Q&A HOUSTON KEY LOCKSMITH

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE LOCKSMITH TO UNLOCK YOUR CAR?
I WILL SAY AROUND 1-2 MINUTH, FOR A PROFFESIONAL LOCKSMITH, THE BIG MAJEROTY OF CARS(ABOUT 95% OF LOCKED CARS). SOME OF THE CARS( THE OTHER 5%) ARE VERY HARD TO OPEN SO WILL TAKE, OF COURS, MOR TIME.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO POP A LOCK AND UNLOCK YOUR CAR?
THERE ARE 4 MAJORE FACTORE. DISTANCE AS WELL AS AREA(AN AVARAGE CAR LOCKMSITH PRICE IN TEXAS, CAN BE DIFFERENT FROM AVARGE PRICE IN LOS AGNELS FOR EXPMPLE) TIME OF THE DAY(NIGHT, TRAFFIC OR WEEKEND MAY BE MORE EXPENSIVE) TYPE OF CAR(LESS IMPORTNT FACTOR) AND AVAILIBLITY OF LOCKSMITH( IF THE LOCKSMITH CLOSE, THERE IS MORE LIKLEYHOOD PLAY IN THE PRICE). THE CHIPEST CAN BE FOUND IS 50$ UP TO 150$. A GOOD FAIR PRICE, IN GENERAL, WILL BE AROUND 75$-95$
WHAT DOES A LOCKSMITH DO?

A LOCSKMITH IS SKILL TRADE THAT USED IN THREE MAJOR FIELDS:

  • RESIDENTAIL AND COMMERCIAL- CHANGING LOCKS OR REKEYES
  • AUTOMOTIVE- MAKING CAR KEYS, DUPLICATE OR REPLACMENT KEYS, AND PROGRAM. FIX/REPLACE IGNITION
  • EMERGENCY- IF YOU LOCK YOU KEYS INSIDE YOUE CAR OR HOUSE YOU NEED A LOCKSMITH TO USE HIS SKILL TO OPEN IT.

THERE ARE OTHER USED FOR LOCKSMITH BUT THOSE 3 ARE THE MAJORE ONES.

HOW MUCH DOES A AUTO LOCKSMITH COST?

A STARTING PRICE OF DUPLICATE KEY CAN BE AS LITLE AS 60$ CUT AND PROGRAM

RAPLACMENT KEY WILL BE MINIMUM OF 110$ AND UP

AND REPLACMENT IGNITION WILL BE AROUND 200-300$

THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORS THAT DEPEND ON THE PRICES. THE MOST EXPENSIVE KEYS ARE EUROP MAKER LIKE BMW MERCEDES OR VW PORCH ETC. IF YOU HAVE ONE OF THIS CAR PREPAR TO PAY AT LIST 250$

HOW DO YOU UNLOCK A DOOR WITHOUT A KEY

CAR- THERE ARE A FEW WAYS. THE MOST COMMON WAY IS TO CREAT A GAP NEXT TO WINDOW BETWEEN THE DOOR AND THE CAR. THISE GAP IS FOR YOU TO PUT A LONG STICK TO OPEN THE DOOR HANDLE. AND WALLA… IS THAT EASY…😊

HOUSE-  THERE ARE A FEW WAYS( I USE THEM BY THIS ORDER. IF ONE NOT SUCCEED I MOVE THE NEXT ONE)

  • FOR LEVER HANDLE OR KNOB LOCKS( NO DEADBOLT) I USE PUMP WEDGE- MAKE A SPACE BETWEEN DOOR AND FRAME DOOR. AFTER PUMPING AND MAKING A SPACE, YOU JUST NEED TO TAKE A FLAT SCREWDRIVER OR SOMETHING SIMILAR AND PRESS THE LATCH.
  • BUMP KEY- THAT’S AN ACTION THAT STIMULATE PICKING UP A LOCK .
  • PICKING THE LOCK. MOST OF HOUSE LOCKS CAN BE PICKED.
  • DRILL THE LOCK. IF OTHER OF TECHNICKS NOT WORKING THE LAST OPTION IS TO DRILL THE LOCK. YOU WANT TO DRILL A LITTLE BIT OVER THE KEY HOLE(WHERE THE UPPER PINS ARE). IN GENERAL THERE ARE 5 PINS. AFTER THAT YOU TAKE A FLAR SCREWDRIVER, TURN IT AND… WALLA, ITS OPEN 😊
HOW MUCH DOES A LOCKSMITH COST?

SINCE THE LOCKSMITH HAVE A BIG VAST OF FIELDS THAT HARD TO ANSWER IN A FEW SENTENCES. THAT DEPEND ON THE TYPE OF JOB YOU NEED. AS WELL AS YOUR CITY THAT YOU LEAVE, ZIP CODE AND TIME FRAME OF THE JOB.

