What Does A Car Locksmith Do?
Most people think that a car locksmith only helps people get into their car when they lock themselves out. While this is certainly one of the many jobs car locksmith does, they do much more than just help forgettable drivers retrieve their car keys. Here is a look at some of the jobs a car locksmith does.
Of course your local licensed car locksmith provides services for those people who lock themselves out of their car. It may surprise you, but this is one of the most frequent types of call car locksmiths get. Once they receive your call they will travel to your location where they will unlock your car door for you using the tools of the trade. Unless you have a spare car door key and can unlock the door yourself having a car locksmith unlock your car door for you so can retrieve your car keys is the safest course of action.
Auto Key Duplication
For those customers who have the foresight to think and plan ahead, your car locksmith can make duplicate keys for car doors so if you lock yourself out of your car you have a spare key to let yourself in. Making a duplicate key for car door is a simple and easy process and won’t cost you more than a few dollars while saving you many more in case you do lock your keys in your car.
Transponder Key Replacement
Should your transponder key malfunction or break your local locksmith is the most likely person to replace and program your transponder key for you. Transponder keys are not as simple as you may think since these keys have to be specially programmed to your car’s engine in order for you to start the car. A Transponder key is equipped with a special chip that sends a radio frequency message to your ignition telling it to turn over and start your car. Without your transponder key your car is going to be pretty useless since you won’t be able to start your car or to go anywhere.
Many licensed car locksmiths can make transponder keys for a wide variety of vehicles and having one on call in case your responder key breaks can save you some time and money.
Transponder key replacement can vary in price depending on the make of your car as well as the type of transponder key you want. A master key normally automatically unlocks your doors and trunk by pushing a button as well as starting your car. Having a master key replaced is a bit more expensive than having a transponder key that will simply start your car leaving you to unlock your car doors and trunk manually.
Door Lock Repair
Sometimes the problem with your car isn’t the key, but the door lock itself. Car door locks are mechanical and therefore are subject to wear and tear, which leads to them malfunctioning and that means they may not unlock even with the key meant for the lock. When your car door lock malfunctions you need a professional car locksmith to repair that lock so you can gain access to your car and be able to lock it whenever you need to.
Trunk Lock Repair
Sometimes the problem with a malfunctioning lock is not your car doors at all, but rather your trunk lock. If your trunk lock malfunctions you will either not have access to that storage space or else you stand the risk of your trunk popping open at an inopportune time. Your local licensed locksmith is qualified and has the right tools to repair your trunk lock and get it functioning properly once more.
Door or Trunk Lock Replacement
In some cases your door or trunk lock can’t be repaired and need to be replaced. You local licensed locksmith can determine if it will be cheaper to fix or replace the lock on your car door and trunk and if a replacement is needed they can do the work for you removing the old lock and replacing it with a new functioning lock.
Broken Key or Other Object Stuck in the Lock
Your car key is a relatively thin piece of metal and is subject to endless stress from turning the ignition key to unlocking your car door and trunks (in some cases). This means that eventually the metal becomes fatigued and can break off in a lock. In other situations, small children or other people messing with your car can stick a foreign object in your door or trunk lock or even your ignition making it impossible for a key to be inserted. Trying to remove a broken key or a foreign object from any of your cars locks can often result in doing even more damage to the locks. It is best to have a licensed car locksmith remove the object from the lock and inspect the lock for any other damage.
While there are a few dedicated licensed car locksmiths, most locksmiths perform other locksmith duties as well. Here at HomeRun locksmith we have qualified and licensed car locksmiths as well as locksmiths that can resolve your lock and key problems for your home or business.
If you live anywhere in New York HomeRun Locksmith can handle any lock and key problem you have from lost keys, to repairing and installing locks, to security locks and transponders. We’ll immediately change or repair locks in cases where a break-in has occurred as well as provide emergency lock changes in cases of evictions or if you need your locks changed due to a divorce or in cases of restraining order we will provide immediate service as your safety is our number 1 priority.