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Benefits of an Automotive Locksmith

Automotive locksmiths offer consumers a great number of benefits which can help to not only save a good amount of money but offer a great deal of convenience as well. As technology has advanced, locksmiths have been able to offer more and more services in a mobile fashion. Rather than having to bring your vehicle to a physical store front. Automotive locksmiths could now come directly to your location to provide you with the services that you are in need of. This is especially helpful if you are in need of replacement car keys or the repair of your ignition. By choosing a mobile automotive locksmith over the l0cal dealership you are able to save a great deal of money while getting your vehicle back out on the road much more quickly.

Replacement Car Keys Made Easy

In the past when you needed replacement car keys you would have needed to get your car towed to the local dealership in order to have the repairs made. This resulted in car owners having to pay a hefty towing charge before any service is ever completed. By turning to a mobile automotive locksmith, car owners can avoid this large towing charge which would no longer be necessary. An automotive locksmith will come directly to your car’s location to provide you with replacement car keys. In their truck these locks carry a number of tools and key types in order to meet the needs of a range of customers. Even transponder car keys can be cut and programmed by some automotive locksmiths. In many cases, these same automotive locksmiths will provide you with service hours which extend far beyond what you would find from the local dealership. For a Brisbane automotive locksmith you can turn to Pronto Locksmiths for service around-the-clock from a friendly and professional technician.

A Wide Range of Services

When you turn to Pronto Locksmiths for automotive lock and key service, you can receive much more than just the replacement of car keys. You can turn to Pronto Locksmiths to unlock your vehicle when you have locked the keys inside. Trust Pronto Locksmiths for professional unlocking which will not damage your vehicle. Many cars have upgraded their security systems in recent years which has resulted in the need for programming both keys and remotes. Turn to Pronto Locksmiths to complete both of these for you without having to get your vehicle towed anywhere. Contact us today to discuss the services which are available for the specific year, make and model vehicle that you own.

Automotive Locksmiths offered by Pronto Locksmiths
Replacement car keys Emergency unlock Remote programming Duplicate car keys
Ignition repair Lock repair Key programming Much more…

As a mobile automotive locksmith Pronto Locksmiths can offer service to much more than just Brisbane. The professional from Pronto Locksmiths also offers service to Ipswich, Gold Coast and everywhere in between. Contact us today in order to request immediate service, or to schedule an appointment time that will work for your schedule. With years of experience, you can trust that Pronto Locksmiths will care for your vehicle throughout the service process. From replacement car keys to emergency unlocks, the one call to make for auto locksmith service is to Pronto Locksmiths.

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The Importance of a Professional Locksmith

When you are locked out of your home, or have lost your car keys, it may be too late to complete the research necessary to find the right professional to complete your lock and key services. This is why it is highly recommended to find a professional locksmith before you are in an emergency situation. If you wait and eventually call an unprofessional contractor, rather than a locksmith, you could be left with defective security or unsatisfactory service. This is why Pronto Locksmiths has compiled a list of tips that will allow for you to choose the right professional locksmith for your needs.

Professional Certification

One of the first things that you want to do when looking for a locksmith that you can trust is ensure that they have professional certification. For example, Pronto Locksmiths is a member of the Locksmiths Guild of Australia. The Locksmiths Guild of Australia, or LGA, is a trade association which allows for locksmiths to grow professionally while also certifying that their members are professional to give customers peace of mind. In order to join the Locksmiths Guild of Australia, members must have three years of experience as a qualified locksmith while also being able to offer satisfactory completion of a number of locksmith services. By checking that the locksmith that you are turning to is a LGA member you are ensuring that a professional locksmith will be completing your service.

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LGA logo.

Comprehensive Range of Locksmith Services

When looking for a locksmith who will be able to provide for every need that you may have, completing research before you are in need of service is key. Call a few locksmiths before you are in need of service to ensure that they are able to offer all of the services that you may find yourself needing. In addition to this, it is wise to ask that cost of service during both regular business hours and after hours. You will want to ensure that, first, the locksmith is able to provide services 24/7, but also that he is able to complete service for your specific year, make and model vehicle. Many new cars on the road today use transponder car keys to improve security, but some locksmiths are unable to replace these specific type of keys. Waiting until you are in need of service could leave you calling a number of locksmiths before you find someone who can complete the service for you. Pronto Locksmiths is one locksmith you will want to vet before having service completed. Our professional has over 15 years of industry experience which has allowed him to cultivate a comprehensive range of professional locksmith services.

Finding a professional locksmith who is able to provide you with the products and services that you need is easy, but only if you are willing to complete research prior to needing service completed. Sit down, when you have the time, and call a few locksmiths to ask them the necessary questions. Once you have found the 24 hour locksmith who is best for your needs, save that phone number to your cellular device. You can then rest with peace of mind that you can reach a competent professional locksmith at any time of day or night. When you do go to complete this research, choose Pronto Locksmiths as one of the first calls that you make.

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Why Choose a Mobile Locksmith in Brisbane?

