073 444 3773

Locksmiths Cape Town – AVAILABLE 24/7

073 444 3773

Locksmiths Cape Town – AVAILABLE 24/7

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Cape Town CBD: 021 425 9966

Sea Point: 021 434 2777

Table View: 021 556 6622

Bellville: 021 914 7949

Claremont: 021 674 5550

Wynberg: 021 794 8682

Somerset West: 021 852 2471

Stellenbosch: 073 444 3773

Durbanville: 021 914 7949

Hout Bay: 021 794 8682

Fishhoek: 021 785 1323

Tygervalley: 021 914 7949

Rondebosch: 021 674 5550

VEHICLE KEY REPLACEMENTS

We can replace most vehicle keys quicker and more cost effective than agents. There are several categories of auto replacement keys and I will break it up as following .

 

NON TRANSPONDER KEYS

These are the easiest and cost the least to replace and it is the most cost effective to cut a duplicate while you have an existing key . These keys can op also be split up in following three groups .

1. STANDARD FLAT KEY

Standard flat key steel keys , some have rubber heads . These keys range in the R 30 to R 40 to duplicate form another existing key . All of these replacement keys we cut are guaranteed except if your key is damaged , very worn or broken . As it is a fairly simple process to copy an existing key the cost is minimal .

2. COMPUTER CUT KEY

The computer key involves a more sophisticated milling key cutting machine and therefore the process is more difficult and the key more costly . Many smaller locksmiths and key utters cannot cut these keys at all . The key blanks are also more costly and therefore the duplication of these keys varies in the R 95 to R 150 price range .

3. TIBBE KEY

These tibbe  keys are found mostly with older ford vehicles and are not all that common . For this reason there are very few locksmith who have the equipment and skill to cut these specific duplicates car keys . This key is total different from other keys as it looks like a longish pin and the cuts at all different angles on the sides of the pin. Duplication of these tibbe keys range in the R 100 to R 150 range.

The above deals simply with the duplication of car keys or the replacement of car keys when you already have an existing working key .

 

REPLACEMENT OF LOST CAR KEYS ( NON TRANSPONDER )

When your car keys is lost , it is a bit more tricky to replace and the replacement costs  depends  on the model , type and year of manufacture of the vehicle . The car keys can be cut by hand from the ignition ( normally not just  to the door lock ) which means the ignition must be removed and the then it takes considerate skill to cut a duplicate car key to that ignition . If this is done successfully the key should normally also open the door , boot and glove compartment ,and petrol cap but this is not true of ALL makes and models .

Alternatively with many models the key can be duplicated from the key code with the right key duplication equipment.

 

TRANSPONDER KEYS ( AKA CHIPPED KEYS )

The range of transponder keys is quite diverse and more costly to duplicate or replace than non transponder keys for several reasons . Not only the is the key blanks more costly , but the equipment and software needed is expensive and a fair amount of skill is needed to duplicate these successfully . Furthermore as new models enter the market , software must be updated and a bigger costly  variety of key blanks must be held in stock adding to the overall costs .

Some keys with remotes needs further programming to allow the remote to activate the central locking , to lock and unlock the vehicle .These remote key blank are quite pricey and replacing a vehicle remote key when the origenal is lost can cost anything from R 900 to as high as R 3500 or more . There is also the chance that the keg is lost in a remote area or a place which is not safe and therefore an added risk for it to be broken into , or being stolen by the person who found the lost key , or have actually stolen it on purpose with the intent of fetching it later hen the owner is way .

There can be added towing cost to get the vehicle to a workshop to have the computer box removed or reset for the purposes of supplying a new duplicate vehicle key.

It is always easier to have a duplicate vehicle made as well as a lot more cost effective while you still have a key for the vehicle and I therefore suggest that you get ken made before yours is lost.

As most agents are very expensive and do not offer this service after hours , but  there are a select  few like AAA locksmiths who do offer this  service at some of our branches  , but please note because of the complexity of the duplication of Transponder keys , it is not always possible to assist a client with a new key after hours .

Cape Town CBD: 021 425 9966

Sea Point: 021 434 2777

Table View: 021 556 6622

Bellville: 021 914 7949

Claremont: 021 674 5550

Wynberg: 021 794 8682

Somerset West: 021 852 2471

Stellenbosch: 073 444 3773

Durbanville: 021 914 7949

Hout Bay: 021 794 8682

Fishhoek: 021 785 1323

Tygervalley: 021 914 7949

Rondebosch: 021 674 5550

Over 500

5 Star

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