VW – Volkswagen

VW Volkswagen Jetta Ignition Switch Hard to Turn Jammed and Key Breaks

Have you ever come across the situation with your Volkswagen Jetta, where you need to turn the key very hard to start the car. Or if the key does not turn to the off position and you cannot remove the key from the ignition cylinder. In a lot of cases, the stiffness of the ignition causes lots of turning force required and this breaks the key from the remote shell. These symptoms are all signs of the ignition housing/steering/switch lock mechanism getting damaged internally. We at auto key pro, have the expertise to come on site and rectify the situation same day or next day worst case, subject to part availability from dealer. We can either rebuild the current housing or replace it with a new one, both have warranties tied to it so that the user has a piece of mind.

This type of problem can occur to other VW models and Audi as well. If your VW Key does not turn past the accessories position, or if it does not turn at all, or if the key is stuck in the ignition cylinder, we have the solution for you and you do not need to spend on diagnostics fee through Dealer or Tow it to a mechanic shop.

We can on the spot replace the part and also refurbish the switch blade key if it’s lose from the shell, as there is a higher chance for the key blade to break and get you stranded and we do not want that to happen.

Among that service, we service ignition cylinders for all Makes and Models vehicles. Rekeying, rebuilding, replacing services are all available. Our prices are fixed and no “hidden fees”. We guarantee customer satisfaction as we want to make sure the job is done right.

Auto Key Pro Locksmiths specializes in car keys and ignition cylinders and key fob programming and steering lock mechanisms, and refurbishing broken shells and repairing key fobs. We also offer lost keys on site services for 90% of vehicles so customers do not worry about stock availability or waiting time.

We have a mobile locksmith van service for Hamilton, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Burlington, Waterdown, Binbrook, Grimsby, Caledonia, and the Greater Hamilton Area.

Hamilton Transponder Keys Programming

Lost or Stolen keys? Did you know that professional automotive locksmiths do the same job that a dealer would do but at a better rate? Did you also know that you can have it done on site without towing which saves you more money? We offer same day service for replacing your transponder and remote FOB. We are available 24 hours and 7 days a week. With our fully equipped mobile vans, we are fast and reliable.
In all stolen keys situations, we advice to have the stolen keys deactivated from the vehicle’s immobilizer system and at Auto Key Pro, we have the experts that are able to do that for you for a piece of mind.
We also offer same day service for spare transponder keys where we can cut and program a replacement on the spot. We stock majority of the keys and FOBs.
Contact Auto Key Pro for car key/remote repair, key cutting and duplication services in Hamilton, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Burlington, Oakville and the Golden Horseshoe area.
Auto Key Pro is a local Car Hamilton Locksmith company specializing in automotive/car key and remote, servicing the Burlington, Ancaster, Stoney Creek area. We offer mobile service for lost car keys situations and pop the lock for vehicle unlocks. We also specialize in refurbishing key fobs, cracked shells, keys replacements, remote refurbish, broken keys from shells. In addition, if you have any remotes, Key FOB, remote transmitters, Smart keys, prox/proximity keys electronics that do not work, we have the experts in house that can attempt to repair them. We try out best to save customer money as that’s a win win situation.
To visit your local Car Hamilton Locksmith, you can pass by our store at 961 Main St E in Hamilton. Intersection of Main St E and Gage Ave.

Auto Key Pro Team

Hamilton Car Locksmith

Replacement Car Keys in Hamilton – Hamilton Locksmith

Most of everyone think only dealer are able to replace car keys due to the complex systems in today’s vehicles. The fact is that professional car locksmiths are able to perform the same job. Whether it’s a regular chip key, FOB, Smart FOB, Smart Key, Remote Key, Proximity Key, Prox Keys or any special keys, a professional locksmith specialized in cars can complete the job quickly.

Auto Key Pro is a local Car Hamilton Locksmith company specializing in automotive/car key and remote, servicing the Burlington, Ancaster, Stoney Creek area. We offer mobile service for lost car keys situations and pop the lock for vehicle unlocks. We also specialize in refurbishing key fobs, cracked shells, keys replacements, remote refurbish, broken keys from shells. In addition, if you have any remotes, Key FOB, remote transmitters, Smart keys, prox/proximity keys electronics that do not work, we have the experts in house that can attempt to repair them. We try out best to save customer money as that’s a win win situation.

To visit your local Car Hamilton Locksmith, you can pass by our store at 961 Main St E in Hamilton. Intersection of Main St E and Gage Ave.

Auto Key Pro Team

Hamilton Car Locksmith

VW Passat 2010 Lost Keys Situation

Did you know that VW Dealers typically take 3-5 business days to obtains new keys for the newer systems? This was the case for one of our customers and they could not wait that long. Auto Key Pro is now able to do this job same day without a hassle. In addition we offered the customer a lower cost option in case the main smart key was lost.

VW Passat 2010

VW Passat Smart Key

Auto Key Pro is able to do lost keys situations for most vehicles from basic to complex systems.

Auto Key Pro is a local Hamilton Locksmith company specializing in automotive/car key and remote, servicing the Burlington, Ancaster, Stoney Creek area. We offer mobile service for lost car keys situations. We also specialize in refurbishing key fobs, cracked shells, remote refurbish, broken keys from shells. In addition, if you have any remotes, FOBs, remote transmitters, Smart keys, prox/proximity keys electronics that do not work, we have the experts in house that can attempt to repair them. We try out best to save customer money as that’s a win win situation.

