Car Locksmith London

Abacus car locksmith is here to help with all your vehicle car locksmith issues throughout London, Essex, Kent and Surrey. We cover many different services including broken keys, locked out of the car, lost car keys and replacement car keys. We stock a large amount of car keys and transponders which means we can come to you and get all the work carried out on site without the need to tow your vehicle to a garage. We understand the stress that losing or breaking your keys can cause so we try to be as professional and efficient as we can be to make sure we deliver the best possible service. All our locksmiths have been providing locksmithing services for many years and are very professional. We’ve helped over 5,000 customers throughout London, Essex, Kent and Surrey whom have had car locksmith issues over the years. Give us a call today and we will try our best to help with all your key related issues. Why pick us?

  • We operate mobile we will come on site and get your vehicle back up and running
  • Our aim is to help make replacement keys on the same day
  • Our service is affordable and efficient
  • Our non-damaging systems and methods empower you to get your car keys quick, without any harm to your vehicle.
  • We coverage a massive range of vehicles compared to some other locksmiths
  • We stock a wide range of remote keys for vans ranging from smaller vans to larger commercial

Lost car keys

When we arrive on site we’ll normally have to see proof of ownership of the vehicle alongside ID. We are then able to gain entry into the vehicle without causing any damage using a series of different methods, once we’ve gained entry into the vehicle we can then map out the shape of the key and begin to cut a key. Once the key is cut we can then move onto the programming side of things. Depending on the make and model of the car or van depends of the programming procedure some vehicles we can code the keys using the diagnostics port on the vehicle. For manufactures such as Saab, Fiat and Toyota the process is a bit more complicated we’ll have to use a method called an EEPROM method which means we will have to remove the immobiliser unit from the vehicle again depending on make or model it will be in different places some being placed under dashboards. We will then provide you with your replacement keys and a full invoice.

Different makes we cover our services for

Toyota, Subaru, SAAB, Porsche, Peugeot, Mitsubishi, MG, Mazda, Lexus, Kia, Jeep, Jaguar, Chrysler, Hyundai, Volvo, Smart, Honda, Renault, Fiat, Daewoo, Citroen, Bentley, Audi, Volkswagen, SEAT & Skoda, BMW, Mercedes, Mini, Land Rover, Ford, Vauxhall

Gaining Entry jobs

Due to the unique way that these electronics on cars are coded we are getting more and more calls for keys locked inside the boot, vehicle locked itself and the keys are inside. The most common cars for keys getting locked inside the boot are BMW due to the fact that once you close the boot even if the vehicle is open you can’t flip the seats and access the boot as you would on most vehicles.

All our auto locksmiths are fully qualified and have had many years of field experience and have the known how and knowledge to deal with most cases that are throw at them. We work under the altitude that no job is to big or to small and that’s what strives up to do better and be proud to cover more vehicles then most auto locksmiths.

Car key cutting, we have top of the range cutters to make sure that the key operates in a better state then the old key which you have. We deal with cutting leaser keys which are the keys fitted to most newer models, these blades are better because they use a better quality of steel which means they don’t snap on the ignition unlike the older style keys. First stage before cutting a key is to find out the current cuts of your current key on in a lost key case we will either dismantle the lock and find out the position of the wafers or we will lock pick the lock to determine which positions have to be cut to achieve a smooth lock positioning.

ID48 transponderEvery car sold in the UK since 1995 has a transponder inside the key, a transponder is not a fob or remote key, the transponder that’s inside the key, in the early days a transponder had a fixed code which means every time the key is turned in the ignition the car and the key will send the same code which in turn will allow the vehicle to start, if the code is not recognized the vehicle will be immobilized which means depending on the vehicle some will cut the fuel supply. The newer transponders have variable code which means every time the ignition is turned the key and the signal received is different encrypted code. We have a range of equipment which means we can code 99% of transponders to a range of different cars.

Areas we cover

London PictureWe operate our services in central London, we are based very near to central London which means our locksmiths are normally in the area so we can deal with emergencies quickly and efficiently. All our vans are fully equipped to deal with emergencies despite if you’ve locked the keys to your van inside the vehicle or you simply have lost them, we have all the tools available to deal with most jobs on the same day, we stock a wide range of different keys to make sure we provide the best possible service to our customers in central London.

