Car Door Locks

How to Replace a Lost Car Key Fob

How to Replace a Lost Car Key Fob

The days of replacing a lost key by having a key cut at your local hardware store are over. Most cars nowadays come either with a push-button start system, keyless entry, or both. Although a modern car key fob adds convenience, replacing key fobs can be very expensive. Here are the steps to follow when circumstances necessitate car key fob replacement.

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How to Open a Frozen Lock

How to Open a Frozen Lock

Locks that are outside and subject to the elements are at risk of freezing when temperatures drop below the freezing point (32 degrees Fahrenheit). In freezing conditions, it is most common for a lock to freeze overnight after the sun has set, and the temperatures are at their lowest point. Waking up to a frozen car door lock can be frustrating if you are trying to get to work. Also, a frozen lock is the last thing you want to deal with if you’re tasked with locking the front door as you leave the house in a hurry. However, the good news is there are a few ways you can tackle your frozen locks.

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Everything to Know About Your Car’s Key Fob

Everything to Know About Your Car’s Key Fob

A key fob, or car remote, is an electronic device that allows cars to be opened and locked without a key. It typically has buttons for unlocking doors and opening the trunk. A key fob is a small keyless entry system that uses a low-frequency, short-range radio transmitter to send a signal to the receiver inside the car. Some fobs can even be used to start the car. In addition to locking and unlocking doors, and starting the engine, a fob can perform other tasks. Some of the buttons on the fob may be dual functional and pressing them more than once or holding them down for longer will activate a different function.

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How Do Locksmiths Open Car Doors?

How Do Locksmiths Open Car Doors?

Many may agree that locking yourself out of your own car or losing your keys can send your day into a spiral almost immediately. No need to fret though! This is why auto locksmiths exist. Not to mention, they are more than happy to save the day. However, you might be wondering, how does a locksmith open car doors without damaging your vehicle? Gone are the days where we pulled out the old wire hanger. Let’s go over the ways that these ninjas can unlock your car for you.

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Evolution of Car Keys

Evolution of Car Keys

Believe it or not, when the first cars were manufactured, they did not have keys. Such cars could only be turned on through comprehensive maneuvers, and only specific individuals understood such a process. At the turn of the 20th century in 1910, manufacturers came up with the first car key that car owners could only use to lock the ignition. Still, in this case, the driver had to crank up the engine to start the car. From there, it took several years before manufacturers came up with other versions of keys. Read on to see inside the evolution of car keys over the years.

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Frozen Locks!

Frozen Locks!

Nothing is more frustrating than going to start your car in the morning only to realize that you have a frozen car lock, or arriving home in the evening to find your front door iced over and inaccessible. Here are a few tips to help you with frozen car door locks.

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Locked Out of My Car in Omaha

Locked Out of My Car in Omaha

When you are locked out of your car, you desperately need the service of a locksmith in Omaha. One of Carl Jarl Locksmiths’ most frequent service calls is auto lockouts or to replace lost car keys. Losing your car keys or getting locked out can be an extremely stressful situation filled with panic and frustration, but it doesn’t always have to be that way.  It is important to have locksmith information on hand BEFORE you need it. The overwhelming majority of calls to locksmiths are made under emergency conditions. Customers are often placed in victim-like situations, often late at night, and are easy prey to untrustworthy locksmiths.

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Auto Locksmith Tips

Auto Locksmith Tips

There’s nothing worse than that sinking feeling in your chest when you realize that you’ve locked yourself out of your car.  Or maybe you’ve lost your car key and have almost driven yourself crazy by searching everywhere for it. Below are a few auto locksmith tips to help get you in the right direction in Omaha, NE.

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Locks and Security – Where to Start?

Locks and Security – Where to Start?

The burglar’s selection process is simple. Choose an unoccupied home with the easiest access, the greatest amount of cover, and the best escape routes. When it comes to your home or business security: Who are doing business with? Who will you trust with the safe keeping of your families and property? Security shouldn’t be something that you take for granted. Locks and security, where to start?

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