Car Ignition & Lock Repairs

In Tunbridge Wells

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.

Having faulty or intermittent locks can lead to larger problems of lockouts and keys getting stuck in the locks.

Its always recommended that you take action to have these fixed before the problem gets worse and more expensive.

Common lock faults

There a few types of lock fault that we mainly deal with, if any of these sound like your vehicle please get in touch for a free quote today

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Jammed lock 

If your lock is sticking or jamming when you try to open the door the lock mechanism may be failing. Sometimes this can be a simple fix by readjusting the mechanism or it may need replacing.

The boot won’t open

Again, this fault is quite similar to a sticking door but is much more common. Parts get worn over time and may need replacing.


Key sticking in the lock

If your key sticks in the lock then the lock will definitely need replacing. We always check to see if the key is at fault before advising on any work to the lock itself.


Key stuck in the ignition barrel

It sounds rather scary but it is more common than you might think. Particularly a problem on certain Nissan models, having your key stick in the ignition is normally fixed by a new ignition barrel and new key if excessive wear to the key has occurred.

Repair Or Replace

When we attend to a faulty lock or ignition we will always try to repair rather than replace it since it saves both of us time.

In the case of ignitions, since it’s such a vital part we will almost always recommend replacing the ignition barrel. Any repairs here, although guaranteed are not ideal.

For locks around the car, we can try to repair them as mentioned above in the types of fault section.
When we repair a lock or mechanism we always fully guarantee our work for a year.

All work carried out is fully insured and is always agreed upon with the customer before we start any work. We pride ourselves on our customer experience and relationship.

Anywhere You Are

Locks breaking almost never happens at home, That’s why as a fully mobile auto locksmith we will come to you!
No matter where you are we can carry out all our work as long as we have access to the vehicle.

This means if you are at the roadside, in a car park or simply want us to repair your locks whilst you are at work we can be there.

Transit & Nissan Lock & Ignition Repairs

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When we get called out to repair locks or ignitions there are two vehicles that are at the top of our list time and time again.


Ford Transits. 

The older Transit vans have a very weak locking system and are prone to jamming.
The door locks on transit vans are one of the weakest locking systems we have ever seen and it seems to be an issue with a large range of the revisions available on the market today.

We have carried out countless repairs on Transit locks. If your lock is sticking or intermittent don’t hesitate and call today for a free quote.



Nissan cars have a common fault that we often get called out for, failed ignition barrels.
Back in 2018, Nissan put a recall out for over 153,000 vehicles that have ignition barrel issues causing the key to get stuck in the on position.

This issue is caused by certain parts in the ignition barrel wearing over time and developing a sharp edge, acting as a hook barb locking the key in position.

This issue seems to be one of the main calls we get on a weekly basis with the popularity of vehicles like the Qashqai and juke. It is always better if we can catch it early to replace the ignition barrel entirely before a key gets stuck.

Call today for a free quote.


John communication was outstanding. Clearly telling me what he was going to do and explaining the cost and the need for the work to be done. Polite, friendly and very professional. I would highly recommend him to friends, family and random people alike!

Ross Shearing

We have over 190+ 5 star revies on our google business page and our customers are the heart of our business. We will not carry out any work unless we can offer a 5* experience. 

Why choose us?

If the above hasn’t already persuaded you to give us a call then we must mention that we are fully insured, licenced and committed to our great customer experience with fair prices. 

Our 5* Google reviews can tell you the rest.


John came out at very short notice on a weekend when I was really stuck! He was exceptionally friendly and professional and clearly very skilled. Massive thank you. Would highly recommend.


Areas We Cover

We cover a wide area around the Tunbridge Wells area meaning we can normally be with you in under 2 hours.
Operating as a fully mobile auto locksmith we can carry out work no matter where you are.
By the roadside, work, carpark or home, we will be there.

We cover the following counties:

  • Kent 
  • Surrey
  • 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. 

Whenever you need us

We aim to be with you as soon as possible, we are normally with you in under 2 hours.

Non-destructive methods

We use the latest in non-destructive methods to ensure no damage will come to your car. 

Discounts on spare keys

If we are already on-site we can offer discounts for spare keys cut and programmed whilst we are there. 

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