Here are the areas in central London we provide our services for:

EC1A EC1M EC1N EC1P EC1R EC1V EC1Y : Barbican, Clerkenwell, Finsbury
EC2A EC2M EC2N EC2P EC2R EC2V EC2Y : Moorgate, Liverpool Street
EC3A EC3M EC3N EC3P EC3R EC3V : Aldgate, Monument, Tower Hill
EC4A EC4M EC4N EC4P EC4R EC4V EC4Y : Fleet Street, St Paul’s
WC1A WC1B WC1E WC1H WC1N WC1R WC1V WC1X: Bloomsbury, Gray’s Inn
WC2A WC2B WC2E WC2H WC2N WC2R: Covent Garden, Holborn, Strand

South West LondonHaving a garage in Clapham means we can also cover the whole of South West London we provide our services to many different car sales and dealerships in the area. Our auto locksmith services are quite popular in the area south west London is the area we get most of our recommended work from.

Here are the areas in south west London we cover our car locksmith services for:

SW1: Belgravia, Pimlico, Westminster SW2: Brixton, Streatham Hill SW3: Brompton, Chelsea
SW4: Clapham SW5: Earl’s Court SW6: Fulham, Parson’s Green SW7: South Kensington
SW8: Nine Elms, South Lambeth SW9: Brixton, Stockwell SW10: West Brompton, World’s End
SW11: Battersea, Clapham Junction SW12: Balham SW13: Barnes, Castelnau SW14: East Sheen, Mortlake SW15: Putney, Roehampton SW16: Norbury, Streatham SW17: Tooting SW18: Earlsfield, Wandsworth SW19: Merton, Wimbledon SW20: Raynes Park, South Wimbledon

North West London, we provide all our lost car keys services throughout NW London even if you lost your keys and don’t have a spare. We are able to cut and program a new transponder or fob key on site. Our locksmiths are very well trained to deal with loads of different situations even if you’ve locked the keys in the boot we will be able to open the car without causing no damage to the vehicle or its locks at the same time we offer the cheapest rates possible on a spare key while were on site.

Here are the areas in NW London we cover:

NW1: Camden Town, Regent’s Park NW2: Cricklewood, Neasden NW3: Hampstead, Swiss Cottage NW4: Brent Cross, Hendon NW5: Kentish Town NW6: Kilburn, Queens Park, West Hampstead NW7: Mill Hill NW8: St John’s Wood NW9: Colindale, Kingsbury NW10: Harlesden, Kensal Green, Willesden NW11: Golders Green, Hampstead Garden Suburb

East LondonWe provide our replacement car keys services throughout the whole of East London, we cover a lot of private customer and commercial customers ranging from car dealerships to shipping and export yards. Despite if you’ve broken the car key or simply lost the key and don’t have a spare. We will be able to cut and program a new key on the same day. Unlike other locksmiths we cover all types of jobs despite if you have a van equipped with an aftermarket deadlock system we will be able to enter the van and retrieve your keys.

E1: Mile End, Stepney, Whitechapel E2: Bethnal Green, Shoreditch E3: Bow, Bromley-by-Bow
E4: Chingford, Highams Park E5: Clapton E6: East Ham, Beckton E7: Forest Gate, Upton Park
E8: Hackney, Dalston E9: Hackney, Homerton E10: Leyton E11: Leytonstone E12: Manor Park
E13: Plaistow E14: Isle of Dogs, Millwall, Poplar E15: Stratford, West Ham E16: Canning Town, North Woolwich E17: Walthamstow E18: South Woodford E20: Olympic Park, Stratford

WESTWe cover many different jobs in west London, ranging from customer whom needs replacement keys to customer whom have got locked out of the cars and don’t have a spare. All our locksmiths are trained and have loads of equipment and keys in stock to make sure that 98% of the jobs are carried out on the same day. If you are located in west London and need a locksmith near you, then give us a call today and we will be able to help.

