Replacing lost car keys:

Losing your car keys can be frustrating for a lot of reasons. Firstly, you won’t be able to access the interior of your car. Secondly, you won’t be able to move the car from where you last parked it.

For these reasons, it is important to keep a spare set of car keys for emergencies. For older cars, utes and vans with a straight metallic key then most local hardware stores will have a key cutter who can create a duplicate key for you.

For a modern car, a cut metal key may allow you to unlock your car door, but it won’t start the car  The problem is that modern car keys have transponders in them that prevent the car engine from starting unless they are within a certain distance of the key barrel. You also have to have car immobilizer / transponder keys cut and reprogrammed to suit your exact vehicle, otherwise the engine will crank / turn over but the engine will not start.

Also most modern car, ute and van keys have remote controls on the key fob for remote door unlocking and the car alarm system. These keys will have a battery inside the key fob, that can go flat over time. When this happens you may start to notice that you need to be closer to the car to remotely lock / unlock the door and to arm and disarm the alarm.

Sometime you will also notice that the button on your key fob won’t do things intermittently. These are signs that you keys internal battery is going flat, and you should get it replaced as soon as possible.

If you don’t have a spare key, you will need to have a new key made for you by a specialist automotive locksmith.

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Car door key lock repairs:

In some cases, your car door may not open, even with a key. This is often caused by a fault in your car’s door assembly. Common reasons for this to happen include:

  • The car’s door latch is damaged
  • The door is frozen in place

At Grimmer Motors, we offer advanced and reliable car door repairs.


New Car Key Cutting in Hamilton

At Grimmer Motors, we want to make the process of gaining access to your car as easy and stress-free as possible. We have trusted relationships with expert automotive locksmiths. All you need to do is drop you car off to us and we will organise the rest.

If you have lost all of your keys, then we can also organise for either a tow truck to pick your vehicle up and bring it to Grimmer Motors for new keys to be done, or we can organise for a specialist mobile automotive locksmith to go to your vehicle .

The locksmith will be able to cut a new key for you, and program it as necessary for modern cars giving you access to your car again.

Our goal is to oversee the whole process for you, making things easy for you and providing you with trustworthy and reliable lock smithing services. For reliable car key replacement, spare car key cutting, key reprogramming,  key coding and key cutting in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!

Please Note – we don’t generally stock or supply just “parts only” for this service. We are a general automotive repair workshop. If you are able to bring your vehicle to us, we can diagnose the problem, find and fit the necessary parts, or organise the appropriate service for you.


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