Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I call a locksmith?

Locksmiths bring experience and knowledge to the table when dealing with lock, safe &
security issues. No matter the situation, a true locksmith will possess the knowledge, tools, and
skills to relieve you of your problem(s).

What is lock bumping and how can I ensure that it doesn't happen to me?

Lock bumping is a lock picking tactic used to open cylinder locks and deadbolts. The are a
few ways to protect your home from this burgulury technique. You can either have high tech
security locks installed or go the electronic route.

I’m always misplacing my keys. Is there any alternative to constantly copying the keys which risks my safety?

Absolutely, there’s an abundance of entry locks that do not require keys at all. These options
provide auto locking and overriding systems. We idententify your needs in order to determine
which lock will best fit for you and your home.

What are Speedway Locksmiths hours of operation?

Wether it’s a car lockout, house lockout, office/commercial lockout, we understand that
emergencies occur at all times of the day which is why we are available 24/7 with a swift
response for all of our customers.

When should I change my locks?

​Anytime that you are moving into a new home, apartment, or commercial property you
should always change the locks. The main reason for this is that there is a strong possibility that
key copies were made by previous tenants or people associated with those tenants.

Why should I choose Speedway?

Our trained specialists have decades of experience and are equipped with the best
tools and knowledge to solve whatever issue you may have and in a timely manner!
Client satisfaction is our top priority plus we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Is there a difference between changing a lock and rekeying a lock?

Yes. Changing a lock involves swapping all of the old hardware with new hardware
whereas rekeying a lock involves keeping the same lock hardware but replacing the
parts inside of the lock so that a differently cut key will work and the old keys will not.

Why do I have to wiggle my keys in the lock to get the door to open?

This issue occurs most often when a poorly cut duplicate key is being used. You
should never made a copy of a badly cut duplicate key as this will only cause your
situation to repeat itself. In most situations, we can help solve this issue by cutting a
new key that is made exactly as it was by the manufacturer when you first purchased it.