Covering All Of Barking
Based only a few miles away from Barking on the south side of the Thames, Keys 4 Cars Ltd. provide a comprehensive range of professional auto locksmith and car key services for Barking car and van owners including:
- Cheap car key replacement
- Key and lock repairs
- Car key cutting
- Car opening
- 24-hour emergency car locksmith Barking callouts
So, if you’re stranded in Barking or just need some general advice or a price for a replacement car key, get in touch and let us know.
Car Key Replacement / Key Cutting
There are numerous reasons why you might want to get a replacement car key cut. Perhaps your spare key has gone missing. It may be simply wearing out or has bent accidentally. Whatever the reason, we’ll be happy to cut you a new or duplicate key AND program it/them to your vehicle and immobiliser at the same time – cutting you a key at a price that’ll be much cheaper than your main dealer. We also provide 24-hour emergency car key replacement if your key is lost, damaged or locked in your vehicle.
Car Key Programming
Keys 4 Cars Ltd. provide a quick and easy mobile car key programming service. One of our locksmiths can either visit you at home or you can come to our Kent workshop if you prefer.
Most car keys have an integrated transponder chip that’s used to deactivate the immobiliser. This means the key will need to be programmed to the car. Don’t worry, we’ve got all the equipment necessary to program virtually any car key (although a tiny percentage may still need coding by your main dealer). Just let us know the make and model and we’ll tell you if we can help. We usually like to supply a new key with programming as it allows us to make sure the correct transponder chip and key are used.
Car Key Repairs
With age, keys can become worn and snap off in locks, causing an unexpected headache. If this happens to you, don’t panic! We can refurbish, repair or replace keys that have problems AND save you money over a full key replacement. Similarly, if your key has lost its sharp grooves and you’re struggling to open your door or turn the ignition barrel, let us take care of it before it stops working altogether or snaps off in the barrel. Make sure you keep our number handy if this ever happens to you and you find yourself stranded somewhere.
Vehicle Lock Repairs
Although it’s mainly the key that gets damaged, occasionally it can be the lock instead. If the lock or ignition barrel becomes worn or damaged, it can also cause the key to get stuck. If this happens, we'll come to you and repair or replace either the vehicle's door lock or ignition barrel of your vehicle.
Between 6-10 wafers make up the majority of automobile locks. All it takes is for 1 of the wafers to become worn for the key to be unable to meet the wafer, meaning an issue will eventually develop with locking, unlocking or starting your car. We know all the tricks of the trade to remove, replace and/or repair the necessary parts without any damage to your automobile.
Locksmithing - Vehicle Opening
We're locksmithing experts and have all the necessary tools to provide a fast, damage-free car entry service to your vehicle. It’s a common problem to either lose your keys or accidentally lock them in your car or van. We won’t damage or cause any signs of forced entry when opening car doors as our skilled team have professional tools and are experts at car lock picking. We can open most cars within seconds; others can take a bit longer. Either way, we’ll have you back on the road in no time, and at a cheaper price than you’d likely have to pay if you visited your main dealer.
Emergency 24/7 Mobile Auto Locksmith
Sometimes you can lose your keys or they become damaged. You may have even locked them in your car. Our 24-hour emergency automotive locksmith will cut you a replacement key on the spot if it’s an emergency and you need a replacement car key fast. So, if you're thinking "I need an auto locksmith near me", call our emergency number and we’ll arrive with all the tools and equipment needed to complete the job – Day or night 24/7, 365 days a year.
We can deal with virtually any make & model of car
Audi, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Landrover, LDV, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes, MG, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Proton, Renault, Rover, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Vauxhall & Volkswagen.
IG11 – Barking, Barking Riverside, Beckton (part), Creekmouth, Loxford (part), Thames View, Upney (Barking and Dagenham, Newham, Redbridge)
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Essex - Barking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Chelmsford, Dagenham, Grays, Hornchurch, Ilford, Purfleet, Rainham, Rayleigh, Romford, Southend, South Ockendon, Stanford-le-Hope, Tilbury, Upminster, Wickford.
We’re only around 17 miles away so we can usually get to Barking in around 20 minutes or so (depending on traffic at the crossing).
How did Barking get its name?
The areas of Barking gets its name from the old Anglo-Saxon word ‘Berecingas’. There’s some speculation as to precisely what this means and it’s suggested by some to that this translates as ‘the settlement of the descendant/followers of Bereca’ due to claims that there was a local chieftain with that name. However, others suggest that the literal translation is ‘the settlement by the birch trees’. Back in 735 AD, Barking was called ‘Berecingum’ which is thought to mean ‘dwellers among the birch trees’. Even several hundred years after this in the Domesday Book of 1086, Barking is called ‘Berchingae’. It’s notable, and often the case, that place-names commonly derived from the individuals who controlled the land of the day, or after topographical features of the area.