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RAA Locksmith Discounts

If you are an RAA member did you know that you are entitled to a discount when using a locksmith to open or make keys to your car?
 
We all know that the RAA provide an excellent service when it comes to locking the keys in our cars or we run out of petrol or our battery goes flat. There are 3 levels of membership – Standard, Plus and Premium and each level of membership comes with a different level of cover attached.
 
With either level of cover you are entitled to a locksmith service once a year with a $50, $75 and $150 rebate available if you present your receipt to the RAA. If you have lost or damaged car keys you can call your own locksmith and get a quote to provide you with service then simply deduct the amount that relates to your level of RAA membership to give you what you will actually pay. Pick Me Locksmiths in Adelaide are owned and operated by Richard Smith, a Master Locksmith with over 30 years experience. Richard worked for an RAA locksmith contractor for over 10 years and has seen and dealt with most car lock and key issues. Pick Me Locksmiths have dedicated mobile locksmith vans that can open, make keys and remotes and repair most makes and models of car locks and keys.
 
A reputable automotive locksmith has many skills that will help you get back on the road quickly and at a fraction of the cost of towing your car to a major car dealership. We can repair or replace damaged or broken keys and remotes on site on the same day and car ignition locks and door locks can be replaced also. These days a specialist auto locksmith such as Pick Me Locksmiths in Adelaide have sophisticated tools and equipment specifically made to deal with modern vehicles locking and security systems. Most vehicles these days are computers with wheels and have fully integrated immobiliser systems that require a good degree of technical knowledge and expertise.
Pick Me Locksmiths always try and keep up with the latest developments in car key technology and have invested in tools and equipment required to work on current models.
 
So next time you need a car locksmith for your car lock or car key problems and you have an RAA membership, give us a try and we can give you a competitive quote. We will also help you to get your entitlement from the RAA and together we will save you money and time.

Locked Out Of House Or Car? Easy Solutions And Advice.

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Locked out of house? Locked out of car? Pick Me Locksmiths Adelaide are asked on a daily basis to help customers who have locked their keys in their home, car or office. Most people are a little embarrassed to admit it has happened to them and because its not a common event for them they are unsure what the process is to get their keys back. The fact is unplanned mishaps happen to us all but its nice to know that there is a Mobile Locksmith you can rely upon in this instance. Pick Me locksmiths have a free 1800 number for you to call 24/7 and our friendly staff will be ready to respond quickly and cost effectively. We can usually be on site within the hour and will open you vehicle or home lock without any damage occurring to your property. We are fully insured and trained and are full business members of the Master Locksmiths Association. We carry specialised tools and equipment to help gain access to your car, home or office. We will generally ask you for some form of identification and require you to fill to our security disclaimer form.
We also will recommend we install one of our key safes on your property (as pictured above) Keysafes can save you time, money and some embarrassment next time you lock your keys inside. They can be mounted outside in a discreet location and have a four digit number which can be reset easily at anytime. They are great for holiday accommodation that you need to allow access to for visitors or for students that may only be staying at your home temporarily. Another great use is for your elderly relative in case of an emergency where access is required by police, fire or ambulance. They retail for $75 and installation is available for $70 across Adelaide.
Pick Me locksmiths are available anytime to discuss they supply of the key safe and any issues relating to its use and safety. Free Call 1800 742 563

Mobile Locksmith in Adelaide Taking Service To A New Level.

Local Price And Service. All Adelaide Suburbs.
Local Price And Service. All Adelaide Suburbs.

