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. That’s 6 per cent of the entire British motor market share, behind BMW, Vauxhall, and Ford.

There’s an Audi for everyone, as long as you’ve got the dosh. Long thought of as the next step up from your typical Volkswagen ñ the car company that owns Audi, incidentally ñ the German auto manufacturer is the top of the line when it comes to luxury.

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Advancement Through Technology

So what’s the key to Audi’s massive popularity? In a word: technology. Audi has always combined high luxury standards. The car company has used the best in cutting-edge technology since it was founded. In fact its slogan, “vorsprung durch technik,” is German for “advancement through technology.” This design concept is present in every Audi that rolls off the production line today.

The best example of Audi’s focus on luxury engineering is the Audi A3. It’s one of the most popular vehicles in the UK for sure. More than 33,000 new Audi A3s were registered in 2016 through September alone. The A3 is ideal for anyone as it comes in sportback, saloon, or even sporty cabriolet styles. All of these body styles come with a massive array of standard and optional features.

Audi spares no expense with the luxury tech. From rear-view backup cameras, keyless entry systems, automatic lane assist, and a whole raft of other amazing technological advancements under the bonnet, the Audi A3 is a masterful piece of luxury engineering.

The Most Advanced Keyless Entry System Ever

The Audi Advanced key has been touted as a true advancement in keyless entry technology. What looks like a normal key fob with a built-in emergency flip out blade key is actually a little box of technological wonder. No longer do you need to press a button on the fob to lock or unlock your Audi. Thanks to Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, all you have to do is walk up to your A3. The door will unlock for you and you can start the car, all with your fob in your pocket!

Of course as with any new technology, it’s going to take some getting used to. NFC is certainly wizard, but it’s not so useful if the battery in your fob runs flat. Likewise, the compact nature of the Audi Advanced key makes it easier to lose ñ and daresay easier to steal. You can easily nick a little black piece of plastic when it’s not connected to a passel of jingling keys, after all.

One Little Fault and You’re Not Going Anywhere

It’s ironic that all these fantastic new technologies, all designed to make our lives easier, could end up making things quite a bit harder. Lose your key and your beautiful, luxurious Audi A3 isn’t taking you anywhere. That’s certainly bad news if you’re trying to get home after a long day at work. Even worse if you’re out on holiday somewhere and you break your fob!

While your local Audi dealer can replace lost or damaged key fobs, good luck with that if it’s the middle of the night. Not only that, but have you any idea how costly this service can be? It’s not just a quick swap out with a new fob. No, you’ve got to have your motor re-initialised to match the new key. In fact, this could take quite a while if you go to your dealer. Be prepared to wait.

Replacement Keys the Quick and Easy Way

What you need is an alternative ñ one that’s quick and reliable. autolocks LTD is that alternative. We’re your one-stop shop for getting back on the road in the event that your precious key fob ends up missing or damaged.

Our specialist car locksmiths have both the advanced tools and the extensive knowledge to provide you with a new replacement key or fob, initialise it with your current vehicle, and have you on your way ñ all within 30 minutes if you live in the London area.

Don’t wait around for the Audi dealer to open. We’re available 24/7 for those emergency situations. Rely on autolocks LTD to get you back into your car and back on the road, all at affordable prices that won’t break the bank!