The Xmas and new year celebrations are in full swing and so far we've only had a couple of customers who have lost their keys.
On Xmas eve I received a couple of calls due to the customer losing their car keys on a night out.
The first lost his remote keys to a Vauxhall Insignia and unfortunately for the customer due to it being xmas and no one is really working at the moment, he will have to wait until the new year for us to complete the job. As he lost his only key then we have to order the original key code and immobilser code form our supplier so we can then cut and program the new remote key.
The second is a bit easier, the customer lost the remote key to a VW golf but we can pick and decode the lock and then draw the immobilser code from the car using my programming machine.
So with new years eve just around the corner make sure you keep your keys safe and only take the keys you need to get home.
If your drinking then just take your house key with you, leave the car keys at home. That way if you do lose the key or your bag then at least you have only lost a house key instead of the whole bunch of keys.
Hope you all have a good new year, stay safe and if you do need a locksmith in Essex the call us and we'll be with as quick as possible.
Lost keys in Essex or Locked out of the house, call 07813842390
The last couple of weeks i have had to get key codes for a lot of customers, either by ordering them from my supplier or reading them with my programmer.
When ever you buy a new car or used car, make sure you have got the key and immobiliser code for that vehicle.
It might not seem that important then but if you lose you keys you'll wish you had it as it makes the locksmiths job quicker and easier.
Ive had a few citreons and vauxhalls this week, some had their car pass and some didnt.
Depending on the dealer some codes can take upto 72 hours to come back, delaying you getting back on the road and ending the nightmare.
Above is two pictures, one of a citreon car pass and the other a vauxhall. They are very similar, but both have got the two codes that the locksmith will need to program a new key to your vehicle.
It is still possible without these but its just makes the job harder and adds a bit to the price as well.
If you've got one of these then please keep it in a safe place as you may just need it one day.
A.R Locksmiths can read or order codes for most vehicles, please ring us to find out more info on this.
Need a key code in the Essex area then call 07813842390 and we'll get you back on the road as soon as possible.
Its been a busy couple of weeks, and some of that is due to our new picking and decoding of locks.
We have recently started using Lishi 3 in 1 lock picks for customers that have lost keys to their car.
So if you lose your keys then we can now come out to you, pick and decode the lock and then cut and program a new remote key to the car.
It has opened up a whole new side for us and obviously will create a lot more work for us.
This week alone, we have have picked and decoded a Ford Focus, a C Max, a Seat Ibiza and a VW Golf, then cut new keys for the customers and got them back on the road.
We can get key codes for some make of vehicles but if not then we now know that we can decode the lock to find out the key code and cut the new key.
So for your local Auto locksmith in Essex then call us now for a quote on 07813842390 and we will get you back on the road.
Lost car keys - remote key not working - or just need a spare, we will take all the stress out of the problem and get you moving again
Its been a very busy week due to customers either losing their keys or locking them inside the car.
My week started last sunday by getting three calls in the space of an hour for people who had unfortunately locked their keys in the car, plus these were all in braintree.
With modern cars this is such an easy thing to do due to the boot button you get on the remote key. By pushing the button and opening just the boot the rest of the car stays locked, you put your shopping etc in the boot and before you know it you've shut the boot with your keys inside and now the whole car is deadlocked.
There is a few simple ways round this, if the keys are easily reachable then we can use our specialsed tools to reach into your vehicle and retrieve the keys.
The other way is if you have the key code for your car, which you should get when you buy the car, then we can simply cut you a new key and gain entry.
This is why its so important to make sure you've got a spare key somewhere for your car, plus if you lose all your keys to your car then it can be a real pain, depending on the make and model.
A spare key or the key code is a must.
If either of these do happen to you then call your local locksmith as they will be cheaper and quicker than the dealership.
A.R Locksmiths can do any auto locksmith work so if you've lost your keys, need a new remote key programmed or locked your keys in your car then call us now and we'll give you the best quote possible, we cover any town in Essex and will be with you within an hour.
Along with all the Auto Locksmith work we have also had our normal domestic jobs, fitting British standard 5 lever locks for insurance purposes, key cutting, upvc door and window repairs and the usual domestic lockouts.
Call A.R Locksmiths for any lock problems you might be having: 07813842390
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