Portland Locksmith Tips On: How To Avoid Worn Out Keys
Worn out keys: It happens all the time. Whether it is your auto vehicle’s key, your office building key, residential property key, and more, it is a very common issue. Luckily, our Portland Locksmith Monkey team can easily make you a key replacement, and get you a spare so this won’t persist in the future. But in the meantime, in order to avoid having this problem for the future, here are some tips we provided:
Over time, your keys start to wear off slowly. This is because you are noticeably jamming it into lock holes and turning them over and over. Because keys are made of metal, the metal begins to wear away over the years. Depending on the situation, you do not want to risk having a worn out key, because there could be a time where you will be locked out of somewhere and possibly in a bad area or a bad time, you could be late to an important meeting, pick up kids from school, etc.
Avoiding Worn Out Keys:
The first tip we can provide you with is to ALWAYS have spare keys just incase. Our team can make you several copies of each key, so you will never be in a situation where you are stranded. We will arrive within a short amount of time to quickly give you spares, so that your family can have extras too. The more keys you have, the better chance of not being in an unwanted situation. We don’t copy a key with a copy machine, otherwise the new key will be worn out just like the original. We manufacture a brand new key ourselves, just like they come out from the dealer.
Call Locksmith Monkey to create you a key fob for your vehicle. If just in case your key were to be worn out, a key fob can come in handy. With a key fob, you could just push an automatic button and your car can unlock and lock. This can save you in situations where you are in a rush and might not have time to deal with jamming your key into the lock. For smart cars, hybrids, Honda, Subaru, etc., you can get a key fob depending on make and model.
Take care of all of the locks in your properties. By adding special lock lubricants, you can loosen and soften up the lock in order to keep it smooth when you insert your key. You can do this once or twice a year, and it will make a huge difference.
Lastly, Locksmith Monkey suggests that you carefully and slowly insert your keys into locks when you unlock and lock. This will ensure less wearing on the keys themselves, and can at least last for a longer period of time.
To fix your worn out locks and get key replacements, call our Portland Auto Locksmith today at Locksmith Monkey to schedule an appointment!