Loosing your car keys, or being locked out of your vehicle can be extremely inconvenient at
the best of times. Finding yourself unable to enter your car or start it when you’re in an unfamiliar place can be extremely worrying.
If you find yourself in need of an auto locksmith in the Esher area we can come to your assistance.
Postal area: KT10
Map Coordinates: 51.3691°N 0.365°W
Car Locksmith Services For Esher
In a nutshell we offer a service where we can gain entry to your vehicle, cut new keys and programme transponder keys. As mobile auto locksmiths for Esher and the rest of Surrey our aim is to offer you a prompt, courteous and value for money service.
We offer a non-destructive means of entering your vehicle. In the rare instances where we are unable to gain entry in a satisfactory matter, we may be able to uncover a key number and so cut a key which will open the vehicle.
What about Transponder keys?
Since the early 90’s vehicle manufacturers have increasingly equipped new versions of their vehicles with integrated immobilisers controlled by a transponder key. Essentially a transponder key is a key with a micro-chip embedded in the head which acts as a transmitter and receiver of data. When the transponder key is inserted into the ignition the key communicates with the vehicles ECU (engine management system) which verifies the validity of the key. If the key fails to validate then the vehicle will fail to start.
We have the hardware and software that allows us to reprogram immobilisers as well as clone or copy the majority of transponder chips.
Stolen or lost keys
Having your car keys stolen or finding you have lost them can add unnecessary stress to your day, fortunately there is always a solution. We are mobile so can come to where your car is, remove a lock and read the wafers inside the lock and cut a suitable key.
In the event you need a transponder key then we can programme the key to function with the vehicles immobiliser.
We can also recode your locks in the event of key theft to preserve the security of your van or car. This is done by rearranging the pins or wafers so that the original stolen keys will no longer work in the locks. If your locks are worn then we can fit new locks that will work with the original keys.
What about manufacturers key codes
When a new car rolls of the production line it is given a key code which is printed onto a small sticker which is then placed in the owners handbook or inside the glove box. Having the key code handy makes it a simple job of supplying a new spare key.
Makes of vehicles we cover
We offer a comprehnsive locksmith service for the following car makes, any questions please phone us now on 07863561075
- Alfa Romeo
- Land Rover
- Range Rover
- Volkswagen (VW)
Find out more information on the car models we offer vehicle entry, cut keys and program for.
How Car Keys Work – The Basics
Many motorists don’t realise that modern Car Keys are really three DIFFERENT types of key all combined into one!
- A mechanical key blade like your house key (this turns in the door locks to open the doors and also in the ignition barrel to remove the steering lock and allows the driving wheel to turn!)
- A Transponder Security Chip “coded” or “paired” to your car (This is recognised by your car’s on-board computer and allows the engine to start)
- A Remote Control Central Locking Fob (These are the buttons which most modern car keys now feature which unlock the vehicle and sometimes disarm an alarm system as well).
All three of these “keys” work totally separately which most new forum visitors don’t realise! If you have a problem with your key, it could be 1 of these things that is going wrong, two of them or all of them! Of course, if all your keys are lost, you are probably going to need to replace all 3 parts to get a replacement Car Key which works as good as the original one!
Just to make things more confusing some very modern cars don’t have mechanical blade at all! Instead they have a purely electronic Key “Card” (like a credit card) or even a “Keyless Entry Fob” which the driver doesn’t need to take out of his pocket to start the car; instead, providing the fob is detected in the vehicle, the drive can start the car by simply pressing a button!
First, there is the metal blade on the key that slots into the doors and the ignition barrel and only turns it if it is cut correctly.
This key works just like a normal house key – the cuts on the key must be correct to line up the tumbers inside the lock, so that the lock turns and opens the door.
Some car keys blades look like normal house keys with jagged cuts. But many modern car keys have straight metal blades – called “laser keys”. These need to be cut using special dedicated key cutting machines.
Second, there is a coded electronic tranpsonder chip; This is usually embedded into the plastic part of your car key. Many drivers wronglythink that their car key doesn’t have this feature just because there are no buttons or remote central locking on their car key. But this is a mistake, virtually all modern car keys have transponder chips inside. Read the rest of the article Here