A car with the keys in the ignition

Duplicating keys and grasping locks seems like a somewhat straightforward and automatic process in the movies. But in reality, it’s a very complex process with a lot of moving parts (no pun intended). There are many different kinds of locks, keys, access systems and their combinations that determine how a locksmith helps you regain access to your car.

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A person holding a car key

Precautions are seldom on a person’s mind when they’re handed the keys to a new car. People want to get onto the road as soon as possible and revel in their new purchase. However, taking precautions is always a rational option after buying a car.

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A person trying to open a car using a screwdriver

Replacing a car key is a job best left to a professional. Most people don’t have the expertise or relevant know-how to replace or duplicate a car key. Besides that, car locks are very sensitive devices, so if the wrong person tampers with them, you can have a damaged lock on your hands.

However, even though a professional is necessary, you should know about their method to make sure you aren’t being ripped off. There are various ways to assess the reliability of a locksmith, such as their reputation or reviews. Another way is tallying their key-making process with how it’s supposed to be done.

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Mercedes key fob

The Mercedes Benz is a sweet ride, and an expensive one. When you invest in such a pricey vehicle, make sure you take good care of it. Unfortunately, one of the trickiest Mercedes parts to protect and repair is the key fob! The job could cost you as much as $500, and only professionals can handle it.

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Over the last few years, car key security systems have gone through a tremendous transformation. What once used to be simple mechanical keys have now evolved into sophisticated keyless systems. Companies like BMW have heavily invested in security technology to ensure the integrity of these systems. In this post, we will discuss BMW key fobs in detail.

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Ignition keys of a car

In 2014, General Motors made headlines for a minor ignition problem that led to the recall of over 1.6 GM vehicles. This came as a massive setback to the company, and it struggled to find its footing for years after. This is a classic example of how ignition problems are not to be taken lightly.

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