Replacement car key cost in Sidcup & Bexley Kent
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|Make Model||Our Price||Dealer Price||You Save||Percent Save||Remote Type|
|Fiat 500 (08-16)||£133||£292||-£159||119%||After Market|
|Fiat Abarth 500 (08-16)||£133||£292||-£159||119%||After Market|
|Fiat Grande Punto (06-16)||£133||£292||-£159||119%||After Market|
|Fiat Punto Evo (09-15)||£133||£292||-£159||119%||After Market|
|Ford KA (01-10)||£113||£212||-£99||88%||After Market|
|Ford KA (09-16)||£133||£292||-£159||119%||After Market|
|Ford Fiesta (01-10)||£117||£241||-£124||106%||After Market|
|Ford Fiesta (08-16)||£115||£269||-£154||134%||After Market|
|Ford Fusion(01-12)||£117||£241||-£124||106%||After Market|
|Ford S Max (06-10)||£117||£241||-£124||106%||After Market|
|Ford C Max (03-08)||£117||£241||-£124||106%||After Market|
|Ford Mondeo (07-10)||£117||£241||-£124||106%||After Market|
|Ford Galaxy( 06-10)||£117||£241||-£124||106%||After Market|
|Ford Transit mk7 (06-14)||£149||£247||-£98||66%||Dealer|
|Ford Mk8 Transit custom (14-16)||£143||£210||-£67||47%||Dealer|
|Ford Mk8 Transit custom (16-)||£156||£199||-£43||28%||Dealer|
|Hyundai i10 (07-13)||£148||£450||-£302||204%||After Market|
|Hyundai i30 (07-12)||£151||£320||-£169||112%||Dealer|
|Hyundai i30 (11-15)||£157||£307||-£150||96%||Dealer|
|Hyundai ix35 (11-13)||£139||£335||-£196||141%||Dealer|
|Hyundai i20 (08-12)||£139||£335||-£196||141%||Dealer|
|Hyundai ix20 (11-14)||£175||£313||-£138||79%||Dealer|
|Hyundai ix20 (14-17)||£178||£435||-£257||145%||Dealer|
|Hyundai Tucson (15-18)||£159||£295||-£136||86%||Dealer|
|Nissan Micra (02-10)||£133||£221||-£88||66%||Dealer|
|Nissan Micra Smart (03-12)||£146||£233||-£87||59%||Dealer|
|Nissan Micra (10-13)||£139||£257||-£118||85%||Dealer|
|Nissan Micra (13-16)||£154||£215||-£61||39%||Dealer|
|Nissan Note (06-13)||£133||£221||-£88||66%||Dealer|
|Nissan Note (14-16)||£145||£212||-£67||46%||Dealer|
|Nissan Note Smart (06-13)||£146||£233||-£87||59%||Dealer|
|Nissan Qashqai (06-14)||£133||£221||-£88||66%||Dealer|
|Nissan Navara (05-15)||£133||£221||-£88||66%||Dealer|
|Nissan X Trail Smart (07-10)||£146||£233||-£87||59%||Dealer|
|Nissan Cabstar (06-15)||£133||£221||-£88||66%||Dealer|
|Nissan Juke (13-16)||£157||£203||-£46||29%||Dealer|
|Nissan NV200 (09-13)||£133||£221||-£88||66%||Dealer|
|Nissan Pathfinder (05-06)||£133||£221||-£88||66%||Dealer|
|Nissan Primstar (03-10)||£128||£183||-£55||43%||Dealer|
|Nissan Almera (03-05)||£148||£216||-£68||46%||Dealer|
|Nissan Interstar (04-10)||£128||£183||-£55||43%||Dealer|
|Nissan Primera (03-08)||£148||£216||-£68||46%||Dealer|
|Renault Clio 2 (01-08)||£108||£200||-£92||85%||After Market|
|Renault Clio 2 (01-08)||£146||£200||-£54||37%||Dealer|
|Renault Clio 3 (07-10)||£122||£165||-£44||36%||Dealer|
|Renault Megane (03-08)||£120||£242||-£122||102%||After Market|
|Renault Megane (08-15)||£136||£261||-£125||92%||After Market|
|Renault Kangoo (04-11)||£128||£183||-£55||43%||Dealer|
|Renault Kangoo (10-17)||£122||£165||-£44||36%||Dealer|
|Renault Master (03-10)||£128||£183||-£55||43%||Dealer|
|Renault Master (10-16)||£122||£165||-£44||36%||Dealer|
|Renault Trafic (01-14)||£128||£183||-£55||43%||Dealer|
|Vauxhall Astra H (04-09)||£151||£230||-£79||52%||Dealer|
|Vauxhall Astra J (10-16)||£139||£233||-£94||68%||Dealer|
|Vauxhall Astra K (16-)||£157||£237||-£80||51%||Dealer|
|Vauxhall Corsa C (01-06)||£132||£195||-£63||48%||Dealer|
|Vauxhall Corsa D (06-14)||£151||£232||-£81||54%||Dealer|
|Vauxhall Corsa E (14-)||£139||£233||-£94||68%||Dealer|
|Vauxhall Vivaro (02-14)||£128||£215||-£87||68%||Dealer|
|Vauxhall Insignia (09-16)||£139||£233||-£94||68%||Dealer|
Replacement remote costs in Bexley Kent
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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.
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