12 Apr When should you call a car locksmith?
Vehicle ownership has at least doubled in the last 10 years. Driving your own vehicle allows you the freedom to come and go as you please. It is for this reason that you need a professional and dependable locksmith specialty trained in the modern technology of today’s automobiles. Most newer vehicles are “keyless” and in this case a car locksmith will have to reprogram the code to gain access to your vehicle as each fob chip is uniquely programmed to that car.
Today’s vehicles are extraordinarily complex including intricate mechanisms, air bags, and electrical wiring for the power locks. A professional car locksmith will not only have the knowledge necessary to get you back on the road quickly, but they will also have the right tools to get the job completed as quickly as possible and with minimal damage. It is for this reason, that police officers are instructed to not attempt to help citizens get in their cars unless it is a life-or-death situation as they do not want to cause unnecessary damage to your personal property.
Below are the top three reason that you will need a auto locksmith.
- Lock keys in car
When you accidently lock your keys/fob in the vehicle or trunk of the car. This happens to most people at least once in their driving career and it is one of the most frustrating events to experience, especially if you are in a hurry.
- keys break
It is stressful and more than frustration when a key breaks while in the lock. In this case, a spare key (which is something you should always have) will do you no good because the broken part of the original key is blocking the lock. A professional car locksmith will be able to extract the key without causing further damage to your vehicle and they will also be able to make you a new set of keys to help you get on your way.
- Lost and/or stolen keys
Lost and/or stolen keys is also a devastation consideration. For instance, a car key could fall down a street sewer or a purse could be stolen with your keys inside.
- Purchased a secondhand car
In many of these types of cases, there is only one key available when the sale is completed. As mentioned before, it is always a good idea to have an extra car key made.
What else can a car locksmith do?
They can fix and/or replace your car ignition (cylinder that you insert the key) and the wiring. It is important to note that ignitions are specific to model of vehicle, so parts may have to be ordered and the job completed at a later date. However, a professional car locksmith should have enough training to get your vehicle running to get you home.