Q: Are your services city limited?
A: Our locksmith service area is not limited to any city in the United States. You can find us anywhere in the country.
Q: When should I call a locksmith?
A: You can get in touch with us anytime as our round the clock emergency service is available for you throughout the year. You can contact us to make keys for homes and offices. We also make keys for cars and other vehicles. If you have lost your keys or locked yourself out of your house or office get in touch with us. Apart from this basic service, we also install deadbolts and other security hardware along with access control systems. At Locksmith we also offer security advice for your personal and professional space. Our premium service will surely help you solve the security problem but if in case we are unable to help you, we will certainly assist you in finding an alternative.
Q: Do I need to schedule an appointment to avail your services?
A: It is recommended that you schedule an appointment but we are 24 Hour Emergency Locksmiths. Hence, we can handle emergency situations too.
Q: WD-40 or Graphite – Which one of these should I use for the lock of my vehicle?
A: Both should not be used in the locks of any vehicle. WD-40 is like petroleum-based lubricants which turn dry over a span of time and turns into a sticky film. This will in turn trap dirt and road grime and destroy the lock from inside. On the other hand, graphite is a good choice for security locks in houses, offices, and hotels. But it is not a good choice for vehicles. Most vehicle locks are pre-greased in the factory and putting a lubricant like graphite can only make the inside of the lock sticky and gluey. For longevity, vehicle locks function best with Teflon or silicon-based lubricant which are found in most hardware and home improvement stores. We use Tri-Flow for ours services, but remember there are other brands in the market that work well with any vehicle type.
Q: I found my lost keys but they are not functioning anymore. Can I fix this situation?
A: The reason for this is that transponder technology enabled cars run on the programs which is set into the system. To install a new key, the old programs in the system have to be disabled and due to the new program, the old key is not working. But you can always fix such a situation. You can ask your locksmith to enable the old program into the system which will allow you to use the old and the new key simultaneously. But if you still face nay problem, please feel free to get in touch with us via an email or call our toll free numbers.
Q: Can I program my Transponder key?
A: Most transponder keys are pre-programmed and this cannot be deleted from the system. The solution is to insert a new program which will enable a new code for your vehicle. This can be done by anyone who knows the equipment and the model of the vehicle and it is advisable for a professional to do so because the process can be tricky. If not done properly, you might damage the system.
Q: What is a Laser Cut key?
A: Unlike other keys, Laser Cut Keys have milling on the side rather than on the top and bottom. Today, most of the vehicle manufacturers ranging from Mercedes to BMW to Honda, GM, VW, Lexus, Infinity, Volvo, Saab, Audi and many more use this type of key. The only disadvantage of this key is that making a duplicate of the key is very difficult. But, at Locksmith we specialize in finding a solution to all your problems. Hence, if and when you loose one of these laser cut keys, do not panic but call us. Our premium technology and first-class equipments can help you in making a duplicate a laser cut key. To make things easier we offer house visits for our clients.
Q: Licensed locksmiths are very expensive. Why should I use only professional ones?
A: It is very necessary to use only licensed locksmiths, even though they can be more expensive that unlicensed ones. In the hands of these inexperienced locksmiths you can be a victim of burglary or fraud. Often most of these people have had to training and can misguide you. Only a licensed locksmith is equipped to give you quality services.
Q: I am having difficulty in locking the doors of my house. These are made of wood and require immense force when being locked. Can you recommend solutions?
A: This is one of the common problems which tenants face with wooden doors. The humid weather can make wood expand contrary to dry weather when they contract. Hence, an alignment problem may be the reason why you are facing such problems. You can get in touch with us and our expert staff will look into the problem and recommend solutions after checking the type of wood used for the doors.
Q: My key refused to turn and I have to exert force to make it function?
A: It is highly likely that your key has malfunctioned and you might need to replace it. Force can break the key which might damage the lock too. To know the course of action you can call us at Professional Locksmith and we will help you with the key problem.
Q: How do I know if the lock is Master Keyed or not?
A: There is only one way to find this out – you will need a professional locksmith disassemble the lock. Today, most apartment keys are Master Keyed to give easy access to the property owner or the landlord. One key can be used to access any apartment in a building. But for safety reasons, one can add a second deadbolt which can only be accessed through a single key.
Q: I am not sure if I am in your service area?
A: We are available 24x7 and you can call us at our Toll Free # (877) 636-7506.