When you need a Chicago Locksmith
You are heading to the city of Chicago with your family to attend a Chicago Blackhawks game. A 7:05pm start. Fun for the entire family, especially because the Hawks skate away with an overtime win. The game ends at 10pm and you head out to the parking lot where your car is surrounded by hundreds of other cars and you find yourself boxed in. You reach in your pocket… only you can’t seem to find your car keys. You look everywhere and they are nowhere to be found. It seems as though you’ve locked yourself out of your car and can’t get in. Yes, now you see the keys. On the front seat of your car. You think to yourself, how in the heck did I lock the car when the keys are still inside the car? Well, it doesn’t really matter now. You don’t have a spare set of keys and are stranded. Have you ever found yourself in such a situation? What do you do? Well, if you don’t know how to pick a lock, you better think about calling a locksmith. Sure, you can try to use a coat hanger to pull up the door know but most cars don’t have those type of knobs anymore. So, if you find yourself in such a situation, you better call a Chicago Locksmith.
Chicago Locksmith Emergency Services
The right Chicago locksmith will provide emergency services on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week. Locking yourself out of your car doesn’t always happen between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Now a locksmith can provide many more services besides getting you back in your car and along your way and we will get into those later. In the situation above, a good Chicago locksmith can be on location within 15 minutes to half an hour after your call and will be able to reproduce keys for all makes and models of automobiles. Even in a situation where an ignition is jammed, an auto locksmith should by your first call. You’ll find that many Chicago locksmiths are fully licensed, bonded, and insured for your security and peace of mind.
So in what ways can a Chicago locksmith who specializes in automobiles help you?
Automobile Locksmith Services
- Lost Car Keys
- Key Duplication & Replacement
- Laser Cut Keys
- Electronic and Transponder Keys
- Computer Chip Keys
- VATS Keys
Now obviously locksmith services can help you in other ways besides roadside assistance. For instance many offer residential and commercial services as well. How about simple lock installation? Yes, most locksmiths are more than happy to provide that service. Do you have a property that has just turned over a tenant and you need to have the locks changed? How about getting a security deadbolt lock installed? This is when a locksmith can help you out. I had a tenant leave an out of state property in the middle of the night with no forwarding address, no keys left behind, and all of the doors locked. The easiest way that I found to resolve this situation was to call a locksmith.
Residential Locksmith Services
- Locks Re-Keyed
- Locks Installed
- Lock Outs
- Keys Replacement
- High Security Locks
- Mailbox Locks Replaced
Now if you own a business, you may at some point want to seek out a commercial locksmith. Most locksmiths will offer auto, residential, and commercial services but it is a good idea to inquire about your specific needs. Whether you work for a school, own a restaurant, are a unit in a mall, have a factory or warehouse, own or are part of an office building, maintain an apartment complex, a commercial locksmith may be just what you are looking for. When my college roommate lost our one and only mailbox key, a commercial locksmith was called.
Commercial Locksmith Services
- Fireproof Safes
- Money Drop Safes
- Mail Boxes
- Master Key Systems
- Alarm Locks
- Push Bars
- Cabinet Locks
Now there are some cases when you have the time and can find alternative ways to get into those pesky locks. Yes, we even show you how to pick a lock within this website. Take the time and you will learn about bump keys and other ways in which you can gain access into a car, house, bike lock, etc… However most people find themselves in circumstances where they don’t want to wait to get into their car, house, office desk, etc…. Like the time where my neighbor left the house to get the mail, shut the door behind her, only to realize the door locked behind her and her baby could be seen through the window. That is when you need a Chicago locksmith. In fact that is the time when you need emergency services that locksmiths are known for. Some but not all Chicago locksmiths will make what they call skeleton keys which can help you get into an older curio cabinet, rolltop desk, gates, an old trunk and more.
So whether you are an individual who has found themselves locked out of the car as you are staring at man’s best friend, a business owner who broke her key inside the lock as she tried to hurriedly get in for months end closing on a Saturday, or you would just love to see what is in that trunk that has not been opened since your grandparents passed, a Chicago locksmith can be your best friend.