We are in this business because we enjoy the work that we do. So why not make a living and enjoy it.

After being in the motor trade for 15 years and noticing that there were few specialists or locksmiths covering this motor vehicle section. My own experience meant that without realising, I had given myself the ability to understand various vehicle locks and keys, so it was a natural progression to move forward into this market.

After concentrating and learning more, and 6 months of researching, talking to motor traders, bodyshops and insurance companies, I started Karlock as a Sole Trader on the 1st June 1992.

The Story so far

After ten years of continued growth I decided in order to expand further it was necessary to take on a new apprentice. Therefore as my nephew Steven had shown interest in the business and I wanted somebody I could trust [as I was teaching him vehicle entry] he was a logical choice to give a trial. Over a period of months we set out on our daily route together while he had on the job training, learning at many different makes of vehicle on how to identify key types and cuts, lock tumblers and putting locks together including removal and fitting. Now after 15 years he is most capable of carrying out these tasks both quickly and efficiently on his own and has become an invaluable member of the team. As a team we offer an unrivaled knowledge of both old and new vehicles and a combined experience of 50 years working with motor vehicles.

Meet the Team

Neil Bennett
Steve Cato
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Our mission is to offer an efficient and affordable option other than dealerships (where possible),
and to offer a friendly advisable service to benefit our customers and continue to grow our business.

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