Automotive Services

What to do when locked out of your car / van / truck

You could be locked out of your vehicle and need your car unlocked for a number of reasons, the most common being you have locked your keys in the car, have lost your car keys or have damaged or broken your keys.  An ARC approved auto locksmith should be your first port of call, who will be able to help you gain access to your vehicle, cut and program keys to get you back on the road.


Have you lost your car keys with no spare set ,misplaced your car keys ( either transponder or remote fob ) or even had them stolen and do not have a spare set of keys to enter your vehicle? If so your local ARC Locksmith specialising in Auto Locksmithing will be able to help obtain a set of replacement car keys or for whatever vehicle ( car, van, truck, etc.. ).

Snapped or damaged your car keys?

If you have a broken key or have damaged your vehicle key then you will need the parts of the key in order to repair it.   The chip will be removed from the key and then reinserted into a newly cut key.

I have a worn out key

A auto locksmith will be able to re-cut the key back to original specification and the immobiliser chip ( fond in transponder keys ) can be re used in a new key.

Is your vehicle key stuck / won’t turn in the ignition?

If your car key is stuck or not turning in the ignition barrel an auto locksmith will be able to help.   ARC locksmiths will be able to diagnose whether the problem is key related or ignition system related.

If key related then we will be able to cut a new key and reprogram the car key or if ignition related we may try to repair the ignition, or failing that replace the ignition if there is nothing that can be done.

My car key is snapped in the ignition

ARC auto locksmith will be able to extract the part of the vehicle key left in the ignition and cut a new vehicle key for you.

Remote Car Key Fob Repairs

If you have damaged or broke the remote key fob to your vehicle this could cause the many issues with a vehicle such as:

  • Car door not opening

  • Vehicle not starting

If you require a replacement or the fob repairing it will need reprogramming, locksmiths specialising in reprogramming key fobs will be able to help out in this case.

Repair & Replace All Ignitions

Don't spend 10-20min trying to turn the old ignition with the old keys.

Worn out Ignition Barrels replaced or repinned.

Repair & Replace All Auto Locks

Repair or Replace All locks on Car with New locks and New Keys..

Repair & Replace Lost/Stolen Keys

- Repair damaged locks.

- Replace Stolen keys

- Rekey Car to a new key Code so old keys no longed work.

Key Extraction

Broken keys in Door/Boot or Ignition.

We will remove and reproduce a new key for your vehicle.

Transponder Chip Keys

Ever lost your very last set of car keys before? It can be an expensive mistake and can cost you anywhere from $300 to $1500 from your dealer to get a new one, not to mention 2 weeks off the road. Why not get a spare auto-transponder key duplicated for much less cost from ARC Locksmiths.


What is an Auto-Transponder Key?

Auto -transponder keys are found on modern vehicles that provide the radio transmission between the car or motorbike and the key.The key is programmed to only start a specific, individual car or motorbike. That means, only the person who is in possession of a vehicle’s transponder key will be able to start it. Transponder keys reduce the opportunity for car thieves to steal a car.

ARC Locksmiths cut Auto Transponder Keys for most major makes including: Holden , Toyota , Mazda , Mitsubishi , Nissan ,Honda , Subaru , Hummer , Hyundai , Isuzu , Jaguar , Jeep , Kawasaki , Kia , Land Rover , Lexus , Peugeot , Renault , Suzuki , Chrysler , Citroen , Daewoo , Daihatsu , Dodge , Fiat , Ford , Toyota ,Yamaha keys...

Emergency Trunk Opening

Locked your keys in the boot and car has locked you out. No worries ARC can help.