To visit your local Hamilton Locksmith, you can pass by our store at 961 Main St E in Hamilton. Intersection of Main St E and Gage Ave.

Auto Key Pro Team

Hamilton Automotive Locksmith

Broken / Cracked / Malfunction Remote / FOB Repair / Refurbish in Hamilton

Have you had a remote that stopped working suddenly? Or cracked / broke due to usage? Or some buttons work and others don’t? Or intermittently working? We have seen them all and would be able to provide you free diagnostics to find out if it’s repairable.

Here are some of the problems we have come across related to car remotes in Hamilton –

1. GMC / Pontiac / Buick / Chevrolet remotes stop working due to broken battery holder. Also in a lot of cases, some buttons stop working and some work intermittently. We have the correct tools and expertise to repair and refurbish.

2. Honda Remote Keys tend to crack near the end of the key and that’s due to the twisting force during usage. We stock all shells to be able to refurbish and laser cut and transfer the electronics from the old remote key to the new remote key and save you money.

3. Old Dodge / Chrysler remote keys tend to cracked and separate the key from the shell, or the buttons stop. In some cases, the car does not start anymore because the transponder chip inside the remote key head was damaged. We have come across dozens of these situations and able in most cases repair and get it back to new condition.

4. New Dodge / Chrysler FOBIKs have the tendency to cracked near the panic area, and that’s due to the design of the shell, when that happens, then next problem that occur is for the car not to start, and we have come across dozens of these situations. We recommend refurbishing the shell with us when a sign of cracking occurs. In other cases the remote stops working, and that’s due to several factors, we have had a success rate of 95% to repair these type of problems.

5. Key Ring loop broken? No problem as we stock a wide diverse of shells to refurbish your OEM Remote, and are able to service you same day.

6. BMW, Mini Cooper diamond key remote stop working? The dealers typically only sell you a new one, however we at Auto Key Pro have the expertise in house to replace the battery with a genuine rechargeable battery for it to last longer. We also can offer a new remote key shell to make it look brand new again.

7. Remote Key / Smart Key / FOB dropped in water? There is a 60% of recovery so make sure you pass by our store in Hamilton to attempt to revive it before you spend money on a new one.

We at Auto Key Pro specialize in repairing and refurbishing your keys. If you are looking for a car locksmith with an electronics engineering background to handle any of the above or other electronic problems related to your keys and remotes, Auto Key Pro in Hamilton is the right place to be.

Auto Key Pro
Hamilton Car Locksmith Repair/Refurbish Service






Honda / Lexus / Toyota / Chrysler Remote Key Head Tip for Car owners

Do you own a Honda? or Lexus? or Toyota? or any of the vehicles that have a remote key head?

This key has the remote transmitter integrated in the same head instead of having it separate. If you do, we suggest holding the key as close to the metal blade as possible in order to increase the life of the shell. If you don’t, you will experience a broken key blade from the shell.

Next time we work on one, will post pictures before and after we refurbish them.

Auto Key Pro Team

Automotive Locksmith Key and Remote Specialists

Hamilton, ON






Lost All Car Keys?

Have you lost your car keys or been stolen? Here is a helpful tip to keep in mind, a specialized vehicle locksmith company such as Auto Key Pro can program a new transponder key to the vehicle’s immobilizer so the old keys will not start the vehicle. We have a large stock of transponder keys, remote transmitters, FOBs, PROX and smart keys, so do not hesitate to visit our store and we would be more than happy to assist.

Auto Key Pro Team

Automotive Locksmith Key and Remote Specialists

Hamilton, ON

Hamilton Spectator Article

Auto Key Pro is Hamilton’s premiere auto car key and remote specialist.  In business since 1999, the company expanded in 2013 to include automotive key duplicating services.

When you choose Auto Key Pro, you will receive excellent service and the best quality products, all at an affordable price.

Having a spare key to your vehicle is always handy.  A spare means that you are not stuck if you lose your master key and that a family member can also have their own key if it’s a shared vehicle.

Traditional car keys can be cut using their standard method or by laser.  The laser cutting equipment is very precise, with 99.9 per cent accuracy, guaranteeing consistently excellent results.  Their equipment allows them to duplicate 90 per cent of the cars on the market today.  Pin code cutting is available.

If you have keyless entry, you don’t have to go back to the dealership to have your remote programmed or repaired.  Auto Key Pro offers an affordable alternative to the dealership.  They can program ignition and remote keyless entries, repair electronic control modules, refurbish broken/cracked key shells, refurbish key pads, repair damaged remotes, and install new genuine batteries.

If your keys have been lost or stolen and your are worried that your vehicle has caught the eye of a thief, Auto Key Pro can erase your lost keys from your vehicle’s computer memory.

If your remote isn’t working properly, they can diagnose the issue then complete the repair for you.

New master and valet keys can be created if the originals are lost or stolen.

Auto Key Pro is open seven days a week and there is always an experienced employee on hand to help.

Auto Key Pro is located at 961 Main Street East in Hamilton.  Their business hours are Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (289) 441-4446 or visit www.autokeypro.ca.

Auto Key Pro Article on Hamilton Spectator

Hi All,

We have published an online article with Hamilton Spectator related spare keys –

http://www.thespec.com/shopping-story/4866551-auto-key-pro/

Enjoy the read!

Auto Key Pro Team