Car Key Replacement Prices – What To Expect

A car owner in London, quoting another displeased owner, has come to a conclusion that most car companies charge an “exorbitant” amount for a replacement car key.

According to the source, an average price of the key from Hyundai, Mercedes, BMW, Vauxhall, and Audi was £174–or $280.

Among the 5 biggest car manufacturers, Ford charged the least amount for a key (£130 or $209), while Audi and Mercedes asked for a whopping £228 or $367.

“Of the hundreds of which members who contact us every month, one query caught my eye. The member described the cost of getting a new car key as ‘exorbitant’ – and suggested we investigate.

I quickly got on the phone to some of the car dealers in my area. I asked them to quote the cost of a year-old version of their most popular medium or large car.

The average price of a key from Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Ford, Vauxhall and Hyundai? £174! Every single manufacturer I’ve spoken to so far charges well over £100 for a replacement key. Ford was the cheapest at £130 (admittedly this isn’t for the latest Focus), while Audi and Mercedes both asked for a whacking £228.”


  • Keyless fob replacement is more expensive than a regular key.
  • In London, a Ford Fiesta keyless fob replacement is approximately £58 or $93 more than a regular key.

Having a key replaced by a dealer is often expensive and time-consuming, so more and more people rely on locksmith companies for this particular problem.

If you need a key replaced, it is more convenient to call Value Locksmith. We are able to make you a new key on-site.

For quick, less expensive key replacement, call us at 1-877-399-8882.

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