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Don’t Lose Your Mind Over Lost Car Keys

Car Key Replacement at Los Angeles Locksmith

With a population of over 18 million people, the metropolitan Los Angeles area is filled to the brim with people constantly on the move. That is why it isn’t surprising that one of our most frequent service calls is to replace lost car keys. Losing your car keys can be an extremely stressful situation filled with both panic and frustration, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. You can always rely on the car key replacement specialists here at Los Angeles Locksmith, and there are many precautions that you can take to ensure that you do not find yourself in a panic over a lost car key.

1) Know Your Los Angeles Locksmith

If you familiarize yourself with a locksmith in your area, you’ll never have to worry about finding a locksmith when you are in need of a car key replacement or any other services. Los Angeles Locksmith offers emergency locksmith services and has mobile technicians available 24/7 to ensure that no matter when you may find yourself in need of assistance, someone will be there for you.

Get a duplicate car key before you need a car key replacement.

2) Duplicate Car Key

One of the best ways to avoid finding yourself in the predicament of being stranded after losing your car keys is to think ahead and get a spare key made. Our auto locksmith technicians are able to come out to you and make you a duplicate car key as well as program it on the spot. They will also be able to provide you with a key box that attaches to the bottom of the vehicle, that way you can always have a spare key handy whenever you may find yourself locked out of your vehicle or missing your keys.

3) Car Key Replacement

Transponder car key replacement

Transponder Car Key

If you unfortunately find yourself in need of a car key replacement, there’s no need to worry. A mobile car key specialist from Los Angeles Locksmith can happily assist you by providing, cutting, and programming any key you need at the lowest price. We offer a wide variety of car key replacement services and can provide you with standard keys, transponder keys, remote keys, proximity fobs and emergency keys, switchblade keys, etc..

In addition to helping with lost car keys our technicians offer services for all your residential and commercial needs. Locked out of your office? Need the locks changed on your home? Never worry about losing your car keys or being locked out of your car again when you can rely on the car key replacement specialists here at Los Angeles Locksmith. Give us a call anytime you find yourself in need of a locksmith service, our technicians are available 24/7 to assist you.

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Finding a Reliable Locksmith in Los Angeles

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Often times, people do not generally look for a locksmith in Los Angeles until it comes to the time that they need an emergency service. By then, they are frantically scrambling on their phones or through a phone book trying to find someone fast, cheap, and reliable. Through a frazzled hurry, most people end up calling the first locksmith they click on or their thumbs land on, and most the time that leaves them with an unknown company who can leave them stranded for hours or charge them crazy amounts of money. This is why it is extremely important to do some research beforehand to better prepare yourself if you ever do find yourself in need of a locksmith service.

When going online to look for a Los Angeles locksmith, you will be amazed by how many results will show up with companies claiming to be right around the corner from you. They will make false promises and guarantee prices that are too good to be true. Stay away from these types of businesses. Instead, make it your business to call a few companies and ask some basic questions to get a better idea of their company and familiarize yourself with their practices. Ask questions like:

  • Is the company licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • What are the general prices for emergency, residential, and commercial services?
  • Where is the technician coming from?
  • What is a general response time?
  • What forms of payment are accepted?

The responses to these questions can generally give you a clear idea of how their business works. Any company you work with should be licensed, insured and bonded. If they cannot guarantee that they took the professional business precautions to work with customers, then you should end the conversation there. When asking for prices a professional company should be able to provide you with a general estimate over the phone for the type of service that you need. Anyone who can only give you a starting estimate by coming out to your location is usually trying to pressure you into spending more money. A trustworthy locksmith in Los Angeles should be able to let you know what general location their technician is coming from as well as inform you of their estimated arrival to ensure you that someone is local to you. Most reliable companies accept cash, credit, debit, and business checks, so it should appear as a red flag to you if a company only accepts cash as a form of payment.

