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Car Key Programming

Cost-effective car key programming in Manchester & the North West

We are continually investing in the latest programming equipment and software to be able to help and assist our customers, whether it is only a spare key required or the replacement of an existing key, meaning you have no working key to the vehicle. Vehicle Key Programming.

Immobiliser technology was introduced by law in 1995 to combat the theft of vehicles using just a screwdriver. Every car from that year is required by law to have one fitted. It doesn’t have to be a remote fob style key as remotes are only used for the central locking. Inside the key head of every car key is a transponder chip that is coded to your vehicles immobiliser system. The data this chip holds is what controls the operation of the anti-theft immobiliser system. When turning the key in the ignition is when that data is read by the vehicle and the car is allowed to start.

Did you know a standard locksmith probably can’t help you with car key replacement? That’s because most car keys today need more than just a key: they also need car key programming.

When you call That’s Lock & Roll, you get a fully trained auto locksmith with over 20 years experience. We’ll quickly and easily programme your car key’s transponder chip so it works with the immobiliser and you can drive your car again in no time.

Convenient Car Key Programming Near You

We provide a convenient car key programming service AND we also come directly to you. Since we programme all keys at your car, there’s no need to take it to the dealership.

We’re also able to programme new keys bought directly from your main dealer so there’s no need to take the time and the hassle of paying them a visit.

At That’s Lock & Roll, we aim to make the process of programming your car key as convenient as possible. Most car keys have an integrated transponder chip that is used to deactivate the vehicle’s immobiliser, which means the key will need to be programmed to the car.

As professional auto locksmiths, we have a large selection of specialist equipment which allows us to program almost all keys quickly and easily. However, a small percentage of cars may still need coding from the main dealer, so get in contact with us and we’ll be able to tell you right away.

If it’s a brand new key you’re after, we can provide a replacement car key for virtually any make and model; and we’ll programme it for you too.

Requirement for Car Key Programming

Vehicle lock issues that can ruin your day are piece of cake for us. You can call us 24/7 and an auto locksmith will be at your side in as little as 30 minutes, depending on your location. When you call us, you’ll need to provide the following information so that we can help you quickly and efficiently:

  • Your contact phone number so we can get in touch with you whilst we get to you
  • Your location – a postcode always helps – and as much detail as possible
  • The make and model of your car or van
  • Your vehicle registration number

If you are looking to get new car keys programmed for your vehicle, we also require your vehicle registration document (VC5) and driving licence as evidence to prove you are the owner and we can sort the rest.

Areas we cover

As we are a fully mobile locksmith service we cover a wide 50-mile radius around Manchester.

We cover the following counties:

  • Cheshire
  • Merseyside
  • Lancashire

Our response times are normally less than two hours, making us one of the fastest mobile locksmith services available in the region.