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 Car Keys for Fiats that came off the production line after 1995 contain a small electronic chip buried inside the key to start the vehicle. The transponder chip communicates with the Fiat’s immobiliser unit which is usually concealed behind the vehicle dashboard on most models. The immobiliser system will then search 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 Fiat vehicle to start. If the immo system fails to detect a chip the fuel supply to the engine is cut off. Thus, it is impossible to bypass, override or remove a Fiat immobiliser and still drive the vehicle.
The small glass chip embedded in the plastic part of Fiat car keys operates on one of two different coding systems: it could be either protected by a “crypto coding system (newer vehicles)” or by a “Red Key system (older vehicles)” security system. Should your car rely on the later key system, you usually need the original red master key to electronically “pair” replacement keys to the vehicle.
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.
2. The transponder chip inside the replacement Car Key must be synced to your Fiat vehicle. At this stage, if the Fiat key is programmed incorrectly (regardless of whether it can lock/unlock the doors), the replacement key will unlock the doors and turn in the ignition, but the car’s ECU (Engine Control Unit) will NOT allow the vehicle to start.
3. Finally, if you have opted for a remote fob, there is a different procedure for programming your remote fob and synchronizing it to the vehicle to lock and unlock the doors.
Sometimes, the process might be more complicated, for instance when our technicians need to gain access to the ECU or when the vehicle is locked.
Please note: It’s important to remember that the chips inside every Fiat Car Key are “programmed” to a particular unique vehicle. That means second hand or recylced chips and keys purchased via Ebay or the internet will NOT start a Fiat vehicle – unless the key has been diagnostically paired to the car using dealer-standard diagnostic equipment.
If all keys are lost authorised Fiat Dealers can replace your Fiat key – but the process will cost around £800 if all the locks are changed. Fiat Dealers usually source new keys directly from the Fiat HQ in Italy. This process can take up to 10 days for delivery. In addition to that, if you have lost all your keys, you might find yourself in the situation where you need to pay extra for your vehicle to be towed to the dealer so they can order your key.
Autokey Squad can usually supply a fully-working new key at the roadside for around a fraction of this cost the same day. We offer better value on quality replacement Fiat Car Keys by cutting and programming a bespoke new key to the existing lock barrels and immobiliser (so unlike the dealer, we won’t change the whole lock set).
Time & Place Convenience: Our trained specialists in Fiat 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 Fiat vehicle while you wait. They will supply a brand new quality key, cut a fresh blade, and programme a new transponder chip so that it works seamlessly with the immobiliser system.
Money-back guarantee promise: All AutoKey Squad work carries a full money-back guarantee of quality workmanship. In addition to that all work is covered by 1 year guarantee
Save Money: Our overheads are lower than many franchised car dealerships with expensive showrooms – meaning we can often deliver cost savings to customers who buy directly from us. That’s the the secret. The bottom line is AutoKey Squad can supply you with high-quality car keys for your Fiat vehicle cheaper than many leading high-street forecourts or garages because our overheads are lower.
Save Even More: Very old Fiat 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.
Quality Assurance: Autokey Squad never compromises on quality and all our experienced technicians carry the latest diagnostic equipment on-board to ensure our workmanship on your Fiat vehicle is completed to highest possible standard.
Inside Tip: Fiat Car Key blades feature a double cut on the metal blade itself. This leaves the metal part of the blade vulnerable to breaking or snapping off – often in the door lock or ignition. A Fiat Autokey Squad Car Key Specialist can usually extract the snapped key from inside the lock and cut a replacement on the spot. Skilled technicians are also able to reprogram remote control central locking fobs which have stopped communicating with the Fiat car.
“Most of the first Fiat models fitted with transponder chip keys were equipped with three-key system. The most important key is the first one – the red master key. This key is used to programme all the other keys which are authorised for the vehicle into the ECU. The systems were introduced after transponder chips and immobiliser systems started to be introduced into car security systems in the mid-Nineties. The ECU is an abbreviation for the Electronic Control Unit – it’s the computer that basically functions as the Fiat’s brain and decides whether to allow the engine to start etc.
Many people believe they can only get a new key by going to an authorised Fiat dealer who orders the key in from Italy. 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 Fiat Car Key Specialists, my company AutoKey Squad can genuinely offer customers massive savings totaling up to hundreds of pounds if a customer has lots all their Fiat keys. We come to the customer’s vehicle to cut a replacement key, whereas Fiat Dealerships will normally ask a motorist to get their vehicle to a dealer on a low-loader.
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 Fiat 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 Fiat vehicle’s ECU. I’ve heard many cases of Fiat dealers charging customers more than £800 – and telling them their only option is to buy an entire new set of locks for the doors and ignition and replace them. In that scenario, we can save a customer big money.”
If you purchased your Fiat second hand, you might have just 1 key that starts the engine. Should this be your case, Autokey Squad strongly recommends that you purchase a second set of keys so in case of an emergency or if the key that you currently have gets lost, you still have a backup set. Getting a spare key produced in advance can save you more than £100 if you unfortunately lost your existing Fiat key.
If you have time, and can drive to our Discount Shop in Highgate, North London (248 Archway Road, London, N65 AX), you can get a spare key created here by one of our technicians while you wait. Prices are aprox. 30% lower than our Mobile service and up to 70% lower than what the Dealers charge.
Just to give you an idea of our Discount Shop prices, Fiat basic keys can cost as little as £47 including 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 Fiat car wherever it is located to supply your new Fiat 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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