By asking those simple questions to the companies that you call, you will be able to build a pretty solid understanding of who to trust as a local and reliable locksmith in Los Angeles.  Most people generally call a locksmith when they are need of an emergency services, such as a door unlock for their home, office, or vehicle, but a locksmith can also assist you with any residential or commercial services you may need. Moving into a new home or business location is a perfect time to get to know a locksmith in your area. You never know how many keys were made to your home or business or how many people have accessibility, so it is pertinent to get your locks changed or rekeyed. This will ensure that no one but you and those you choose have access to your home or place of work.
In addition to emergency, residential, and commercial services, a locksmith in Los Angeles can assist you with any automotive locksmith services you may need. Have you ever been in the stressful scenario of retracing your steps to try and find your misplaced car keys? It is an extremely frustrating situation. A locksmith in Los Angeles should have the ability to readily perform a car key replacement service at your location. They should be able to cut as well as program a new vehicle key on the spot to ensure that you can get back on the road immediately.  These services can all be completed wherever you are located at any time you may need by a reliable locksmith in Los Angeles. Be sure to contact Los Angeles Locksmith to ensure that you never fall victim to long wait times, unprofessional service, or high prices by dealing with unknown companies. 

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Jaguar Has the “Key” to Keeping Your Keys Safe

Imagine that you have just spent the whole day out having fun in the sun at the beach. You’ve packed up your coolers and are desperately trying to shake every last grain of sand out of your towels, when suddenly you realize you cannot find your keys! You made sure to tuck them away safely with your belongings to avoid getting them wet, but now you are faced with a difficult dilemma.  Well here at Los Angeles Locksmith we are always ready to come to the rescue and make a new car key for you on the spot, but one car company has come up with an idea to make your lives even easier.

Jaguar has designed a new  “activity key” which is projected to be available for purchase in the middle of 2016. The new key takes away the worry of losing or damaging your car key while enjoying outdoor activities. The new design features an adjustable, rubber wristband that interacts with the car through the “J” on the Jaguar emblem on the rear end of the vehicle.  Now you can secure your personal belongings and even your regular key for the car safely inside the vehicle and then simply tap the wristband to the emblem and your car will not only lock, but will also disable the key inside to ensure it is protected against potential thieves.

This “key” is the answer to the dilemma that many beach-goers face: what do I do with my key when I’m in the water?  In a world where everything is advancing technologically, it is difficult to keep your car keys on you at all times because now there is a risk of damaging the computer chips within the keys.  One group of people who Jaguar thinks will truly benefit from the activity key is surfers.  People who are out on the water every day should not have to worry about where they are going to hide or lock up their car keys, and that is exactly why the “activity key” has been tested to ensure that it can withstand pressures of up to 65 feet underwater .

We at Los Angeles Locksmith are aware that not everyone can afford to go out and buy a new Jaguar just to reap the benefits of an “activity key”, but it is interesting to see what new options are available to us.  Who knows, as time progresses the activity key may become an option offered by all car manufacturers.  And for those of you who are still left in the stressful situation of trying to frantically find lost keys or retrieve a key from inside of a locked  vehicle, we have your back 24/7 with our emergency vehicle unlock and car key replacement services.

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“Hot Car Challenge” Can you survive?

As we have previously discussed vehicular heatstroke is not joke! Every year children and pets are left to die in hot cars, it is the goal of Los Angeles Locksmith to educate as many people as possible on this issue so we can start to see a decrease in lives lost from this epidemic.

Another organization Kars4Kids is also determined to help prevent as many of these cases as possible with their efforts on informing the public of the risk of leaving a child or and animal in the car during the hot summer months. They are now conducting a “Hot Car Challenge” where they are asking adults to remain in a closed car for 10 minutes, if they are able to complete the challenge they can win $100 so far no one has been able to remain in the car for that long. They have developed a safety app you can download here to assist parents and care takers to always remember to look before you lock!

