Car keys mightn’t be the most exciting thing on the planet. But when problems arise (example: losing your car keys), you put yourself in a world of stress
– and they become your only focus!
Luckily, help from a Cheltenham auto locksmith isn’t far away.
Your locksmith is like the superhero of the car key world, swooping in to save you whenever you run into car key problems. While you mightn’t see people
dressed up like them this Halloween, you can’t deny how important they are!
Their superpowers are broad, and include every car key-related problem you can think of.
Replacing your lost car keys
No matter how hard you try, sometimes things just get lost.
And for some reason, your car keys are one of the most common culprits!
We’ve all been there: you’re late for an appointment or just anxious to get home. Only when you reach your car or are ready to leave the house that you
realise your car keys have gone missing.
That’s where your auto locksmith comes in.
Whereas waiting for a spot at a car dealership can take days depending on their workload, an auto locksmith comes to you. In addition to same-day service,
your auto locksmith can also cut replacement car keys on the spot.
So when you’ve lost your car keys, you’ll want to contact a professional auto locksmith. Even better, you’ll already have one in your phone’s contact list,
ready to get you back on the road.
Locked out? An auto locksmith helps you get back into your car
Have you ever unwrapped a chocolate bar and thrown your snack into the bin and bitten into the wrapper instead?
If so, don’t worry, we’ve all had our brain-dead moments. And sometimes, those moments involve your car keys.
Locking yourself out of your car is embarrassing. Worse, it can leave you stranded if you don’t carry a spare on your person. If you’re in a hurry or urgently
need to get somewhere, you’re in trouble.
However, you shouldn’t resort to DIY tactics to get your car keys. Not only can this damage your locks, but your car as well!
Luckily for you, opening car locks is one of the first things they teach us during locksmith training. Think of it as the locksmithing equivalent of learning
your times tables.
As such, a professional auto locksmith can get you back into your car, guaranteed. Since it’s the equivalent of locksmithing 101, it usually takes less
than half an hour.
Had your keys stolen? Talk to an auto locksmith about changing your locks
In 2017, close to 52,000 cars were stolen all over Australia.
It’s a surprising number. Even more surprising is the fact that up to 70% of them were stolen using the keys.
The key (no pun intended) takeaway? Guard your car keys!
In addition to working with keys, your auto locksmith also works with locks – it’s in the name, after all. If your car keys have been stolen, we can rekey
your car doors and ignition.
Your auto locksmith dismantles your lock and ignition, changing the tumblers inside. Once that’s done, they’ll cut you a new car key (and a spare if you
need one) that fit the new tumblers.
Not only does this get you back into your car, but it also renders your old keys useless. Sorry, would-be car thieves!
Worried about getting your car keys stolen? Click here to learn about what to do if this happens to you.
A car locksmith changes your worn-out car keys
Your car keys aren’t invincible. Over time, the wafers and grooves can wear out – especially if you’re the type of person who jams the key in aggressively
or forcefully turns them in the ignition!
Worn out car keys mightn’t be a major problem now, but they may be in the future. Leave it long enough and your ignition may stop recognising your car
Luckily, you can pre-empt this. We mentioned above how an auto locksmith can cut you a new car key without the original. Naturally, that skill extends
to creating new copies of a worn-out car key.
Consider calling a Cheltenham auto locksmith if your car keys:
- Suffering from wear-and-tear
- Bend in the middle
- Are becoming trickier to fit in the ignition
Are your car keys stuck in the ignition?
If you find that your car keys are getting stuck the ignition cylinder, three things may happen:
- You won’t be able to start your car
- You can’t turn on the power
- Your car keys can snap anytime inside the ignition cylinder
And don’t think about trying to force the key out either – this can potentially make things even worse!
Luckily, an auto locksmith specialises in removing stuck keys.
Worried about your keys getting stuck in the ignition? Click here to learn about some of the causes of a stuck key.
Bookmark your Cheltenham auto locksmith’s number – before things go wrong!
Contact Galmier Locksmiths immediately
Each of these car key disasters can leave you in the lurch. Luckily, an auto locksmith is there to help you out.
You can rely on our Cheltenham locksmith’s expertise and skills to help you if you’ve:
- Lost your car keys
- Locked yourself out of your car
- Had your car keys stolen
- Worn out your keys
- Gotten them stuck in the ignition
- Broken your remote key
Contact Galmier Locksmiths today, or save our number – that’s 0407 022 234. You never know when car key problems may strike!