Pick Me Locksmiths in Adelaide have recently partnered with Renault and have purchased the Renault Master. The van has been kitted out with the latest computerised key cutting equipment and a fully equipped mobile locksmith workshop has been installed to cope with any lock or key security issue.
We now boast one of the most modern and efficient mobile locksmith service vehicles in Adelaide. We can be onsite within the hour and because of the large capacity of the Renault Master, we can be sure to have all situations covered. Wether its a car, home or office lock and key requirement, Pick Me Locksmiths can cater for it at and save you time and money in the process. Customers are commenting daily on how well laid out and professional our set up is and it gives them great confidence in our service and the ability to perform a quality locksmith service on the spot.There is nothing worse than waiting for a tradesman to arrive on time and help with your problem only to find that they do not arrive on time and do not have all the gear they need to do your job. Not only is this frustrating but can really mess with your time management for the rest of your day. Pick Me Locksmiths have tried their very best to aleviate the possibility of time wasting hence saving you money as well, time is money, as they say.
Next time you have a lock or key issue give Pick Me a call and have our Renault Master come to your rescue. We are also fully insured and members of the Master Locksmiths Association for your peace of mind.

Car Key Shell Replacement – Save Money $$ – PICK ME.

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Car keys are expensive these days! Some keys can cost as much as $700 just to buy the blank key and that’s before any cutting or programming is done. Manufacturers are using the fact that many cars will only recognise the original factory key and remote and there may not be an aftermarket alternative. The expense is a result of the car manufactures deciding to incorporate their vehicles remote central locking system into the actual key head. Many of these expensive keys are made in china or taiwan and the materials used are inferior despite the high cost to the end user. Keys can break easily because for the most part they are made of plastic.

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Transponder Car Keys And How They Work

2015-02-22 14.14.51 Transponder immobiliser systems were introduced to vehicles in Germany in about 1995. The rise of car theft and the market for cheap second hand parts led the decision to increase the difficulty in sourcing “hot” parts and cheap cars. The Japanese came on board early with their vehicles but did not go down the route of rolling code systems like Germany. Mitsubishi and Toyota were among the first to incorporate Transponder based immobilisers into models such as Lancer, Magna,Camry and Corolla.
There are two main types of chips used in car keys, as pictured here, there is a glass chip and there is a carbon chip. These chips are programmed with data or binary code that the cars ECU or BCM needs to receive before the car is allowed to start. The mechanism that is used to transfer this data from the chip to the immobiliser is called a reader, generally a copper coil that sits around the ignition lock. If the key is lost or the chip is damaged the process of resetting the system and making new transponder chips can be a costly and time consuming exercise.

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Master Locksmith In Adelaide Or An Unregistered Locksmith?

master-locksmith-adelaideWhat is the difference between a Master Locksmith and a general Locksmith? The Master Locksmith Association was started in about 1977. The purpose of the association was to provide a place for Locksmiths to meet and talk about issues concerning there industry. It has grown to be the premium industry body and leader in marketing and awareness of the locksmith industry. Any one can call themselves a locksmith as there is very little government regulation Australia wide, but few companies can call themselves Master Locksmiths Business Members.

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Deadlocks For Doors And Windows. Insurance Requirements

Unknown (1)Lower Insurance Cost. How many of us read our insurance policies? We usually just focus on how much the monthly premium will be. Nothing is truer when it comes to home and contents insurance.

The majority of people don’t know that they can get a discount if they have deadlocks on their windows and doors. Good quality locks on windows and doors are a definite asset, they save your possessions and save you money each month.

Insurance companies are tightening up these days to save money and time, if you get broken into and you have neglected your security they can certainly make it harder to claim loss or damage. We have heard of cases where people have gone on holidays and left their houses unlocked by mistake, they have been broken into whilst away, and the insurance company has refused to pay their claim.

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Lock Bumping – How It Works And its Dangers

Local Residential Locksmiths – Home Security Adelaide 
Home Security is not a topic that is on the minds of most Adelaide residents.
What most Adelaide home owners aren’t aware of is that any teenager with a knowledge of bump locking can enter your premises in under ten seconds. Worst of all, post the invasive act and the loss of property, the lack of evidence of your door lock being forced may invalidate your house hold insurance.

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Locksmiths Adelaide – Pick Me For Quick And Easy Service

locksmith-adelaide-1Locksmiths these days have to go through a plethora of training.  Old style mechanical locks are about a tenth of a Master Locksmiths training requirements.  Electronic locks, bio metric locks, electronic access, and programmable transponder car keys are all part of a suite of new more advanced locking systems that Master Locksmiths have to get training to service.

