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Three steps to follow if you’ve lost your car keys

Just imagine you’ve found yourself in the unfortunate event of having lost your car keys or they’ve been stolen. The first thing you’re going to want to do is get a new key cut, right?


But wait.


Before jumping into anything, it’s important that you know what to do in order to protect your vehicle from being stolen, such as erasing the lost car keys from the car’s CPU. Whilst getting a new car key might be at the top of your list, it isn’t always the right thing to do first. We always advise getting in touch with your local auto locksmith to discuss the situation.


Let’s explore the steps you should take, or at least consider when you’ve lost your car keys.



Get the receiver in the car door reprogrammed


If you have a remote key fob, it’s important that you get the receiver in the car’s door reprogrammed. Often, people forget about this and it can put your car at risk of being stolen by thieves who might have got their hands on the original keys.


Reprogram any spare keys


If your main car keys are missing it’s important that whilst getting new ones reprogrammed, you also have your spares reprogrammed so that they work in an emergency. It’s easy to forget about the spares until they’re needed!


Erase your lost car keys from the vehicles CPU


To make sure no one can use the lost keys, an auto locksmith can erase the lost car keys from your vehicle’s CPU and reprogram a new one. If the keys were stolen and a potential thief came back to the car, they wouldn’t be able to access it.


An auto locksmith will know what to do in this scenario, but if you find yourself wondering and researching your next steps, hopefully this gives you an idea of what it is that you need to do (and relatively quickly).


Auto locksmith services across South Wales


We help customers in these exact situations across South Wales. If you need professional advice and assistance from a local auto locksmith, please give us a call on 07876 350 408. Our mobile service means that we can come to you, wherever you might be in the area. From Abergavenny to Pontypridd, we’ve got you covered!

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