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help - cost of replacement car key

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Trethew Mon 25-Sep-17 11:32:25

Lost the remote key for my 2008 Focus. Been quoted between £200-300 for a replacement with remote, or 99.37 for a plain manual replacement from the Ford dealer. Does anyone know of a cheaper supplier or am I stuffed?

Josiah Mon 25-Sep-17 11:46:24

thelonelyhamster Mon 25-Sep-17 11:53:33

Timpson do car keys too. Remote or plain manual ones. Significantly cheaper than the dealer last time I needed a new key, and really quick too.

AnnieOH1 Mon 25-Sep-17 11:58:58

Do you have a manual key besides? Or is it literally you need new keys?

FloatingCamel Mon 25-Sep-17 12:07:21

We were quoted pretty much those prices too sad

flumpybear Mon 25-Sep-17 12:15:46

Check if your policy has key insurance - mine does so git a free key without affecting my no claims etc

RainbowPastel Mon 25-Sep-17 12:48:52

If you have another key you can program it yourself. You just buy a blank key.

Floralnomad Mon 25-Sep-17 12:52:52

I would say do not buy a cheap replacement fob / key from eBay , we tried that when our Kia key broke and it didn't work and although it looked the same and appeared sturdy it felt like it was going to snap in the lock so couldn't be used even to switch the car on manually .

Trethew Mon 25-Sep-17 13:11:54

Thanks all for helpful answers. I have a manual key. Ford say the blank is 36.97!!
Will check my insurance policy next

Trethew Mon 25-Sep-17 13:14:42

Thanks Josiah I'd already found them online but they cover London and home counties. Unfortunately I am in Cornwall

TheFlandersPigeonMurderer Mon 25-Sep-17 13:15:24

An <ahem> friend took out KeyCare insurance for about £10, waited a few weeks and then claimed for the lost keys.
Obviously this is despicable behaviour and I wouldn't condone anything of the sort <polishes halo>

AnnieOH1 Mon 25-Sep-17 17:41:58

If you have a manual key should cost around £80 for a copy with remote from a reputable lock smith. (Sheffield prices)

Allthebestnamesareused Mon 25-Sep-17 19:49:00

DH got one for £40 in Timpson - a manual one.

LeeGood Sat 30-Sep-17 18:21:32

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