We are the area’s leading vehicle key specialists and we supply, cut and program the majority of keys for cars, vans and motorbikes. Our technicians are workshop based at our facility in Pokesdown, Bournemouth where we are able to cut and program the majority of car, van & motorcycle keys.
Car keys have developed considerably over the last twenty years and most vehicles on the road today have sophisticated immobiliser systems to prevent ‘hot wiring’ a car and subsequent theft. The keys for these vehicles are fitted with a small computer chip, sometimes called a transponder, that communicates with the car and allows the ignition to fire. If this chip is not present the vehicle will not start. We have a range of advanced diagnostics equipment that allows us to program chips to your vehicle and we can, of course, also cut the metal blade part of the key.
Many vehicles also have a remote door locking system, operated either from a separate fob or as part of the key. We can supply and program car and van remotes and we stock the largest range of both genuine OEM and aftermarket vehicle remotes in the area, saving you both time and money. In addition, we are able to repair the majority of broken or damaged remotes.
We also build our own high quality range of aftermarket flick-out car keys with integral remote. There are ten different styles to choose from, including yellow, green, blue and pink remotes for the fashion conscious! Circuit board quality is better than the original manufacturer’s remote and in most cases they are considerably less expensive. They are suitable for specific vehicle models, please call us on 01202 465 055 for your vehicle compatibility.
We can test remote batteries and professionally install new ones if necessary.
Vehicle immobiliser systems are updated regularly and we currently cover around 80% of all systems in general use.
Our Bournemouth Car Key Workshop
We have a car key workshop in Bournemouth where we cut and program car keys and remotes and carry out repairs to broken keys.
The workshop is open from 9am to 5.30pm from Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.
Although you can just drop by, we STRONGLY recommend you make an appointment as we are very busy at times with pre-booked jobs and we would prefer not to keep you waiting. Pre-booked jobs have to take priority, of course.
We have two dedicated programming bays directly outside our premises for customer use, and we kindly ask you to park in one of the bays if you have booked. If you are just dropping in to make an enquiry there is also plenty of free parking on the road, right outside our premises.
Please note that auto locksmithing is detailed work and some vehicles are complex so they cannot be rushed. Most key programming jobs and remote refurbishment jobs are completed within 40 minutes to 1 hour. There is plenty of interesting shops nearby and Kings Park is within a few minutes walk if you fancy a relaxing stroll. If preferred, you are welcome to stay and read a magazine in our comfortable waiting area.
We look forward to helping you.