If you have lost or broken all your car keys, we can come to you and provide you with a new set of keys in minutes, without asking you to have your vehicle towed to our base or wait for 10 working days like the dealer will.
If you have one key that starts the engine and just need a spare, you can either book an appointment with one of our mobile specialists or you can save money by coming to our Discount Shop in North London (248 Archway Road, N65AX) and have it done here. Remember: it’s always more cost-effective to have your car key cloned so you’re prepared if one of them gets lost or broken.
Sometimes your remote fob or transponder chip becomes de-synchronized and needs diagnostic equipment to get it working again. Should this be your case, give us a call and save money from applying for a brand new set of keys.
Have you locked your car keys inside your vehicle or just need urgent access to your car? Our locksmiths are fully trained with secure techniques to gain entry to your vehicle without leaving a trace.
You might find yourself in a situation where your car key has snapped, cracked or has just become too worn to function properly. Our technicians can repair it whether that might be onsite or at our Discount Shop in North London (248 Archway Road, N65AX).
If you have problems with your door lock or ignition barrel (e.g. a key blade that snapped in the lock or a key that refuses to turn into the ignition), Autokey Squad can come and service your needs onsite and prices quoted are normally far lower than garages’.
All Audi car keys made after 1995 contain a small microchip hidden in the plastic part of key called a transponder. The Chip is made of clear plastic glass & must be programmed correctly to allow any Audi vehicle to start. Transponder chips are buried in the keys of all modern Audi vehicles – This applies to both newer Audi “remote car keys” and simple Audi car keys which don’t feature remote central locking buttons. The chips inside every Audi Key are “programmed” to a single vehicle.
The immobiliser system searches electronically for a transponder chip when a key is instered into the ignition and turned. If the correct chip is present, the immo system will allow the Audi vehicle to start. If the immo system fails to detect a chip the fuel supply to the engine is cut off. It is normally impossible to bypass, override or remove a Audi immobiliser and still drive the vehicle.
The chip technology is also featured in modern Audi proximity car keys which start the vehicle while still in the owner’s pocket.
Please note: Very old Audi Car Keys (manufactured prior to 1995) normally contain no transponder chip. This dramatically cuts the cost of new car keys for this age of vehicle.
- Step 1: A new key blade (either a traditional car key or a laser remote control flip key) must be cut accurately to unlock the doors and fit the ignition.
- Step 2: The transponder chip inside the replacement Car Key must be electronically “paired” to your Audi vehicle so the ECU recognizes it when the key turns in the ignition.
-Step 3: The remote fob (if opted for one) needs to be synced to the vehicle as well in order for the central locking to work.
Warning: If the Audi key is programmed incorrectly, the replacement key will unlock the doors and turn in the ignition, but the car’s ECU (Engine Control Unit) will NOT allow the vehilce to start.
Warning: Beware of second hand or recycled chips and keys purchased via Ebay or the internet. These will NOT start an Audi vehicle – unless the key has been diagnostically paired to the car using dealer-standard diagnostic equipment. You are advised only to attempt to replace your car key if you are experienced and familiar with Audi vehicle diagnostic tools.
Our trained specialists in Audi car keys will visit your vehicle wherever it is located at a time that suits you – and supply and programme a new-car key for your Audi vehicle while you wait.
Most of the times the work includes:
- Safely gaining entry to the vehicle
- Supplying a brand new quality key
- Cutting a fresh blade that fits the lock and the ignition of your car
- Programming a new transponder chip (without it, all vehicles manufactures after 1995 will fail to start)
- Programming a remote fob that will lock & unlock the doors
Autokey Squad never compromises on quality and all our experienced technicians carry the latest diagnostic equipment on-board to ensure our workmanship on your Audi vehicle is completed to highest possible standard.
Our costs are lower than many franchised car dealerships with expensive showrooms – meaning we can often deliver cost savings to customers who buy directly from us.
AutoKey Squad’s Audi car key experts can also assist Audi vehicle owners with broken or snapped Audi Car Key problems. And all our work is covered by our unique 100% peace of mind money-back guarantee.
Inside Tip: Before booking a Car Key Specialist such as AutoKey Squad make sure you have your vehicle chassis number to hand. This is normally engraved in the bottom corner of the your windscreen or may be detailed in your vehicle logbook. The number is normally a mixtured of digits and alphabetical letters. This information will assist your Car Key Specialist to identify your exact Audi Car Key type quickly and with less hassle to the customer – streamlining and accelerating the key replacement process.
Below, AutoKey Squad Audi car key expert Harry Gillespie, from Waltham Forest, Herts, offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of the Audi car key technology and security features, exploding some of the most popular misconceptions:
‘Many people seem to think they can only get a new Audi Car Key by going to an authorised Audi dealer who orders the key in from the VAG group HQ in Germany. To be honest, this is a bit of a myth put around – some cynics might say it’s done by the dealerships to keep revenue up.
As Audi Car Key Specialists, my company AutoKey Squad has the potential to save Audi owners a lot of money if they are unlucky enough to lose some or all of their keys. We come to the customer’s vehicle to cut a replacement key, whereas Audi Dealerships will normally ask a motorist to get their vehicle to a dealer on a low-loader. That adds up to time, hassle & money which was wasted in comparison to using a roadside key replacement service.
That’s a big saving. And there’s another factor at play here. Because all AutoKey Squad technicians are qualified lock specialists, we can work with the customer’s existing locks. We cut and create a brand new replacement Audi key which fits the existing door locks and ignition barrel. After that, we use dealer-standard diagnostic tools to programme a small glass transponder chip into the Audi vehicle’s ECU.
If you have any more questions about your Audi car key, please don’t hesitate to give our head office a ring on 0800 999 0121. If I can’t speak to you I promise one of my Audi specialist colleagues will do his very best to help! I hope you get back on the road as soon as possible.’
You might have bought your Audi second hand and it only came with one key. Should this be your case, Autokey Squad strongly recommends that you purchase a second set of keys so if one of them gets misplaced or breaks apart, you will still have a backup set. Our Discount Shop in Highgate, North London (248 Archway Road, London, N65 AX) will reduce the price you pay by aprox. 30% lower than our Mobile service prices and up to 70% lower than what the Dealers charge.
Just to give you an idea, a fully working basic Audi car key can cost just £57 fully inclusive of VAT and programming.
If you would like to get a quote or book an appointment (highly recommended to ensure a technician is available when you arrive) get in touch with our shop staff by calling 0203 588 0420
REMEMBER: Using an independent Car Key Specialist like Autokey Squad will typically save you around £40-£50 on dealership prices. In addition, a mobile technician will visit your Audi vehicle wherever it is located to supply your new Audi remote control key at the roadside at a time convenient to you. Available appointment times include out-of-hours appointments during evenings, weekends or early mornings at no extra charge.
Autokey Squad is Britain’s leading car key specialist. Since the company started in 2009, we helped over 5,000 customers getting back on the road quickly and easily. Have a look at what some of them have to say by watching some of our customers video testimonials here.
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