What is a Transponder Key and Can I Get a Copy?

What is a Transponder Key and Can I Get a Copy?

Locksmiths have been getting a lot of questions lately about transponder keys and how to get copies of them. Many car owners, for example, turn to their dealership but end up paying extra to have remote keys copied. What’s the deal? Learn about what a transponder key...
Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About Locks And Keys

Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About Locks And Keys

We use keys and lock doors every day, and we probably take these mechanisms for granted, but once upon a time, they didn’t even exist! In today’s blog, we want to highlight the value of locks and keys, celebrating how much they’ve evolved to protect us and our...
Locksmith or Dealership?

Locksmith or Dealership?

There is no feeling of panic worse than walking to your car only to realize you have lost your keys or for whatever reason they are not working! It is never advisable to try and break into your car yourself. Between anti-theft systems and modern key technology, it...
Does My Auto Insurance Cover Locksmith Work?

Does My Auto Insurance Cover Locksmith Work?

Automobile keys aren’t what they used to be. Gone are the solid metal keys cut to a specific vehicle. Today’s keys include a fob that is programmed to the vehicle and in fact may not include a traditional key at all. Even if your older car does have a traditional key,...
Your Car’s Fob

Your Car’s Fob

Once upon a time, a car had two simple keys; one for the doors/trunk and one for the ignition. As long as you had the keys in your possession, you were all set! Today’s vehicles rely on the transmission technology of a fob to open and even start the vehicle. A lost or...
A Spare Can Save the Day…

A Spare Can Save the Day…

The familiar ‘Murphy’s Law’ mantra of ‘If anything can go wrong, it will!’ can be applied to so many common-place life experiences… that spilled cup of coffee, the stubbed toe, the window left open in a rainstorm, life’s little annoyances that seem to always happen at...