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  • If you've lost or broken all your Ford car key / remote fobs or you just need a spare, you've come to the right place. Autokey Squad is Britain's leading car key specialist and we pride ourselves on saving our customers money by comparison to the dealership prices while offering a much better quality service.
  • Car security is taken very seriously by car manufacturers and legislators around the world. All Ford models manufactured after 1995 have multiple layers of security which includes the metal blade, the transponder chip and most of the times a remote control fob as well. This makes car key replacement / or duplication procedure a very complex process which requires high-tech equipment and specific expertise.
  • Our trained specialists in Ford car keys will travel to you in a mobile unit clearly marked with our logo at a time that suits you – and supply and programme a new car key for your Ford vehicle while you wait, saving you money compared to Dealers' prices. Our technicians will be able to open your car even if you are completely locked out and have lost all keys. They are able to do this without leaving a single scratch or other evidence of their work on your car.
  • We encourage all of our customers to get a second spare key cut & programmed in advance so they are prepared in case of an emergency. Not only this will give you better peace of mind but also you will save time and money from having to get a new key produced if you unexpectedly lost access to your vehicle. Our shop in North London, 248 Archway Road, N65AX offers up to 30% discounts compared to our Emergency prices and up to 70% off compared to the dealer prices.
  • Please read full information about Ford car keys and about our service further down the page.
Our Services
Lost or Broken car keys replacement

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.

Car key Duplication

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.

Car key programming

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.

Car opening

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.

Car key repair

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).

Car Lock Repair/ Ignition Barrel Repair

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’.

    Covered Ford Models
  • - Ford Ka
  • - Ford Fiesta
  • - Ford Escort
  • - Ford Orion
  • - Ford Focus
  • - Ford Sierra
  • - Ford Mondeo
  • - Ford Granada
  • - Ford Scorpio
  • - Ford Capri
  • - Ford Puma
  • - Ford Probe
  • - Ford Cougar
  • - Ford Maverick
  • - Ford Kuga
  • - Ford Fusion
  • - Ford B MAX
  • - Ford C MAX
  • - Ford S MAX
  • - Ford Galaxy
  • - Many Others
Additional Ford Information

What is a transponder chip and does my Ford car key has one?

All vehicles sold in England after 1995 had to contain a passive microchip called transponder chip inside them by law. As opposed to most of the vehicles on the market, Ford vehicles (mainly manufactured since the the early 2000′s) are no longer programmed using “fixed” transponder chips. The current generation of Ford vehicles use a rolling and crypto coded system which ensures a different security code is presented by the key to the engine every time the vehicle is started.

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The security features of your Ford car key are controlled by an on-board computer called an ‘ECU’. This is an abbreviation for the “Engine Control Unit”. The computer effectively acts as the brain of your Ford vehicle.
Ford customers whose car keys have been stolen or misplaced at an unknown location are advised to ensure that at the same time as a replacement key is purchased the missing/stolen key is also deregistered from the ECU. This simple step will render the missing key useless to thieves who will be unable to start the vehicle with a deregistered key. This measure should be offered by all reputable Ford Car Key specialists and is offered as a complimentary service by all AutoKey Squad technicians.



How can we save you money

AutoKey Squad is the leading Ford Car Key Specialist. Unlike many independent operators, AutoKey Squad operates a fleet of mobile patrols who are all equipped with dealer-standard diagnostic equipment to supply a fully working new car key or remote fob for virtually any Ford vehicle. Every day our fleet of mobile techncians supply replacement high-quality new car keys to Ford motorists and Car Dealerships.

We cut out the expensive high-street showrooms – to offer value pricing on all types of Ford car keys and remote control fobs. We never compromise on quality and rely on the most sophisticated dealer-standard diagnostic programming equipment to guarantee our workmanship. Moreover, our skilled technicians work at the roadside to cut, programme & supply new Ford keys at your vehicle while you wait as opposed to the dealers that may ask for your vehicle to be towed to their base and then require up to 10 working days for your key to be ordered & shipped from abroad.


Inside Tip: The papework supplied by your Ford dealer when you purchased your car will often contain a “key code”. If you can supply this information to a Ford car key specialists (for example an AutoKey Squad technician) this can make the key replacement process faster and cheaper. Many Ford vehicles contain the key code hidden on the lock barrel itself. If the lock barrel is removed from the tailgate it may be possible to view the code. WARNING: You are advised to leave this task to a Ford car key specialist unless you are experienced in handling Ford locking systems as it very easy to damage the lock tumblers if a mistake is made during the extraction process.



Autokey Squad Ford key specialist Robert Huntington, offers a fasciniting glimpse into the secretive world of the Ford car key technology:

“Unfortuantely, the major car makers are locked into a constant game of cat and mouse with organised vehicle crime. That means that every make of vehicle – including Fords – relies on a baffling array of different technologies and coding system to ensure the immobiliser is effective against thieves.

We can provide a solution to Ford owners with virtually any problem with a Ford Car Key or remote control fob. We can also help if Ford owners remote control blip has stopped working, or if they have lost their remote key. We can even supply and programme the very latest Ford Proximity keys – where drivers keep the keys in their pocket without putting them in the ignition.

Different models of car sold by the same manufacturer with apparently identical keys are often protected by entirely different coding systems. And sometimes the same model of car – sold in the same year can still be protected by very different immobiliser technology. My colleagues at AutoKey Squad are dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest developments, especially on the very latest vehicles, but it’s virtually a full-time job.

There is a huge range of different technology being used dating back to around 1995 when the immobiliser chip was first introduced around the K registration. Back then it was called the PATS system – passive anti-theft system. Early Ford car keys used what was called a red chip system. Those early Ford car keys contained a clear glass transponder chip which was buried inside the plastic head of the key. The chip was paired to the ECU (the engine control unit) which basically acts as the vehicle’s brain. Only when the car’s “brain” was sure the key with the right chip was inserted in the lock, would it allow the engine to start. There’s an easy way to spot these type of keys – you’ll notice a small red tab of plastic on the top right hand corner of the key – how it got it’s name. Some of the keys are even entirely red. That was the original Ford master key system used on three key red systems. Later, as the battle with the crooks developed, Ford moved to another glass transpnder system. The signal for this was a blue chip in the plastic head of the key. The most modern Ford keys still boast the blue tab, but they usually feature a black carbon chip. It’s much more advance and can feature rolling and crypto coding systems which require the latest diagnostic tools to bypass.”



Cheapest Ford Spare car key Duplication Service

If your Ford vehicle only has one key that starts the engine, 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. Being proactive can save you more than £100 if you unfortunately lost access to your vehicle.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 ones and up to 70% lower than what the Dealers charge.

Save £££ at AutoKey Squad’s Discount Outlet: Spare Car Keys from just £57 all in…

Just to give you an idea of our Discount Shop prices, Ford basic keys can cost as little as £57  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 £50 on dealership prices. In addition, a mobile technician will visit your Ford vehicle wherever it is located to supply your new Ford 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 6,000 customers getting back on the road successfully. Have a look at what some of them have to say by watching some of our customers video testimonials here. 

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