Locksmiths provide a wide range of services, in addition to replacing locks or assisting when you’re locked out of your home or vehicle. There are many locksmiths that specialise in services relating to motor vehicles, such as car and vans. These are known as Auto Locksmiths, and can help with a variety of problems relating to your vehicle:
To Replace Lost or Stolen Keys, or Produce Spares
If your key has been lost or stolen, an Auto Locksmith can produce a replacement, without the original key. The new key can be produced to fit the existing lock and ignition, so you don’t need to have those replaced on top of the key replacement. An Auto Locksmith can also provide you with spare keys for your vehicle, which you can keep safe at home in case you lose your keys again in the future.
To Repair Broken Keys or Locks
If you have a broken key or lock, for instance if your key has broken inside the ignition or door lock, an Auto Locksmith is able to remove the broken key and manufacture a new one, without further damaging the lock or ignition. This means you can simply replace the broken key, without the need to replace the ignition or lock too. Broken locks can also be repaired, saving the additional expense of getting a new one fitted.
To Improve the Security of Your Vehicle
Many new vehicles are fitted with a device that locks the car or van automatically when the doors are closed. These are known as slam locks, and they are activated thanks to a sensor, which can detect when the door or the vehicle is closed. It’s possible to have these added to older vehicles, providing an increased level of security. These are especially popular with people who work from their vehicle, which holds expensive tools or equipment, as, once the door has been closed, a key will be required to regain access to the vehicles and the tools.
To find out more about our auto locksmith services, contact Eyden Locksmiths today.