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An auto locksmith bust 5 myths about modern car key cutting

Sales Galmier - Monday, March 30, 2020

You can never predict when you’re going to lose your car key, or when it’s going to break.

You can cross your fingers, take good care of your keys and pray that you don’t face any car key problems in your lifetime - chances are however that at some stage, you will.

Knowing who to call when this eventually happens gives you the peace of mind you desperately need when you land yourself in such a situation.

Do you need immediate car key cutting and replacement? That’s where our auto locksmiths in Melbourne come into the picture.

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5 myths about modern car key cutting and replacement (and the truth)

Car keys, locks and ignitions have come a long way since the days of old - now, they’re highly-sophisticated and complex devices.

Luckily, our car locksmiths in Melbourne have kept up!

Our auto locksmiths don’t just unlock doors - we can solve all sorts of car key, lock and ignition problems for you.

And that includes working on today’s sophisticated car locks and keys.

So whatever you do, don’t let these common myths about modern car key cutting stop you from calling a Melbourne car locksmith when you need help!

Myth 1: you should get your keys replaced by a ______

Car dealers. Mechanic’s workshops. Car key insurance. There are so many ways to get a car key replacement.

Each of them will be able to fix the problem for you - however, not all of them will be able to:

  1. Offer you a good price
  2. Fix the problem immediately

When you run into problems with your keys, lock or ignition, you can be left stranded on the side of the road. And when that happens, you want someone who can help you quickly.

If time is of the essence, a car locksmith is really the only option.

In addition to offering mobile service, we also fix problems on-the-spot with our fully decked-out workshops on wheels.

This allows us to fix the problem WAY faster, getting you back on the road sooner.

Not to mention, we also have fewer overheads - no workshop or storefront to keep up here!

Myth 2: only a carmaker can replace sophisticated, modern car keys

When it comes to sophisticated modern keys, you may think that only your car marker can only get a replacement.

This is plain wrong!

As technology develops, so too do our car locksmiths in Melbourne. We can create transponder keys, immobilisers, and even reprogram keyless entry fobs.

In addition to traditional tools like key-cutters, our vans also carry computers and software that we use to reprogram transponder chips, remotes and more.

Don’t forget that even the most sophisticated cars still come with a traditional key as a backup as well. These keys operate on the same principles as standard keys, allowing us to get you back on the road using this method too.

Myth 3: auto locksmiths can only unlock certain car models

Not true at all!

The basic principles of car locks are identical across brands. They all work the same - hence, it’s no problem at all unlocking car doors, no matter what type of car you drive.

Don’t worry, our auto locksmith in Melbourne can unlock cars ranging from old clankers to the most recent car models, sedans, hatchback, trucks and even luxury vehicles.

Take us, for example - the list of car brands we can unlock is huge:

… and that’s only scratching the surface!

Myth 4: car locksmiths only deal in keys

Flat-out wrong!

Yes, cutting car keys is one of our most common callouts - however, it isn’t the only type of problem we fix.

Sometimes the issue may lie with your lock or ignition chamber.

If need be, we can disassemble your ignition chamber or lock, fixing issues including:

  • Jams
  • Worn pins and tumblers
  • Debris
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Myth 5: auto locksmiths cannot cut keys and replace modern car keys

As the car industry is ever-changing, the auto locksmith industry needs to keep up. Since modern car keys are advanced, auto locksmiths need to apply and improve their techniques to keep up with modern technology.

And that’s exactly what we do.

As members of the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia (MLAA), our car locksmiths in Melbourne have access to all sorts of training resources that allow us to keep up with the latest in locksmithing.

We’re always looking for opportunities to train and learn - it’s what allows us to provide such stellar service.

And it also helps us replace car keys for modern cars too.

Stranded? Call our auto locksmiths in Melbourne

Get back on the road, ASAP with the help of our car locksmiths in Melbourne.

Our mission is simple:

  • To get to you quickly
  • To fix your problem right there and then
  • To do it at a reasonable price

Call us anytime between 9am and 5pm business hours or 5pm to 10:30pm for emergency after hours service, and we’ll be there. If we’re running late, we’ll give you a buzz, and if we’re unable to unlock your car, we’ll even waive our callout fee altogether!

Whether it’s a simple issue like helping you when you accidentally lock yourself out, or assistance with the sophisticated locks found in modern cars, we’re the team to call.

For speedy and effective auto locksmith service, contact Galmier on 0407 022 234 or save our number to your phone!