Common Car Lock and Key Faults

A Fully Mobile Automotive Locksmith covering a large area around Kent and Sussex

At Your Home

As a fully-mobile auto locksmith, we can come to your home address for any services required. 

At Your WorkPlace

We fit our work around you and your life. All work can be carried out at your workplace saving you time!

By The Road Side

Being stuck at the roadside isn’t fun. We aim to get you moving as fast as possible when you need us the most.

With us being in the car lock business for over 20 years we have seen a lot of faults that crop up time and time again.
From central locking that unlocks itself to keys that are temperamental.

Let’s have a look at the most common types of faults we deal with on a daily basis.

The most common faults


Faulty Key Fob

This is one of the most common issues that we get called out for. 

With keys being with us most of the time, slung on the countertop or in the depths of a handbag they take a lot of abuse. 

We have a page dedicated to broken key fobs and keys.

You can read more about how we fix them here.


The key gets stuck in the lock

As more and more cars move towards keyless entry systems and central locking this is less common but can still be a problem for older vehicles and work vans. 

The most common vehicle we see this on is older transit vans. The keys get stuck in the lock barrel on the door and can snap. 

Thankfully we are fully equipped to deal with this in a flash. 

Learn more about this type of fault here. 

Central locking not unlocking all doors

Central locking can cause several issues with one door locking and the others not or the boot staying unlocked. 

Most of the time this can be down to the ECU which we are equipped to re-program. 

In some cases, it could be that a solenoid has failed and will need replacing.
You can find out more about ECU repairs here and more about lock repairs here


The car unlocks but the car won’t start. 

This is one of the calls we get almost daily. 

Sometimes your key can become unpaired from the immobiliser due to a flat battery on either the car, the key fob or both. 

We can program keys back to the immobiliser and have you on your way in no time. 

We can reprogram your key wherever you are so if your car won’t start don’t hesitate to call. 

Learn more about how we reprogram keys and immobilisers here


No power from the key fob

Sometimes key fobs display no power at all. Some keys don’t even have a LED light on them to let you know if there is power. 

Often batteries can be at fault and all you will need to do is replace them. 

You can purchase batteries from just about anywhere including supermarkets and some petrol stations. 

If you have replaced your keys battery and the key still doesn’t work it’s worth checking out our page on key repairs.

Any Time – Any Place – Any Vehicle

We can work with almost any situation, have an imported car suck at the roadside due to an ignition fault?
No problem! 

we are equipped to deal with it all whatever the situation.
we aim to offer our services at a time and a place that suits you.

Call the auto locksmith today

Call us today for a free quote and to book a time and a place that suits you within the Kent and Sussex area.

Areas We Cover

As we are a fully mobile locksmith service we cover a wide 50-mile radius around Tunbridge wells. 

We cover the following counties:



West Sussex 

East Sussex

Our response times are normally less than 2 hours, making us one of the fastest mobile locksmith services available in the UK. 

A map showing the areas that Kent and Sussex car keys covers, aproximatly a 65 mile radius around Tunbridge Wells

Pick A Time That Suits You

We know life gets busy sometimes. 
That’s why we offer a fully-flexible service with times convenient to you. 

1 Year Guarantee On All Keys

We are so sure that our keys are of the highest quality that we offer a 1 year warranty on all keys.

Discounts For Multiple Keys

Having spare keys doesn’t have to be expensive. We can offer discounts for multiple sets cut on the same visit.

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