Car key cutting
The Auto Locksmith offers a mobile car key cutting service for replacing lost, stolen or broken car keys. We work from mobile vans around London and are able to come to your vehicle and cut you a new car key on site. We can cut keys for the majority of vehicles including cars and vans and some larger commercial heavy good vehicles. We do not currently offer a motorbike key cutting service.
How our car key cutting service works
We are able to cut new keys for most cars even if you have lost your last remaining key. How do we do this? We work closely with vehicle main dealers and many will supply us with a unique code which gives the information needed to cut a correct fitting key. This is known as a key number and when entered into our software will supply the exact cuts for the key. Every car will have a unique key to operate the locks. No two vehicles with have the same cuts in the key. The key number needed to cut this unique key will be obtained from the vehicles VIN or registration number. For some vehicle makes this code can be found in the service handbook or on a separate card. This is one of the most important pieces of information in the service documentation but for some reason always goes missing!
If no key number is available or accessible from the dealer we can find out how to cut your car key by removing a lock from the car. We will take the lock apart and then be able to see the combination for cutting a working car key. When removing locks every care is taken to cause no damage to your vehicle. Locks are always replaced carefully and you will never know it has been removed.
If we are cutting you a spare car key we can use your existing key to copy the pattern. We use an automated or manual machine to make an exact copy of the key. You will then have a duplicate car key that is identical to your existing key. If your car key is cracked or broken into two pieces we can use the same method to make a copy of the key. You may like to read more about or service for broken car keys
Why you need mobile car key cutting
Most good locksmith shops wil be able to cut a new car key blade in their shop. Car keys are quite tricky to cut and if the key is being copied from a broken or worn key there is a good chance the key will not work well, or even work at all in the lock. As a mobile key cutting service for cars and vans we can test the key in all of your vehicle locks to ensure it work correctly, and we always have the option of removing a lock if there are any problems.
It’s also worth noting that the majority of car keys contain a transponder chip for deactivating the cars immobiliser and will need programming to the vehicle. This is why our service is fully mobile and we never a key in the post type service. Some transponder chips can be cloned in shop but will usually be copied to a large battery head that will eventually die and stop working with the cars immobiliser. You may like to read more about our unique on-site mobile car key programming service
For a fast response car key cutting service call now on 0800 1583798