Tag Archives: Keys

The Chip shortage and additional options for automotive repairers sourcing replacement parts.

The Chip shortage and additional options for automotive repairers sourcing replacement parts.

What the Chip Shortage Means   Your car needs repairing but what do you do? In days of old a repair facility will diagnose and find the problem. If a replacement part is required, they will order it from any number of suppliers that manufacture vehicle modules. But in times of the pandemic and the global supply chain shortages - this is no longer an easy task.    The chip supply is still catching up with demand and car makers are looking at means to reduce their reliance on semiconductors. Either by re-designing vehicles to have fewer modules, or by warning customers that if they want their car, they can have it without some features.   Major car features including park assist, advanced driver assist, and infotainment extras may be excluded from the vehicle - even when their VIN and order from the factory has them included. This means auto repair shops need to do some detective work to understand what features their customers' cars have.   Ever ... read more

Automotive Locksmith Services and Why They Still Matter

Automotive Locksmith Services and Why They Still Matter

Automotive Locksmith Services and Why They Still Matter                                  In this ultra-modern age of “Keyless” entry and “Push-button Start” in our cars, does the humble car key even have a function anymore? The frank and honest answer is yes it does. Keys have definitely become more complex and interesting, and the key fob is now arguably the most important element as opposed to the metal key bit, but keys and their related services remain a crucial automotive service that we all need. Here at Gladney Automotive Solutions, we know that all too well, which is why we maintain a huge stock of 78,000 different keys to offer fast and efficient key repair and replacement services. In today’s blog, we’re looking first at what kinds of services a reputable automotive locksmith offers their customers and how to spot the good one ... read more

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