With the  increase of non forced entry (lock bumping) increasing, smart households and businesses across Adelaide are turning to more advanced and secure locking systems, that start with bump proof locks.

If your not familiar with lock bumping, view this article Lock Bumping Securing Your Home.

There is a big difference between quality locks and cheap locks, price should not be the first consideration. There is a big difference between a “locksmith”  and a Master Locksmith, consider who your going to use to secure your premises and handle your keys.

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Cheaper Replacement Transponder Car Keys In Adelaide

locksmith-adelaide-2TRANSPONDER KEYS – CAR DEALERS VS PICK ME CAR KEYS  Car dealers can only supply consumers with original manufactures keys which can cost up to $500 each and take up to two weeks to order in. In most cases the expense and additional time of ordering keys and remotes through a car dealership is not necessary. Pick Me Car Keys Adelaide have mobile workshops that can come to your car and make spare or new replacement transponder keys for a fraction of the cost of genuine manufacturers keys. Although your original key may have a remote on it, many times this remote only serves to lock and unlock the doors as a matter of convenience and not for the security of your car. Pick Me Car Locksmith Adelaide have access to the key blanks and the transponder chips that will allow us to cut and program a spare key for your car from as little as $88. We specialise in automotive locks and keys and have equipped ourselves with the very latest tools and machinery to help you quickly and for a lot less money than a car dealer. If your interested in our services or just have a question about your car keys and remotes, give us a call on our free call 1800 7425 63 anytime.

If you’ve lost your car keys, or simply need a replacement, visit Pick Me Locksmith or call 1800 Pick Me for a FREE quote. Pick Me Locksmith, can provide you with a new car key at half the dealer cost.

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Why Call a Locksmith?

Not every situation requires the services of a mobile locksmith. But many lock and key emergencies definitely call for a locksmith who can travel quickly to where you are to provide you with on the spot service.

With that in mind, we’re going to look at the most common situations that require a locksmith who can come to where you are. In any of these situations, you’ll be glad that you knew who to call without having to waste time searching through online directories or the phone book.

Locked Out of Your Home or Office

Whether you’ve lost your keys, locked them inside the house or found yourself in need of a spare that you don’t have, a mobile locksmith can set things right in no time. If your property is located in the Adelaide metropolitan area, Pick Me Locksmiths can typically dispatch a highly skilled professional to your property within 60 minutes or less.

From there, it will take somewhere between 10 minutes and half an hour for the locksmith to pick the lock and gain access to the property. If you’ve lost the key, we can rekey the lock if you are confident that the original has not fallen into the wrong hands.

If, on the other hand, you’re not sure what happened to your key, then we can organise to change the locks for you on the spot. This is the best course of action if, for example, you lost your keys in a public place or fear that they might have fallen out of your pocket.

Try Pick Me Locksmith Adelaide if you require locks to be changed at your home or business, keys made for existing locks, lock repairs and servicing, and for free security advise and quotes.

Locked Your Keys in the Car

Nothing is more exasperating than realising that you’ve locked your keys in your car, with the spare back at home somewhere which doesn’t help you at all. The good news is that this is precisely the sort of situation that the Pick Me Locksmiths specialises in.

If you’re stuck outside of your vehicle away from home, then it’s safe to say that you require urgent attention. That’s why it’s important to make sure you know who offers fast, professional service in your area.

Or if you have lost your car keys, Pick Me Car Locksmiths in Adelaide have the latest computerised car key cutting and programming equipment to service your car key and car remote needs. Whether you require a new car key, car remote or car lock, we can come to you and provide you with a prompt and cost effective automotive lock and key solution.

Add Pick Me Locksmiths to Your Contacts Now

No one ever intends to lock themselves out of their car, home or office. Bus just in case, it’s important to plan ahead so that you know which 24-hour mobile locksmith to call if an emergency arises. Save Pick Me Locksmiths as a contact in your phone (1800 742 563) so that you’ll have it when you need it.