Lost or Stolen Car Keys Dartford, Kent

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Worried About a Missing or Stolen Car Keys in Dartford? Our Super Responsive Mobile Auto Locksmith Can Come To The Rescue.

After losing your car keys or having them stolen, you’ll want to get it sorted ASAP.

For people who don’t trust their keys to anything less than the best, AutoLocks offers a full car key replacement service. We have helped over 500 customers with a lost or stolen keys issue in Dartford. 

We’re experts in all levels of security services from lost car keys through to full motor security, for the busy roads in Dartford town. Our professional locksmiths will arrive on time and get your vehicle driving again. We can normally come to your vehicle within 30 to 40 minutes.

Advantages of Using AutoLocks Ltd

  • We come to you

    Why AutoLocks? We come to you and fit your car locks in just minutes with a full range of products that can be upgraded when needed.

  • We have keys for most car models

    If you lost your car keys and are unsure where to turn, contact AutoLocks Ltd. We’ve been based in Dartford for over a decade, and our trusted locksmiths can help you with key replacement services, with keys for most makes and models of vehicles available.

  • Our rates often lower than a dealership

    Our car key replacement service is cheaper than a dealership and can be delivered to your door. Just select your make and model from the list of options on our website. Say goodbye to expensive key cutting at dealerships, say hello to our car locksmith.

  • We don’t charge for call-outs

    Our replacement car key service is completely free. Never pay a call-out fee when you’re in an emergency situation.

Losing Your Car Keys Can be Inconvenient

Lose your car keys? It’s not a good feeling. Being locked out of your car can completely ruin your day.

Your car could be stolen too

Be careful! If you lose the car key, it’s very easy to lose the car! An alarming 50% of car theft happens when a car key is lost or stolen.  There are approximately 50,000 cars stolen each year. The cost of vehicle theft is not just the financial loss, it can be stressful and can mean you lose your independence.

Cost of replacing your car key may not be covered by your insurance

It’s important to know that insurance coverage and policies can vary greatly. Some car insurance policies will not cover the cost of a replacement car key or a locksmith call out, so it is important to know what your policy covers before you decide to make a claim.

What Do You Do if Your Car Keys Are Stolen?

Stop stolen keys being used

When you lose your car keys, it can be a real pain. Fortunately, there are ways to stop your car from being driven away. Whether you locked your keys inside of your car or just want to upgrade to keyless entry, our car locksmiths are here for you. They will make new keys and rekey your locks quickly. If you have had your one ignition key stolen, the technicians at AutoLock Ltd can help. They will cut a new key for you and program it to start your car so you can get it running again in under an hour.

Reprogramme your vehicle

Reprogramming your vehicle is a quick and easy way to help prevent road theft. AutoLock Ltd will come to your location to reprogram your car computer so that it will not allow the engine to start. We also offer high-security transponder keypad systems for cars with door locks and alarm devices.

Deprogramme the stolen keys

If your car keys are stolen, don’t panic! You may be able to stop thieves from welding a blank key and driving off with your car. De-programming your car—a process that wipes out the information in the key’s computer chip—is standard practice at most locksmiths and lots of dealerships. All you need is your car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and an electronic device called a “pro-reader” or “chip puller.” The reader connects to the battery terminals with alligator clips and allows you to read and write information to a chip or circuit.

Reconfigure locks and ignition

Now you can improve the security of your car, by changing the security code in the locks and the ignition – even when you don’t have a key. Obviously the best way to do that is to avoid getting your keys stolen in the first place – but if that does happen, AutoLocks can help.

What Do You Do if You Have Lost Your Car Keys?

Claim on your car insurance policy

Whether you have lost your car keys or discovered that your car has been stolen, the first thing to do is call your insurance company and find out if you are covered for this sort of situation. If yes, then claim on your policy as soon as possible. Your insurer will want to know which key was lost (or which car has been stolen) and the lock type on each door. Insurance companies are, however, not required to pay out on car key replacement and making a claim could be a waste of time.

