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5 Things You Need To Do Before Calling a Locksmith

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You might be running late for an appointment of some other equally important event and somehow can’t seem to find the car keys. Then upon looking inside your car, you see the keys dangling there, still in the ignition. It might even be that you have installed a lock that can only be opened with a key when opened from the outside. If you happen to encounter either of the two scenarios or a similar one find, it’s time to call AA Lock and Keys Locksmiths. We know the inconvenience that being locked out of your house or car can cause and it’s why we ensure our service is fast, efficient and reliable. However, before you make that call there are a few things you should consider doing first

  1. Get the necessary details of the lock

Providing the specific brand of the lock will go a long way in ensuring your problem is resolved within the shortest time. However, if you have been locked out of your house determining, the specific brand of the lock might prove problematic. All you would need to do in this case is note the intricate designs on the lock, the shape of the handle, the shape of the key that fits into the lock and such other specific details. Our team of experienced locksmiths will be able to identify what your lock problem needs from a brief description of the lock.

  1. Determine which lock smith service you need

Straight away, you should be able to identify the locksmithing service you need. If you have been locked out of your house, then residential lock-smithing service is what you need. If you happen to have been locked out of your car, then automobile lock-smithing would benefit you most. The information will be important when you make your call.

  1. Determine the relative cost of replacing the lock and having a key cut

Most times it’s definitely cheaper to have a key made for the old lock than have the entire lock replaced. This is why many people opt for the cheaper alternative. However, if you happen to have experienced this same problem in the past involving the very same lock, then it would be prudent to opt for a new lock. A new lock will offer you greater peace of mind.

  1. Come up with measures to prevent a future lockout

A lockout might be the ultimate sign for you to update your lock. You might consider the new digital locks which make use of passwords, magnetic strips or even biometric data to secure entry. Such locks have fail-safes in case of a lockout in addition to offering a greater sense of security.

  1. Inform those concerned about the change in locks

The final thing you need to do is inform other family members of the change in the main lock or other locks in your house. You certainly don’t want your kids to have to wait outside the house until you get off work. Once you have done the above you can proceed to call AA Key, the approved locksmiths in Bristol.

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