An auto locksmith helps you when you’re stressed over a missing key, and they can come to where you’re located, whether that’s at home, at work, or the local shopping centre.
But car key locksmiths also act as regular locksmiths too!
So if there’s one locksmith’s number you should have saved, it should be one that can help you out at home or at the office… AND stuck in the middle of the car park!
But can they make keys without a key at all? Can they help me with my fob key? How can they make a new fob key without the original?
We answer all these questions and more below!
What does an automotive locksmith do?
Automotive locksmiths provide many services to their clients, and today we look at some of the services that Galmier Locksmiths in Bentleigh can do at a moment’s notice, when you need us most.
We can make a new car key if your key is broken or damaged
Over time, car keys can become prone to various types of damage and general wear and tear.
Older cars in particular suffer from worn-out or damaged car keys, affecting their functionality.
These damaged keys may cause grazing to your lock or ignition which can in turn damage those components.
Thanks to our experience, tools, and professional service, we can create a brand new car key that works effectively and won’t cause further damage to your ignition or locks.
Can a locksmith make a key without the original?
Not all locksmiths can… but an auto locksmith will!
But how can we do this? Black magic?
Nope! We do this by inserting something called a “key blank” into your lock or ignition which makes an impression when we twist it around, jiggle it, and make it accustomed to the cavity of your car chamber.
Now, we know the right shape, and can work our magic to create a brand-new key from scratch.
It’s a little more complicated than that, but we find that all our customers really want to know is how soon we can get to them and how quickly we can create a new key from scratch – even when they don’t have the original.
What happens if you lose the only key to your car?
Even if you lost your only car key, Galmier’s car locksmith in Melbourne can still produce a new key from your lock or ignition chamber.
- You’ve locked your only key inside your car
- Your keys have been stolen
- Your keys have broken
- You have lost your car keys and have no spare
Don’t worry! Galmier Locksmiths can help you out when you need it most.
We can even make copies of electric car keys!
Can you believe that it’s been almost 20 years since transponder keys were first introduced into the market?
If your car is less than two decades old, it likely uses a transponder key, a key remote, or a fob key.
Every electrical key or transponder key uses a corresponding code. We can manufacture a new key by using this original code and programming the new key to your car.
We offer a true mobile locksmith service
Our mobile locksmiths in Melbourne have one major advantage over dealerships and mechanics – we come to you!
In our fully equipped vans, our professional team attends your home, office, or anywhere you’re stuck to offer our rapid-response, on-site solutions. Additionally, our fully equipped vans can fit where tow trucks can’t, such as narrow driveways or underground car parks.
We can make multiple car key copies
If you want a second car key copy as a spare or have lost your spare car key, you can rely on Galmier Locksmiths to create multiple car key copies.
This is a suitable option for those who share a car or simply to have a spare in case of emergency.
We act as regular locksmiths, too
While rapid-response car locksmith problems are our main line of business, we also offer a range of security solutions for your home or commercial property.
Whether you want to change the locks or integrate a digital locking solution, our qualified team will help create a customised set of locks that meet your needs.
Whether you’ve lost your key or are locked out of your home, our mobile locksmiths can come to your aid and help you get back into your house safely.
Our knowledgeable team can help you identify weak spots in your commercial security system and introduce you to modern alternatives and add-ons such as master key systems and electronic locks.
Why should you hire a locksmith?
Auto locksmiths are more trustworthy than your car dealership or mechanic when dealing with cars, and they are more skilled than insurance companies or security suppliers at making your home safe.
Searching for a car locksmith near you? Our team works across Melbourne’s southeast, helping car owners with all of their lock and key problems.
We offer a rapid-response service and an extended emergency response after hours, on weekends, and on public holidays.