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Will your phone eventually replace your car key?

Will your phone eventually replace your car key?

This article posted on Forbes recently looks at Apple's brainchild for a keyless entry system for your car. Although not available for older models, Apple's new Digital Car Key uses the iPhone as a virtual key to unlock your car when you touch it on the vehicle. If...

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5 Tips To Open A Frozen Car Lock or Door

5 Tips To Open A Frozen Car Lock or Door

As we're now into 2022 and all the Christmas/New Year celebrations are only a distant memory, it's time to wrap up warm and knuckle-down to the year ahead of us.  Aside from the longer nights and shorter day, it goes without saying that the first few months of the...

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Tips to dry out a wet electronic car key or fob

Tips to dry out a wet electronic car key or fob

Rest assured, it happens to all of us at one time or another time - You know, when you drop your car key or fob in a deep puddle, a bowl of water or even leave it in your pocket and it ends up in the washing machine, spinning at 1200 rpm shortly before you can...

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5 reasons not to break into your own car

5 reasons not to break into your own car

Article summary: It's not as easy as you think You'll probably damage your car Your insurance company won't be happy You can easily injure yourself You might get your collar felt! If the title of this article has you perplexed as to why you'd want to break into your...

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What is a valet key?

What is a valet key?

Not all cars have a valet key so you can be forgiven if you've never even heard of them before. This is especially true if you have an older/cheaper make or model of car because a valet key is exactly what the name suggests - a separate key for valets to use that...

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When might you need an auto locksmith?

When might you need an auto locksmith?

Many of us have had occasion to use a standard locksmith to change the locks on our houses or to help us get into our homes when our keys have unexpectedly gone missing. However, you may never have thought about whether you may need to use an auto locksmith. In fact,...

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Charles Dickens and the Gravesend connection

Charles Dickens and the Gravesend connection

As we're based close to Gravesend, its heritage and history are always a source of interest to us. With this in mind, we thought we'd take a quick trip down memory lane and shine a spotlight on the world-famous writer Charles Dickens and his links to the local area....

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Why we’re the no.1 choice in Gravesend

Why we’re the no.1 choice in Gravesend

If you're having any type of car key or car lock problem that needs to be addressed quickly, Keys 4 Cars Ltd. are the obvious choice if you live in or near Gravesend in Kent. There are several reasons for this, with the most obvious one being the geographical location...

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Have aliens locked you out of your car?

Have aliens locked you out of your car?

In a curious story published in the press recently, it appears that aliens are getting the blame for a recent spate of car key fob problems in a Tesco car park in Hertfordshire after shoppers had trouble using their electronic keys to open their car doors! The...

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