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If you need spare house keys

If you simply want spare keys made to fit your house, you have a number of options. Many places will cut spare keys for you including the big hardware stores. Also many dry cleaners and airport concessions also gut spare keys. This type of key cutter often offers services for copying other types of keys such as padlock and cabinet keys.

If you need spare care keys

There are currently three different types of car keys in use. If you have an older car then it will have traditional mechanical locks that use a metal key. Newer cars come with a smart key that contains a transponder that sends a signal to the car’s on-bard computer. Many new cars will not start without this signal. Other cars have total electronic control both to unlock and start the car. If you have an older car with a traditional key, a locksmith or can easily cut a spare key relatively cheaply. If you have lost the original key it will cost a little more because he may to disassemble the lock. You can also take the car VIN to a dealership and they can match a key. If you have an electronic key this is your only option.

If you have locked yourself out of your house

If you have locked yourself out of your house and do not have any spares with you, you will need to call a locksmith that provides emergency services. The locksmith can do several things to help you. First he can pick the lock so that you can get into your house. If you have a spare set of keys in your house then that’s all he will need to do. If you have lost your keys and you have cylinder locks, he can rekey your locks and provided you with new keys. If you have lost all your keys and do not have cylinder locks, he can either make new sets of keys to match your locks or replace your locks with new ones.

If you are locked out of your car

If you have locked your keys inside your car and cannot access a spare set you will need to call an emergency auto locksmith. He will be able to pick the lock on your car so that you can retrieve your keys. If you have lost your keys he will be able to get you into your car and may also be able to cut you a spare key.

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