Kidsandcars.org is another organization who is fighting non stop to educate the public on the dangers of leaving a child in a hot car. According to their studies at least one child dies every week after being left inside a hot car, let’s work together to put a end to this tragedy.

Here are a few tips on how to help you remember to look before you lock:

1. Place a personal item in the back seat that you would not leave the car with out like your cell phone, purse or briefcase or even your left shoe! This will ensure that you will go into the back seat before you leave the vehicle and could save your child’s life.

2. Use a stuffed animal and place it in the child’s car seat when they are not in it and in the front passenger seat when they are. A big purple stuffed bunny will be a visual reminder that someone is in the back.

3. If you drop your child off at a day care have the childcare provider to call you any day your child was not dropped off at daycare. This phone call could save your child’s life if you forgot to drop them off.

And to make sure you never forget be sure to download the App from Kars4Kids!

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Self Latching Locks To Get Your Pool Up To Regulation

poolsafetyNow that the hot summer months are upon us it is time to start thinking about getting your pool up and running so you, your family and friends can enjoy it all summer long. While getting the pool ready for guest you must also take into account the unwanted guest you must keep out; the neighborhood children roaming around, pets or stray dogs and cats and anyone else you do not authorize to use your pool. The easiest way to prevent unwanted pool crashers is by installing a fence around the pool itself or the entire yard, and on that fence you will need a lock. The Swimming Pool Safety Act of the California Health and Safety Code states the specifics of what fences are required even for spas and hot tubs, but in addition the the fence you must also have a self latching lock installed. This is where our experts at Los Angeles Locksmith come in.

Our professional locksmith technicians are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week and are always just a short phone call away which is great if you are in need of emergency locksmith service. They carry all the tools and parts they will need to complete any one of the many locksmith services we offer in our mobile service units, which allows us to focus solely on the task at hand and not about how or when we will get the part you need to complete the job. Carrying all the tools and parts required for our top of the line locksmith services also includes carrying many different types of self latching locks for your fence or gates.

Installing a self latching lock for your pool or spa fenced area can provide you with the peace of mind that no matter who it is who was the last person in or out of the pool area the gate will be securely locked behind them. With this added convenience you are also able to fully comply with the laws regulating pool safety for the entire state; while each city and municipality may have varying regulations one thing is certain they all require a lock on the the gate or fence and our Los Angeles Locksmiths are the most trusted company to turn to when it comes to installing them correctly.

In addition to assisting you get your back yard oasis up to code with the installation of the self latching lock on the gate our highly skilled professional technicians are also able to perform a wide array of various other lock and key related services for you. From installing new locks on your home or office, reprogramming a new remote for your vehicle, completely replacing your lost or broken vehicle key with our on the spot car key replacement service, installing new CCTV cameras or monitoring equipment or simply unlocking your pool shed that you no longer know where the key is. There is no job considered too big or too small for our professional Los Angeles Locksmith technicians to handle.

For more information regarding the locksmith services we offer please contact our customer service team 24 hours a day 7 days a week so we can send the most skilled technician right out to your location to take care of what ever locksmith emergency you are dealing with.

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Tips to avoid Vehicular Heat Stroke this summer

As the summer months are approaching it is time we bring up the our Los Angeles Locksmith tips and tricks to help in lowering the amount of unnecessary vehicular heatstroke deaths suffered by young children and pets this year. Just last year we lost 31 lives to this epidemic which could have easily been avoided had the care givers just taken a few extra seconds to follow our list of tips to save a life.

