What Services Do 3D Autokeys Offer?
Posted 02/01/22 by Elspeth McIntyre
We’ve all been there locked out of our car, not able to move along with our day. It can be such a disturbance to our day! However, our auto locksmiths at 3D Autokeys can help resolve this problem as quickly as possible.
Our locksmiths do more than unlock locked cars; they are highly skilled technicians capable of creating new keys and repairing worn and damaged key cases. They can even replace the entire locking system for your vehicle door, and if needs be, replace the whole ignition system.
The locksmiths at 3D Autokeys have kept up with the technological advances implemented by car manufacturers; gone are the days of simply cutting a new key blade.
We’ve been in the industry for quite some time now and have seen the evolution of car keys; the style of car keys we have nowadays are much more advanced. In addition, the introduction of keyless entry and ignition fobs and more advanced security systems meant that our technicians have had to keep up to date with new technologies and be careful when carrying out jobs.
We are proud to offer services on such a wide variety of vehicles, with few competitors rising to the challenge of tackling the majority of car brands and models.
What Can Our Auto Locksmiths Provide?
Our automotive locksmiths specialise in securing vehicles, ensuring that processes like car key replacement, key removal, and car key cutting are handled efficiently and professionally. See our services here.
Our Four Main Services
The primary role of our auto locksmiths is to cover all your vehicle key needs. This can include removing broken keys, creating duplicate keys, replacing them, and in certain situations replacing the entire locking system and ignition switches.
Unlocking Your Car
It takes expertise to unlock a vehicle when there is no access to keys. Our technicians have been trained to implement several strategies to ensure the best course of action is taken to get you back on the road. As car manufacturers make advancements in the vehicle security field, our technicians must develop their skills and implement new tools.
Removal of Broken Keys
Car keys can snap off due to wear-and-tear or improper use. We recommend not trying to pry the broken key blade from your vehicle’s lock as it might cause more damage. Our technicians are trained to safely remove the damaged key blank and ensure the replacement works.
When a key breaks in a door or ignition, the notches (key bittings) on the thin side of the key are exposed, auto locksmiths use key extraction tools to grip onto the gaps and safely remove the key. This can be a delicate process, with lots of room for error; therefore, you must choose a well-trained insured auto locksmith to carry out this work.
Car Key Replacement & Duplication
There are two types of vehicle keys that we see the most. The first is a key that isn’t attached to an electrical piece or a fob. These are a little less tricky, similar to getting a new house key cut.
It gets a little more complicated when it comes to car keys with a fob. Many of these keys have chips programmed uniquely to a particular vehicle; these are known as transponder keys. The engine will not start without the ignition reading the code embedded in the chip. So, when dealing with these keys, it’s not quite as simple as cutting a new key; the transponder in the remote must also be programmed to ‘talk’ to your car.
Reprogramming Car Keys
Our highly skilled technicians reprogram transponder keys daily; we’re confident working with a variety of makes and models. Sometimes, in the event that you have misplaced or lost all your car keys, our technicians might have to create an entirely new programmed key for you to access your vehicle.
We’re Around When You Need Us Most
At 3D Autokeys, we know that keys get damaged or lost at all times of the day! So, our office is open from 08:00 till 17:00, but our phone lines are operated until 21:00. We can get emergencies booked in ASAP, either at your home, workplace or even our HQs, wherever suits you best!
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