The Auto Locksmith San Jose can provide replacement Volkswagen keys and VW car key programming for all models. Our mobile car locksmith service covers all of London and the Home Counties and is the most economical and fastest way to obtain replacement VW car keys or to obtain a spare set of car keys. All this can be done while you wait, wherever you are and we will not be beaten on price for VW car programming. Do All VW cars start the same way?
Volkswagen cars from M plate upwards (1995) use an immobilizer system that prevents the vehicle from starting without the correct key. The immobilizer is deactivated by a small transponder chip that is embedded in the head of the key. Earlier VW models use a separate immobilizer box whilst some of the later models ( T plates and upwards) use an immobilizer system that is combined with the dashboard clocks.
With the earlier models of VW cars (pre 2006), our vehicle locksmiths use a key reader that is inserted into the car lock to read the wafer depths. This allows us to cut a new key without having to remove the lock. The correct transponder chip that is required to deactivate the immobilizer box is then inserted into the key, without the need for a security code first. Post 2006, (M plate and up until the very latest models), Volkswagen’s parent group VAG decided to pre code the transponder chips. It has made cars more secure and harder to steal because the chip is unique to each vehicle but it has also made it more difficult for car locksmiths given the fact that VW dealers don’t make the coded information available. Instead, they retain the information on file, logged against a vehicle’s chassis number. VW dealers also keep the key number for the vehicle on file. Thus if you need a replacement VW key for a model post 2006, the VW dealer will look up the necessary information, cut a replacement key with the uniquely coded transponder chip embedded in it and then send it to your local dealer. It is a process that can take anywhere from 3 to 7 days. This isn’t much good if you have a car that you need but can’t use, especially as you will also have to pay to have your VW recovered to the garage in order to have the new key programmed to your car. It is a costly process.
VW Car Key Replacement made easy
The Auto Locksmith San Jose is one of a very few companies that has invested in specialist software and diagnostic equipment that enables our mobile locksmiths to extract from VW cars, the unique 4 digit security code that is required to program the keys. VW dealers may call this the Secret Key Code (SKC) but it isn’t to us!! Our investment in the necessary specialist equipment means that our vehicle locksmiths can cut new keys and program the transponder key to your car. Plus we can reproduce remote fobs for central locking, all while you wait.
Just Need a Spare Set of VW Keys?
Our service is not just about replacing lost car keys, broken car keys or helping you gain access to your car if you have accidentally locked your keys inside. Perhaps you only have one set of keys and are requiring a spare set. It doesn’t matter if the problem isn’t urgent, we will still come to you and produce a spare set of keys for you whether you are at work or at home, as long as you are within our catchment area of London and the Home Counties of Berkshire, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Kent, Essex, Sussex or Middlesex. All you need to know is the number to call. The Auto Locksmith San Jose will take care of the rest.