Car key replacement & battery change
Do you need a car key replacement?
Our latest car key replacement machines can replace the vast majority of types of car keys in circulation today, including the very latest Smart Keys used by BMW, Mini, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Audi, Seat, Skoda, VW, Mitsubishi, Mazda and Ford.
All our replacement car keys are exactly the same as you’ll get from your main dealer but cost a lot less.
To arrange your car key replacement, just give us a call on 01386 840297, arrange an appointment time and drive over in your car to our HQ in Chipping Campden.
We offer a one-hour turnaround on most types of keys.
Please remember to bring ALL the keys you hold for the vehicle to ensure you’ll get the fastest possible turnaround and ensuring existing keys aren’t erased from your vehicle’s immobiliser system.
Do I need a car key replacement or battery replacement?
Do you just need a battery replacement? We do those too.
If your car key has stopped opening your doors remotely, or does so only intermittently, then you might just need a battery replacement.
If you’re not sure, it’s best to give us a call and we will help you.
Why use us to replace your car key battery?
Buying cheap, replacement car key batteries via the internet will end up costing you more as they won't last very long.
We only use the very best, branded batteries, which will last up to 50% longer.
And the specialist tools we use to open up the shell of your smart key mean we won't do any structural damage, either. Indeed, we often have to repair or replace smart keys when the owner has tried to change the battery themselves.
We also carry out key re-shelling, if that’s all you need too.
What is car key re-shelling?
A re-shell simply means replacing the plastic casing of the car key – it’s a really effective way of breathing new life into your car key.
Providing the circuitry is salvageable, it’s also a very cost effective repair.
Why use Station Road Garage for a car key replacement, battery change or re-shell?
Based in Chipping Campden, we’ve been providing car dealership-level services to customers across Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire since 1947.
We pride ourselves on our honest, friendly and professional approach.
- Convenient - We’ll make the keys while you wait or provide a loan car.
- Fast turnaround - We’ll have your brand new key ready for you in an hour.
- No documentation hassle - All we need to produce a brand new key for you are the keys you've already got.
- 12 months warranty - We’ll fix it for you if anything goes wrong and the key is at fault.
Get in touch and we’ll arrange an appointment.
Which key programming technology do you use?
We use the very latest, leading-edge OBDSTAR and AUTEL car key programming technology to make sure each car key we produce is unique.
This means that any keys we produce for you will only work in your car and will last a long time.
Which car brands do you provide car key replacements for?
We can make car keys and provide batteries for all of the car brands in the UK.
The following pages are some of the most frequent car brands we make keys for.
If your car isn’t on the list, don’t worry, just give us a call.
Which types of car keys can you replace?
Essentially, we can do the lot.
Smart Keys allow for automatic, proximity-based opening of doors and disabling of alarms.
And once inside the car you only have to press a button to start the engine because you have already passed the prerequisite security checks.
Some of the world’s biggest car manufacturers use Smart Keys including BMW, Mini, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Audi, Seat, Skoda, VW, Mitsubishi, Mazda and Ford.
Remote Control Keys
Remote control car keys use a radio transmitter (or infrared) to send a coded signal to a receiver in the car.
They are used to open and lock doors and disable alarms. They're usually powered by rechargeable or replaceable batteries.
Switchblade keys are a very popular type of modern car key and are a ‘hybrid’, being both remote control and a mechanical key.
They offer ‘point and click’ keyless entry alongside a mechanical key which pops out on pressing a button and is used to start the engine.
Mechanical and Transponder Keys
Mechanical keys are the original type of key, you put the key in the ignition, turn, and the engine starts.
During the 1990s most car manufacturers started adding electronic transponder chips into their mechanical keys giving them an extra layer of security.
Each transponder chip has a unique code which is read when the key is turned in the ignition.
While early transponder keys used 'fixed codes', more modern ones added yet another layer of security by using 'rolling codes' where the code would change every time the key is used.
* Spare car keys
We’re seeing an increasing number of customers coming to the garage saying that they’ve bought this used car and they’re very happy with it – but it only came with one key.
That’s fine, but you should always have at least two sets of keys at any given time – especially if you rely on your car for school runs or work.
Find out more about our spare car keys service.