Did you break your key inside of your ignition? There is some good news and bad news when it comes to such situation. The Good news is if your key didn’t break because of a hard force applied to it in the ignition, then it is most likely that the key will be reachable and pretty easily extracted. The bad news is that if your key had broken within the ignition with enough force to cause damage to the ignition, it will be very difficult for anyone, including someone with much experience to retrieve the key. Additionally, it can be that the hard force applied caused damage to ignition components resulting in a necessary ignition replacement. Continue reading →
With all of the cold weather we are experiencing, it’s no wonder so many people are accidentally breaking their key inside the lock. Our locks get exposed to the cold elements of winter and we try to force our keys to turn with a little too much force. A key breaking inside of a lock is a common problem year round, often due to the general wear and tear of the key that you use almost every day and will require a key extraction using specialty tools. Continue reading →
Sometimes we’re out and about living our lives and we come home to find out that our keys are missing. We think of all the places we went to throughout the day… where could the keys have dropped out at? You want to find your keys really bad, but you also really want to get inside of your warm house quickly because it’s freezing cold outside. Since you don’t really have a clear idea of where exactly your keys are located, you focus on getting inside first. There’s an easy way to solve this problem without breaking a window, call your local locksmith in Salem OR for a lockout service. Continue reading →
If your main mode of transportation is using a vehicle, then the chances are that eventually you will have to manage an issue with your vehicle’s ignition. There are a variety of reasons why a car ignition isn’t working properly.
If your vehicle gets stolen, oftentimes you will be left with a broken ignition switch and steering column. Due to unintelligent auto thieves, you will most likely need to have the entire ignition replaced by a locksmith in Salem OR. Continue reading →
There could be a situation where we accidentally leave our car keys inside of our house and don’t remember to pick them up behind us until we need them and see that they are missing. This can be an irritating experience that often leaves us feeling like we are wasting time. Not many of us have the patience to take public transportation so the ease of being able to use our car is a very important for us. Continue reading →
If you accidentally broke your key inside of a lock, you should be very careful. Do not try to finagle the broken key out of the lock on your own. There are many types of locks that can be easily ruined when someone is desperately trying to extract a broken key from the delicate key way. Do not fret too much, but call a locksmith in Salem to repair the situation. Continue reading →
Do you ever wonder how secure the locks are on your home? Most houses are sold with very low grade locks. These locks which are usually manufactured by brand names such as Kwikset are easily bypassed by burglars. When you move into a home that had previous owners, there is a strong possibility that they unintentionally possess a key to the home still. That by itself would put the security of your family and belongings is at risk. Continue reading →
Have you lost your car keys and find yourself needing a replacement key? An automotive Salem locksmith would be able to produce a few different types of keys for your vehicle.
The most basic car key is the ‘laser cut key’. It possesses a rectangular blade with a wavy groove that is seen on both sides of the key. This key is made using a special key cutting machine and has the ability to open the doors and trunk of your car, but it cannot start the ignition. If you want to take your car for a spin, you will need to have the key programmed as well assuming your vehicle is equipped with a transponder system. Continue reading →
The former President of the Associated Locksmiths of America said “It’s puzzling that owners make such substantial investments in their homes without taking care to secure them intelligently.” Our homes cost thousands of dollars and yet we secure them with locks that are only worth a few dollars at the nearby hardware store. It sounds illogical that we spend more on the appearance of our home than we do the security of our belongings. Continue reading →
Have you lost your car keys and don’t have a spare? You can call your local automotive locksmith in Salem. A locksmith will be able to make your keys with only a few key bits of information about your vehicle.
A locksmith will choose a key blank that is associated with the year, make, model and VIN of your vehicle. From this information, he or she will utilize a database that only locksmiths have access to. This database permits a locksmith to get the key code necessary to cut the car key accurately. Continue reading →