Best Locksmiths is fully licensed and insured to take care of the commercial and residential customers throughout the Greater Southeast areas of Wisconsin. We are fast, efficient, and affordable. Our experts are trained, skilled, and experienced using premium quality tools, equipment and products available only to licensed professionals to ensure the maximum results. Below, we answer a handful of the frequently asked questions our customers have come to ask. If you don’t see your question listed below, feel welcome to ask us directly.

Locksmith FAQ

Q. Though my key will turn in the ignition, but won’t start, what might the problem be?
A. In the new vehicles, there is a transponder chip fitted in the key and in the automobiles. To start, the two transponder chips must work in correspondence together. In order to assure the correct key is used for the specific vehicle this security feature was recently introduced. In some cases minor faults in the chip causes the other chip to disconnect. Best Locksmiths can simply re-program the transponder key to get you back on your way.
Q. Why are my locks not functioning as they once did?
A. If your locks are not operating at peak performance, there are actually a few contributing factors. An example can be extreme weather conditions like intense heat or frigid cold temperatures, where the wood doors and possibly the wooden frames will expand and contract in accordance to the weather. This will cause the lock to not fit appropriately and malfunction. However, if the locking mechanism does not function persistently, you should contact Best Locksmiths for assistance.
Q: If a key is marked “Do Not Duplicate” is there any way to get it duplicated?
A: In the event a key is marked “Do Not Duplicate”, or “Unlawful to Copy” it can be copied with a letter of authorization by the owner or supervisor with specific information included in it or they must be present for service.
Q. If my keys were lost or stolen what should I do?
A. You have a few options, including not having to change your locks. However it is optimal and recommended that you have your locks rekeyed at the least. But additional options are either having the lock re-keyed, or change the lock set.
Q. Should I have the locks rekeyed to my new home?
A. Yes! There could be a number of duplicates floating around out in the world and you have no idea has access to your home; it is in your best interest to keep you, your loved ones and your treasures safe.
Q. What is lock bumping?
A. Lock bumping is a method, most often utilized by criminals, to undetectably “lock-pick” your home or commercial building. In a nutshell, a shaved down key is slid into the chamber, which fits into the cylinder of a specific lock and then the faux key is struck with such force that the lock is then unlocked. There are now locks on the market, that are bump-proof. Best Locksmiths can get your current locks replaced to reduce the risk of getting your home or business broken into by this method.
Q. Why should I invest in a professional locksmith company?
A. With a skilled professional, you get a packaged deal; time, expertise, training, experience, and someone capable of problem solving in all manner of the locksmith industry that can perform the tasks safely, without inflicting damage and offer you maximum security.

Residential, Commercial & Automotive Locksmith Services in Racine, Oak Creek, Burlington & Kenosha Wisconsin

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