Frequently Ask Question to our Experts.
I am moving into a new home, should I rekey the locks? They seem to be working properly.
When moving in to a new home, it’s crucial that you rekey your locks. Even though locks are working properly, the previous residents still have keys to your new home. While the laundry list of things to do when moving appears daunting, contacting a certified, professional locksmith should be at the top of the list. After all, no one wants unwanted visitors to have access to his or her new home. A certified locksmith will come and rekey the locks (and change the locks that aren’t working properly) to ensure that only YOU have access to your new home.
Do locksmiths usually deal with cars?.
Most locksmiths will be able to assist you with a wide array of car locksmith issues especially if you’re just locked out of a vehicle (the locks for a car and a house door are not that different). Many locksmiths have special technicians that can assist you with making new copies of car keys or spare car key copies. These ignition locksmiths can make new keys for the majority of vehicles and will be able to program the key to the vehicle as well (given it’s a transponder key). More luxury vehicle car keys (Mercedes, BMW, Lexus) are more difficult to make and often are required to be taken to the dealership. That being said, older models can sometimes be made by ignition locksmiths as well.
When should I call a locksmith?
Many individuals contact a locksmith when they find themselves in an emergency situation: locked out of a house, car, and need a new car key, etc. Yet the list of services locksmiths provide is much greater than that. Locksmiths can assist you with changing your locks or rekeying your locks, assisting with alarm installation and security bar panic devices, or even helping crack safes. Contact your locksmith today to figure out what type of services they provide and always keep their number on file. After all, if you need a locksmith (especially in an emergency), you don’t want to spend hours looking for a locksmith that can help! Have a reliable, certified locksmith on hand at all hours.