Detroit EXPERT LOCK REKEY SERVICE
No one ever said that replacing a lock for your home, car, or business would be easy or cheap. Fortunately, there could be a better solution. In most cases, We can repair a lock and save you the time and expense of having to buy a new one.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I save money by rekeying a lock on my own?
You would likely end up spending even more money attempting your own repair than you would hiring a professional locksmith company from the start. Each of our locksmith technicians is certified, licensed, bonded, and insured. That means they can get the job done correctly and efficiently the first time with no need for rework. Although the job of rekeying a lock might look easy, keep in mind that the people doing it are professionals who have specific training as well as the experience of having rekeyed hundreds or thousands of other keys in the past.
One of the greatest benefits of rekeying your lock instead of replacing it is the money savings. You still get a new and improved lock without having to spend the money for replacement and new installation. Best of all, you feel more secure in your home, car, or office building as well. If you're considering rekeying one or more of your locks, please contact us as soon as possible. For your convenience, we have certified locksmith technicians available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
What is the time estimate to have my lock rekeyed?
Although most jobs take just a few minutes to complete, yours could take longer depending on your individual circumstances. For example, older locks or those that our locksmiths must extract from inside of a door will take longer. Some brands tend to come apart easier than others for rekeying purposes as well.
When we arrive at your home or meet you at your vehicle, our locksmiths will survey the situation and provide you with a more accurate estimate. We respect your time and will never keep you waiting any longer than necessary.
How likely is it that I can rekey my own lock?
It probably seems like this wouldn't be a hard job to do. However, it only looks that way because the people rekeying your lock have done it countless times before and have extensive training as well. When you try to rekey your own lock, you could end up causing much more damage rather than resolve the problem. It requires in-depth knowledge of lock mechanisms as well as the need to complete steps in an exact order.
It's a much better idea to leave the job of rekeying a home or auto lock to the experts. When trying to rekey your home lock, you need to first take the lock out of the door and then take it apart. All of this must take place before you can even start the rekeying process. Even though you may be handy in other areas and own a large collection of tools, it's best not to take the risk of working on your own lock. This could put you in a vulnerable position in terms of security as well as cost you more money to correct any mistakes that you make.
Is it necessary to rekey locks when I take over ownership of a new home?
This is a common question that our customers ask us. We always think it's a good idea just to be on the safe side. You don't know what kind of people the previous owners associated with and whether they have access to a set of keys. We say this out of concern for your safety and not in an attempt to sell an unnecessary service. Precaution is always much better than regret.
Some people have formed a poor impression of locksmiths because they assume that they recommend this service strictly for their own financial benefit. This is simply not true. , we happen to think that you just can't be too careful when it comes to your family's security. It's not uncommon for construction workers and others with access to the home for a period of time to master key the lock. That means potential intruders could use several different locks to gain access.
In the event someone did master key your lock, there's a strong possibility that it contains more master pins. The more master pins that exist within a lock, the greater the likelihood that more people can gain access to your home. That is because it will open to a number of different locks. When one of our locksmiths rekeys your lock, he or she removes the remaining master pins. This ensures that only you and your family members have control of the new key.
We have served the rekeying needs of people in your area and the surrounding communities for many years. Below is a list of some of our most popular services to help you properly secure your home, business, or car:
- Front door lock rekey
- Car lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- High-tech lock rekeying
- Mailbox lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- Office locks rekeying
If you need one or more of these services, feel free to call us any time of the day or night. We will send a locksmith to your location within minutes of taking your call.
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Rekeying of car locks
Whether you drive a new model of car or something that's 20 years old, we can rekey one or all of the locks. We have the experience and equipment necessary to work on any model or make of car, which is not something that all locksmith companies in this State can say.
House lock rekeying
Your home is your castle, and you naturally want to feel secure behind closed doors. If one of your locks has broken or appears to be in rough shape, contact us about rekeying it. It will save you money and increase your sense of security at the same time.
Rekeying of office locks
There's no doubt we live in a society that can sometime be violent and angry. Sadly, many large-scale acts of violence happen in a workplace setting by a current or former employee who wants to exact some type of revenge. If you're concerned about the mental stability of anyone who could access your business, then rekeying your locks is a must. We also recommend lock rekeying when a company changes ownership or when anyone leaves the company on bad terms. It's simple and inexpensive to do, yet it helps to secure your employees as well as anyone who visits your business.
Rekeying locks saves money
Buying a whole new lock is a big expense that is often not even necessary. We are happy to provide you with a price quote that allows you to compare the cost of repair vs. replacement. It also saves you a lot of time since rekeying a lock takes a lot less time than it does to install a new one. No matter which service you choose, you know that you can depend on us to complete the job efficiently and correctly.
One way that you save money on rekeying your locks that you might not have considered is the prevention of break-ins of your car, home, or office. You can rest easier knowing that you have the most secure lock possible protecting the things most important to you. We always come prepared to every job with a fully stocked service van so our technicians don't have to waste any time getting started with rekeying your lock.
The lock rekeying process
As we mentioned, it's necessary to follow steps in a certain order to ensure that a lock will work correctly after rekeying. These steps include:
Access the knob hole of the lock with a wire instrument and then apply pressure to loosen the knob from inside of the door; Pull out the upper ring of the cylinder and set it down until needed; Remove the lock cylinder's plug and use a plug follower to keep it together until we have removed it; Find the unique color code for each of the lock's pins and then insert the pins according to the color code to reassemble the lock; Ensure that no pins or springs have dislodged from the plug of the cylinder.
We are still not done with the job once we have completed this process. It's also essential to test the new lock and key combination to ensure that they work as expected. We want you to feel safe wherever you happen to be, whether it's at home with your family, driving on the freeway, or leading a board meeting at work. The cost of rekeying a lock is so minimal compared to what you receive in return. Please Call us to request service and know that we look forward to working with you soon.