Owning a car can be a lot of work. Routine maintenance and repair are necessary to ensure that your vehicle is always running smoothly. However, while mechanical upkeep is something most of us value, the fact is that there are plenty of other issues that can happen to your car.
So, with that in mind, we want to illustrate all of the various ways that an automotive locksmith should be your go-to for support. While locksmiths may not be able to rotate your tires or check your oil, they can do a lot more than you may realize.
How Can a Locksmith Help Car Owners?
At first, you may assume that the only reason to call a place like 469Locksmith is to get a copy of your vehicle’s key. However, we can do so much more than that. Here is an overview of all of the services we provide for our customers.
In an effort to ensure that cars are harder to break into, manufacturers are making much more sophisticated keys. In the old days, you could simply walk into any locksmith shop and get a copy, since they only had to copy the shape of the key.
These days, not all locksmiths are capable of making duplicates. In many cases, automotive keys require coding and programming to ensure that they will work in your car. Thankfully, we have all the tools necessary to help you make a copy for any make or model.
Better yet, if you have a key fob, we may be able to help you replace that as well. Keyless entry is so convenient for many different reasons, so having a fob can make your life a lot easier. That being said, with more and more cars utilizing keyless starts, when the fob stops working, you’re left with a dead vehicle. Fortunately, we can come to the rescue wherever you are.
VATS System Keys
Another benefit of modern cars is that many of them are equipped with vehicle anti-theft systems (VATS). As you can imagine, getting new keys for these systems can be a pain, but luckily we can take care of that for you. Enjoy the convenience of key replacement without worrying about the safety and integrity of your car.
Mobile Lockout Services
It happens to everyone – you’ve been out and about, only to come back to your vehicle to discover that the keys are locked inside. Unfortunately, as we just discussed, it can be almost impossible to “break-in” to your own car, meaning that you are out of luck.
At 469Locksmith, we provide mobile lockout services to our customers in the greater Arlington area. Simply give us a call, and we’ll meet you so that you can get on your way quickly and safely. Just make sure not to lock your phone in the car as well.
Another common situation that car owners find themselves in is when they get in, turn the key, and the vehicle doesn’t start. In most cases, the culprit is a dead battery. Either you left something on by accident, or the battery is old and needs to be replaced.
However, if you have a brand-new (or relatively new) battery, then chances are the problem is with the ignition. If that is the case, you may assume that the only way to fix it is to get your car
towed to a mechanic.
Fortunately, 469Locksmith is here to help. Don’t waste money on a tow truck – we’ll come to you to inspect the vehicle. We’ll determine if the ignition is the issue, and we can replace it on site. When you do get a new ignition, your old keys may not work. However, since we do key duplication and programming, that’s not a problem either. We’ll make sure to get you back out on the road as quickly as possible.
Broken Key Extraction
Hopefully, you’ve never encountered this situation before, but if you have, you know that it can be frustrating. If your car key ever gets bent or broken off while inside the lock, it can seem impossible to wrench it free.
Thankfully, we can come out to your vehicle and repair the lock for you. In addition, we can duplicate your broken key so that you’re ready to drive off as soon as we’re finished.
Door Lock Repair and Changes
Sometimes, it’s not the key that’s the problem. In some cases, the lock is what’s causing an issue, which means that it needs to be fixed or replaced. If you take your car to the dealership or mechanic, you will wind up paying a lot more than necessary. Not only that but depending on the time of day, you might have to leave your vehicle unlocked overnight, which is never a good idea.
Instead, give 469Locksmith a call. We can come out any time, day or night, and inspect your vehicle’s door locks. We’ll determine the problem and either fix it onsite or replace it with a new lock. In most cases, we can match the lock to your current keys so that you don’t have to get new ones as well.
Let 469Locksmith Provide Peace of Mind
As you can see, there are plenty of situations where having the right locksmith can save you a ton of grief and aggravation. Also, we can save you a lot of time and money in the process as well. See how our locksmith technicians can help you maintain your car properly. No matter the make or model, we have you covered. See the 469Locksmith difference today.