Vauxhall is one of the oldest established vehicle manufacturers in the UK, with its first model rolling off the production line in 1903. It now sells passenger cars, electric and light commercial vehicles under the Vauxhall marque, and formerly sold vans, buses, and trucks under the Bedford Vehicles brand. Acquired by General Motors in 1925, the company was sold to Groupe PSA in 2017 and became a subsidiary of Stellantis in January 2021.
Since 1980, Vauxhall products have been largely identical to those of Opel, and it was during the 80s, that the Vauxhall brand was withdrawn from sale in all countries apart from the UK.
Vauxhall keys are notorious for breaking and snapping, so if you are experiencing this common problem, we can arrange for a replacement of the following keys:
A Smart key is a proximity system that is triggered if the car key is within a certain distance of the car. The vehicle can be locked and unlocked without the driver needing to push a button on the key fob and can also start or stop the engine without inserting the key into the ignition and turning it.
Remote keys are one of the most common type of vehicle key in use. The key has a traditional key blade that has to be inserted into the ignition to start the vehicle and it contains a transponder chip which communicates with the security system to allow the car to start. The battery-powered 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.
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:
If you need a new key, you will need an existing key for your car, so that you can photograph it. We scan the photograph of the blade into the software and machine we use to create the new key. So, if you do not have a key, you will need to get in touch with an auto locksmith.
Our 'You Come To Us' service offers you reassurance and convenience when ordering your replacement car keys. You order your key online, selecting the You Come To Us service. You will see a list of Timpson stores, local to you, where you can collect the key and a trained technician will program and pair the key to your vehicle.
We highly recommend that you have a spare key for your Vauxhall vehicle to save you time and money in the long run. If you have issues with your key e.g. you lose it or it breaks, you may only be able to get it sorted using the main dealership. You could end up paying over the odds and be off the road for weeks waiting for a new working key to be sorted.