Audi AG is a German automotive manufacturer of luxury vehicles with its headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany and is a subsidiary the Volkswagen Group. The company originated from the foundation of Auto Union in 1932 however the modern Audi era began in the 1960s, when Auto Union was acquired by Volkswagen from Daimler-Benz. Along with German brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz, Audi is among the best-selling luxury automobile brands in the world. Audi's slogan Vorsprung durch Technik, means "Being Ahead through Technology".
There are 2 main types of key for Audi vehicles:
Remote keys are one of the most common type of vehicle key in use. The key has a traditional shaft that has to be inserted into the ignition to start the vehicle and the “head” (the part of the key you hold), contains a transponder chip. which communicates with the security system to allow the car to start. The key fob has remote control buttons that allow you to lock and unlock the doors without having to physically insert the key into the door lock.
Smart car keys, sometimes referred to as Proximity Keys, are one of the latest types of car keys to be utilised by vehicle manufacturers. Smart keys are detected by your vehicle when you’re nearby and unlock the doors. This type of key also allows users to start their cars with a press of a button. While driving, these car keys do not need to be inserted into the ignition.
We’ll have your replacement car keys with you in only a few days, it’s as easy as four simple steps.
Simply find your vehicle via our easy-to-use, online search tool and choose the key and service you require.
Purchase your key and securely upload a clear image of your key along with proof of ID.
Our in-house expert technicians will decode and accurately cut your new car or van key.
• Pair-it-Yourself*• You Come To Us• We Come To You
* Includes new cut key with easy-to-use pairing device
For a new, fully-programmed remote key, select the service that suits you best.
We will need the following information:
Your vehicle registration number
A photo of the key you want a replacement for
A photo of your driving licence
For some vehicle makes and models, we can securely send you a KeyNOW Programmer along with your replacement key. This unique device enables you to easily pair the key to your vehicle by yourself, using our advanced programming technology. It is a quick, convenient and far more affordable way to replace your car key. The KeyNOW technical support team are always on hand to provide guidance if needed.
KeyNOW offers a UK nationwide key replacement service. Order your Key online and then select a local Timpson store where you can collect the key and a trained technician will program and pair the key to your vehicle.