When buying a used car it is a good idea to count the keys and check they work. That’s because they will cost a fortune to replace. Few of us are aware of just how expensive it is to have a spare set of car keys cut – prices range from £168.00 to over £1000, depending on the model of car – a cost which has quadrupled in the past decade due to anti-lock breaking systems and advances in technology.
Keycare – the UK’s largest provider of insurance for lost and stolen keys provides recovery, assistance and replacement for any type of keys attached to a Keycare fob up to £1,500. There is a 24 hour emergency helpline, 365 days a year and access to a nationwide network of locksmiths.
Just in case you wondered, here is the cost of replacing keys on some popular models according to Keycare.
- Audi A4 2001 – £1,058.11
- Peugeot 206 1998 – £846.23
- Honda Jazz 2005 – £882.50
- Audi A3 Convertible 2011 – £761.82
- VW Polo 2009 – £780.00
- Renault Clio 2002 – £479.94
- Ford Galaxy 2003 – £250.00
- Fiat Punto 2005 – £168.00
- Land Rover Freelander 2008 – £268.02