Start your replacement car key order when out and about.

Have you ever been out and about, seen an online solution to something you need to order then forgotten the web address by the time you’ve got home? Well, if you are needing a replacement car key that problem has now been eradicated.

For many years our company has been renowned for its expertise, skill and technological development in providing automated residential key cutting through My Key Machine located in over 650 UK retailers including B&Q, Homebase, The Range, Screwfix, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Robert Dyas and more.

We are now the first company to provide a seamless in-store/online shopping experience to people needing replacement keys for their cars from these 650+ key-cutting vending machines.

We are very excited to announce that all the My Key Machines, throughout the UK, have recently been upgraded and now provide customers with a revolutionary way of searching for and buying replacement car keys when they are in-store.

At any My Key Machine, if a customer requires a replacement car key, they simply select the car key option on the screen and enter their vehicle's registration number. A unique QR code is generated and shown on the screen, which takes them directly to the keys and services available for their vehicle.

By scanning the QR code, with their smartphone, customers are automatically taken to the exact place on where they can complete their order by selecting the key type and the pairing service that suits their budget and convenience.

Why is getting new car keys not as simple as getting house keys cut?

For more than 20 years, all new cars have been supplied with an immobiliser by law. As a result, all replacement car or van keys have to be programmed to pair them to the vehicle for them to work. If you simply get a copy of your car key cut and don’t have it programmed, you have to physically insert the key blade into the lock to unlock or lock the doors and it will certainly not allow the engine to start. Therefore all replacement keys purchased do need to be specifically programmed to your vehicle.

To suit varying budgets and make it as convenient as possible for the customer, we have various service levels to choose from to get keys ordered from us programmed and paired to your vehicle.


Our unique KeyNOW Pair-it-Yourself device is sent via secure delivery, along with the new replacement key. By following the simple step-by-step instructions customers can easily program the key to their vehicle themselves

You Come to Us 

A key is cut and sent by secure post to a local, participating Timpson store. When contacted by the store to come and collect the new key, while the customer waits, a trained Timpson technician programs and pairs the key to the vehicle.

We Come To You

Our most comprehensive service. One of our fully trained in-house KeyNOW technicians hand delivers the new key, pairs it with the car and fully tests it at a location, date and time convenient to the customer.