Here are the areas in west London we cover our services to:

W1: Marylebone, Mayfair, Soho W2: Bayswater, Paddington W3: Acton
W4: Chiswick W5: Ealing W6: Hammersmith W7: Hanwell W8: Kensington
W9: Maida Vale, Warwick Avenue W10: Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington
W11: Holland Park, Notting Hill W12: Shepherd’s Bush W13: West Ealing
W14: West Kensington

We have a garage in Camberwell we normally have one of our locksmiths on standby to cover local area in SE. We operate all our services for SE London. For all emergency work or non-emergency feel free to give us a call we will give you a very competitive quote.

SE1: Bermondsey, Borough, Southwark, WaterlooSE2: Abbey Wood SE3: Blackheath, Westcombe Park SE4: Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak Park
SE5: Camberwell SE6: Bellingham, Catford, Hither Green SE7: Charlton SE8: Deptford
SE9: Eltham, Mottingham SE10: Greenwich SE11: Lambeth
SE12: Grove Park, Lee SE13: Hither Green, Lewisham SE14: New Cross, New Cross Gate
SE15: Nunhead, Peckham SE16: Rotherhithe, South Bermondsey, Surrey Docks
SE17: Elephant & Castle, Walworth SE18: Plumstead, Woolwich SE19: Crystal Palace, Upper Norwood SE20: Anerley, Penge SE21: Dulwich SE22: East Dulwich SE23: Forest Hill
SE24: Herne Hill SE25: South Norwood SE26: Sydenham SE27: Tulse Hill, West Norwood
SE28: Thamesmead

North LondonOver the years North London is that part which we get the most calls from customer who have locked the keys inside the car either the boot or at the front of the car, we are well trained and can open the vehicle without causing any damage it takes 10 minutes for most makes and models.

Areas we cover in North:

N1: Barnsbury, Canonbury, Islington N2: East Finchley N3: Finchley Central N4: Finsbury Park, Manor House N5: Highbury N6: Highgate N7: Holloway N8: Crouch End, Hornsey N9: Lower Edmonton N10: Muswell Hill N11: Friern Barnet, New Southgate N12: North Finchley, Woodside Park N13: Palmers Green N14: Southgate N15: Seven Sisters N16: Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington N17: Tottenham N18: Upper Edmonton N19: Archway, Tufnell Park N20: Totteridge, Whetstone N21: Winchmore Hill N22: Alexandra Palace, Wood Green


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Frequently asked questions


locked out of carMy car is running but I’m locked out?

  • Make sure you stand by the vehicle if it’s parked in a safe spot, call us we will be able to enter the vehicle and retrieve your keys.

My fob is falling apart can you replace the case of the key?

  • Most of the time we can replace the case of the fob and put the internals onto a new remote case which you will have a brand new looking key.

Who to call when you’ve locked yourself out of the car?

  • We can help when you’ve locked yourself out call us for a quote.

I have an immobilizer issue who to call for help?

  • In most cases if the problem why the car is immobilized is due to a key fault then we will be able to get you back on the road on the same day.

I’m after a locksmith I’ve lost my car keys

  • We can supply new and spare keys for most makes and models

I snapped my car key can you cut a new one?

  • As long as the key is not snapped in the ignition or the door lock then we can get you on the road within the same day. If the key has snapped on the ignition or locks then we will have to order a new set of keys and locks.

Who’s the cheapest Auto locksmith?

  • For the quality of our work we pride ourselves in being very competitive

How to find a car locksmith?

  • There are many different ways to find a locksmith most people will normally search local directories or on the major search engines. We tend to get most of our work via the recommended methods, customers whom we’ve worked with before.

I’ve lost my car keys no spare?

  • We will be able to provide you with a replacement set of keys on the same day, we get all the work carried out on site while you wait.

I had a fob remote key, I’ve lost my original can you help?

  • We stock a massive range of remote fobs and we will be able to cut and program a new remote on the same day.

Lost the key to my Van, do cut keys for vans?

  • We cover all the vans including the commercial Renault traffic, master and Kangoo alongside all the popular vans e.g. Ford Transits

How to get your car keys replaced?

  • There are many different methods we use in replacing car keys, firstly we will enter the vehicle, cut a key then we have the programming the remote and transponder so it matches the immobilizer of the vehicle.

Is there a locksmith for cars?

  • We only deal with cars so if you’re after a lock smith for cars then you’ve come to the right place!


Call us today for a free quote & we’ll be able to assist you.