Two Reasons To Get A New Car Key From A Locksmith Rather Than An Automotive Dealership


There is nothing funny about having to get a replacement car key. This is particularly true when the need for a new key occurs at an inopportune time. As someone who has just snapped your car key in half, getting a replacement car key as soon as possible is on the top of your to-do list. However, before you find a friend or family member who can drive you down to the dealership, consider these two reasons why you are better off calling an auto locksmith instead.


Convenience to you is the number one factor why an auto locksmith should be called. There is more one reason why this option is more convenient.

  1. Many auto locksmiths offer a mobile service. Since they can come to you, you don't have to hunt down a friend to drive you to the car dealership.
  2. Many auto locksmiths offer a 24/7 service. This means you can get help when you are locked out of your car at 2am, rather than having to wait for the dealership to open.
  3. There is no guarantee the dealership will have your car key in stock. If they don't, you will have to wait for a replacement key to be shipped out. Locksmiths, however, carry a wide variety of keys since keys and locks are their business focus.


Along with the convenience factor of getting a key from an auto locksmith at a time and place that suits you best, there is also the cost component to bear in mind. In 2014, Choice posted an article where they purchased car keys for a number of different vehicles. For each car on their test list, Choice employees purchased a key from a dealership and a key from a locksmith. In the results published, the keys purchased from the locksmith were cheaper than the one purchased from the dealership. Considering that purchasing a new car key is going to set you back a couple hundred dollars anyway, you don't really want to pay more for it than you really have to.

Considering that using an auto locksmith is more convenient to you and cheaper for your wallet, it makes sense to give them a call the next time you need a replacement car key. You will get speedy assistance at a location of your choice, and your car will be back on the road in no time at all.


2 February 2017

Managing my businesses cash takings

I run a busy cafe and we turn over a lot of money each hour. It's important to limit how much cash I keep in the register as it can be easily lost or stolen from a register that is being opened all the time. That's why I make sure that we have a safe below each register that the supervisor fills each hour with excess takings. Space is at a premium in the cafe, but I have found a great slimline safe with a fingerprint lock that blends right in with the register. This blog has hints for finding safes that suit cafes, bar and restaurants.