In recent years, most modern vehicles, including all of those in the Volkswagen goup, have seen dramatic improvments in their standard anti-theft devices such as alarms, central locking, engine immobilisers and remote key systems.
Whilst this is great news for owners, it does add a great deal of complexity to the key supply and offers potential problems when keys are lost, damaged or stolen.
"Key Programming" for a Volkswagen is the process of adding a new key to the security system of your VW car - this is far from a simple DIY process and has a number steps to
ensure that the new key works properly.
Until recently, drivers of Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda vehicles have been forced to go to their main dealer when they need a new key for their car. This was slow (often requiring half a day at the dealers) and expensive (we have had reports of anything up to £250 being charged for a new key) but this is no longer the case if you visit Green Garage. We have invested in systems required to re-program your keys and to add new keys to your car.
If you end up with a broken or lost key and want to source a replacement then get in touch with us and we can discuss the most appropriate way forward for you. We can ensure we get the right parts for you and can then program your new key to your car quickly when you come in.
Very Important Note:
Whilst you can purchase many of the required parts on-line from places like Ebay, there are very many similar looking key fob parts for your VAG vehicle (and poor quality Chinese copies). We strongly recommend you do not buy anything unless you are 100% sure it is the right part and you have spoken to us first. We can tell you what part number is required and give you an estimate for the cost of the part - this way you will not waste your time or money.