Claim on a ‘key cover’ policy

Key cover is part of the standard comprehensive policy and it provides insurance cover to replace your car keys. You can claim on a ‘key cover’ insurance policy that helps replace the cost of having your locks changed, should you need to call a locksmith.

Claim on your car insurance policy

Whether you have lost your car keys or discovered that your car has been stolen, the first thing to do is call your insurance company and find out if you are covered for this sort of situation. If yes, then claim on your policy as soon as possible. Your insurer will want to know which key was lost (or which car has been stolen) and the lock type on each door. Insurance companies are, however, not required to pay out on car key replacement and making a claim could be a waste of time.

Call your breakdown service

If you have never lost your car keys and locked yourself out of your car, count your lucky stars! But if you do lose your keys, then you may wish to consider calling our breakdown service. However, this option often means paying a high fee for recovery.

Buy a new set of car keys

When your car keys are stolen, you can buy a new set of car keys. This is the simplest solution to this problem, and in some cases, it does work out. There are other great solutions too.

Get a spare car key cut

Many car owners who have lost their keys wish they had a spare key cut before it happened and know the first thing they will do is go straight to the nearest local locksmith to get a new key.

Get a new set of keys from a franchised dealer

If your car keys are stolen, you can order a replacement set from your local dealership. If you have an electronic chipped key, then getting a replacement key can be easy as calling for assistance and the new key can be cloned to your original. You may need to visit a dealer and get a new set of keys or another one made right away. This, however, is not often a cheap or fast process.

Find a specialist auto locksmith

Losing your car keys is probably the most frightening moment of your life. You will feel like your whole life is about to collapse in a matter of minutes. How can you avoid this feeling? By knowing for sure that you will get back in your car soon. But by going around with a specialist auto locksmith, you can be absolutely certain that you will get inside your car and get to drive safely again.

What Information Should You Provide When You Call our Auto Locksmith?

  • Postcode of where you are
  • Make and model of vehicle
  • Registration number of vehicle
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Personal identification

What Type of Vehicle Keys Can We Replace?

  • Standard Car Keys
  • Remotes Car Keys  / Electronic Chips / Key Fobs
  • ‘Keyless’ Entry Fobs
  • Transponder Keys
  • Classic Car Keys
  • Bus Keys
  • Van Keys
  • Truck Keys
  • Caravan Keys
  • Motorcycle / Motorbike Keys
  • Tibbe Keys
  • Valet Key

We Work With All Major Car Manufacturers

  • Abarth
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Alpina
  • Alpine
  • Ariel
  • Ascari
  • Aston Martin
  • Audi
  • Bentley
  • BMW
  • Bugatti
  • Byton
  • Cadillac
  • Caterham
  • Changan
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Citroen
  • Corvette
  • Dacia
  • Daihatsu
  • Dallara
  • David Brown
  • DFSK
  • Dodge
  • DS
  • Elemental
  • Emgrand
  • Faraday Future
  • Ferrari
  • Fiat
  • Fisker
  • Ford
  • Genesis
  • Ginetta
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Invicta
  • Isuzu
  • Iveco
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Kode
  • KTM
  • Lamborghini
  • Land Rover
  • LDV
  • Lexus
  • Lotus
  • Lykan
  • Lynk and Co
  • Mahindra
  • Marcos
  • Maserati
  • Maybach
  • Mazda
  • McLaren
  • Mercedes
  • MG
  • MINI
  • Mitsubishi
  • MOIA
  • Morgan
  • Nissan
  • Noble
  • Perodua
  • Peugeot
  • Polaris
  • Polestar
  • Porsche
  • Proton
  • Qoros
  • Radical
  • Renault
  • Saab
  • SEAT Locksmith
  • Skoda
  • Smart
  • SRT
  • Ssang
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Tesla
  • Toyota
  • Trident
  • TVR
  • Vauxhall
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • Westfield
  • Zenos

Why Choose AutoLocks for Your Fast and Secure Locksmith Needs in Dartford?

