Key programming

Whether you have a newer or an older vehicle, at Rated Locksmiths, we work tirelessly to get you back on the road as quickly as possible by providing an affordable car and van key cutting and programming service that you can trust.

Working with over 300 professional locksmiths, we utilise the very latest smart key technology in order to provide a secure smart key programming service, day and night. Our auto locksmiths have worked with all the major makes and models of vehicle, so if your car or van key is starting to cause you issues, we’ll reprogram it for you in no time at all.

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What does car key programming mean?

Car key programming involves reprogramming the pre-set blank chip in a new car key so that it works alongside the current settings of your car. Thanks to significant advances in technology, cars are now more sophisticated than ever before, meaning that if your car key is starting to give you problems, or it has stopped working altogether, it’s definitely worthwhile calling on an auto locksmith near you.

Although it is possible to get your hands on a new key from your dealership, it can take a considerable amount of time, whereas our technicians can be with you on the same day.

When we programme a key for you, it will be fully compliant with all the specifications set by the vehicle manufacturer, and we have full access to all of the manufacturer's and dealership pin codes. It goes without saying that our vehicle locksmiths are trained in the latest locksmithing techniques.

What is the impact of a car or van key failure?

Although advances in technology have significantly improved and enhanced the driver experience, the complex operating systems can mean that starting a vehicle with a faulty key is no longer as simple as jump starting the engine into life.

The design innovations and new and exciting driving features have seen the price of vehicles skyrocket. Cars are therefore more valuable than ever before, which has resulted in a rise in car theft and attempted theft. In order to make cars harder to steal, most car keys now feature a microchip, and if the microchip is not detected, the car simply won’t start. A faulty chip or a damaged key could see you stranded at home or the roadside with no way to start the engine, or in some cases, even get into the vehicle.

How does key programming work?

Car key programming works by using transmitters to allow easy access to a vehicle and of course, make security harder to bypass.

Although most keyless entry remotes and transponder keys perform to optimum standard, it’s not uncommon for them to fail from time to time. This typically happens when a key is replaced or duplicated, and hasn’t been accurately programmed to enable it to communicate with the vehicle.

A keyless entry remote or key fob could also fail to work if it needs a new battery, there’s a faulty ignition cylinder, a damaged key or there is a damaged lock.

Our car key programming services

Programming car keys can be a very complex process, and should always be carried out by a professional key programmer to avoid causing problems in communication with your vehicle. At Rated Locksmiths, we provide a number of key programming services including:

  • Key coding
  • Transponder key programming
  • Immobiliser code retrieval
  • Replacement keys

A professional car key programming service you can trust

Our ultimate goal is to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. Our expert locksmiths are trained to handle a wide range of key programming issues, resolving them quickly and effectively, no matter what the make or model of your car or van.

We fully understand that when it comes to getting you safely back on the road, time is always of the essence. Highly skilled and experienced, our locksmiths will programme your vehicle keys correctly, so that the chip inside the key is recognised by your vehicle.

We’ll have an auto locksmith come to you

We operate a mobile service, so we’ll come to you and carry out work on site. We provide car key services for most vehicles on the market today including Ford, Renault, Vauxhall, Toyota, Volkswagen, Mercedes, BMW, and Audi.

Why you should call in an experienced auto locksmith

If you find yourself in a situation where you are unable to access your car and require a key programming service, it’s definitely worthwhile calling in the professionals!

Our auto locksmiths near you are highly skilled, and familiar with all different types of keys. They are used to handling even the most complex programming systems. Before you try to rectify the problem yourself and potentially cause further issues, make sure you contact our locksmiths for help.

We’ve professional auto locksmiths near you

All of our locksmiths are qualified, highly professional, and reliable, so you can rest assured that you’ll receive a high-quality service that you can trust, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Do you need assistance with a key programming issue? If the answer is yes, get in touch today! Our friendly, helpful and professional team is always on hand to help.

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