How to make a Spare Key - Without the Original?

Lots a keys waiting for being re-keyed for new high security

Hey! We’ve all been there! And still… Losing your key could be frustrating as hell! 

Now the good thing is if you remain calm, this is a completely manageable situation and the good news are- in most central locations, you’ll be back on you marry way in less than one hour. How? What should you do? 

Here’s our locksmith tips on how to make a spare key when you don’t have the original!

Central location – Call a locksmith ASAP!

When you’re stuck outside your car / house / work without a key and you’re currently in a central location just call a certified locksmith company! Why? Well a certified locksmith can make a spare key without the original, with no damage to your locks- on the spot, in less than 20 min… 

So we’d highly recommend you take all this frustration out- away from the actual lock, we’re going to need it in perfect shape so we can match a new key!

Remote location – look for a hardware store nearby:

If you’re locked out and lost your key when you’re in a remote location that a locksmith might take a few hours to get to- you’ll need to dismantle your lock from the door its attached to; the first thing you’ll need is a screwdriver- look for a way to dismantle your door knob and when it’s out- you’ll see your lock inside the internal mechanism, gently loosen whatever it is attaching it and take your lock to the nearest hardware store. Please be aware this is a temporary solution as the keys made there are very cheap (sometimes even made in an automated machines- that is, when you have to original and want to make a spare) and not reliable… it would be wise to take that key to a proper locksmith company and make a solid key ASAP.       

David Davidof

David Davidof

David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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