Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been receiving a huge amount of questions about Locksmith Services and various aspects of Lock and Key work. I wanted to include some of them periodically on our blog so that other readers and customers can benefit from the information and get a better sense about what a locksmith can or cannot do.
At least 10 readers have written to us and asked – what do do if I lost the combination for my masterlock?
Generally it really depends what type of masterlock you have and the importance of keeping that specific lock in tact and working – there are various places online where you can learn about tricks and tips to try and pop that lock open yourself. If it’s a basic type of master lock try this -
- Try to Push up on the clamp. Hold it in place. Spin right until you hear a click.
- Move two numbers to the right. That’s your first number.
- Continue holding the clamp up. Spin it all the way to the left until it stops. That’s your second number. make a note of it
- Spin right. It will be very choppy, but keep the clamp up. It will open on the third number.
Another Locksmith question we receive frequently is :
how do locksmiths make a copy of your key ? Once again it really depends on on the type of key that you have and the type of lock that it works on – Generally basic type of locks are cut as an exact copy with a key copy machine. for car keys many times the duplication involves a transponder chip that is located inside the key to your car. This involves getting the code for your specific make and model and programming the key to your specific vehicle. Some car brands such as Mercedez Benz, Audi and others, are considered high security vehicals and sometimes the only way to get an additional car key or a new one if you lost yours is through your car dealership. Most often then not, getting a new car key made via the dealership will take longer and will probably be more expensive then getting it through a licensed Locksmith technician.