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.