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The Evolution of the Car Key

The Evolution of the Car Key

Throughout the years, the automobile has evolved drastically—but so have the mechanisms used to start and unlock them. Using a car key is a necessary part of driving your car, but we often don't really stop to think about them and how they're engineered. Nowadays, keys are smart keys which makes it more difficult to steal a car.  Learn about the evolution of the car key and how we can help replace most types and makes of car keys in Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, and other Tampa Bay areas. First Car Keys Were Invented in the Early 20th Century Believe it or not, the first cars actually didn't have keys. They were turned on through a complex set of maneuvers and only certain people really understood the process. In 1910, the first car key was used, but it was only used to lock the ignition. Starting a car still required a driver to crank up the engine. It wasn't until the late 1940s that Chrysler debuted a key that used an...
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What to Do When You're Locked out of Your Ford Vehicle

What to Do When You're Locked out of Your Ford Vehicle

Locking yourself out of your vehicle is never fun, and often happens at the most inconvenient of times. Whether you’re getting ready to head to work or take care of some errands, locking your keys in your Ford can ruin your plans and put a damper on the day. When you find yourself locked out of your Ford it’s important to remain calm, refrain from trying any DIY methods, and call roadside assistance or a professional locksmith to help you out. Here is what to do when you lock yourself out of your Ford in Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, and nearby areas. Remain Calm & Think of Solutions While locking yourself out of your vehicle is very stressful, panicking is the absolute worst thing you can do in the situation. When you find yourself locked out of your Ford, it’s important to remain calm and refrain from panicking. Instead, think of possible solutions, such as looking for a spare key, contacting a remote unlocking service company or ...
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5 Ways to Make Sure You Don't Lose Your Car Keys

5 Ways to Make Sure You Don't Lose Your Car Keys

We’ve all experienced losing our keys at some point. Losing your keys can be very frustrating and inconvenient, especially when you’re in a hurry to get somewhere. While there is no guaranteed way to never lose your keys, there are things you can do to lessen the chance of you losing them. Here are five ways to make sure you don’t lose your car keys ever again in Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, and the surrounding areas. Create a “Home” For Your Keys One easy way you can always find your keys is to make a specific “home” for them. When you come home, always place your keys in the same spot every time, and make sure it’s away from clutter. By designating a spot for them and always placing them in that spot, you can drastically decrease the chances of you losing your keys. Get Rid of Clutter in Your Home One common reason why people lose their keys is that they place them among many other items, often...
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Tips for Securing Your Home if You Need to Evacuate for a Hurricane

Tips for Securing Your Home if You Need to Evacuate for a Hurricane

Hurricanes are an inevitable way of life here in Florida. While we can never completely prevent damage, there are many things we can do to help lessen the impact a storm has on our home. From boarding up windows to replacing old locks before evacuating, here are some tips for securing your home if you need to evacuate for a hurricane in Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, and the surrounding areas. Board Up All Windows When you know you are going to need to evacuate for a hurricane, prepare your windows by boarding them up with half-inch thick plywood, insulation board, or polycarbonate panels. Cut each board so it will easily extend at least one inch beyond the framing on all sides of your window, and use window clips or corrosion-resistant screws to secure the boards. If you use screws, choose ones that are long enough to reach at least 2 inches into the framing and drill them every 12 to 16 inches apart to securely fasten the boards. Brace All...
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What to Do When You Lock Your Keys in Your Car

What to Do When You Lock Your Keys in Your Car

When we accidentally lock our keys inside our car, our first reaction is to panic and frantically try and get inside our vehicle at all costs. Not only can this cause some serious damage to your car, but panicking also makes it more difficult for professionals to help you in gaining access back to the inside of your vehicle. When you find yourself locked out of your car, remain calm, avoid do-it-yourself techniques, and call roadside assistance or a professional locksmith to help you out. Here is what to do when you lock your keys in your car in Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, and the surrounding areas. Remain Calm & Don't Panic Locking yourself outside your car is a very stressful situation, and oftentimes it occurs at the most inopportune times. We rush to work or appointments and hurriedly gather our belongings and race out the car, just to realize we’ve locked our keys inside. While this situation is never easy and never fun,...
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