Something as simple as placing your purse or briefcase on the floor in the back seat can help you always to remember to check the back before you lock; with many of us running around each and every day trying to meet deadlines and avoid the traffic jams we can become so consumed with the task at hand that we simply forget to look in the back seat to make sure there is no child left behind. Here are a few of our tips to help you always remember to look in back:

  1. Leave your purse or briefcase in the back seat on the floor when you enter the vehicle, upon exiting you will have to go back to get it where you can make sure the child seat is empty.
  2. Use a stuffed animal to fill the child seat when the child is not in it and place the stuffed toy in the passenger seat while the child is in the seat. ( a huge pink teddy bear sitting next to you will remind you the child is still in back)
  3. Place your cell phone on the floor in the back of the vehicle not only will it force you not to text and drive but also you will have to open the back to get it when exiting.
  4. Have your child’s caregiver give you a call if the child is not dropped off as scheduled be sure to provide your home, cell and office number

With new parents there are many factors that can cause a lapse in memory from the lack of sleep, stress, fatigue and distractions is easy to become overwhelmed we hope that these tips will assist in getting you in the habit of always looking before you lock.

Another issue we see with vehicular heatstroke deaths is parents or care givers who think it is acceptable to run into the store while the children or pets are in the vehicle still. What many people do not realize is how quickly a car can turn from a comfortable temperature to an oven. Even when the temperature outside is in the 70’s or 80’s the interior temperature of a vehicle can rise 10-30 degrees in just a matter of minutes. In addition to children and pets body temperature rising quicker than most adults a quick trip into the store can turn in to a disaster. Although it can be inconvenient always be sure to bring your child into the store with you and if you have a pet in the car take them home if they are not allowed into the store with you. Try to use drive thru’s if available and use your credit or debit card to pay for gas to avoid leaving the vehicle.

If you do see a child or pet trapped inside a vehicle unattended call 911 immediately and then give us a call so we can dispatch a technician to the location to unlock the car free of charge. Depending on who arrives first the police or our locksmith the child or pet will be freed so they can obtain the medical attention they require if needed.

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Advantages of hiring an Auto Locksmith in Los Angeles

Auto Locksmith ServicesHave you ever been searching through your home or office for the keys to your vehicle? Trust me we all have been there, it is not only a frustrating time but depending on what was scheduled for your day it can be quite the stressful and inconvenient time as well. Since our auto locksmith service became readily available to the Los Angeles area when you lost or even worse broke your vehicle key the process to get a replacement was extremely long and expensive. No more waiting for a tow truck to take your vehicle to the dealer only to have to pay outrageous fees and wait for the part to come in. Now that our auto locksmith in Los Angeles is on call and ready to go 24 hours a day 7 days a week you can rest assured that not only are we going to be able to make the key you need to get back on the road once more but we will arrive to your location in as little as 20 minutes from the time you place your call to get started on the work and in most cases have your new car key in your hands in under one hour.

Aside from car key replacement service our auto locksmith in Los Angeles is also able to perform a wide array of various services one of the most common being ignition replacement or repair. With so many different reasons as to why you might need our professional auto locksmith in Los Angeles assistance with your ignition change; from a broken key stuck inside, normal wear and tear, your kids trying to start the car with an action figure or whatever the case may be you can be confident that our technicians not only are guaranteed to have the ignition you need in stock in their mobile service unit but also have the training and experience to perform the job the correct way in the shortest amount of time possible. No need to take the car to a mechanic who is not only untrained in the methods of auto locksmith service but also will charge you by the hour for them to figure out how to fix your problem. One quick call to our auto locksmith team is all you will need to do to save not only your valuable time but also your hard earned money.

Of course the most common auto locksmith service call we receive is for our emergency vehicle unlock service, we have all done it at one time or another rushed out of the car to run into the store for some milk only to return and see our keys sitting in the vehicle ignition as the doors are locked. This is the main reason we keep our full line of auto locksmith in Los Angeles technicians on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week constantly roaming the streets of our city to ensure that we are able to arrive to your location in as little as 20 minutes to unlock your car door allowing you to get back inside and on the road before the milk goes sour.

No matter what type of locksmith service you are in need of our Los Angeles Locksmith team has the highest skilled professional technicians on staff and ready to go 24 hours a day 7 days a week. For more information regarding the types of locksmith services we offer please visit our website or contact our customer service center 24/7 365.

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