Make no mistake, car security is still as important as ever! So, how do you avoid car thefts? There are many things car owners can do: Parking their car in the garage Securing it with CCTV Keeping your car keys out of sight in your home Speaking of keys however, it’s worth asking whether or not your car’s keys, locks and ignition are up-to-date and using the latest measures to prevent unauthorised entry! Transponder vs non-transponder car keys What is a transponder chip? ..
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Deja vu! Is anyone getting the feeling that they’ve been in this place before? We certainly are - this month, Galmier Locksmiths was awarded yet another WOMO Customer Service Award (https://www.wordofmouth.com.au/service-awards). Naturally, we’re pretty stoked to add yet another one to the awards cabinet, alongside all the other accolades we’ve earned over the years. While we can’t really throw a big party with champagne (our work means that we spend most of the day on the road ..
An automotive locksmith in Melbourne (https://www.galmierlocksmiths.com.au/automotive-locksmith-melbourne) can do a lot of things for you - and that includes rekeying your car and creating replacement keys for your car. We’ve talked a number of times about our ability to create replacement keys - one related service that doesn't get as much mention is our ability to rekey cars! Whether you’ve lost a car key and don’t have a replacement, had it stolen or simply noticed that it d ..
Have your car keys broken or bent after years of use? Does it take three or four tries for your car keys to turn in the ignition? Lost your car keys altogether? Each of these car key problems are not only annoying to deal with, but also disrupt your day's routine. If only you could get them replaced, and quickly! Whether it’s an emergency or a replacement for a key that’s getting very worn-down, our automotive locksmiths can help you replace your old car keys. Nee ..
You'll never know when you might find yourself locked out of your car. We sure hope it doesn’t happen to you, but if it does, would you know what to do next? Being locked out of your car can be very stressful, especially if you're far from home and you have no spare car key with you. You may feel a bit lost about what to do next, and who to call for help. You're left feeling helpless and clueless about the next thing that you should do. Don't worry - an auto locksmith near yo ..
Have you ever experienced the following: you go to your car, only to find that your car unlock button is not working (https://www.galmierlocksmiths.com.au/blog/car-doors-wont-unlock-auto-locksmith-explains-the-problem)? You've tried everything you can to get your car door to open. You've resorted to using the physical key, you’ve even tried picking your car lock (not something we recommend). Now you’ve given up and resorted to getting in via one of the passenger doors and awkward ..
Are you locked out of your car (https://www.galmierlocksmiths.com.au/locked-keys-in-car-auto-locksmith)? You've called your friends and family members to bring you a spare key. No luck - everybody’s unavailable. Next step: call your car dealership and see if they can get a replacement key to you. Of course, the issue with this strategy (as we’ve talked about before (https://www.galmierlocksmiths.com.au/blog/dealership-vs-auto-locksmith-lost-car-key)) is that it’s expensive and ti ..
If you’ve been following this blog regularly, you might remember reading a little article talking about the ability of a car locksmith in Melbourne to help owners of German cars (https://www.galmierlocksmiths.com.au/blog/replacement-keys-and-key-programming-for-german-car). Of course, if you take a look at Melbourne’s roads, you’ll notice that European cars aren’t exactly in the majority - instead, you’ll notice that most cars actually hail from Asia. So it would be a little bi ..
Where would you be without your car keys? Stranded, for one! While keyless ignition may be starting to take off, for the foreseeable, the vast majority of Melbourne’s motorists are going to be relying primarily on the good old-fashioned car key to start their vehicles. Another thing that most Melbourne drivers share? They probably haven’t put much thought into what happens when these all-important keys fail. You probably think that your car keys will never fail until one day, you ..
Never underestimate what an auto locksmith in Melbourne (https://www.galmierlocksmiths.com.au/automotive-locksmith-melbourne) can do for you - we can unlock and open just about any type of car you can think of and get you back on the road without drama. And that includes German brands too. A lot of people assume because of their price point and German cars’ reputation for quality engineering that these locks are a lot harder to open, and that in the event of a lockout, they’ll need t ..