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Replacement Car Key Cost Sidcup Bexley

Replacement car key cost in Sidcup & Bexley Kent

Replacement Car Key Cost in Bexley Sidcup Kent

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Make ModelOur PriceDealer PriceYou SavePercent SaveRemote Type
Fiat 500 (08-16)£133£292-£159119%After Market
Fiat Abarth 500 (08-16)£133£292-£159119%After Market
Fiat Grande Punto (06-16)£133£292-£159119%After Market
Fiat Punto Evo (09-15)£133£292-£159119%After Market
Ford KA (01-10)£113£212-£9988%After Market
Ford KA (09-16)£133£292-£159119%After Market
Ford Fiesta (01-10)£117£241-£124106%After Market
Ford Fiesta (08-16)£115£269-£154134%After Market
Ford Fusion(01-12)£117£241-£124106%After Market
Ford S Max (06-10)£117£241-£124106%After Market
Ford C Max (03-08)£117£241-£124106%After Market
Ford Mondeo (07-10)£117£241-£124106%After Market
Ford Galaxy( 06-10)£117£241-£124106%After Market
Ford Transit mk7 (06-14)£149£247-£9866%Dealer
Ford Mk8 Transit custom (14-16)£143£210-£6747%Dealer
Ford Mk8 Transit custom (16-)£156£199-£4328%Dealer
Hyundai i10 (07-13)£148£450-£302204%After Market
Hyundai i30 (07-12)£151£320-£169112%Dealer
Hyundai i30 (11-15)£157£307-£15096%Dealer
Hyundai ix35 (11-13)£139£335-£196141%Dealer
Hyundai i20 (08-12)£139£335-£196141%Dealer
Hyundai ix20 (11-14)£175£313-£13879%Dealer
Hyundai ix20 (14-17)£178£435-£257145%Dealer
Hyundai Tucson (15-18)£159£295-£13686%Dealer
Nissan Micra (02-10)£133£221-£8866%Dealer
Nissan Micra Smart (03-12)£146£233-£8759%Dealer
Nissan Micra (10-13)£139£257-£11885%Dealer
Nissan Micra (13-16)£154£215-£6139%Dealer
Nissan Note (06-13)£133£221-£8866%Dealer
Nissan Note (14-16)£145£212-£6746%Dealer
Nissan Note Smart (06-13)£146£233-£8759%Dealer
Nissan Qashqai (06-14)£133£221-£8866%Dealer
Nissan Navara (05-15)£133£221-£8866%Dealer
Nissan X Trail Smart (07-10)£146£233-£8759%Dealer
Nissan Cabstar (06-15)£133£221-£8866%Dealer
Nissan Juke (13-16)£157£203-£4629%Dealer
Nissan NV200 (09-13)£133£221-£8866%Dealer
Nissan Pathfinder (05-06)£133£221-£8866%Dealer
Nissan Primstar (03-10)£128£183-£5543%Dealer
Nissan Almera (03-05)£148£216-£6846%Dealer
Nissan Interstar (04-10)£128£183-£5543%Dealer
Nissan Primera (03-08)£148£216-£6846%Dealer
Renault Clio 2 (01-08)£108£200-£9285%After Market
Renault Clio 2 (01-08)£146£200-£5437%Dealer
Renault Clio 3 (07-10)£122£165-£4436%Dealer
Renault Megane (03-08)£120£242-£122102%After Market
Renault Megane (08-15)£136£261-£12592%After Market
Renault Kangoo (04-11)£128£183-£5543%Dealer
Renault Kangoo (10-17)£122£165-£4436%Dealer
Renault Master (03-10)£128£183-£5543%Dealer
Renault Master (10-16)£122£165-£4436%Dealer
Renault Trafic (01-14)£128£183-£5543%Dealer
Vauxhall Astra H (04-09)£151£230-£7952%Dealer
Vauxhall Astra J (10-16)£139£233-£9468%Dealer
Vauxhall Astra K (16-)£157£237-£8051%Dealer
Vauxhall Corsa C (01-06)£132£195-£6348%Dealer
Vauxhall Corsa D (06-14)£151£232-£8154%Dealer
Vauxhall Corsa E (14-)£139£233-£9468%Dealer
Vauxhall Vivaro (02-14)£128£215-£8768%Dealer
Vauxhall Insignia (09-16)£139£233-£9468%Dealer
Replacement car key cost July 2020
Replacement remote costs in Bexley Kent

