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Toyota key repair

I’m convinced Toyota keys must have been designed and manufactured by an auto locksmith! The remote keys used for Toyota vehicles are extremely flimsy and are prone to snapping and falling apart. The good news is we offer a complete Toyota …

Ford Tibbe picks, under the microscope

Welcome to the second edition of ‘Under the Microscope’. In our last article we reviewed Renault key programming tool and saw True Code crowned as the number one product for coding replacement Renault keys and cards. This week we are …

Renault key programming, under the microscope

Hey fellow auto locksmiths, this month we have started an exciting brand new blog feature. We shall be writing a fortnightly column called “Under The Microscope” that tests and reviews the best key programming and vehicle entry tools. There are dozens of …

Jammed Honda ignition lock

The problem with Honda locks At The Auto Locksmith we are called out several times a week to a very similar problem – A jammed Honda ignition lock. The key will go all the way into the ignition barrel but …

Key won’t turn in Vauxhall ignition lock

The Vauxhall ignition problem: When attempting to start the car the key goes all the way into the ignition but will not turn. You have a jammed Vauxhall ignition barrel. Cause of fault with Vauxhall ignitions: This is a common …

How to replace a car key fob battery

If your key fob has stopped remotely opening your car doors or has become problematic, then it may mean the battery is flat and needs replacing.  The battery in the key fob only supplies power to the remote opening functionality …

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