Categories for Automotive Locksmith

The Anatomy of Door Locks

August 17, 2020

At Express Locksmith Houston, we strive to take care of all of our client’s needs. We know that you probably have questions about the services we provide. That is why we have put together a frequently asked questions (FAQ) page to help you understand our services. Some of the most common questions we get asked include: What Are the Parts of a Door Lock Called? Some of the most important parts of a lock include: The Cylinder: Also called the body, this is the part where the key is inserted. When it is locked, a series of spring-loaded pins are... View Article

Can I Start a Car Without a Key?

August 11, 2020

If your car starts with a mechanical key, the short answer is “no.” It’s technically possible, but you would probably cause so much damage ripping things apart trying to do it that you would end up wishing you had just called a locksmith instead! If your car starts up with a key fob, otherwise known as a remote starter device, the answer is “maybe.” There are a few possibilities to try before you jump straight to getting a new key made. The first thing to check is the fob’s battery. It may simply be dead and need to be swapped... View Article

What are the Most Common Types of Car Keys?

July 30, 2020

For most of the history of the automobile, you used a basic mechanical key to do everything from starting it up to opening the trunk. The past three decades have seen a number of enhanced security developments that have changed the way people access their vehicles. It might seem like a confusing amount of options at first, but most modern car keys fall into one of the following four categories. The good news is that all of these are types that a mobile locksmith can replace for you even if you have lost the original keys! The Basic Mechanically Cut... View Article

Locksmith vs. Dealership for Replacing Your Car Keys

May 7, 2020

Have you recently lost your car keys, or been having issues with the functionality of your car keys? If so, it’s going to be important for you to get a replacement as soon as possible so you can minimize the disruption this causes to your everyday life. It’s quite common for people to lose their car keys, and hopefully you have a spare that you can use in the meantime. If you don’t have a backup available, getting a quick key replacement in Houston, TX becomes even more important. People often assume their best bet is to get in touch... View Article

Reasons to Invest in a Spare Key for Your Car

April 23, 2020

Whenever you purchase a vehicle from a dealership, you’ll get a set of keys to take home with you. In some cases, you might even get two sets. If not, it’s probably a good idea for you to make at least one spare key in Houston, TX, for a variety of reasons. Here are just a few examples of why it’s so important to have a backup set of keys for your car. Lockouts happen Unfortunately, vehicle lockouts can happen to anyone, even if you feel like you have it together and are a generally well organized, careful person. The... View Article