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The Ins and Outs of Interchangeable Locks

February 15, 2019

No one appreciates the hassle of having to keep dozens of keys on a key ring. They weigh you down, and finding the right key when you need it is never easy. That’s why master keys became popular. However, if a master key is lost or stolen, you may find yourself in a difficult position that demands every single lock be replaced. When an employee leaves the company and takes a key with them, for example, then you’ll have concerns about vandalism or potential stolen property. This is where interchangeable (IC) locks come in. An expert locksmith in Montgomery, TX... View Article

Programming a Remote for 2012 Toyota Corolla

July 7, 2018

I had a customer call me for some advice about their 2012 Toyota Corolla. They had lost their key and needed a new one made. The customer needed a remote head key key without remote start. Customer stated “I want a new key fob (the key with the black plastic on top with 4 buttons to lock/unlock the doors , pop the trunk, and panic). The dealer told me $400 and that no one else can do it because of their proprietary technology.” I told this client that we could program in a new key and they thought I might... View Article

Defiant or Gatehouse Door Knob ReKey

July 3, 2018

Probably the biggest challenge rekeying locks for DIY type consumers is disassembling the door knobs. I recently viewed a consumer post where the homeowner was having some challenges with a Defiant brand door knob. He was attempting to gain access to the lock cylinder but didn’t know exactly what to look for or how to go about the disassembly process. The following set of pictues should assist anyone in taking the lock cylinder out of this lockset. First I would like to recommend that you insert a key or keyblank into the keyhole of the lock cylinder. This allows you... View Article

Cost of Car Key Replacement

July 2, 2018

Car keys have become complex electronic devices, and replacing one is no longer a fast, cheap trip to the hardware store. My brother-in-law found this out the hard way. While at Lake Conroe, he forgot that his keys to his truck were in his pocket when he jumped in the water for a ski. The expense of a replacement: $593.00 Car key replacement cost can be high. However, if you call ReKey Xpress Locksmith, we can save you quite a bit of money over dealership prices. Like most new vehicles, his truck uses a proximity key that unlocks it when... View Article

Lost Car Keys

June 29, 2018

I received a “I lost my car keys” phone call today. Lost car keys can be an expensive headache that you are less than eager to deal with. However, if you have a spare key, this entire situation can be avoided. On the off chance that you are reading this to prepare yourself for when this inevitably happens, then I applaud your foresight. Our company can make you a spare key for a fraction of what generating a new car key would cost you after hours. We also can beat car dealer prices in most situations. Lost car keys or... View Article

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