Read more: Wet car key? What to do now.
I get loads of calls along the lines of “I dropped my car key in the sink / left it in the washing machine”. My advice is always the same. Get a new car key NOW. Usually the reply is, “I’m going to dry it out and see if it works”. It will. You can […]
Read more: Keys locked in the car? How NOT to open your car
Let’s be honest, We have all (me included) locked the keys in the car, or at least know people who have. Often, our first reaction is to think we will have to put a window through. Many people do just that, and then regret it straight away. This is the worst possible way to get […]
Read more: How to unlock a car without the keys
Firstly, all the old fashioned ways simply don’t work. Almost all cars since the start of the millennium, don’t simply lock. They deadlock. The difference is simple. Once deadlocked, the car handles on the inside are useless, so forget about coathangers and things through a slightly prised door. Even if you can get a grip […]
Read more: How much does a car key cost?
Easy question – very difficult answer, because there are so many types of car key for so many makes and models, but I will show you later the average cost from a car dealer and the indicative price from a mobile locksmith. First thing is to understand what goes into making a new car key […]
Read more: How a car key works
Keys are unchanged for centuries, as are the methods for “picking” a lock. Even though cars have been around for much less than this, your car key is still going in a lock, just like the yale locks and euro cylinder locks used on your house door. THE MECHANICS In its simplest form, your car […]
Read more: Car keys and all you need to know
All about modern car keys, lost car keys, keys locked in cars, car key programming and everything related. A lot of the blogs and posts I read are nonsense and out of date. I read and watch so much rubbish about the area of car keys and opening locked cars that I get hot under […]
Read more: Car Key VIN Number Mythbusting
Had a phone call today. Sadly common story that started with an unusual question. The story was a common one of a relationship split with a car on the ex-partners drive and him refusing to hand the keys over. Could I help? Of course. The odd question was could I make a key from the […]