A lost VW Golf key can be a complete nightmare – particularly if you’ve got work or other appointments to attend to. It’s worthwhile considering getting a spare Golf key programmed to avoid situations where you can’t access your vehicle at those inopportune moments when you really need to.
If you own a VW Golf and don’t already have a spare key to hand, it might be worthwhile getting in touch with a VW Golf auto locksmith. Having a spare takes the stress out of having to arrange for a replacement VW Golf key in the event of losing access to your vehicle. It’s relatively quick and easy to arrange for a replacement key for a Volkswagen by getting in touch with Access Denied Locksmiths.
What if I don’t have a spare key?
If you’ve lost or misplaced your car key and don’t have a spare, don’t worry – a VW Golf auto locksmith will be able to program a new one specifically for your vehicle. Your locksmith will need to know the make, model and registration number of your car, along with its vehicle identification number and any personal identification you may have (documentation that can prove your ownership of the vehicle).
Types of car key
Dependent on your model of Golf, you will have either a remote or transponder key. Older models, such as the Mk5 (2003-2009) are more likely to have transponder keys. In fact, most vehicles manufactured after 1995 feature keys with vehicle-specific transponder chips, although newer models usually come with a remote keyless fob system.
How much does it cost to replace VW Golf keys?
Costs can vary depending on the model of the vehicle and its key type. For further information, it may be worthwhile getting in touch with a VW Golf auto locksmith for a quote.
My VW Golf keys have been stolen – what do I need to do?
Stolen keys can cause slightly more issues – for security, your vehicle will need to be reprogrammed so that the old key is no longer usable by the person who stole it. Depending on the age of your vehicle, the ignition barrel and door locks may also need to be reconfigured.