Car, Van & Bike Key Programming
We are independent automotive locksmiths and we supply, cut and program the majority of keys for cars, vans and motorbikes. Our technicians are fully mobile and cover a 15 mile radius from Bournemouth. Alternatively, we have a workshop in Pokesdown, Bournemouth if you would prefer to come to us.
Since around 1995 it became law in the UK and Europe that all new cars are fitted with an engine immobiliser system to prevent ‘hot wiring’ a car and subsequent theft. The keys for these vehicles are fitted with a small computer chip, sometimes called a transponder, that communicates with the car and allows the ignition to fire. If this chip is not present the vehicle will not start. We have a range of advanced diagnostics equipment that allows us to program keys and central-locking remotes specific to your vehicle. We are usually considerably less expensive than the main dealer and a lot quicker too as we cut the metal part of the key ourselves, we do not have to wait for a pre-cut key to come from the dealer’s headquarters.
Vehicle immobiliser systems are updated regularly and we currently cover around 90% of all systems in general use. Please check your particular vehicle make, model and year with us by calling on 01202 465 055. We will be very happy to assist.
Examples of some of the professional key programming equipment we use
One of our dedicated vehicle key CNC machines
We have several large databases of vehicle key information ensuring unrivalled key cutting accuracy - every time
Our Bournemouth Car Key Workshop
We have a car key workshop in Bournemouth where we cut and program car keys and remotes and carry out repairs to broken keys.
The workshop is open from 9am to 5.30pm from Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.
Although you can just drop by, we STRONGLY recommend you make an appointment as we are very busy at times with pre-booked jobs and we would prefer not to keep you waiting. Pre-booked jobs have to take priority, of course.
We have two dedicated programming bays directly outside our premises for customer use, and we kindly ask you to park in one of the bays if you have booked. If you are just dropping in to make an enquiry there is also plenty of free parking on the road, right outside our premises.
Please note that auto locksmithing is detailed work and some vehicles are complex so they cannot be rushed. Most key programming jobs and remote refurbishment jobs are completed within 40 minutes to 1 hour. There is plenty of interesting shops nearby and Kings Park is within a few minutes walk if you fancy a relaxing stroll. If preferred, you are welcome to stay and read a magazine in our comfortable waiting area.
We look forward to helping you.