People often purchase a car with two keys – one for daily use and one as a backup for insurance purposes in case they misplace the main key. However, as time passes, the spare key may go missing, leaving the owner with only one key. This situation can lead to unnecessary expenses and inconveniences if the sole key is misplaced. That’s why it is crucial to have a spare key readily available.
There are several ways to make a spare key and program it to a specific vehicle. If the key has a “blade” (one you twist in the ignition to start the engine), then we need to decode the existing key’s blade and cut the new blade to that unique code – even proximity keys contain an emergency blade which needs to be cut, so the owner can access their vehicle in the event of the car’s battery going flat. If you need spare keys for cars in Milton Keynes, Bedford, Northampton or surrounding area, give us a call.
After creating a new blade, we must program the car key spare near me to the vehicle so the key can bypass the immobilizer system.” The immobilizer is a piece of electrical equipment that prevents automobiles from being stolen by ensuring that only keys with the right electronic password may start the engine.
Finally, we must program the key fob to operate the vehicle’s remote-locking feature – this is the push-button ‘beep’ control that locks and unlocks the doors and boot.
We carry a very wide stock of remote keys and “proximity” or “smart” keys (keys that you can leave in your pocket and whereby you start the engine by pressing a button rather than twisting a blade) to cover most makes and models. If we have to order a key, it normally arrives within 24 hours.
Spare car keys are almost always significantly cheaper from us than keys that come from your motor dealer. Call us now for a quote on spare key for cars in Northampton, Milton Keynes, Bedford, and surrounding areas.