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Key Replacement: Locksmith vs Dealership

Key Replacement: Locksmith vs Dealership

If you have lost your car keys or had them stolen from you, it can be a major inconvenience that can sideline you from living your life. In this situation, do not panic. You have options available to you, such as contacting your dealership or calling a mobile locksmith. In this case, your best bet is to contact a mobile locksmith instead of a dealership in Tampa, Brandon, Wesley Chapel, and nearby cities in Florida. Learn here why a locksmith is a better choice than a dealership. A dealership will cost you a lot more money. If you call a dealership to get a new key, then you could end up spending a lot more money. Dealerships are notorious for upcharging on car parts, and keys are no exception. If you have a smart key or key fob, you could be spending hundreds of dollars to get a new one. A mobile locksmith, however, will be able to create and program a new key for you and save you on the costs of replacing your missing car key. We can create keys ...
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Where Can You Get a Car or House Key Made?

Where Can You Get a Car or House Key Made?

Whether it be for your home or car, replacing a damaged, missing, or stolen key can be frustrating. Misplacing your key seems to happen at the most inconvenient times, like when you're already running late for work or you just want to unwind at home after a long day. No matter your circumstances, we are a professional mobile locksmith available to homes and businesses in Tampa, Wesley Chapel, and Brandon, FL. Check out the different ways you can get a new key made and why you should steer clear of them in favor of mobile locksmith services. You can visit your car dealership to get a new key, but the process will take a lot longer. If you cannot enter your car due to a lost or missing key, your first thought may be to go to your car dealership. This is a reasonable thought process, as your dealership did make your car and likely has a solution. However, the process of securing a new car key through your dealership will take a lot longer....
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Locksmith Services for Property Management Companies

Locksmith Services for Property Management Companies

Property management companies should be among the first in line for a long-term, valuable, locksmith company to have on speed dial. When it comes to the safety and security of your complexes, quality lock systems should be at the top of the list. Some of the most important tasks that the property managers typically undertake include: Securing the premises that your buildings are on Protecting against vandalism Ensuring the safety of tenants These can be accomplished easily with a professional, reliable locksmith on hand. For example, you can call Cheap Lock & Key! Cheap Lock & Key is licensed, insured, and trained in all areas of the field, including security audits.  Lock Changes, Master Keys, & Other Services Your Go-To Locksmith Can Provide An on-call locksmith can become one of the most powerful tools for property management companies. Your go-to locksmith will be familiar with all of the locks on your buildings. Furthermore, they will be able to...
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Locksmith vs. Dealership for Mercedes-Benz Car Key Replacement

Locksmith vs. Dealership for Mercedes-Benz Car Key Replacement

Mercedes codes are generated directly from Germany, using your vehicle's VIN number. The key is coded specifically to your vehicle only! This is a great safety feature, because once you replace your key with a new one, the old one becomes obsolete and no longer works with your car, or any other one. Both locksmiths and dealerships are able to help replace or duplicate your Mercedes-Benz car key, but what is the cost? There are pros and cons to working on both sides of the spectrum. Locksmiths A mobile locksmith is the best when it comes to both price and convenience. They are able to bring all their tools on the road and come to any location to create a replacement key, or duplicate a current key. Mercedes-Benz is a luxury vehicle and not all mobile locksmiths are able to access the data necessary to create key fobs. This is why it is a good idea to call and find out if they have your Mercedes Benz model on their list. Or, just call Cheap Lock & Key, as we support all models...
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2 Types of Key Replacements Done by Mobile Locksmiths

2 Types of Key Replacements Done by Mobile Locksmiths

Mobile locksmiths are available whether you have locked yourself out of your car, lost your keys, or simply need a replacement key made. When it comes to replacing keys, the process is much different today, since the use of key fobs is becoming more and more common, than it was even just a few years ago. In fact, consumers do not even need their original key to make a replacement anymore. Furthermore, your key, whether it is a regular key or key fob, can be duplicated without the need to find the key code. 1. Replacing Traditional Keys In order to create a replacement for your traditional key, your mobile locksmith will require proof of ownership of your vehicle and the VIN (vehicle identification number) of your automobile. With those two pieces of information, the mobile locksmith will be able to get the key code from the manufacturer of your car, which in turn will enable them to make the proper cuts for the new key. It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to have the mobile...
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