If you’re reading this blog post, it’s likely you’re searching for some helpful information regarding your car’s locks and keys, and if (and how) and auto locksmith can help you.
Browse through the below questions to find out the most common things our auto locksmiths are asked.
Are you stranded at work, home, or on the side of the road? Have you broken or lost your car keys? Is your car key stuck (or broken) in the ignition?
There's only one number to call: Galmier’s. Call now for fast and friendly car locksmith services - 0407 022 234
Now, onto some of the most common auto locksmith questions we’re asked time and time again.
If I lock my car keys inside the car, can my auto locksmith get me back inside without damage?
Everyone understands that an auto locksmith’s job is to get them back into a locked car… but you might be surprised to learn that many people simply expect the car (or door, or lock) to be damaged in some shape or form during the process!
Isn't that crazy?
Safely opening locks is one of the first things any auto locksmith-in-training learns.
We’re taught the principles that power different types of locks; armed with this knowledge and specialist tools, we’re able to open your car doors on-the-spot without any lasting damage.
I’ve broken my car key in my ignition! How can it be fixed?
First thing’s first: don’t try to figure this one out on your own.
Your ignition chamber is fragile - the risk of accidentally breaking something soars when you don’t know what you’re doing.
A dedicated car locksmith travels in a van equipped with all the tech gadgets and tools required to remove a broken key from your ignition.
In addition to removing a stuck or broken key, we can also cut you a new one before you’re on your way!
I’ve lost the only key to my car! Can a locksmith make one or do I have to order one from my dealer?
Your auto locksmith is fully qualified and equipped to cut and program new keys on-demand. In some cases, we can have a new set ready for your car in as little as 30 minutes!
In contrast, most car dealerships usually require a booking in advance and you’ll be competing with other car owners for attention. This can result in it taking a full day - or likely more! - to get a spare key.
Above all, your car dealer is likely going to charge a premium cost!
Skip the wait - and the exorbitant fees - by going directly to your auto locksmith.
How long will it take for my auto locksmith to get me back into my car or replace a lost key?
Answer: At Galmier Locksmiths, we endeavour to get you back on the road in as little time as possible. As a mobile locksmith, we come to you, minimising how much time you spend stranded.
We work at a fast pace too - we can successfully duplicate car keys and get you back onto the road within an hour - or less!
I lost my car key without a spare one and got locked out of my car. Alex replied to my replacement key inquiries promptly. He unlocked my car and made a remote key within an hour time. I am so happy with his service and efficiency! Highly recommended!
I need a spare key, can an auto locksmith program more than one key?
Answer: Yes, we can! Most cars allow for multiple transponder keys - with a little bit of information from you, your auto locksmith can cut and program a new spare or replacement key for your car.
I drive a ________. Can you get me back on the road?
Galmier Locksmiths can cut and replace keys for almost all makes and models, including:
In addition to these, we can also open car doors to luxury vehicles including Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, and Lexus.
Why should I choose a locksmith instead of my dealer?
Simply put, because dealerships are slow and costly.
Many just ring a dedicated locksmith, essentially making them a middleman - one you can get away with cutting out completely.
To learn more about why you should go straight to an auto locksmith and not a car dealer, click here.
We hope you’ve found answers to some of your questions above, but if you think we’ve missed something, feel free to head on over to our FAQ page for even more insight into the world of auto locksmiths!