Car Key Programming


If you need a car key programming most MLA approved locksmiths ( CRB checked, vetted and inspected ) specialising in offering a ‘Auto Locksmith Service’ will be able to help repair any remote key fob if the car key’s remote is broken or damaged or provide a replacement remote fob or transponder key.    Most auto locksmiths offer a emergency mobile roadside service if you need a car key programming or the remote key fob repaired urgently.

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What Remote Car Key or Transponder Key Problems can a Auto Locksmith help with?

  • Repair and provide replacement key fob
  • Transponder key is broken / damaged
  • Provide a spare transponder key
  • Damaged/Broken Transponder chip inside the car key remote

Types of Car Keys That Need Programming

Since 1995 vehicles are legally required to have a immobiliser system.  To work this requires a transponder key with an electronic chip.  The car only starts if the ignition receives the correct code when the key is turned.

Common types of keys that will be need reprogramming include:

  • Car key with remote fob ( remote keys ) – provide keyless entry to the vehicle
  • Car key with integrated transponder chip ( transponder key ) – cars built after 1995
  • Flip type keys + key cards


My Car Keys are Pre 1995

Pre 1995 transponder car keys will not need programming but you will need these types of car keys cut.


Key Programming for Various Model of Car & Van Keys 

Most auto locksmiths will be able to cut, program/reprogram & provide replacement keys for remote fobs and transponder keys for most vehicle manufacturers, if your car key is damaged then a locksmith should be able to repair & provide a replacement set.

Car key logos

  • Alfa Romeo
  • Aston Martin
  • Audi
  • Bentley
  • BMW
  • Bugatti
  • Citroen
  • Daewoo
  • DAF
  • Daihatsu
  • Ferrari
  • Fiat
  • Ford
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Isuzu
  • Iveco

  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Jensen
  • Kawasaki
  • Kia
  • Lamborghini
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes
  • Mini / Mini Cooper
  • Mitsubishi
  • MG
  • Nissan
  • Peugeot
  • Porsche
  • Renault
  • Rolls Royce
  • Rover
  • Saab
  • Scania
  • Seat
  • Skoda
  • Ssangyong
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Vauxhall
  • Volkswagen VW
  • Volvo
  • Yamaha

If you do not see your car model listed above please give a MLA auto locksmith a call to see if they can help you.  Should you need a replacement key programming out of normal work hours then a 24 hour locksmith will be required.

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