Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the common questions asked by our customers and the answers to them. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Locks

Re-keying is the process in which the lock cylinder is pulled out and fitted with new pins to change the key that opens it. Re-keying will render the old keys useless while saving you money by not having to buy new hardware.

All re-keys and new locks come with 2 keys free of charge and we can even make 2 additional complimentary keys for you on site. (additional complimentary key offer does not apply to super high security locks like Mul-T-Lock)

Rekey of lock can also range in price depending on the type of lock you have. Most rekeys cost around $18-25, however, if you have high security locks price can go up to $35-45.

It is not necessary to have the locks changed unless the lock is no longer functional or desirable. You can have the lock re-keyed for much cheaper than replacing the entire lock.

After re-keying the lock can only be opened using the new key which will be different from the old key, making the old key useless on the lock.

Some of the most secure locks we offer are Mul-T-Lock and Medeco, they are virtually pick proof and offers a very high level of security.

These locks can be a bit pricey for residential customers and other options are available that provide a higher level of security than traditional pin and tumbler locks.

Give us a call and we can help you pick a lock based on the desired level of security and your budget.

Automotive

Yes, our locksmiths can make car keys for all makes and models of vehicles, including high security vehicles. Some of the keys are dealer only item so if you have a Saab, Volvo, or Porsche please call ahead to make sure we can program it. For BMW and Mercedes we can make keys for 2014 and older models with ease.

Most of the car keys have a small chip in it, called a transponder. For these type of keys it is not just about cutting the key, they also have to be programmed to the car’s computer in order for your car to start. If your key has a plastic head more than likely it’s a transponder key. If you are not sure if you have this type of key just call us with your vehicle year, make, and model and we can let you know right over the phone.

All re-keys and new locks come with 2 keys free of charge and we can even make 2 additional complimentary keys for you on site. (additional complimentary key offer does not apply to super high security locks like Mul-T-Lock)

Car keys vary greatly in price because each vehicle key is different to program and cut. Most car keys with chip run from $65-$295 cut and programmed. Cost of you car key will depend on following:

Is it a key with or without a security chip that requires programming.
Do you have push to start in your car? (proximity keys are usually more)
Do you have a working car key or not? (if you have no key it will cost a little more)
We always quote a full price before starting work, so you can decide if you want to get it today or hold off on it for a bit.

If you have your own remote you bought online or your current remote somehow lost it programming, our locksmiths can program the remote for you.

We also carry key fobs and remotes for all types of cars and have the equipment to program it. If you are looking to get a new car key, fob, or remote programmed please make sure to have any others you already have with you. All keys or fobs you want to operate your car must be programmed together or the older ones won’t work.

It is usually a good idea to make sure that the locksmith you are considering to hire is a legitimate business and not a fraud.

Maryland is one of the few states that does require licensing of locksmith business. You can find out if the locksmith you are considering to hire is licensed in Maryland by visiting the DLLR website.

Our Maryland license number is 99.

We have to make sure that we are unlocking the property for the rightful owner and check the ID to verify ownership.

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