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Tony’s Locksmith is a leading locksmith company in Cardiff. Our services include VW key programming, lock installation, and repair, as well as security systems. We take pride in our work, providing top-notch customer service and satisfaction. If you need any assistance with Volkswagen key programming or other services, please contact us today!

Give us a call on 07798612837 for call-out services across Cardiff and South Wales. We can provide VW key reprogramming services from our call-out van, allowing you to get back into your car and on the road again.


How To Program a VW Key

VW key programming is incredibly simple for experienced and trained auto-locksmiths, such as the excellent team at Tony’s Locksmith. Give us a call to have a replacement, spare or repair keys programmed and produced quickly.

Electronic transponder fobs work using radio signals between the receiver in your car and the transmitter within your key. Specialist knowledge and equipment are required to reverse engineer the programming, in order to properly connect your new key to the car. Tony’s Locksmith is able to provide an affordable service whilst offering convenience and friendly touch.

VW Key Programming couldn’t be simpler when working with Tony’s Locksmith. Spare keys can be produced in-store or call-outs provide you with access to your car from your own home. We have all the tools and equipment we need to gain access to your car and carry out the programming of new keys from our van. We always aim to meet our 20-minute call-out goal, getting you on the road with your brand-new VW programmed key as soon as possible.

What VW Key Programming Services Do We Provide?

  • VW Spare Key Programming
    Many customers will have a spare key stashed away for emergencies. Spare keys can be cut and programmed on-site by our expert locksmiths at Tony’s Locksmith. We have a supply of VW branded keys straight from the factory so you never have to wait for parts to arrive.
  • Lost or Broken VW Key
    If you have lost your key or it has been broken, we can quickly produce a new one and program it for you. Keys that do not work properly may need to be replaced entirely. Tony’s Locksmith offers an affordable and quick solution that will get you back on the road again without the hassle of visiting a VW dealer.
  • VW Car Lock Repairs
    Car lock jams always happen at the worst time. If your car key won’t turn or it’s sticking, call Tony’s Locksmith to fix the problem. Our experienced staff can diagnose and resolve all types of locks for even the most troublesome of vehicles. We aim to reach you within 20 minutes and will get you back on the road as soon as possible.
  • VW Key Repair
    Over time, you might start to see some wear and tear appear on your key. To get it freshened up, Tony’s Locksmith provides repair services to get your key looking brand new. If there is more severe damage to the key that prevents it from working properly, we can provide VW key programming on the spot to get your problem sorted there and then.

Do I Need to Visit a Licensed Volkswagen Technician for VW Key Programming?

In short, no. If you have been advised by a VW dealer that they need to program your key or see the transponder chip inside your key for some reason, it will be an expensive visit. You can save time and money by using Tony’s Locksmiths Cardiff service. We have all the necessary equipment and knowledge required to program your key quickly and easily. Tony’s Locksmith Cardiff is the only call you need to make should you find yourself in this difficult situation.

Can VW Keys Be Reprogrammed?

If you’ve broken or lost a key, you might consider a second-hand key as a quick fix. However, you will quickly discover that the key cannot be reprogrammed to unlock your car, no matter how many auto-locksmiths you visit. Car keys are unable to be wiped and reprogrammed to a different car than their original programming, this is to ensure complete security of your vehicle’s encryption. If you require a new key, Tony’s locksmith has a stock of VW keys that can be quickly programmed to your car.


Whether you need your VW key fixed or a new set of keys made, require an additional set of keys created, or have lost your vehicle key entirely, Tony’s Locksmith is prepared with the equipment and expertise to get you back on the road quickly.

Tony’s Locksmiths is a family run business that has been helping people throughout Cardiff with their locksmith needs for 20 years. We operate in and around the city and are the leading 24-hour emergency locksmith within the area.

Get in touch with your VW key programming enquiry