No one truly enjoys giving up a free Saturday, or worse, taking time off work to run errands or go to appointments. Don’t try to argue with us; be honest: do you really want to spend your free Saturday sitting around the dealership for hours? Unless your local dealership has really great free coffee and a comfortable waiting area, sitting around while your car gets fixed probably isn’t high on your list of enjoyable ways to spend the day. If you need engine work done, we can’t really help you out. But if you’re having issues with a car door lock, your ignition, or a car key, your local locksmith can save you hours of time wasted at the dealership.

Locksmith vs Dealership

When you first bought your car, the salesperson probably told you to bring your key fob or car in if you ever had trouble. They may even have told you they are the only ones who can repair or replace your car keys because of the electronic lock components. Fortunately, this isn’t actually the case! Locksmiths are trained in the art of all things lock and key, and that includes car locks and keys—and actually extends to your car’s ignition as well. So what does that mean for repairs or replacements? Well, if your issue is any of the following, it’s likely going to be faster and less expensive to call your local locksmith than it would be to go to the dealership. A locksmith can help with:

Car Lock Issues

If you have an older car and your key routinely gets stuck, you don’t need to keep living with that. You also don’t need to go to the dealership to get the lock fixed. Most locksmiths can help with car lock repair just as well as we can home or business locks. We can handle rekeying, repairs, or even lock replacement without hours spent at the dealership.

Car Key Repair

Just because your car key has a fancy electronic component, that doesn’t mean a locksmith can’t help. We have the same sort of tools as dealerships, so we can repair transponder keys just as well as we can non-electronic keys. Did your key break? We can replace transponder keys and come and get that broken piece of key out of your car’s lock at the same time. No need to worry about getting your car towed to the dealership; we’ll come to you.

Ignition Issues

If your car doesn’t want to start when you turn the key, it could be a dead battery, it could be any number of internal components, or it could be the ignition itself. While your local locksmith can’t really do much for engine troubles, if you’re having issues with your ignition sticking, we can help repair or replace it, and make sure your keys still work.

Your local Philadelphia locksmith can help you save both time and money better spent doing pretty much anything besides sitting at the dealership. If you need car door lock repair, transponder key help, or ignition solutions, start by calling your local locksmith. In Philadelphia, Top Notch Locksmith is here to help! Give us a call today to get started.