Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How to find a locksmith near me.

If you have ever found yourself locked out of your home or vehicle you are already aware of the headache that comes along with getting yourself back inside unless you already have a trusted locksmith in your contact list. We hope to inform our customers on how to locate the right locksmith they need for their specific situation before they need it. 

If you look through a phone book or even online for a locksmithnear me you will be overwhelmed with the amount of results; the scary part of this is that out of those thousands of results only a handful are actually real local locksmiths who are close to you and able to assist. The others are what we call locksmith scams, a company using local addresses and telephone numbers while they have a call center located thousands of miles away from where they are claiming to be answering the phone calls of stranded customers. 

The best piece of advice we can give is to locate a good trusted local locksmith near me before you actually need one. The same way it is best to know what plumber or electrician you are going to call before the pipes burst or lights go out. When you do a search online for a locksmith near me and get the thousands of results back take the time to go through each website, find the address of where they are located and give them a call. Ask a few simple questions; what is the company name, where are you located and what type of services do you offer. If they cannot answer these basic questions then it is time to move on to the next one. Now one piece of advice from our Penn Locksmith techs is that we operate in a mobile fashion so even though we have an address we do not work out of there we instead operate out of our mobile service units which act like a traveling warehouse. 

Once you have located a locksmith near me who is actually near you it is time to make sure they will be able to handle your needs. Ask them if they are able to make car keys, unlock houses in the middle of the night, change the locks on your business etc.  A lot of locksmith companies are able to unlock locked doors, and change locks but not all are equipped with the tools and experience needed to complete car key replacement service and most do not operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week. So they are available during normal business hours but seriously when has a emergency ever happened to you during normal business hours? 

Our Penn Locksmith technicians are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week and we are able to perform any lock and key related task imaginable so we advise to save our number in your phone so you do not fall victim to a locksmith scam when you are in a desperate situation. With skilled professional technicians equipped with the tools and know how to change all locks, unlock all doors and create a new key for all vehicles on the road today there is no reason why you would need to call any other locksmith. Penn Locksmith is here ready to arrive to your location in as little as 20 minutes from the time you place your call, with professionals on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week we are always here when you need a locksmith near me.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Advantages of hiring an Auto Locksmith from Penn Locksmith

If you are like everyone else in America there has been a time maybe more than one where you were searching for your keys to your vehicle and just could not for the life of you locate them. This is one of the most frustrating and stressful times, and our auto locksmith technicians here at Penn Locksmith fully understand that; this is why we are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week to provide our amazing auto locksmith service when you need it no matter what time of the day or night it may be.

Our technicians will arrive on location in our fully stocked mobile service units, which act as a traveling warehouse filled with all the tools and parts needed to complete any one of the many auto locksmith services we offer. When you call for our car key replacement service you will have a tech at your side in as little as 20 minutes from the time you place your call to make the new key you need to get back on the road again in no time at all. With all the equipment needed to cut and program the key for just about any vehicle on the road today you can be sure that our Penn Locksmith auto locksmith technician will be able to make the key you need right there on the spot; no need to waste your time and money getting the vehicle towed to the dealer to pay their outrageous fees.

In addition to our car key replacement service our auto locksmith technicians are also equipped to perform many other services including ignition repair or replacement. With all the various reasons as to why you may need to repair or replace your vehicles ignition from natural wear and tear, the key being broken off inside, your children trying to start the vehicle with a toy or the wiring for the ignition coming loose; there is literally nothing we have not seen and fixed before. With a full stock of various vehicle ignitions in stock ready to be installed you can be confident that our auto locksmith technicians will be able to install the new ignition you need the same day. In most cases our professional technicians are able to take apart your existing ignition and repair the issue and then rebuild it saving you’re a boatload of cash and time. When you are unable to start your vehicle due to a faulty ignition the only call you need to make is to our auto locksmith professionals, do not waste your time and money taking the vehicle to a mechanic who will only have to call a locksmith to assist with the repairs, cut out the middle man and deal directly with the leading Locksmith Philadelphia; Penn Locksmith.

Our auto locksmiths are trained in all the latest methods of key cutting, programming, ignition repairs and computer re-flashing; but that is not where our service ends. We also have our full line of emergency locksmith technicians on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week ready to rush over to your location when you have managed to lock your keys inside the car. With all the tools needed to unlock any type of vehicle door or vehicle trunk when it comes to the locks and keys for your vehicle Penn Locksmith has you fully covered. Call one of our customer service representatives 24 hours a day 7 days a week to discuss all the benefits our auto locksmiths have to offer you.  

