Frequently Asked Questions
- My ignition is jammed. Is it ruined?
If you have a jammed ignition, the first thing to try is to jiggle the steering wheel. Sometimes, the steering column will lock and this also locks the ignition (you don’t want to start a vehicle if you can’t steer it!).
If that doesn’t work, call us and we’ll send one of our automotive locksmiths to help. In some cases, the key might be old and worn, and need to be replaced.In other cases, the culprit might be the ignition itself.
If you drive a Ford Focus and have a jammed ignition, we can just about guarantee you have to replace the ignition. Whether we have to make a new key or replace the ignition, our automotive locksmith will show up with the tools to get the job done quickly, and on the spot. You’ll be on your way in no time!
What towns in Indianapolis do your locksmiths serve?
In addition to Indianapolis it self, Indianapolislockout.com serves Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Cicro, Reynoldsburg, Greenwood, Zionsville, Westfield, Brownsburg.
If you do not see your town listed there but believe you fall within our service range, please contact us immediately. If you'd like some more complete details including specific zip codes covered and the range of services available in your area, click here
- What types of locks do your locksmiths use?
Our locksmith technicians can custom tailor their work according to your needs. Of course, we prefer to use high quality lock brands, such as Schlage locks, Kwikset locks and Mul-T-Lock locksets. For transponder keys, sometimes we can use generic options or we can use the keys created by your automobile manufacturer.
- How can I recommend your services to a friend?
Simple! Send them to our website or give them our phone number. Much of our business comes from referrals given by happy clients. And remember to program our number into your cell phone for any future needs. When you are locked out or have an emergency, its not always easy to get to a computer and visit our website.
- I'm locked out of my car. What do I do now?
First of all, Stay calm! Check all doors and even the trunk. See if the moon-roof is open. When you are sure you can't get in, the answer is simple: just call us! Our automotive locksmiths
will come to your location and get you into your car.
In less than 30 minutes, we can even make a basic replacement key. It takes a little longer to make remote entry keys that include a microchip (transponder keys
). Either way, our automotive locksmiths have the tools, technology and know-how to quickly get you in your car and back on the road.
- My car key has a transponder. Can you help?
Most newer cars have transponder keys. This is a great thing for security, it means that only a transponder key with a matching digital chip can open your car. However, since every key has a digital chip in it, it makes losing your car key much more expensive - especially if you go to your dealership for a replacement transponder key.
Indianapolislockout.com , Inc. is able to duplicate and create new transponder keys for most makes and models of cars. There is a more complete list of cars and more details about our transponder key services here.
- How long will it take for a locksmith to arrive?
Locksmith are on call 24/7 to take care of your lock and security needs. At the time of your call, you will be quoted an arrival time. This time takes into account your specific needs and location.
- Do you make new keys?
Of course! 247 Locksmith can makes keys of all kinds. We can make house keys, car keys, padlock keys, file cabinet keys, safe deposit costs and, gosh, pretty much any type of key you need! We can generally make them while you wait, though certain types of keys may take slightly longer.
- What times of day can you send a locksmith?
I never get tired of saying this. You can call or email 24/7 Locksmith. from anywhere listed in our Greater Indianapolis service area at any time of the day or night, seven days of the week and we can send you a locksmith.
- I lost my keys! Should I rekey or change my locks?
If your lock wasn't damaged, then lock rekey is a better option than a lock replacement.
The result is the same, but a lock rekey can be done much faster and it's also cheaper, because we won't have to install a new lock.
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