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Frequently Asked Questions

At Sherlock’s Locksmith, we get asked all sorts of questions. Here are a few that we have received recently.

Can you help with key fob programming?

Yes, a locksmith with the necessary equipment and expertise can assist you in programming a key fob. At Sherlock’s Locksmith, our specialists can handle programming key fobs of a wide range of car makes and models. It’s important to note that some key fobs may require special procedures or codes from the vehicle manufacturer. So, it’s helpful to provide us with any relevant information or documentation you have about your key fob and vehicle.

Do you need the original in order to duplicate a key?

No, a locksmith does not necessarily need the original key to create a duplicate. Locksmiths are skilled professionals with the expertise and tools to create keys based on various methods, even without the original key. It’s worth noting that the availability and success of these methods may depend on the specific type of lock, its complexity, and the locksmith’s expertise. If you need a key copied or made without the original, it’s best to talk to us first so we can figure out the most appropriate approach.

How much will it cost to unlock my door/car?

Generally, unlocking a door or car can range from $50 to $800. This is just an estimate, though, and the actual cost may be higher or lower based on factors such as the lock type, the lock mechanism’s complexity, the location, and the service provider you choose. We suggest calling local locksmiths or roadside assistance services to find out how much they charge so you can get a reliable estimate. If you call Sherlock’s Locksmith, we can give you the most up-to-date and useful information for your case.

Can you install high-security locks or electronic/keyless locks?

Yes, our locksmiths are trained to handle high-security lock and electronic/keyless lock installations. If you’re considering installing high-security locks or electronic/keyless locks, it’s recommended to consult with us. During the consultation process, we will thoroughly assess your existing security setup and understand your preferences and concerns. Based on this assessment, we will advise and recommend suitable options that align with your budget, preferences, and the level of security required.

How long will it take for you to arrive during emergency calls?

We’ve made it easy for you to reach us via phone, email, or our website. As soon as you contact us, we will tell our dispatch team right away to send an on-call technician to your location. From here, you will receive a phone call from the technician that has been dispatched to your case. This phone call is to help our locksmith work out what is going on and if we need any special equipment, and only then can we give you an estimated arrival time.