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Prices includes:

  • Cost of remote
  • Key cut to code
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  • Fully mobile service within the Bexley area

Immobiliser Information and History in the UK

An immobiliser is an electronic security device fitted to a motor vehicle that prevents the engine from starting unless the correct transponder key or remote is present. This prevents the vehicle from being hot wired after entry has been achieved and helps to reduce motor vehicle theft. 

Research shows that the uniform application of immobilisers reduced the rate of car theft by 40% in the UK

Immobilisers have been Compulsory in all new cars sold in the United Kingdom since 1 October 1998, any new vehicles arriving into the UK after the time from a country that immobilisers was not yet Compulsory had to have an Immobiliser fitted before it was aloud in

Early models used a static code in the ignition key or Remote which was recognised by a receiver around the ignition lock this code is checked against the vehicle’s engine control unit ECU for a match. If the code was unrecognised the ECU will not allow fuel to flow and or ignition to take place. 

Later models use rolling codes or advanced cryptography to defeat copying of the code from the key or ECU.

The small electronic circuit inside the key is activated by an electromagnetic field which induces current to flow inside the key body, which in turn broadcasts a unique binary code which is read by the cars ECU. When the ECU determines that the coded key is both current and valid, the ECU activates the fuel-injection sequence.

In some vehicles attempts to use an unauthorised or “non-sequenced” key cause the vehicle to activate a timed no-start condition and in some highly advanced systems, even use satellite or mobile phone communication to alert a security firm that an unauthorised attempt was made to code a key.

Aftermarket immobilisers are available for older cars or vehicles that do not come equipped with factory immobilisers. 

The insurance approval for a self-arming immobiliser is known as Thatcham 2 after the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre in Thatcham, England. Approved immobilisers must intercept at least two circuits; typically 1. low-voltage ignition circuit 2. fuel pump circuit. 

Some may also intercept the low-current starter motor circuit from the key switch to the Starter motor relay

Some vulnerabilities have been found in the immobilisers designed to protect modern cars from theft. Many vehicle immobilisers use the Megamos-chip, which has been proven to be crackable. The Megamos transponder is one of many different transponders found in today’s immobiliser systems and also comes in many different versions. Hacking of an immobiliser in the real world would be performed on the vehicle, not on the key. It would be faster to program a new key to the vehicle than to try to clone the existing key, especially on modern vehicles.

Some immobiliser systems tend to remember the last key code for so long that they may even accept a non-transponder key even after the original key has been removed from the ignition for a few minutes.

A 2016 study found that the immobiliser lowered the overall rate of car theft by about 40% between 1995-2008 and the benefits in terms of prevented thefts were at least three times higher than the costs of installing the device.


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    Auto Car Locksmith FAQ

    How much does a car locksmith cost?

    The average cost of a new car key is £145. The majority of people who needed the services of a professional auto locksmith reported paying between £143 and £199. The lowest reported cost to hire a locksmith was £45, while the highest price for locksmith services was £300

    Can a locksmith reprogram a car key?

    An auto locksmith can cut, program/reprogram & provide replacement car keys for remote fobs and transponder keys for most vehicle manufacturers, if your car key is damaged then a locksmith should be able to repair & provide a replacement set.

    Can locksmiths make car key without original?

    An experienced locksmith will be able to make a replacement key for you even if you do not have the original. When you contact a locksmith, you will need to supply some information to the company before your key can be replaced.

    How much does it cost to get a key programmed?

    Well that depends on several factors. The cost of car key programming can vary depending on the year make and model of your vehicle and whether you take it to the dealership or your local automotive locksmith. Car key programming ranges at the low end of £50 to as high as £1500

    Cost of Car Key Replacement April-2020 Price list Bexley Kent DA5