 AN AVARGE CAR/HOUSE LOCKSOUT WILL BE AROUND 75$-95$

AN AVARGE CHANGE LOCKS/ REKEY FOR HOUSE/BUSINESS WILL BE AROUND 125$-200$

AN AVARAGE CAR KEY WILL BE AROUND 150$

OPEN SMALL/MEDIUM SAFE AROUND 85$-175$

HOW DO YOU GET INTO A LOCKED CAR?

THE ARE A FEW WAYS. THE MOST COMMON WAY IS TO CREAT A GAP NEXT TO WINDOW BETWEEN THE DOOR AND THE CAR. THISE GAP IS FOR YOU TO PUT A LONG STICK TO OPEN THE DOOR HANDLE. AND WALLA… IS THAT EASY…😊

HOW DO YOU PICK A DOOR LOCK?

THERE ARE 2 TOOLS THAT NEED TO BE USED.

  1. TENSION TOOL AND PICK TOOL. YOU USE THE TENSION ON THE KEY HOLE TO DO SOME PRESSER AND USE THE 2ND TOOL- THE PICK TOOL TO MOVE UP THE UPPER PINS. THE MISSION IS COMPLETED, WHEN U ABLE TO MOVE ALL THE UPPER PIN IN THERE ORIGINAL PLACE THAT STIMULATE A KEY.
  2. THIS TECHNICK IS REQUIRE EXPERINCE( UNLESS YOU IN A MOVIE LOL)
WHER CAN I GO TO MAKE KEYS?

IF ITS FOR YOUR HOUSE OR OFFICE KEY, THE CHIPEST WILL BE HOME DEPOTE OR LOWS OR WALMART.

IF ITS FOR YOUR CAR YOU MAY BE ABLE TO USE THE PLACES ABOVE, BUT YOU WILL NOT ABLE TO PROGRAM THEM. YOUE BEST BET WILL BE A LOCKSMITH. IF NEEDED GIVE US A CALL FOR FREE QUOTE.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RAPLACE A CAR KEY?

THE PRICES MAY VARY :

  • THAT DPANDS ON TYPE OF MAKE MODEL AND YEAR AS WELL AS ZIP CODE OF COSTUMER. IN HOUSTON KEY LOCKSMITH, THE RANGE PRICE FOR TRANPONDER KEY CUT AND PROGRAM IS 110$-195$
  • ANOTHER FACTOR TO BE CONSIDER IS: IS IT DUPLICATE( 2ND KEY) OR REPLACMENT KEY( YOU LOST ALL YOUR KEYS TO YOUR CAR). REPLAMCNET KEY WILL ALWEYS BE MORE EXPENSIVE.
  • A TRANSPONDER KEY( KEY THAT CUT AND PROGRAM) WILL ALWEYES BE LESS EXPENSIVE THAN A REMOTE KEY, A FOB, OR FLIP KEY.
CAN A SAFE BE OPEN BY A LOCKSMITH?
YES. A SAFE CAN BE OPEN BY LOCKSMITH. SOME OF THE SAFES CAN RE-USE AGAIN BY CHANGING THE LOCK AGTER ITS BEEN DRILLED.
IS IT CHEAPER TO REKEY OR RAPLACE LOCKS?

AS A ROOL OF THUMBS IT WILL BE ALWEYS CHEAPER TO REKEY THE LOCKS.

SOMETIMES THE LOCKS ARE TO OLD OR DIDN’T USED FOR A WHILE, SO IN THAT CASE IT WILL BE SMARTER/BETTER TO RAPLACE THE LOCKS.

HOW DO YOU BECOME A LOCKSMITH ?
  • TO BECOME A LOCKSMITH YOU NEED TO A DIFFRENT SKILLS, KNOWLADGE AND EXPERIANCE.
  • THE BASICS ARE OPEN A CAR, THAT IS VERY EASY AND BASIC (DONT NEED A LOCKSMITH LICENS IN TEXAS)
  • AFTER THAT, OPEN A HOUSE OR BUSIENS(REQUIR MORE SKILL KNOWLADGE AND TOOLS. ALSO MUST A LOCKSMITH LICENSE )
  • THAN, CHANGING LOCKS OR REKEY IN RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERICAL AND ALSO DO SAFES
  • LIST BUT NOT LAST, CAR KEY FOR AUTO. THAT REQUIRE MORE SKILLS, KNOWLADGE AND EXPESNIVE EQUIPMANT AND KEYS.
  • IN GENERAL LOCKSMITH WILL GO BY THIS ORDER BUT NOT ALWEYES.