Alfa Romeo Locksmith Manchester
Alfa Romeo Car Key Replacements and Lock Repairs
We are able to cut and program replacement Alfa Romeo car keys / remote fobs for the majority of Alfa Romeo cars. These currently include Alfa’s 145, 146, 147, 155, 156, 164, 166, GT, Spider, 159 and the Brera.
From 1995 all Alfa Romeo keys had transponders (or ‘chips’) embedded in the key head, to enhance security (prevent the vehicle being ‘hot wired’). The type of transponder first used by Alfa from 1995 was a philips-fixed code type 33, widely known in the industry as a T5 chip.
Transponder keys were employed because only when the vehicle receives a certain unique code from the transponder inside the key will it be allowed to start.
FROM 1998 (approx) Alfa enhanced vehicle security further by using chips with rolling codes or ‘crypto chips’. These were known as Phillips type 44 (or T14) and then Megamos type 48 (or T6’s). This was to ensure that new keys could only be ordered through the dealers, however this is NOT still the case.
ALFA KEYS are quite unique as the crypto chips they use, contain special chassis specific data on them, making them the most difficult to make new keys. This basically means even the dealers have to order keys direct from the head factory in Italy, which is specific to your and only your vehicle.
THE DEALERS TAKE A WEEK TO OBTAIN THESE KEYS. THEN the small matter of taking the vehicle to them for programming (not very convenient or economical if you’ve lost all keys!)
NOT ANY MORE! At Aston’s access we have the software, vast experience and expertise to overcome these special transponders by using a technique known as eeprom work. The vehicle specific key data previously mentioned and security codes are extracted from the vehicles ECU or immobiliser and then written to the transponder).
What this means to you is that rather than taking it to the dealers and waiting a week for the key to arrive, how about we come to you and get the job done in a couple of hours, even in ‘ lost key situations’.
REMOTE KEY FOBS: If you’re after a remote central locking fob (even if you don’t have one at present then we can provide this for you (providing the vehicle came with one when new).
KEYS LOCKED INSIDE? Amongst other ways of this happening, many cars will self-lock if left unlocked (often after just a minute!) as a security measure. Using non-destructive techniques we can get into your vehicle and get you up and running again, even outside office hours! Call us immediately.
BROKEN KEYS / KEY BROKE IN LOCK? Key extraction service available. Don’t stress, help is only a phone call away. Keys when keys are badly broken / worn down, solutions are at hand.
STOLEN KEYS: Had a key, or your only key stolen? If one’s gone missing or you’re unsure if someone else may have a copy then we can get this key deactivated from the vehicles memory , ensuring YOUR CAR STAYS IN YOUR HANDS! Lock changes or even re-coding existing locks where possible are also services we provide on site.