Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do you offer any discount?

Yes, we offer up to 15% off, find your coupon here: Discount Locksmith Scottsdale

 

 

Do I need to schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment for your convenience, or you can call us 25 minutes before you need the service.

 

 

Do you offer a warranty?

Yes, we offer 150 days warranty on parts and labor.

 

 

All of your locksmith services are available 24/7?

Yes!

 

 

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept a number of payment methods, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and Cash.

 

 

Which area do you serve?

It will take up to 25 minutes until our nearest technician shows up, depending on traffic.

 

 

How soon will your locksmith arrive?

It will take up to 25 minutes until our nearest technician shows up, depending on traffic.

 

 

What is a master key system?

Master Key System usually used commercial properties with a large number of doors. The Master Key System lets the owner/manager of the property control the access to areas at the property. For example, if you have 20 doors at your building you can get 1 key that works on all the doors, another key that works on 10 doors, and another key that works on 5 doors, and a key that works on each door individually. A professional locksmith will help you design the Master Key System to fits your unique needs perfectly.

 

 

Is it ruin the lock by picking it?

Lock picking is a method often used to open a lock without the key. It does not damage the lock in any way.

 

 

How do you get in when you are locked out?

The best way to get in when you’re locked out is to call a professional locksmith. That ensures that your lock will not get damaged while the unlocking process. (there are some locks that need to be drilled in order to unlock them, a locksmith can offer you a replacement lock installation on the spot)

 

 

Can a mobile locksmith repair or replace the ignition switch?

Yes. A mobile locksmith can perform an ignition switch replacement and ignition repair for most types of vehicles. The locksmith will drive out to your vehicle location and will repair, or replace your car ignition switch on the spot.

 

 

Can a locksmith program a car key?

An auto locksmith can help you program and reprogram your car key, including the key fob, keyless remotes, and transponder key. The key programming service is also offered by mobile locksmiths, they can drive to your vehicle location and will program your car key on the spot.

 

 

Can a locksmith make a car key without a key?

In the case of a lost key, a locksmith can make a replacement key for your car without the original key. Usually, when people lose the car keys they need a locksmith to get to the location of their vehicle and be able to make the replacement key on the spot. So when you call a locksmith for a car key replacement service make sure he can make the replacement key for the type of your vehicle.

 

 

How long does it take for a locksmith to unlock your car?

Opening time varies from vehicle to vehicle. The time depends on the type, make, model, and year of the car. The average time is 5 minutes, there are certain vehicles that can take up to 45 minutes to unlock.

 

 

Can your locksmith open a home locked door?

Yes, a locksmith can help you open your locked home door without destroying any of its parts. An expert locksmith is trained to use a non-destructive way to open locked doors of any kind. So, you can trust a locksmith for a professional home lockout service.

 

 

Is there a warranty for locksmith services?

Absolutely! All locksmith jobs should include a warranty for parts and labor, usually for 6 months for parts, and 3 months for labor (except lockout services). When there are any issues with newly installed locks or rekey service that has been done lately, you can contact your locksmith for help.

 

 

Is it cheaper to rekey or replace locks?

Certainly, lock replacement is a replacement of the entire lock, while rekey is the replacement of pins inside the lock.

Lock rekey price range: $19-$35

The price for lock replacement including installation starts at $45 and can go up to a few hundred for high security locks.

 

 

When should I call a locksmith?

Call a locksmith when you need to physically secure your home, office, business, assets, and valuables against unauthorized access. You also need the service of a locksmith whenever you are locked out.

More reasons you need a locksmith is when you want to change, rekey, install, or repair locks. Also if you lose a key or move into a new property. Don’t hesitate to call a locksmith for all other locks and keys issues.

 

 

What should I do if I’m locked out?

Call a Locksmith! A professional locksmith can easily unlock all types of home doors, office/business doors, locks, and vehicles.

 

 

How much does it cost to get a locksmith?

A mobile locksmith will charge a trip fee between $19 to $45. Parts and labor costs are depending on the type of every job.

 

 

How is my Transponder key programmed?

Every car is programmed differently. Most Transponder keys come preprogrammed with a fixed code. This means that it cannot be changed to match the vehicle. The solution to this is to program the vehicle to recognize the new code. This is done with a variety of equipment depending on the year, make, and model of the vehicle.

 

 

I want all of my locks on my house/office/business to work with the same key, can this be done?

Yes, In most cases you can keep your existing locks, you can call a locksmith for that type of service. This is referred to as “Keyed Alike”. An easy test to see if your existing locks are able to be keyed alike is to see if the one common key will enter the cylinders (keyway) on the other locks. Generally, if one common key will enter all locks, then they can all be “Keyed Alike”. If your locks are not compatible, you may be able to use most of your locks, and need to purchase few locks to accomplish your goal. Consulting with your locksmith can help get you on the right track, with a minimum amount of money spent.

 

 

What is a transponder key?

A transponder Key is A key that has a chip inside that transmits and receives data. These devices contain one of over a trillion unique codes. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the transponder sends a signal, If the signal is recognized by the immobilizer of the vehicle, then the engine will start. If the signal is not recognized or has been weakened by damage to the transponder then the immobilizer will shut down vital operating systems to the engine and it will not run. This technology greatly reduces the risk of car theft and provides peace of mind for the owner of the vehicle.

 

 

What is a master key?

A Master Key is one key that works all of the locks on a house, office, or business. It is much more convenient than carrying a huge bundle of keys but there is also a security risk because in case the key is lost, whoever finds it will have access to all the doors on your property.

 

 

I have a key marked “Do Not Duplicate” Can I get a copy of it anyway?

Keys marked “Do Not Duplicate,” or ” Do Not Copy,” or “Unlawful to Copy” indeed may be duplicated. A reliable locksmith will duplicate the “Do Not Duplicate” key, only when he is at the property where using that key, and the owner shows proof that he is the legal owner. Prior to the advent of true high-security keying systems such as Mul T Lock and Medeco, stamping ordinary keys with “Do Not Duplicate” was an attempt way to control key duplication. Locksmiths are well able to duplicate keys when the head of the key is covered up or has been broken off. That is where the “Do Not Duplicate” is located. Therefore many locksmiths recognize that having the “Do Not Duplicate” is at best a false sense of security. There could easily be many duplicates of that key made without your knowledge or permission.

 

 

I lost my only car key, can a locksmith make a new one?

Yes, car locksmith specialists can make new car keys even if you have lost your only key. Car key replacement services are available for all makes and models of vehicles. A mobile locksmith can drive to your car location and make the replacement key on the spot. Car key replacement service also includes programming of chip keys, key fobs, and keyless entry remotes.

 

 

What is “Rekey”?

Rekey means to change the key for an existing lock, the old key will no longer work and you’ll get a new set of keys.

 

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