Portland Locksmith Tips On: How To Avoid Worn Out Keys
Worn out keys: It happens all the time. This is a very common issue whether it is an auto key, building key, or residential key. 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. As metal keys age, the metal begins to wear away. Wearing out a key can be a risk because, depending on the situation, you will be locked out at a bad time, or in a bad place, or you may be late to an important meeting, or pick up your children from school, etc.
Avoiding Worn Out Keys:
The first tip we can provide you with is to ALWAYS have spare keys just incase. We can make multiple copies of each key so that you will never be 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. A key fob will come in handy when your key got worn out. 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!