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We’ve moved! We have moved to 2 Prosper Crescent, Burleigh Heads. Come check out our new shopfront.

Do I have to use the car dealer for a spare key?

Terry’s Locksmith and Security Solutions offers automotive key solutions across the Gold Coast. Call (07) 5601 1825 or visit our showroom at 2 Prosper Crescent, Burleigh Heads.

Some will tell you that you must go back to the car dealer for a spare key, however this is not true for most vehicles.

With the constant change of technologies in the locksmith industry, locksmiths can cut and code keys to most vehicles. The benefits of using a locksmith over a dealer are compelling

   1) locksmiths are much cheaper then dealers

   2) a locksmith can supply you with the exact same key

   3) locksmiths can supply a key much faster then a dealer

Often a dealer will need to source the key from Melbourne. I recently rang about a replacement key for a Landrover, and was quoted 4 weeks for it to be sent from England. Automotive locksmiths have such a wide range of automotive key blanks, they can usually supply you same day, if not immediately from their mobile van.

Automotive work for locksmiths is a huge part of the locksmith industry. With all the new machines, technology and software some locksmiths are better equipped than most car dealers.

Then there is the small matter of price. Automotive locksmiths can charge a fraction of the price the dealers for the exact same thing. By utilising specialised equipment locksmiths can make genuine key or aftermarket keys which are exactly the same as the genuine dealer issued key. Aftermarket keys work the exact same way as a genuine key works but it is much more cost effective.

Did you know that many car dealers use locksmiths to make a spare key or a new key for the car they are selling or have sold? Automotive locksmiths can be so specialised that they have access to better technology than car manufactures to make keys and remotes.

Always remember to get a quote from your local locksmith before you ring your car, motorbike, truck and boat dealership. It could save you a lot of money.

Terry’s Locksmith and Security Solutions offers automotive key solutions across the Gold Coast. Call (07) 5601 1825 or visit our showroom at 2 Prosper Crescent, Burleigh Heads.

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