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Advanced Diagnostic Pin Saver Adapter | Penn Locksmith

Advanced Diagnostics has released a new product that locksmiths are sure to love, especially those who are constantly completing car key services during which they must use the Advanced Diagnostic Pro tool. The new product is an accessory to the existing Pro and Classic testers which are used to program transponder car keys to a vehicle’s computer. This new product, the Advanced Diagnostic Pin Save Adapter helps to reduce the wear and tear that can occur on the Advanced Diagnostic tester tools mentioned above. At a small cost, this adapter is able to save locksmiths money and hassle in the long-run, just as a locksmith aims to do when completing car key services for one of their customers.


What does the Advanced Diagnostic Pin Saver Adapter Do?

Without the Advanced Diagnostic Pin Saver Adapter, auto locksmiths are constantly plugging and unplugging the pins which allow for cord connection can become damaged. Since there are 25 pins inside of the connector it can be easy for just one to become damaged, which would disable the locksmith’s Advanced Diagnostic tester. In order to prevent this, the Advanced Diagnostic Pin Save Adapter attached to the tester and can remain connected even after use. By having this function the adapter is able to prevent much of the wear and tear that occurs during the insertion and removal of the master OBD cord. If wear and tear such as this can not be kept to a minimum then a repair for the locksmith’s Advanced Diagnostic may be necessary. This can be a costly repair for a locksmith to need to have completed.

Why are Advanced Diagnostic Tools Important?

While locksmiths have been familiar with the need for programming tools that can be provided by Advanced Diagnostic, some customer may not fully realize the need for such advanced technology for car keys. Transponder car keys have made it much more difficult for locksmiths to complete replacement car keys and made it necessary for tools like Advanced Diagnostic testers. Testers allow for a locksmith to properly program the transponder chip inside of the car’s key to the car’s computer. Without properly communicating chips, a car key will not start a transponder system vehicle, even if the key is cut perfectly.

The technicians at Penn Locksmith, as well as many locksmiths around the world, rely on the technology that Advanced Diagnostic produced to be able to offer car key services as conveniently as possible for customers. For locksmiths who do choose to purchase the Advanced Diagnostic Pin Saver Adapter, there are long-term savings. Being able to avoid the need to send an Advanced Diagnostic tool away for repair keeps business flowing and reduces repair costs, in some cases it may be possible for locksmiths to pass this savings on to their customers. It certainly remains to be seen how effective this new Advanced Diagnostic tool is at preventing wear and tear, but if it delivers as promised, locksmiths will be in for a pleasant surprise. At a cost of just around $16 it would definitely be worth the small investment for any locksmith who is using an advanced diagnostic tool to program their car keys.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The benefits of Re keying Locks for Your Home or Business!

One of the best services that Penn Locksmith has to offer is the re-key of any lock. When compared with changing an entire lock set, re-keying makes for a much more economical choice which, in some cases, can achieve the same goal that changing your entire lock can. Both home and business owners can see great benefits from having their locks re-keyed by one of Penn Locksmith’s professionals and with 24 hour availability they are able to assist you at the time which is most convenient for you.
A re-key is the process of our locksmith adjusting the pins inside of the tumbler so that the key way is activated by a complete different key. The result of this is two fold, one is that all of the previous keys which worked on the lock are now ineffective, and second, you will have a new unique key. For home owners having a re-key completed is the perfect idea when you have just moved into a new home and do not want anyone who may have previously had a key access your home. Homeowners may also be interested in this service if they have recently had a roommate or other tenant move out. At about half the price of having your entire lock changed, a re-key is the much more economical choice, but still achieves the same goal that ensures the security of your home. If you have lost all copies of the key to your home, a re-key is also a great choice, since the main reason for having the re-key completed is not due to the failure of the lock.

Business owners can also see great benefits from having their locks re keyed and in many scenarios that are like that of a homeowner. Any business which recently had employee turnover would be a great candidate for re-key to ensure that no former employees will have the same access they did while they were working there. Another re-keying service that can be beneficial to business owners is having a master key system installed. What a master key system entails is our commercial locksmith setting the pins inside of your locks through the location in a way that allows for an easy delegation of access. This means that a business owner can use one key to open every lock at their business, while still being able to provide a different key to employees that only offers a certain level of access. This is perfect for the business owner who may have lower level employees locking the store at night, or opening in the morning.
Whether for home or business, re-key is an extremely efficient and effective service to have completed. In the case that your lock is becoming faulty, does not properly fit or is low security, a re-key would not be a good choice of service for you. However if your locks function perfectly now and you only wish to change the key that can engage that lock, then re-key is perfect service choice for you.