New York City EXPERT LOCK REKEY SERVICE
It costs a lot of money to replace a lock. When the need to replace a lock happens suddenly, you may not have the budget for it. Thankfully, you can save money and still get the lock repair you need by arranging to have us rekey your lock instead.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if it's possible to rekey the lock or if I should replace it instead?
You would likely end up spending even more money attempting your own repair than you would hiring a professional locksmith company from the start. Each of our locksmith technicians is certified, licensed, bonded, and insured. That means they can get the job done correctly and efficiently the first time with no need for rework. Although the job of rekeying a lock might look easy, keep in mind that the people doing it are professionals who have specific training as well as the experience of having rekeyed hundreds or thousands of other keys in the past.
The good news is that we can usually rekey a lock unless it has severe internal damage. Sometimes customers want a lock rekeyed for security or personal preferences. We can do that as well. We are happy to replace your lock also, but we like to save our customers money whenever possible. The ability to save considerable money on lock replacement is one of the major benefits of choosing rekeying. You still end up with an upgraded lock. Whether you replace your lock or rekey it, the end result is that you have greater security at home, work, and when driving your car. We invite you to contact our company 24 hours a day, seven days a week to request lock rekeying.
What is the time estimate to have my lock rekeyed?
Although this job often takes only a few minutes, it's not always possible to state upfront how long it will take to rekey your particular lock. It depends on several factors, including the brand, age, and general condition of your lock. One thing that could add to your total wait time is if we would need to get the lock you want rekeyed out of a door. It will take longer to do this with some types of locks than it will with others.
As soon as one of our certified locksmith technicians arrives to your home or business or meets you at your vehicle, he or she will evaluate the situation with your lock and give you a more accurate estimate of how long you will likely need to wait. You can feel rest assured that we value your time and will work as efficiently as possible no matter what the situation.
Should I consider rekeying my own lock?
No, we don't recommend this. Rekeying a look requires someone to have in-depth knowledge about how its inside mechanisms work as well as which pins to alter. You must complete steps in a precise order or your work will be in vain. We have seen people waste a lot of money and time attempting their own rekeying job that could have been avoided by working with a professional locksmith.
It's a much better idea to leave the job of rekeying a home or auto lock to the experts. When trying to rekey your home lock, you need to first take the lock out of the door and then take it apart. All of this must take place before you can even start the rekeying process. Even though you may be handy in other areas and own a large collection of tools, it's best not to take the risk of working on your own lock. This could put you in a vulnerable position in terms of security as well as cost you more money to correct any mistakes that you make.
Should I consider rekeying the locks when I move into a new home?
This is a common question that our customers ask us. We always think it's a good idea just to be on the safe side. You don't know what kind of people the previous owners associated with and whether they have access to a set of keys. We say this out of concern for your safety and not in an attempt to sell an unnecessary service. Precaution is always much better than regret.
Rekeying the locks of a new home is an important safety feature for yourself and your family. Besides the possibility of people who knew the previous owners trying to return, you need to consider the fact that some construction personnel could still have a valid key to your home. There's even the possibility that the lock to your home was master keyed. Starting over with an entirely new lock is a great way to begin life in a new home.
One of our skilled and experience locksmiths will quickly resolve this problem for you by rekeying your home locks.
We are a trusted name in the locksmith industry in your area and beyond. Here is just a partial list of the rekeying services that you can request from us:
- Front door lock rekey
- Car lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- High-tech lock rekeying
- Mailbox lock rekey services
- Home lock rekey
- Office locks rekeying
If you need one or more of these services, feel free to call us any time of the day or night. We will send a locksmith to your location within minutes of taking your call.
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Rekeying your car locks
Whether you drive a new model of car or something that's 20 years old, we can rekey one or all of the locks. We have the experience and equipment necessary to work on any model or make of car, which is not something that all locksmith companies in this State can say.
House lock rekeying
Your home is your castle, and you naturally want to feel secure behind closed doors. If one of your locks has broken or appears to be in rough shape, contact us about rekeying it. It will save you money and increase your sense of security at the same time.
Office lock rekeying
It's important to rekey your office locks when ownership changes hands or a problem employee leaves the company. You have probably read or heard about several tragic situations when a fired or disgruntled employee comes back to take revenge on anyone in sight by becoming unruly and violent. Fortunately, that person can't cause such widespread damage if he or she can't get past the front door. It's also an excellent idea to rekey the locks if a partner leaves the business.
Benefits of Lock Rekeying
You probably didn't have money set aside to buy a new lock this month or any other month. There's no doubt that they can get expensive. However, it usually isn't necessary to replace a worn or broken lock when rekeying it can repair the damage just as easily. If you would like a cost comparison between the two services, just call our company any time of the day or night. We will help you decide what is best for your unique circumstances without pressuring you in any way.
A new security system is an even larger financial investment than a new lock. Rekeying is the least expensive of all options when you're looking to boost security at home, at work, or in your car. We have the tools available to start any job immediately upon arrival. We know you're anxious to have your locked fixed and don't want to keep you waiting.
The process of rekeying a lock
Here are the steps involved in rekeying a lock for your home, office, or car:
Gain access to the lock's knob hole using a wiry instrument and then exerting firm pressure to free the knob; Locate the cylinder, pull on its upper ring, and set the ring aside for a few minutes; Pull on the plug of the lock cylinder and then hold it together using a plug follower until the entire plug is dislodged; Locate a color code that corresponds to each lock pin and use that information while putting the lock back together; Check to make sure that no springs or pins have broken free from the cylinder plug.
At this point, the new color pins should match their corresponding color code on the written instructions. Our certified locksmith technicians complete each of these steps and then test the newly rekeyed lock along with the key several times. This is to ensure that if functions as it should. We want every home in this State to be safely secured. If you're concerned about your security or it appears that your lock is about to break, contact us for prompt rekeying of your lock. You just can't be too careful. We invite you to look up our reviews and read about the many people who are glad they decided to hire our company to rekey their locks.