Q: We just purchased our house, should we re-key the doors?
You should definitely consider re-keying your doors of your new house. You do not know who may have existing keys, and the risk is too great when your locks are the only thing between your family and potential intruders. The price of re-keying is well worth avoiding problems down the road, and it gives you peace of mind that you and your family are the only ones that have keys to your house.
Q: What if I cannot find a service listed on your site?
Call us. Every job is different, and locksmith technicians in our network are very capable. Just because you do not see a service listed on our site does not mean it isn't something that can be done. The only way to know for sure is to call and ask.
Q: Is it possible to have one key that opens every door in my house?
Yes, this is very possible. If you have a key that slides completely into each and every lock, locks only need to be re-keyed. Otherwise, you may have to do lock replacements. Either way, it is a quick service that locksmith technicians provide.
Q: What is a master key?
A master key, like it's name suggests, can open a set group of locks. Where a regular key can open only one door, a master key can open any door in a group that belongs to it.
Q: I lost/broke the remote control key for my car. Are you able to help me?
Locksmith technicians in our network all have new replacement remote control car keys. They can program and sync them on site for you with tools in their van. Professionals are able to program keys for most brands of cars.
Q: I got locked out of my car. Is there someone that can help me quickly?
Absolutely! Mobile locksmiths rush to you they will be able to get you into your car very quickly.
Q: What type of locksmith services can technitions provide?
Let's just say when it comes to your locksmith needs, we have you covered. Take a look at our services to see some of the services locksmiths in our network provide. If you do not see something listed, you should call because many times it is a problem that the locksmith can fix.
Q: Are there locksmith technicians in my area?
LocksmithToday.com is a nationwide network. To find out for sure if there is locksmith service your area, call us. You will know immediately if locksmith help is available.
Q: A family member lost a key. Do I need to have all our locks replaced?
No. Most of the time locks can be re-keyed. This service is faster and cheaper that complete lock replacements throughout you house.
Q: I typically have to wiggle my keys into the locks before I can open them. Why is this?
Locks age over time through repeated use, as the inner lock cylinder is worn. Plus, many times the key your using has been copied and may even be a copy of a copy. This is why you have to wiggle the key in order to open the lock.
Q: Why shouldn't I just buy hardware at my local home center and replace the locks myself?
This is really a question of time and quality. You may not have the time nor know-how to replace hardware through out your house. And often, the types of lock hardware you will find at home centers will be of lower-grade security at worst, residential quality at best. Typically, it is not much more expensive to have a professional complete the job for you, and you get the reassurance that the locks were installed correctly and can keep out intruders.
Q: Can I purchase lock picking tools?
No. In most states it is illegal to sell or own lock breaking tools. Neither LocksmithToday.com nor technicians in our network will be able to sell you these tools, and anyone who does should be highly suspect.