Covering All Of Romford
Keys 4 Cars Ltd. provide a comprehensive range of professional, mobile auto locksmith and car key services for Romford car and van owners including:
- Cheap car key replacement
- Key and lock repairs
- Car opening
- Car key cutting
- 24-hour emergency callouts
If you need help in Romford RM1, RM2, RM3, RM4, RM5, RM6 or RM7, 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.
RM1 Romford, Rise Park (Havering)
RM2 Gidea Park, Heath Park (Havering)
RM3 Harold Wood, Harold Hill, Noak Hill, Harold Park (Havering)
RM4 Havering-atte-Bower, Abridge, Stapleford Abbotts, Noak Hill, Navestock, Stapleford Tawney, Stapleford Aerodrome, Passingford Bridge (Havering, Epping Forest, Brentwood)
RM5 Collier Row (Havering, Redbridge)
RM6 Chadwell Heath, Marks Gate, Little Heath, Goodmayes (north), Hainault (South) (Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, Havering)
RM7 Rush Green, Mawneys, Romford (Havering)
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Our base is just across the river and less than 20 miles away so we can usually get to Ilford in around 30 minutes or so.
A brief history of Romford
The first mention of Romford was way, way back in 1177 AD. Back then, it was called ‘Romfort’. The meaning of the word then meant “the wide or spacious ford”.
The area of Romford started to expand from the Middle Ages onwards and this was largely due to there being a newly established market in 1247. In those days, central Romford wasn’t where it is today, it was actually further south where Oldchurch is in present times. The reason for the move was that the old centre was prone to flooding when the River Rom surged, hence the move further to the north.
Romford residents will, of course, be aware of the Parish Church of St Edward the Confessor, but did you know that this was the location of the very first building after the relocation. Like most places outside of London., Romford was largely agricultural and had numerous mills that ground corn. From the 16th to the 19th century, Romford was also well-known for the manufacture of leather goods but also had abundant breweries, weaving houses and metalwork shops.