Car Lockout Service FAQs

Here at Master Locksmith USA, we understand how interminably frustrating it can be to get ...

Here at Master Locksmith USA, we understand how interminably frustrating it can be to get locked out of your vehicle. Whether you’re in a rush to get to work, to get home, or simply to resume the course of your day, a vehicle lockout can be a massive headache. Luckily, our mobile locksmith service allows us to travel directly to your location in a simple matter of minutes, restoring your access to your vehicle and getting you back on the road in no time. In this blog post, the expert locksmiths at Master will cover some of the most common questions that we get asked about the Car Lockout Service that we provide our customers on a regular basis.


How fast will my automotive locksmith get to my vehicle?

At Master we pride ourselves in our rapid response times. From the moment you call our dispatcher, we will have a mobile locksmith at your location in between 15-30 minutes. Our technicians are familiar with the roads, and are dedicated to providing you speedy service.


How long does the door unlocking procedure take?

Typically, it takes around 5 minutes for us to unlock your car doors, allowing you to get back on the road in no time. However, this will take longer if your car is outfit with unique locks, or high security locks?


Will it damage my car to get it’s doors unlocked?

Absolutely not. Our locksmiths know the ins and outs of automotive unlocking service, and will unlock your car doors with zero damage to your vehicle.


Help, I can’t unlock my car door!! What should I do?

The number one thing is to stay calm and move to an area outside of traffic where you won’t be in harm’s way. We recommend staying as near to the vehicle as you can – while at a safe distance from moving traffic – until help arrives. We don’t recommend attempting to unlock your car yourself, as amateur operations can cause undue damage to your car that will cause more difficult problems than simply having your keys locked inside it.


Can you unlock cars with deadbolts?

Absolutely. Many cars by brands like Land Rover and BMW come with deadlocks as an industry standard – so we’re prepared to unlock tons of deadlocked cars – it simply comes with the territory and our training.


Can you ever NOT unlock a car door?

We’ve never found a car door that we can’t unlock. The most difficult car door unlocking services that we perform are one’s in which a car is outfit with a custom high security trunk deadlock that didn’t come standard with the vehicle. In these situations, drilling may be necessary to get the car door open – but any small damage caused by the drilling will be easily covered up by your license plate; however, it should be stated that these cases are INCREDIBLY rare, and we give you our guarantee that we can safely and efficiently unlock any car door out there.


Car Key Duplication FAQs

There’s many reasons that lead people to ask to duplicate their car keys – whether they ...

There’s many reasons that lead people to ask to duplicate their car keys – whether they want to share their vehicle with another person, or are anticipating the nearing breakage of an old beat up key. In this blog post, the lock and key experts at Master Locksmith USA will answer some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive about automobile key duplication services.


Can I get a duplicate of my key if I don’t actually have the key?

No, if you don’t have a working key then car key duplication isn’t the service that you need. You will require a car key cut specifically from code, a service which our locksmiths can easily provide – but is still different than the process of duplication.


Is there a reason my car key duplicates won’t work?

This could be because they require a transponder key to be programmed to match your car’s internal transceiver codes. It might also be due to a structural issue with the original key – even slight variations are exponentially multiplied when a key is copied, making it too different to work inside the lock.


Is there a difference between key cutting and key duplication?

Yes and no. Key duplication falls under the service umbrella of key cutting, along with the process of cutting a key from code. To duplicate a key you need a physical original working key – and this process doesn’t necessarily include programming key fobs or transponders. Code cutting doesn’t require the presence of an original working key, and is done according to specific code numbers.


Can the hardware store duplicate my keys?

Sometimes, but not always. Most hardware stores can copy regular house keys, but cannot copy high security keys – and can only very rarely copy car keys, as they often don’t have the expensive machinery required to reprogram automobile key fobs to the transponder of your vehicle.


Can you duplicate any type of car key?

In order to duplicate a car key, you need at least one physical metal key. If you want a smart key cut from code through our key fob programming services, it’s a technically different service, and will require proof-of-ownership of the vehicle as well as the vehicle’s transponder code.


Can I start my vehicle with my duplicate keys?

It depends – if you have an old car that functions without a transponder, then of course. If your car works with a transponder, a duplicated key will only be able to start the vehicle once the key fob has been programmed to match the coding within the ignition transceiver.



Choosing the right locksmith in Oxnard goes a very long way to getting the desired results. You ...

Choosing the right locksmith in Oxnard goes a very long way to getting the desired results. You need a locksmith capable of handling the type of lock you’re dealing with, whether you need in or need it installed. You also need a locksmith that will respond quickly when it’s an emergency situation.

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