Do you have questions on how Pop-A-Lock Newark operates? Are you looking for specifics about our services? Our locksmith FAQ can provide you with the answers you’re looking for.

Is It True That Locksmiths are Untrustworthy?

man fixing door handles and locks - locksmith faqThe short answer is no. While untrustworthy locksmiths do exist, not all engage in dangerous or unlawful practices. Before hiring a locksmith, it’s important to make sure the business is reputable. You can check this out by using the Better Business Bureau’s website.

Also, ensure that the locksmith has a license by checking the appropriate government agency. Most legitimate locksmiths have marked vehicles and uniforms that identify the company.

Will Unlocking My Vehicle Without a Key Cause Damage?

No, if you call us to unlock your car, we won’t damage it. Our tools are specially designed to prevent damage when unlocking your vehicle.

However, if your car has aftermarket window tint, it’s possible for the window to sustain damage if we have to use a swan tool. In this case, we suggest making a key to open your car. While this costs more, there will be no risk of scratching the aftermarket tint.

What Should I Do If My Key Is Stuck in My Ignition?

Calling Pop-A-Lock Newark is the fastest and safest way to fix this problem. We can provide a free estimate for the repair or replacement of the ignition cylinder. Do not try to force your key to turn because it could break off in the ignition. If this happens, it will be more expensive to repair.

How Much Does a New Key for My Car Cost?

The price of a new key varies depending on the model, make, and year of your vehicle. If the locks have been previously rekeyed or changed, the price may also vary. Depending on the vehicle, replacing a single key or fob to a high-security system can cost a few hundred dollars. When you call us for a quote, we will provide an accurate estimate based on your circumstances.

Will Picking the Locks on my Home or Business Damage Them?

No, an experienced locksmith won’t damage building locks when picking them. Picking locks simply means decoding the pattern from the existing keys. However, it isn’t easy. Only a trained professional locksmith equipped with the proper tools should attempt it.

What is Rekeying?

Rekeying means changing the configuration of the lock so that any existing keys no longer unlock it. Changing the lock’s configuration requires rearranging the pins within it so they fit the new key we made for you. Rekeying is cheaper than replacing your locks.

When you want universal locks or lose your keys, rekeying is a great option.

How Can I Improve Security For My Home or Business?

Pop-A-Lock Newark can evaluate the entry points of your home or business and suggest solutions that fit your personal needs, concerns, and budgets. Along with lock options, we provide informative tips for improving security.

Did This Locksmith FAQ Answer All of Your Questions?

Hopefully, our locksmith FAQ answered most of your questions. But if not, feel free to call us or use our site’s contact form.

Pop-A-Lock Newark Has The Trained Staff and Licensing to Meet Your Needs

As we mentioned in our locksmith FAQ, hiring a licensed locksmith with proper training is important. You can trust Pop-A-Lock to provide professional, trustworthy, and experienced staff. Since we put our locksmiths through rigorous training, we can ensure they perform services in all areas including:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Automotive

You can also our staff to provide fair and accurate quotes as well. 90% of the time, your final service cost falls within range of our estimate.

Don’t just hire any locksmith, hire a Pop-A-Lock Newark locksmith. Our team cares about its customers and is dedicated to top-notch service. Pop-A-Lock Newark is available 24/7 for all your locksmith needs.