Who doesn't like to save some money when they can?
Our locksmith technicians are constantly looking for ways to help our customers save a few bucks; here are a few examples that you should consider when getting any locksmith service. First, get a spare before you need it! Remember hind sight is 20/20 and after you have lost your vehicle key you think back on all the times you should have gotten that spare your grand mom kept telling you to get. Unfortunately you are unable to go to the hardware store to get a copy of your vehicle key anymore but you can call your dealership or local locksmith to make a duplicate of your vehicle key so you can have a spare in case you ever loose or break your original. Getting a duplicate of your vehicle key can cost almost half of what it will cost to have a locksmith create a brand new vehicle key. So listen to your Grandmother and get the spare now!
Another great way to save some extra cash is to look into getting your locks rekeyed instead of changed completely. Most locksmiths will not tell you about this money saving option because it is easier for them to change out the locks than to re key your existing locks. So what is re key you ask, simple let me explain. Inside of all locks are these little pins these pins are set at different levels that match up to your key and allow the lock to unlock. Here look at this picture.
Our third tip for saving some of your hard earned cash is to do it yourself! Have a vehicle remote that needs to be programmed? Go online and search for how to program my remote you will be blown away with all the sites that offer step by step instructions on how to program it. This one is our favorite and yes we use it too. If you do not need to program a remote but are looking to change a few locks the internet will also provide you with some tips and how to videos that will show you how to change out the locks.
Now remember it is always better to have the professional locksmith take care of your locksmithing needs but do not be afraid to try it yourself.
Now there is one more thing you can do to help yourself save money when it comes to locksmithing expenses, MAINTIAN your locks. People are blown away with what a little WD-40 can do for a sticking lock, when you notice that it is becoming increasingly difficult to turn the key spray a little inside slide the key in and out and viola it’s like a brand new lock. The same goes for your vehicle key and remote it is always cheaper to get a replacement when you have the original so when the remote is not opening your doors every time you push on it, it is time to get a new one. Same with your key once you notice that you cannot turn your car on as easily as you used to be able to get a new key!
These preemptive actions can save you a lot of money down the road, for more money saving tips contact your local locksmith company and ask the questions to the professionals!