Insurance Companies

A large number of motor vehicle insurance companies now offer a form of Key Care insurance to cover the expense of replacing lost or stolen vehicle keys. The current course of action when a policy holder wishes to make a claim can be time consuming and fragmented with systems ranging from organizing vehicle recovery to the main agents, to requesting that the policy holder locates their own contractor and provides quotes for the work to be carried out.

By utilizing the services of the Auto Locksmith Association, the insurance industry and their valuable customers can benefit.

  • Widespread UK coverage
  • Single point contact
  • Reduced administration costs
  • Corporate service level agreement ensuring the best possible service
  • CRB checked professionals

Auction Houses

Here at the Auto Locksmith Association, our members understand the numerous problems faced by auction houses in relation to car keys. Keys locked in vehicles or breaking off in ignitions, flat batteries causing loss of key data not to mention keys simply going missing. Thousands of vehicles are sold nationwide every day, so it’s not surprising that these problems exist.

At the Auto Locksmith Association, help is at hand.

  • Local quick response times
  • Damage free entry techniques
  • Latest diagnostic equipment
  • Continual in house training

Finance Houses / Banks / Repossessions

Sadly, in tough economic times, many people are often unable to sustain repayments on their car loans. In such cases it is sometimes necessary for the vehicle to be repossessed.

In most cases the customer willingly gives up the car and car keys but there are often situations where the keys are not presented and in cases such as this, repossession becomes much more difficult.

Most modern cars are equipped with high security locks, electronic handbrakes and steering locks and a multitude of other security devices, which prevent the vehicle being loaded onto a recovery vehicle. Furthermore, once a vehicle has been recovered, it is then necessary to have keys made in order to resell.

A quick call to the Auto Locksmith Association and life becomes a lot simpler and often cheaper.

Auto Locksmith Association Members are background checked, discrete and professional. If you are engaged in the business of repossessing vehicles for any purpose, contact us to discuss what we can do for you.

  • Cars opened on site
  • Keys made to release steering locks
  • No need for specialist recovery vehicles
  • A one stop system (keys made and vehicle repossessed at the same time)

Breakdown & Recovery

When a person loses their vehicle keys, or they lock them inside the boot, or even leave them in the ignition and then the doors mysteriously lock themselves, most people’s first call is to their breakdown company. Often vehicle manufacturers will contract with national recovery companies for breakdowns such as these. Although these companies provide an excellent and very necessary service they do not posses the specialist skills needed in such cases.

The Auto Locksmith Association has exactly the right skills for this type of problem.

  • One agency required not two
  • Speedier and cost effective solutions
  • Less down time for the client leading to happier customers
  • Competitive prices compared to dealer options
  • No more multistory or underground car park nightmares

The ALA (Auto Locksmith Association) really can offer a viable cost effective solution to any organization involved in the selling, insuring, recovering and financing of motor vehicles in relation to car keys. The ALA prides itself on its professional membership base, the integrity of its members and its ongoing training and education.

With no government regulation in Auto locksmithing, you will be happy to put your trust in a serious voluntary self regulatory body, who’s members are not only strictly vetted during application but have to pass an industry approved exam process before being welcomed on board.

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