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Its been a lovely week so far weather wise and long may it continue.
But as good as the weather has been it can cause problems for us all in various ways. For me personally its when I'm travelling between jobs in my van, getting very hot and sweaty, and then arriving at the customers trying to hide the wet patches of sweat!ha
But in other ways the hot weather can also help me being a locksmith and make me busier.
This week I have received a few calls from customers that have had trouble locking their doors. Obviously the Sun beaming down on your door can make the door swell/stretch, basically move about. I find its worse on the Upvc/composite doors as they are a plastic but can also affect wooden doors as well.
I attended a property in Southminster and made some adjustments to their front Upvc door after the heat had made it very difficult to shut the door, and then also a nice wooden door in Maldon where the customer could no longer lock his 5 lever deadlock. And with this one you could definitely tell it was the heat as in the morning the door worked fine but as soon as the sun came round and was on his front door then the lock became difficult to lock.
I just made a small adjustment so that no matter what the weather the door will work perfectly.
I have also had people locked out the house in Chelmsford due to being outside in the weather and the door shutting etc - keys locked in the boot of Peugeot 207 and keys locked in the boot ford fiesta - both in Romford and both blamed the nice weather.
A.R Locksmiths covers the Essex area and are upvc door and window specialists and also Auto locksmith. I have a good range of lock picks so there isn't many cars that I cant get into.
Call 07813842390 for a fast response - no call out fee - and a professional service
Over the last couple of weeks I have received calls from customers stating the keys wont turn in the ignition.
I went to a Ford transit where the key had snapped off in the ignition, which we couldn't get out so I had to replace that one.
A Vauxhall Zafira yesterday in Clacton where the key wouldn't turn in the ignition. The first thing to try if your key wont turn is to spray a bit of wd40 in the key hole and then slide the key in and out for a couple of minutes. This will normally loosen any dirt or metal filings that may be in of got lodged in the ignition which is stopping the key from turning.
This is exactly what I did yesterday and it worked, got the key turning as good as new again. Also cut the customer a spare key just incase.
But in these two weeks I have had two Honda Civic ignitions which I have had to replace. One was a 2003 plate and the other 2006, but both with exactly the same problem where just one day the had would not turn in the ignition.
After looking into it and talking to a couple of other people this seems to be a problem with the Honda Civics and Jazz where the key gets to a certain point where its worn and it just will not turn.
The two jobs I've had as well, the keys don't even look that bad, a poor design fault from Honda which is surprising.
Most ignitions are fairly straight forward to replace and not too expensive so its the end of the world, might keep you off the road for a couple of days but easily fixable.
So if your key wont turn in Honda Civic - key snapped in the lock - need a replacement ignition and you live in Essex then call A.R Locksmiths on 07813842390
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Locked your BMW keys in the boot?
How do you get the keys out the boot?
Had a few customers call me recently regarding that they'd locked their keys in the boot of their BMW.
They are known for being difficult when it comes to keys, lost keys, getting a spare key programmed and locking your keys in the boot, they like everything to go through them.
Over the years I have learnt a few different things that can be done when it comes to BMW's.
Luckily today my customer in Corringham had left the front door open so I was able to get into the car. As the rear seats don't come down in a BMW 3 series 2002 then the only way to into the boot is to either call a Auto Locksmith to pick the boot lock or by removing one of the speakers on the parcel shelf.
Just pop off the plastic grill, undo the three screws that holds the speaker in and then you will have a whole big enough to get your arm into and retrieve the keys.
And apparently even BMW didn't know about this!!
For any tips or advice on BMW's or any other make of car then please call A.R Locksmiths on 07813842390
Ncfe Level 3 Qualified Locksmith