10 Reasons Why You Should Have A Spare Key!

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10 Reasons To Buy A Spare Key!  

1. Cost saving Buying a second key from an auto locksmith while you have at least one working key will save you cash. An auto locksmith will normally have less work to do and will not need to gain entry to your car or remove any locks.

2. Peace of mind – Even if you are the only driver and an additional key is not being used, it still makes sense to have a spare car key stored somewhere safe. This removes the worry of losing your key and gives you a backup option if you can’t find your key but know it is somewhere inside the house. If you are are running late you can take the spare key and find the missing key later when you have time. Stress Free!  

3. Easier for two drivers – Cars are normally shared between two people and using just one key can increase the risk of the key becoming lost. If each driver of the car has their own key there's less chance of forgetting where the key is, and it could also save time on waiting to meet the other driver to pass over the key. 

 4. Time saving – If you lose your only car key it could mean you are delayed and likely to miss important appointments or work. It could potentially see you go without your car for over one week. An auto locksmith can normally replace lost car keys within 24 hours but some main dealers will need to order a replacement key from overseas, taking as long as seven days!  

5. Convenience – Having a backup car key will save you the hassle of towing your car into a dealers garage or waiting around for an auto locksmith to arrive. 

 6. Selling - If you’re thinking of selling your vehicle in the future, a higher success rate of selling it if you have two keys included, as this would be additional costs that the next owner won’t need to purchase!   

7. Quick cloning – Some car keys can be cloned by an auto locksmith in a matter of seconds. If you lose all of the keys for a Toyota the cost for a replacement is huge as the ECU will need to be removed. Bring your key into our shop and we can read the key to see if it is one that can be cloned.  

8. Snapped key substitute – Car keys can bend and snap. If your key snaps into two you will be extremely grateful if you have a spare stored in a safe place!  

9. Vehicle security – In the event a car key is stolen, you are then at risk of the thieves locating and stealing your car. But if you have a spare key you can access the car and drive it to a safe location for an auto locksmith to cut a replacement key and deprogram the stolen key.  

10. Access keys locked in the car – If you accidentally lock your keys in the car you will have a spare key to unlock the vehicle and retrieve your keys. During the cold winter months thousands of motorists lock their keys inside a running vehicle whilst defrosting the windscreens! Having a spare key will save you both time and cash.   

So Call us now on 01227-749494 or visit our shop 10 stanley road, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5SH to purchase your spare key! You won't regret it!

Autolocksmiths Whitstable

We cover the whole of Kent, providing general and auto locksmithing. 

Lock Outs

Auto-Wiring

Key Cutting

Lock Repairs

Mobile Services 24/7

Key Programming

If you need your key repaired, we should have a solution for every situation you may encounter!  This can range from a broken or damaged key (for example; snapping) to a key fob needs replacing, loss or damage of the transponder chip or the key could be jammed in the ignition barrel. Whatever your situation, we are able to help you out at affordable prices! 

Car Key Programming - If you have lost your keys or have been locked out from your car, we are able to gain entry into your vehicle for you. We can also deprogram your old remote incase its been stolen or picked up.

Emergency Call outs - If you are in need of an auto locksmiths we are available 24hrs! There are no extra hidden charges for unsociable hours. 

01227 749494

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Autolocksmiths in Dover

We cover the whole of Kent, providing general and auto locksmithing. 

Lock Outs

Auto-Wiring

Key Cutting

Lock Repairs

Mobile Services 24/7

Key Programming

If you need your key repaired, we should have a solution for every situation you may encounter!  This can range from a broken or damaged key (for example; snapping) to a key fob needs replacing, loss or damage of the transponder chip or the key could be jammed in the ignition barrel. Whatever your situation, we are able to help you out at affordable prices! 

Car Key Programming - If you have lost your keys or have been locked out from your car, we are able to gain entry into your vehicle for you. We can also deprogram your old remote incase its been stolen or picked up.

Emergency Call outs - If you are in need of an auto locksmiths we are available 24hrs! There are no extra hidden charges for unsociable hours. 

01227 749494

Autolocksmiths Deal

We cover the whole of Kent, providing general and auto locksmithing. 

Lock Outs

Auto-Wiring

Key Cutting

Lock Repairs

Mobile Services 24/7

Key Programming

If you need your key repaired, we should have a solution for every situation you may encounter!  This can range from a broken or damaged key (for example; snapping) to a key fob needs replacing, loss or damage of the transponder chip or the key could be jammed in the ignition barrel. Whatever your situation, we are able to help you out at affordable prices! 

