it a point to look for one who is professional and reliable as it will ensure quick service without compromising quality. This is particularly applicable when you’re searching for trustworthy auto locksmiths for a Mini Cooper car keys replacement or a Vauxhall car key replacement.

You need to get your day back on track but the safety of your vehicle is also of primary importance. So pick an auto locksmith with care to get quality service at affordable rates.

UK Auto Locksmith Ltd
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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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Types of Car Keys and Fobs

It’s time to learn about the different types of car keys to be better prepared when you need a new car key fob replacement.

Mechanical Keys

These keys are old school and do not include the electronics used to confirm the key is valid. 

Programmable Remotes

With these programmable remotes, you can open the trunk, sound the alarm, and open or close the vehicle.

Transponder Keys

Mechanical and transponder keys are similar, except the latter has electronic components that communicate with the automobile to verify the key. 

Laser Cut Transponder Keys

There is a bit of extra security added to laser-cut transponder keys. It is important to note that you should use someone with extensive knowledge of locksmithing and rekeying to make this key for you. 

Remote/Key Combos

These are becoming more and more common. A remote key is precisely what the name suggests: a key and a remote combination. 

Proximity FOBs

You will find this option with new model cars, and you can use it to unlock or start the automobile when you are nearby.

Tibbe Keys

These keys can’t be duplicated by a locksmith or dealer and are unique in every aspect. Moreover, they are limited to specific types of automobiles, such as Jaguar and Ford.

fob keys for cars

what is a better choice for replacement key service? dealership or car locksmith

 here we come to answer your dilemma about which is the best option for car key fob replacement? You can approach a local garage or contact your dealership to get a replacement car key fob but getting in touch with a trusted auto locksmith is always the most economical and best choice. A dealership can replace your car key fob and program it as well but the catch here is that you will be charged an arm and a leg to get it done.

Can I buy a key fob and program it myself?

Of course, you might think of looking up tutorials available on YouTube but chances are you might make a mistake and end up forking out more money than you had hoped to bargain for. Also, you would have to experience the added hassle of searching online for the car key fob replacement, and learn how to program it on your own. But this is not possible for all vehicles, particularly if you’re looking for specific car keys replacement such as Mini Cooper car keys replacement or Vauxhall car key replacement. An auto locksmith will deliver personal assistance and provide you with competitive pricing on all related services as well thus guaranteeing you quality care and a fair price.

So, how long does it take to program a car key fob?

Programming car key fobs take different amounts of time as it is based on the particular programming method required. If an auto locksmith does not need to access the onboard diagnostics port, the service time would be shorter. But whatever the process, an auto locksmith would be able to replace and program a car key fob within the shortest possible time unless you require services like car key cutting and reprogramming of your lost car key fob. In such cases, it may take you a while longer to get back on the road and restart your day.


About our team of specialists

All technical members of our UK Auto Locksmith team take advanced training in-car computer reprogramming, key duplication, car key cutting, car key fob repair, and automotive key generation. You can call us today or any day 24 hours and we will service your car with great care.

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  • How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Key Fob?

The cost of replacing lost car keys 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 £99
  •  For Lost key- Start from £149
  • For Key repair- Start from £129
  • For Copy Key- Start from £129
  • For Key replacement- Start from £129
  • For Ignition Repair/replacement- Start from £249
  • 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