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Thawing a Frozen Lock

When moisture accumulates in a lock it can freeze, keeping you locked out of your car, home or business.  This  can be a problem for some folks! There are a few ways to address this issue depending on the severity of the frozen locks and doors. If you plan ahead: Prevent freezing locks with WD-40, TriFlow or another lubricant recommended for use on locks. Purchase a de-icer from your local hardware store.  The safest way always is to call a professional locksmith, but here are some ways you can thaw your lock. If a lock is frozen, your key will [...]

February 20th, 2014|FAQ, Good To Know|0 Comments

Replacing Remote Keyless Entry Car Keys

Remote car key with key and remote feature as one entity. Nowadays, car keys usually come with a remote to lock and unlock your vehicle and sometimes include a start button for the engine.  The remote and key can be one entity or separate entities.   We can replace these keys for you and we can even add extras. These keys need to be programed specifically to your vehicle.   We can replace your keyless entry car remotes if you find that they aren’t working anymore or you’ve lost them.  It takes a little programming, but we have [...]

February 20th, 2014|FAQ, Good To Know|0 Comments

RFID Transponder Keys

Most cars built after 1995 have keys with transponder chips in them.  This chip disarms the cars immobilizer using a radio frequency when starting the engine. The use of such keys drastically decreased the rate of car theft. But it also made it more difficult for car owners to get replacement keys unless you know the right people to call.  We can help when you’ve lost your keys, or locked them in the car, whether you have transponder keys or not!  Replacements are no problem so call us today.  We serve all of St. Charles county, all the way down [...]

February 19th, 2014|FAQ, Good To Know|0 Comments

What is a duplicate key?

When you have a key duplicated, an attempt is made to produce a key exactly like the one you already have. Copies are also known as duplications. Given the training, and equipment of a professional locksmith, you are likely to receive the best duplicate possible. ASAP Lock & Key serves St. Charles county, including Chesterfield, O'Fallon & more.

February 4th, 2014|FAQ|0 Comments

What is an original key?

Original keys are those that come in the packaging of new locks and often represent the manufacturer’s name and/or a manufacturer’s code number. Original keys should be left put up for copy making purposes, chances for good duplicates are widely enhanced when made from the original key. In the event that an original key is lost, a qualified locksmith, hopefully a member from ASAP Lock & Key, can and will assemble a new key that meets the manufacturer’s satisfaction. ASAP Lock & Key serves St. Charles county, including Chesterfield, MO. Call us for your locksmith needs!

February 4th, 2014|FAQ|0 Comments

Are there 24-hour emergency locksmith services available?

Most locksmith businesses are small, usually one or two persons. Locksmiths typically work long hours, averaging ten hours a day, six days a week. Time off is as precious to a locksmith as it is to anyone whom works for wages. Since any work done outside regular business hours is overtime, one must expect to pay premium compensation. ASAP Lock & Key, servicing St. Charles county, including Chesterfield, MO has 24 hour emergency locksmith services!

February 4th, 2014|FAQ|0 Comments

When do you need a Locksmith? When you’re locked out!

Anytime you need lock work done, such as maintenance, repair, or replacement of a locking mechanism. Whether car, boat, home, auto, business, or institution, an ASAP Lock & Key employee is probably best suited to handle your lock problems.

February 4th, 2014|FAQ|0 Comments

What is a Locksmith?

A locksmith is a trained and established professional. Locksmiths are capable in one or many areas of locksmithing from automobiles to heavy duty safe locks. Locksmithing is an ever changing industry and the diligent locksmith is always updating their knowledge. ASAP Lock & Key services St. Charles county (including Chesterfield, MO).

February 4th, 2014|FAQ|0 Comments