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  • Avoiding going crazy over lost car keys

    Posted on November 3rd, 2016 0 Comments


    With almost three million people, the population of Chicago is constantly swarming around. It comes as no new revelation, to us, that the majority of the calls we get are to help replace broken or misplaced car keys. The loss of car keys can be incredibly stressful, rife with worry and panic – but it doesn’t have to be this stressful. You always have the option of relying on the amazing service at Chicago Locksmith to help you when you’re in need – and there’s additional measures that you can take to help avoid going crazy when you lose or misplace your car keys.

    Get to know (us) your local locksmith

    If you get to know your local Chicago locksmith, you’ll never have to worry about searching for a locksmith when you’re in a rush to replace your car keys, or get let back into your vehicle. Chicago Locksmith offers expert emergency lockout service, and our emergency technicians are available on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week basis so that when or where ever you may need help, we’ll be able to save you.

    Make copies of keys

    One of the best possible methods of avoiding getting stranded by losing car keys is to proactively make copies of your car keys in advance. The car key experts at Chicago Locksmith can come directly to your location and craft you a duplicate key, as well as program it for you right at your location. They can even provide you a magnetic box that can attach to the bottom of your vehicle and attach your keys, so that you can always have a spare one handy if you ever need it.

    Chicago Car Key Replacement

    If you ever find yourself in dire need of car key replacements, there’s simply no reason to worry. Contact one of the mobile experts at Chicago Locksmith, and they can help you out- instantly coming to your location and providing any key cutting, copying, or programming you may need, all at a competitive price. We offer a massive range of car key replacement services, and can provide our customers with all types of keys – from standard ones, to transponders, remotes, and proximity fobs. Not only can we help out with lost car keys, we also offer a full range of emergency services for all residential and commercial locksmith needs. 

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  • Why car lockouts are the absolute worst

    Posted on October 23rd, 2016 0 Comments


    What’s your vote on the worst possible car problems to find yourself with? Many people probably imagine that any sort of engine trouble would be incredibly aggravating – since, depending on your vehicle model, repairing engines might be an expensive operation. Other people might think transmission problems, since they’re also known to be quite expensive. Others might immediately think of common issues like blown out tires or broken mirrors, but there’s one incredibly commonplace issue that many people don’t even consider – being locked outside of your car.

     Perhaps you lost your keys, or locked them inside your car – in any case, you need your keys back. Vehicle lockouts should be considered serious issues, since:


    Car Locks are Unpickable

    Car locks differ from most manual door locks. With doors, you might have had experience using a bobby pin or other skinny tool to open an accidentally locked door, but this can’t be doen with cars. Besides the truth that car locks are much more materially complicated than door locks, all vehicles from the last 20 years have an internal chip that works along with the lock and key mechanism to unlock your car. It’s not worth trying to pick a car lock, you can waste over an hour doing so, and all you’re going to probably accomplish is damaging your car- which will lead to the need for another extensive repair operation. It’s best to trust an experienced professional to unlock your car.


    Being stuck in the Great Outdoors isn’t much fun

    While we all wish that all car problems occurred during sunny and perfect weather, it just doesn’t. Outdoor weather doesn’t just affect you when you’re driving, but it can when you’re trying to get inside your car in the first place. Imagine being locked outside your car during frigid windy weather, or during a gigantic rainstorm. Or imagine being stuck outside your car in the heat of the summer, with 100% humidity. Not fun at all.


    You’re going to be a Sitting Duck in the City

    Chicagoans love their native city, but they understand that you don’t want to be stranded in an unfamiliar neighborhood outside your car. Being along by it isn’t a good idea when you can’t sit inside it, you’re going to look like a potential target for criminals, as well as suspicious to police officers who might interrogate you. It’s best just to avoid being stuck outside your car – or to find a way to get back inside as quickly as possible.


    If you want to ensure that you can get back into your vehicle as quickly and safely as possible, Chicago Locksmiths can be a fantastic ally – we maintain a 24/7 emergency lockout service, with an approximately 15 minute response time, so you’ll never have to wait around for that long.

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