Lost My Car Keys & Have No Spare


Have you lost your car key fob or keyless remote & have no spare? a auto locksmith approved by the MLA can help, use our search tool to replace your lost car keys.

An auto locksmith approved by the MLA who is an expert in car keys can help provide you with replacement car keys for whatever vehicle ( motorbike, car, van, truck, scooter etc.. ) you have.

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On this page we will cover:

What to do if you’ve lost your car keys & have no spare set?

A Auto Locksmith can help you with lost keys for any type of motor vehicle from a car, van, truck or motorcycle.  So if you need a spare car key cutting or car key programming contact a local MLA approved auto locksmith near you.   In order to assist the auto locksmith the following information will help:

What type of Car Keys have you lost?

– Transponder Chip Keys

Most cars after 1995 have transponder chips are programmed to a specific car.  All keys made after 1995 are legally required to be fitted with an  immobiliser system

This will require a transponder key, which has an embedded electronic transponder chip in the key to start the vehicle.

If the key is broken or lost – then you won’t be able to turn the ignition, therefore, the vehicle will not be able to start, so you will need a replacement transponder chip.

– Remote Key Fob

These are generally a keyless entry push button key that controls the locking to doors of the car and turns off any alarm system.

– Non-Remote Car Keys

Non-remote keys will have no remote central locking and have no remote control functions on the key.   These type of key is normally known as a ‘copy key’

Prepare the following information for your auto locksmith

  • Make and model of vehicle
  • Registration number of vehicle
  • Vehicle identification number ( found on your V5 document – see your vehicles log book )
  • Personal identification ( documentation showing name, photo, address to help confirm ownership of the vehicle )
  • Postcode of where you are, should you require an emergency locksmith to come to you

What other lost vehicle keys can a auto locksmith help me with

It is not just car keys a auto locksmith specialises in, below are some other vehicles that spare keys are requested for:

  • Motorcycle & Motorbike Keys
  • Scooter Keys
  • Van Keys
  • Truck Keys
  • Caravan Keys

What is the cost of replacing lost car keys?

The cost will depend on the below factors:

  1. 1. The make of the vehicle
  2. 2. If it’s a remote key fob or made prior to 1995 without a chip inside.

We recommend you get a quote from a local auto locksmith near to you,  most likely they will be cheaper than going to your local vehicle dealer or using your car insurance as some policies do not cover lost keys.

I have lost my only car key, does it matter?

No, it does not matter, if you’ve lost your only set of keys,  a auto locksmith can provide you with a replacement and re-program the new car key to match your vehicle.   The old key will be de-programmed make it useless, in case it has been stolen.

What do I do if my car keys are stolen?

  • A auto locksmith will need to reprogram the vehicle so that the old keys are no longer usable.
  • Depending on the age of the vehicle – door locks and ignition barrel may need to be reconfigured

How long will it take to get a spare set of car keys?

1. This depends on the type of key
2. If it’s in stock or not – If the auto locksmith has the blank in stock or they need to order a new one in.

Does car insurance cover lost keys

Some insurers offer key cover as part of your car insurance policy for lost and stolen keys, although most only offer this as an additional add-on or upgrade to your policy.  You will find details if you can claim on your car insurance in the terms and conditions of your policy documents.

We recommending checking it does not affect your no-claims discount before claiming though.

Will I have to change my car locks if I have lost my keys?

The answer is not necessarily as an auto locksmith may be able to either reconfigure the existing locks or remove the existing keys from the vehicles database.

Do I need to take my car to the locksmith?

Not necessarily because a lot of locksmiths provide a mobile service and will be able to travel to you and do the work onsite.

A auto locksmith can replace keys for all types of car models

No matter what model of car you have, a auto locksmith will be able to replace most manufacturers keys.


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