In the past, it was not common to find a mobile locksmith to complete services for you. When you needed a lock or key service completed, you would have needed to get yourself, and your equipment, to the locksmith’s shop in order for him to complete the service that you needed. One obvious drawback to this was that emergency services could not be completed in an effective manner. This is why many locksmiths, such as Pronto Locksmiths, have made the change to offer their services in a mainly mobile fashion. Being a mobile locksmith allows for technicians, such as our professional, to offer a much wider range of services in a much more convenient fashion.

Car Locksmith Services

Perhaps the biggest area that customers benefitted from the move to mobile service from locksmiths is through the automotive locksmith services that these professionals were able to offer. Before locksmiths made the move to operating in a mobile fashion you would have needed to get your vehicle towed to the local dealership in order for them to provide you with replacement car keys or ignition repair. This left you footing a hefty towing bill before any service was completed and often left you without a vehicle for an inconvenient stretch of time. Now for Brisbane residents it is as easy as making one call to a car locksmith like Pronto Locksmiths to have services completed at your car’s location. A true professional, like Pronto’s Brisbane locksmith, comes with all of the tools and parts necessary to provide you with service right on the spot. Even transponder car keys can be cut and programmed to your vehicle without the need for going to your local dealership. Of course, operating in a mobile fashion allows for locksmiths to cover a larger area than they would have otherwise, while also offering faster response times. This allows for customers who are locked out of their car to get emergency locksmith services extremely quickly.

Mobile Locksmiths Offer Convenience

For home and business owners the most palpable change that was felt when locksmiths made the move to operating in a mobile fashion is that they were able to receive the services that they needed in a more convenient way than ever. Lock installation is one service which became extremely convenient to have completed. Rather than having to drive around to multiple hardware stores looking at models and discussing your needs with employees, a mobile locksmith is able to bring a better selection of locks directly to you. Since the one bringing you the locks is also a trained professional, they are the perfect individual to provide professional recommendations based on your use and needs. This cuts out a large amount of hassle, especially for business owner who does not want to interrupt their normal flow of business. Just like with car lockouts, it is much easier for a locksmith to respond to a business or residential lockout when he is already inside of his service vehicle. This allows for you to get back inside, and back to your original plans, much more quickly.

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Transponder car keys are no longer a hassle to get replaced. Simply call a mobile Brisbane locksmith!

Just because locksmiths have made the move to providing services in a mobile fashion does not mean that there are not benefits to visiting the locksmith’s physical store. For any Brisbane locksmith, including Pronto Locksmiths, it is much cheaper, and likely easier for the customer, to come directly to the locksmith shop to have a regular house key copied. Additionally, it can be helpful in avoiding locksmith scams by ensuring that the locksmith that you are choosing does have a physical storefront that you can visit. By having this storefront information you can rest with peace of mind that if there are any residual problems with the service you receive, that the locksmith company will stand behind the work they have completed. When you need a locksmith, turn to the mobile locksmith at Pronto Locksmiths for any of your automotive, commercial or residential needs.

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What is a transponder car key?

Transponder car keys are a standard for many vehicles produced today and have been since the early 2000’s, however it is rare that a vehicle owner would know what their transponder car key physically does. It is important for car owners to know this information so that when they do go to get replacement or duplicate set of car keys that they are well prepared and knowledgeable about their specific vehicle. Going into your service experience without proper knowledge can have you being taken advantage of by less reputable key dealers or service providers.

Transponder car keys allow for added security which was not possible with a standard car key. Inside of the casing of a transponder car key is a computer chip which must be able to properly “transpond” to the car’s internal computer in order for the vehicle to start when the key is turned in the ignition. The security benefits are fairly obvious, jiggler keys and hot wiring for vehicles with transponder car keys were eliminated, in addition to the threat of someone copying your existing car key.

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Pictured above is a transponder car key.

With a standard car key which does not have a transponder chip inside of it, an individual who has access to your key can have it duplicated and then easily steal your vehicle. If you have a transponder car key then this would not be possible, since the key must also be properly programmed to the vehicle in addition to being cut properly to the car’s ignition. Depending on the make and model of your vehicle programming may be possible on-board, or can require the assist of a programming machine.

Where can I get replacement transponder car keys?

There are two main choices that you have for service when you need a replacement transponder car key for your vehicle. Those choices are between a local car dealership, or a professional local locksmith. If you choose to have service completed by your local car dealership, you will first have to get your vehicle towed to their location, which only increases your total cost of service. Most dealership also only offer service during normal business hours, so if you need a replacement car key during the weekend or overnight; you can be stuck without a vehicle for some period of time.

Your second option is to choose a professional local locksmith to complete the replacement of your transponder car key. Choosing a mobile professional locksmith like Pronto Locksmiths cuts out the need for an expensive towing trip. A locksmith can come directly to your location to provide you with a replacement transponder car key. Pronto Locksmiths has the tools necessary to cut and program many of the transponder car keys which are on the market today. Since Pronto Locksmiths is a 24/7 service provider, there is no need for you to be stuck without your vehicle just because you can not find a professional to complete service for you.

When presented with these two options, the choice is clear. Choosing a professional locksmith to complete the replacement of your transponder car key not only saves you money on an expensive towing charge, but it also allows for you to get back out the road with as little delay as possible. If your transponder car key replacement needs happen to occur in Southeastern Queensland, you can rely on the professional service from Pronto Locksmiths to be able to get your vehicle back out on the road again.

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