We are fully registered and based in Dartford

AutoLocks Ltd has been established since 2010 and specialises in the replacement of lost or stolen car keys. All of our products are supplied directly from our premises in Dartford and we offer a delivery service throughout Dartford with deliveries made on a daily basis. Our secure website also allows you to order all the key stock that you may need with complete confidence that your data is protected by the latest security methods.

We are ready to get to you in Dartford in 20 minutes or less

We are emergency locksmiths that have no call out fee and a team of professionals that can get to your vehicle within 20 minutes or less. Our technicians are experts in repairing, replacing and taking keys out of most makes and models of vehicles. Contact us today for immediate assistance 7 days a week.

We are committed to completing the job in a single visit

We value all of our customer’s time. We operate throughout the Dartford region with our mobile locksmith services. We make sure that we complete each job in one visit with no need to come back, Our speciality is working on cars and dealing with any auto locksmith issues that may arise as fast as possible for you.

We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Are you locked out, but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for a new set of car keys? You have come to the right place. We are locally owned, live in Dartford and have been in business for over 10 years now. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so we can save people from breaking the law by having their locks changed by a dodgy key cutter.

We carry a wide range of insurance-approved locks

From our 24 hour emergency responsive service to our insurance-approved locks we carry, you can trust our locksmiths to deliver high quality services.

Trusted Reviews & Recommendations From Many Happy Customers

I am writing this testimonial to say how happy I am with the services which were offered to me by your company. The efficiency with which the work was done was very impressive, the locksmiths arrived on time and completed the job quickly. Many thanks for all your help in this matter.

AutoLocks Ltd is a great locksmith. Their service is so quick! Whether you have locked yourself out of your car or forgotten the combination to your safe, they can help you right away. I would recommend them to anyone! –

Guarantees

AutoLocks specialise in professional automotive locksmith services. We provide comprehensive car security solutions – from removing the existing lockset, installing a new one and replacing broken keys, to providing 24/7 emergency assistance. All of our locksmiths come with extensive experience, specialist lock equipment, as well as vans fully equipped with tools, parts and equipment required for work on all types of vehicles. Plus we offer a 90-day guarantee for consistent, reliable performance.

Areas We Serve

  • Dartford
  • Bexley
  • Bromley
  • Orpington
  • Greenwich
  • Lewisham
  • South London

Get a Quote

AutoLocks Ltd can help you with car locksmith services, including, but not limited to: new and replacement car keys, opening car doors for you, programming transponder chip keys, replacing transponder chips, vehicle key cutting and duplicate car keys.

We can either pick up your car from your home or workplace or we can meet you at the address for which you need a locksmith. Call us on 07946705894 now or fill our online form to get a free, no-obligation quote.

FAQs

How much does it cost to get a key cut in Dartford?
For replacement car keys by a locksmith in Dartford, the price for one is typically between £25 and £60. The price may vary based on factors such as the location of the worker or availability of replacement parts.
Can you get a copy of a key without the key?
Yes. Just take your key to a locksmith. A locksmith will be able to get an impression of your key. This impression can be used to make another key. Some professional auto locksmith companies also specialise in cloning keys for just this reason. They will have all of the blank car keys to match popular car brands.
Can I get the stolen car keys erased from the car memory?
Of course. Just call your local dealer or locksmith to arrange for the erasing of keys from the vehicle memory (for example, immobilizer) when ordering replacement keys.
How long does it take to replace a key?
It can take anywhere from an hour to eight hours for a professional locksmith to replace a lost car key, depending on the difficulty of the lock and other circumstances.
Do I need to take my car to the locksmith?
No. While most locksmiths are only available by appointment, at AutoLocks Ltd, our car locksmith technicians will come to you, day or night when you need us the most.
Are lost car keys covered by insurance?
90% of auto insurance policies cover the cost of replacement car keys when lost. Most companies provide a set number of duplicate keys per year, though some will change the locks and reset the key codes free of charge. Check with your insurer to determine what is covered in your policy.

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