Latest Version of the “My Vauxhall” App Really Delivers

By | 2017-04-26T16:09:22+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Categories: Manufacturers, Uncategorised|Tags: |

Latest Version of the "My Vauxhall" App Really Delivers App-connected cars are making life ever more convenient for drivers, but the Vauxhalls coming out this year and next are really setting the pace. The "My Vauxhall" app connects to Vauxhall Onstar, a feature current Vauxhall owners are already enjoying.  The latest version of the app, however, offers even [...]

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Mercedes-Benz’s Keyless-Go is a Multi-Talented Wonder

By | 2017-04-26T14:47:09+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Manufacturers, Uncategorised|Tags: |

Mercedes-Benz's Keyless-Go is a Multi-Talented Wonder Mercedes-Benz is busy rolling out new models for 2017 this summer, and as always the features are dazzling.  However, we're mainly interested in what they've been up to with their Keyless-Go system, since we work with it every week, assisting our customers. Most recently, Mercedes-Benz is releasing its luxury vehicles [...]

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Once More, Ford’s at the Top of the Heap When it Comes to British Cars

By | 2017-02-15T22:21:37+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Categories: Manufacturers|Tags: |

Ford's at the Top of the Heap When it Comes to British Cars Quick, what's the most popular car in the UK today? If you said the Ford Fiesta, well done you - you're absolutely right. But did you know that the carmaker is so popular in Britain that two out of the [...]

The BMW You Think You Know, but Really Don’t

By | 2017-02-08T11:05:42+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Manufacturers|Tags: |

The BMW You Think You Know, but Really Don't Bavarian Motor Works. Ah, the peak of German engineering, that constant rival of Mercedes when it comes to luxury - it's the Holy Grail for car enthusiasts. Half performance vehicle, half luxury car, BMW has always been a mark of status in the UK, [...]

Can Hackers Unlock Your BMW?

By | 2016-12-18T00:09:37+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Categories: Manufacturers, Uncategorised|Tags: |

Can Hackers Unlock Your BMW As auto locksmiths, we sometimes feel nostalgic for the good old days when car door technology was simple, making it easy to help out our customers who found themselves in a fix. As much as we love learning new systems (it keeps us on our toes!), computers and [...]

Why the UK Loves Nissan and How Nissan Loves the UK Right Back

By | 2016-11-14T20:48:11+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: Manufacturers, Uncategorised|Tags: |

If there's one thing we know, it's how to deal with lost or misplaced keys. Modern vehicles have impressively complex ignition systems. Every car built since 1995 has an anti-theft immobiliser system that works by matching the serial number stored in your key's transponder chip to the number in your immobiliser. If †these match, the car [...]

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The Audi A3: Luxury and Technology Hand in Hand

By | 2016-11-06T10:14:22+00:00 November 6th, 2016|Categories: Manufacturers, Uncategorised|Tags: |

When it comes to luxury vehicles, what manufacturer do you think of first? If you said Audi, you'd be right. Audi is one of the most popular luxury car brands around the world. †In the UK alone, Brits registered more than 133,000 new Audis in 2015. Through September of 2016, that figure has already topped 138,000. [...]

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Renault Pushes Full-Electric Tech – New ZOE on its Way to UK

By | 2016-10-30T14:37:26+00:00 October 30th, 2016|Categories: Manufacturers, Uncategorised|Tags: |

Those chaps across the Channel have done it again. Renault just announced the new version of its all-electric ZOE Z.E. 40, its little all-electric technical wonder, will be coming to the UK. We should start seeing new Renault ZOEs zipping up and down our roads by January of 2017, and at a rather modest price to [...]

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Key Programming Your Ford – Easier Than You Think!

By | 2016-10-23T20:18:45+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Categories: Manufacturers, Uncategorised|Tags: |

Whether you've lost your only key to your Ford or you've just bought a new one, sometimes you need a replacement key. Thing is that it's not like it was back in the day whenever you needed a new key for your Fiesta. Back before there were computerised immobilisers and keys that needed their internal transponders [...]

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Why You Shouldn’t Try to Fix Your Broken Car Key Yourself

By | 2016-10-13T08:38:07+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Hints & Hacks, Uncategorised|Tags: |

It's happened to someone you know. You've probably heard the horror stories. And someday it will happen to you. A broken car key. Now, friends and family may have shared their own tips and tricks for rescuing that broken stump of a key, but your best bet is always an automotive locksmith. Keep reading to learn [...]

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