Car Key Programming - If you have lost your keys or have been locked out from your car, we are able to gain entry into your vehicle for you. We can also deprogram your old remote incase its been stolen or picked up.

Emergency Call outs - If you are in need of an auto locksmiths we are available 24hrs! There are no extra hidden charges for unsociable hours. 

01227 749494

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Autolocksmiths Ramsgate

We cover the whole of Kent, providing general and auto locksmithing. 

Lock Outs

Auto-Wiring

Key Cutting

Lock Repairs

Mobile Services 24/7

Key Programming

If you need your key repaired, we should have a solution for every situation you may encounter!  This can range from a broken or damaged key (for example; snapping) to a key fob needs replacing, loss or damage of the transponder chip or the key could be jammed in the ignition barrel. Whatever your situation, we are able to help you out at affordable prices! 

Car Key Programming - If you have lost your keys or have been locked out from your car, we are able to gain entry into your vehicle for you. We can also deprogram your old remote incase its been stolen or picked up.

Emergency Call outs - If you are in need of an auto locksmiths we are available 24hrs! There are no extra hidden charges for unsociable hours. 

01227 749494

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Auto Locksmiths Margate

We cover the whole of Kent, providing general and auto locksmithing. 

Lock Outs

Auto-Wiring

Key Cutting

Lock Repairs

Mobile Services 24/7

Key Programming

If you need your key repaired, we should have a solution for every situation you may encounter!  This can range from a broken or damaged key (for example; snapping) to a key fob needs replacing, loss or damage of the transponder chip or the key could be jammed in the ignition barrel. Whatever your situation, we are able to help you out at affordable prices! 

Car Key Programming - If you have lost your keys or have been locked out from your car, we are able to gain entry into your vehicle for you. We can also deprogram your old remote incase its been stolen or picked up.

Emergency Call outs - If you are in need of an auto locksmiths we are available 24hrs! There are no extra hidden charges for unsociable hours. 

01227 749494

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17th September 2016 - Coventry Locksmiths EXPO

On Saturday morning we arrived at the Ricoh arena for the locksmith EXPO 2016 show in Coventry. It wasn’t a great start as we wasn’t properly registered so we had to wait a while for them to set us up and to receive a lanyard with Herne Bay Locks on it.

As we walked in, there was a massive hall with lots of stands, upstairs were classes but we didn’t sign up for them this year but would like to join some for next year. We missed the famous Mr Lishi running his classes but that didn’t matter….. ( carry on reading to find out why! )

The first stand we arrived at was Lock Decoders, we enjoyed browsing at a lot of things on this stand.

We looked at the new Miracle9 which they had a demo running, we purchased one which has now been delivered. As you can see by pictures below we really enjoyed unwrapping this machine and seeing what it could do. The next gadget we looked at was the true code software which is for key programming, after seeing the demo and Petes talk we couldn’t say no to purchasing that also. This gives us more of a range of key programming facilities to fall in line with our other machines.

The next stand we headed over to was Trade locks, which we purchased a “Chris Belcher multi gauge mortice pick” which undoes mortice locks for households issues. We spoke about how secure the mortice locks are. 

Then we visited DOM which is a high restrictive system lock supplies. Funny thing that happened was my colleague Bob had tripped up the stand but luckily caught himself from too much embarrassment which then broke the ice to have a chat with the Rep. We spoke to them about supplying a new restrictive master system, becoming first in the area to provide this brand of locks. Since the show we have had a meeting with the staff at DOM and will be going up in November to finalise the deal which we are really excited about. 

We had a coffee break and then walked around gathering some more ideas and browsing products that we can use in the near future. This is where we then came to Key Print and ordered a Lishi SX9 pick, this pick decodes and picks SX9 locks which are found normally on older Citroens and Peugeots.  

As i was looking at the new ten track Volkswagen pick and trying it out myself, all of a sudden Mr Lishi came over. The translator said to me he wanted to help me and show me some techniques with the pick. I found it really interesting as he was showing me his knowledge through his hands and then onto mine. I felt very privileged afterwards to have a lesson with him. 

Our second to last stand was Advanced Keys where they were promoting a new type of security for vehicles called OBD blocker. This blocks the communication between the OBD socket and the immobiliser side of the vehicle which then stops somebody stealing the car via bypassing the immobiliser through the OBD. This is a product we are looking into more and are hoping to gather more information about this device so watch this space.

Last stand we went to was North west keys, which we purchased key covers for all different makes and models of vehicles. 

Thanks for reading our blog! More To Come!

Herne Bay Locks