Are you locked out? Keys locked in the car?
Its been a busy week for people getting their keys locked in the car, mainly in the boot of their vehicles?
So far no vehicle has beaten us, we can either gain entry to your car by picking the lock or by using air wedges and specially made lengths of wire.
I have been to many jobs where the customer has tried various ways to gain entry to their vehicle before I have attended.
Most people try to get something between the doors to press the central locking button in the car. But whilst they are doing this and scratching the paint work, little do they realise that if the car is deadlocked then pressing the buttons inside the car wont work.
With modern cars these days you can open the boot without unlocking the rest of the car, so when you put your shopping away, drop the keys in the boot, then close the boot, the rest of the car will still be deadlocked so unfortunately the only way to get back into your vehicle is to call an Auto locksmith. Unless you have a spare key.
If you haven't already then please get a spare key cut and programmed to your car, you never know when you might loose your keys or lock them in the car.
Don't try what this person did!!!!
A.R Locksmiths are experienced Auto Locksmiths based in Essex, we are emergency locksmiths on call 24 hours a day.
So if the worst should happen then please call us on: 07813842390 our prices are very reasonable and our fast and friendly service will have you back on the road in no time.
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According to a recent survey, secure windows and doors are one of the top characteristics of a property Brits find most appealing, falling within the top five when looking to buy.
The survey, conducted by GoCompare, questioned 2,000 Brits on what the must-have features are of a property they’d considering buying, with central heating, double glazing, a garden, and off road parking rounding off the top five.
The research revealed that two of the priorities prospective buyers today look for is energy efficiency and security, putting practical concerns ahead of aesthetics in an effort to keep bills down and their valuables safe.
Check out the full top 20 below.
TOP 20 ‘MUST HAVE’ PROPERTY FEATURES
1 - Central heating 79%
2 - Double glazing 74%
3 - A garden 71%
4 - Secure doors and windows 70%
5 - Off road parking 58%
6 - A bath tub 57%
7 - Local shops and amenities 55%
8 - Friendly neighbours 54%
9 - Strong enough broadband connection to stream films and TV 53%
10 - A good energy efficiency rating 50%
11 - A land line telephone 50%
12 - A good TV signal 49%
13 - A separate shower cubicle 47%
14 - Cavity wall insulation 47%
15 - At least two toilets 45%
16 - A dining room 44%
17 - A reliable and clear mobile phone signal 44%
18 - A garage 43%
19 - A living room big enough for a large, flat screen TV 39%
20 - An en-suite bathroom 34%
If your moving house or just need to upgrade the security at your home please call A.R Locksmiths on 07813842390
Locked out? Can't lock/unlock the door? Key snapped in the lock?
This week A.R Locksmiths have repaired a pvc door in witham where the customer had trouble getting back into her house. I removed the multipoint mechanism that runs the length of the door, it is better this way as you can then see what you are dealing with and if anything is broken. When I have serviced the mechanism I then apply some grease which should then help it last that bit longer.
I have also gained entry to a set of patio doors in Purleigh Maldon where the customer had lost his keys - gained entry to a upvc back door in brentwood and replaced the euro cylinder - upgraded a Euro cylinder in Maldon to a ABS 3 star Euro lock (anti snap, anti drill, anti pick) these are currently the best locks on the market.
If you have got a upvc door then I can't recommend these locks enough, british standard, sold secure, very strong Euro locks.
Call A.R Locksmiths now for a quote and upgrade the security at your home to the ABS 3 star Euro lock.
Rather than write a blog giving advice, thought I'd mention what i've been up to for the last few weeks.
I have been pretty busy, especially this week, on the Auto locksmith side of things.
I've been up and down Essex cutting and programming new remote keys to many different vehicles, most going smoothly but you get the odd one now and again which turns out to be a pain.
A Toyota IQ is my problem car this week. The owner has had the car a little while and having lost his keys it has been sitting at his home in Basildon for a couple of months now.
After decoding the lock and working out the key code, I cut and programmed the new remote key to the car. With my diagnostics machine saying procedure complete, I'm thinking happy days but as I turn the key in the ignition it just keeps turning over...........ooops.
You just never know what you might find with each car you go to, every job is different. I can do my job to the best of my ability but it just takes one thing wrong with the car and you feel like you've failed.
But on the plus side I've had a lot of good jobs recently.
Cut and programmed a remote key to two ford focus in Harlow - cut and programmed a new key to a Citreon saxo in Brentwood - programmed a new remote to Vauxhall Corsa in Leigh on sea - repaired a door lock on a Peugeot Expert (see pictures) - cut and programmed two remote keys to a Peugeot Expert in Witham
Programmed new remote to a Range Rover in Basildon - Cut and programmed new remote key to a Renault Clio in Benfleet - programmed a new blue transit remote in south woodham - programmed two remotes to a transit in heybridge to name a few!!
If you lose your car keys - need a spare remote key programmed or a lock repairing Call A.R Locksmiths on 07813842390 competitive rates, professional and friendly service and as you can see we travel anywhere in Essex so call us now for a quote
A.R Locksmiths are also Residential locksmiths, unfortunately i've not been doing as much residential stuff as I would of liked. I am a Ncfe level 3 qualified locksmith, I can deal with Lockouts - upvc door and window repairs - upgrade your locks to British standard locks - mobile key cutting service and so much more......
If you get lockout anyway in Essex then call us now, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, we will have you back in your home within the hour.
Ncfe Level 3 Qualified Locksmith