Dealing with a car is rarely a simple task. Things can often go wrong, from the engine, to the brakes and the tyres. However, if you develop a problem with your car’s lock or alarm system, you can make things easier for yourself by calling an automotive locksmith. Far from only offering help with house doors, locksmiths have a whole range of skills they can you with when you need assistance with your car’s locks or alarms.
Here are some of the ways an automotive locksmith can help you.
Car Key Replacement
Losing a car key presents more problems than losing one from a more simple door lock. Often, these keys have electronic components and consumers may be concerned about the cost and the difficulty of finding suitable replacements.
You may not realize that a locksmith can easily replace lost or stolen keys, often for less than your car dealership could offer, and also ensure the new keys are the only ones which can work in your car lock. If you have been a victim of theft, you won’t need to worry about the thieves coming back to take the vehicle at a later date.
Extracting Broken Keys
Have you ever had that awful moment when your car key has snapped off in the lock? Hopefully not. If this ever happens to you in the future, a locksmith can use intelligent tools to remove the broken key, check for lock damage and repair or replace the key.
Programming Fobs and Remotes
Many modern cars now have electronic keys which can break or fail. Many reputable locksmiths will have the skills to be able to reprogram the electronic chips within the key, to ensure that it works in your car, and only your car.
It would be easier for everyone if car keys and locks always malfunctioned during normal working hours. Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case, and it’s more likely to be 11pm on a busy Saturday night when yours decides to break.
Thankfully, many professional locksmiths offer 24/7 service, so no matter what time or day it is, you can be back on the road quickly and without any stress. For more information on how an automotive locksmith can assist you in the Charlotte area, contact Eastway Lock & Key, Inc. If you need to talk to a professional about any type of lock, our team will be happy to answer any questions or come to your place of residence or your business and help. Give us a call at 704-347-1088, or complete our Contact Form and we’ll get back to you right away.