What does a locksmith do?
The short answer is that a locksmith’s job deals with all things relating to locks and keys. We help people get back into their homes, cars, and offices when they have been locked out. We also make spare or duplicate keys, rekey or install locks, and setup and repair other security systems.
Is ASAP really open 24/7?
Absolutely! 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Plus, we are a mobile service. There is always an ASAP Locksmith nearby, so we can get to you fast in the case of an emergency.
Can you pick all locks?
For an experienced locksmith, we will always have a way of getting you back inside, no matter how high-security your locks are.
Will you damage my door or car?
Absolutely not. An experienced locksmith should be able to make a point of entry without causing any permanent damage to your door or car. In fact, if you call a locksmith and they immediately try to drill your lock, stop them right away. You can get better than a cheap, sloppy job.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept major credit card carriers and cash. We even take PayPal online. We warn you to be on the lookout for locksmiths that only take cash. These locksmiths take the money, do the job poorly, and run.
Should I replace all my locks?
9 out of 10 times we are going to recommend rekeying your locks rather than replacing the entire locking mechanism. This process is where we move and recode the lock to fit a new key’s cut.
There are plenty of reasons to do this. For example, it can help you feel more secure after experiencing a break-in or if a key goes missing.
What are some hints that a locksmith might be a scam?
We previously talked about those locksmiths that only accept cash and those that will not hesitate to find a quick fix. Stay away from these. Unfortunately, because locksmithing often involves helping those in desperate situations in need of a quick fix, plenty try to take advantage. Look out for too-good-to-be-true low prices. Always think about how they can promise something too good to be true.
Can you open a door with the swipe of a credit card?
Yes and no. This often-seen trick in the movies can only be done on the lower knob lock without any latch guard. For any deadbolts or other high-security lock, you will need a bit more lockpicking expertise.
Can you help with replacing the transponder in my car keys?
That’s a resounding yes! Do not let a car dealership claim you can only get a spare or duplicate through them. We can program a new microchip or smart key for far cheaper.
Can you make it to where I can unlock all doors with one key?
Yes, this is called a master key system. It makes things plenty more convenient for a landlord or homeowner. A master key will open all doors in the house while still allowing each to have their own keys that work solely with each respective door.