You would not be the first (and certainly not the last) person to lose a car key, that’s for sure. Replacement car keys are lifesavers when the original vanishes, so it is essential to always have a spare in a safe place. If you need a set of freshly cut car keys after a misplacement or theft, you need to find a professional to do it for you.
When searching for auto locksmiths near me anywhere in the London area, you are sure to find our name. The best place to get a new set of car keys cut in any situation is at UK Auto Locksmiths.
Here is a bit more information about car key cutting in general and what you can expect from our experts.
How Long Does It Take to Cut Car Keys?
When you go to the experts, you can have a brand new car key in less than half an hour. The cutting process usually takes between 20 and 30 minutes depending on how intricate the teeth are. Please bear in mind that high-security keys may take a little bit longer.
The new step to car key cutting is programing the fob to work with your car. Transponder keys are used in almost all modern cars, and they need to be set up to the signal of the machine. Including the programming, it rarely takes more than an hour to finalise a newly cut car key and be on your merry way.
How Can I Cut Car Keys Without the Original Key?
Lost car keys are a nightmare for drivers worldwide, especially if you don’t have a spare set. Of course, the ideal scenario is to never be caught without a copy, but let’s face it- it can happen.
If you lose your only set of car keys, a licensed auto locksmith expert can cut and program a brand new key. You need to provide identification and proof of ownership, but the locksmith can let you know exactly what documentation to provide.
Re-keying a car usually costs a little bit more than straight copying, so keep this in mind when you ask for a quote. Another good idea is to get more than one set made at this point to avoid a return visit!
How Much Does It Cost to Cut Car Keys?
The cost of car key cutting varies depending on the type of key you have. A simple mechanical key should not cost more than £10 to £15, but a high-security laser cut key can be priced at over £250.
The prices to buy keys are actually low, with a common transponder key and fob (the most common type of car key in the UK) costing around £10. However, it takes a lot more to program the cut car keys so that you can actually use them.
UK Auto Locksmiths standard pricing is very competitive, especially considering the level of service provided.
Can I Get a Replacement Car Key Brought to Me?
It may not be possible to get to an auto locksmith’s office- especially if you don’t have a car key! Luckily, some auto locksmiths offer a mobile service and can come to you. If you do have a spare key but don’t have time to go to an office, have it ready for the locksmith to inspect. They can also sometimes reprogram on site.
Mobile services are dependent on the specific situation, as not every key can be cut on-site. The best way to find out is to get in touch with one of the pros, who can answer your questions there and then.
If you need to cut car keys and want the best possible service, we are the team for you. Whether you want to make a spare copy, replace a damaged or lost key, or need to completely reprogram the locking system to a brand new set- we can do it quickly, efficiently, and for a great price.
Call UK Auto Locksmith anytime, and we will be at your location anywhere in London within 30 minutes! Call us for a quote on 02038809904.