4 Services You Might Not Know an Auto Locksmith Could Provide


Auto locksmiths are mostly known for the important services they render to motorists who are locked out of their vehicles, have lost their keys, or need key replacement/duplication. However, these professionals do more than just providing key-related services. Many auto locksmiths have expanded their professional practice to include useful services that any motorists might need. While these services are closely related to keys, locks and security, they also take a step further into other dimensions of automobile care and maintenance.

Here are 4 services that you probably didn't know your auto locksmith provides.

1. Assistance with fleet management 

If you own a fleet of vehicles for your business, you probably know how challenging maintenance can be. Every vehicle in your fleet represents your brand and can affect your bottom line. However, many business owners fall behind in keeping all keys safe and all vehicles fully functional.

An auto locksmith can support your fleet by securing your keys, providing maintenance for damaged locks and responding to emergencies in a timely fashion. More specifically, they can help you design and implement a key management system that will make it easier to find all vehicle keys, secure all locks and minimise the risk of damage or tampering.

2. Basic car diagnostic services

The line between an auto locksmith and an auto technician is slowly becoming blurred. While each profession is fundamentally different, newer car models are more integrated than ever. The door locks now receive signals from the engine and the ignition interacts with vehicle infotainment systems.

Therefore, many auto locksmiths have evolved to understand how these integrated systems work. A locksmith may be able to tell you why your vehicle locks are not working in synchrony with your ignition system. They may also diagnose battery issues that interfere with security and infotainment systems.  

3. Advice on proper car key usage

Auto locksmiths do more than just repairing broken keys (o replacing lost ones). They can also provide important advice regarding how to keep your keys in good condition. This is particularly important for vehicles that use key fobs. A locksmith can advise you on how to prevent damage, replace batteries and arrange for reprogramming as necessary.

4. Complimentary towing 

Some auto locksmiths also offer complimentary towing if your vehicle needs a particular service. For example, if your key broke in the ignition and you need a new one programmed, your vehicle may need to be towed away from a dangerous position such as from the roadside or from a dangerous neighbourhood.

You may also be able to secure a competitive towing rate for towing your vehicle when it's damaged.


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Five Star Security: Options For Locks, Keys And Safes

As the manager of a five-star hotel, I face many interesting challenges. There's never a dull moment! One of my biggest problems is security. I spend a lot of time obtaining quality keys, locks and safes and ensuring they are well-maintained. There's nothing worse than a tired guest and a broken lock at 3 am! Over the years, I have trialled many different types of locks and safes. I also keep up with the latest technology in this area. I am therefore quite the expert when it comes to advising family and friends about the best systems for their homes and businesses. Given that so many people ask me for advice, I figured that there may be others who are overwhelmed by the plethora of options out there. This blog may give you some ideas and help you make good decisions in your search for superior locks and safes.