You are at a friend’s place, you receive an urgent call, and dash out of his house to get into your car and head for a meeting you are almost late for. You get to you car door and make a shocking discovery – you locked yourself out!.You begin to think hard and ask yourself why. Your friend’s ride is faulty so he cannot take you in his car.
Different scenarios like this happen every day, I mean people getting locked out of their cars. At this point you might try all points of entry, the boot, the windows, some might even try the bonnet. Well, I really hope it works out, or , to save time and effort, you could also just call an auto smith.
An auto locksmith is a locksmith that specializes in automobiles. He deals exhaustively in lock mechanisms that involve wheels. Automobile locksmiths are involved in either reopening locked cars or creating new keys for them.
When you call the auto smith, he would first determine the type of car vehicle it is – manual or automatic. The difference in their names says it all. The method of operation would determine the method that would be used in opening the car or starting the ignition. This is because their requirements are different.
As with every specialty, the automobile locksmith has tools that help make the job easier and faster. They include: the window crank tool, the flat door panel tool, the stramer removal tool and special decoding machines. Unlike most other locksmiths, autosmiths need special decoding machinery because of the type of cars that they now work with. From the late twentieth century, cars have taken an electronic keying system that is very different from the manual system which was formerly in use. Due to this, only specialized professional autosmith can handle their unlocking.
Modern automobile systems use transponder keys. Transponder keys have codes which are ‘embedded; in them. They make use of electromagnetic induction, such that when the key is inserted into the ignition, the code must be recognized before the car can start. This code, known as the transponder code is also needed for the car doors to be opened.
This very cool method of using transponder codes makes it almost impossible for modern vehicles to be hot wired, although it also means our auto locksmith also has to find a way to bypass this problem.
Once you have called the auto locksmith and probably before you start lamenting on how you are very late and all, make sure he is qualified and licensed and also, make sure you allow him work!.
The auto smiths have special decoding machines that they can use to decode the transponder code needed to open your car door. With this code, they often can reprogram a new transponder key that would be able to open your door or start your ignition. Most times, In less than five minutes, with the right and functioning tools, you can have your car door open, so you might be just in time for that meeting.
Auto locksmiths are like super heroes, who get to save the day a lot. Never forget to tip them well!