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<p>Most of us know that incredible, sinking feeling that occurs just after shutting and locking the car door and realizing the keys are still in the ignition. You go through an abbreviated version of the five stages of grief:</p><p>Denial: ("No way did I just lock my car keys in the car.")</p><p>Anger: ("How could I be so stupid?")</p><p>Bargaining: ("I promise I'll be a better person if the door will magically unlock, just this once...")</p><p>Depression: ("Fine. Whatever. I don't even care anymore Autel MaxiPRO MP808TS.")</p><p>Acceptance: ("Looks like I need to call an automotive locksmith.")</p><p>First of all, you need to know that the trick that might have worked in the 70s of using a wire hanger or a strip of metal wedged between the window pane and the door panel to push the lock pin up - doesn't work on today's cars, which have electronic locks and other, more complicated locking systems. In fact, you can damage your car's locking mechanism by trying this.</p><p>The fact is, if you discover you've lost car keys after taking your out-of-town relatives to see the Sears Tower Autel MaxiCOM MK808, you need a Chicago locksmith who can cope with any make and model of car and who can make replacement transponder keys. If you have an iPhone or other smart phone, you can search for a locksmith in your area, and make a few calls to compare rates and how quickly they can respond. You're already stuck, so you might as well take the extra 10 minutes or so to call around and find a locksmith who is professional, courteous, and won't gouge you on price.</p><p>The price you pay for getting those lost Lexus keys replaced will vary depending on where you are and the time of day. Generally you'll pay more to get someone to come out in the middle of the night. Ask for an estimate, and if the locksmith quotes you a number that sounds unbelievably low, thank him, and call a few others. Unfortunately, there are dishonest locksmiths who will quote you a ridiculously low price, and then "discover" that it's going to cost a lot more once they arrive.</p><p>An accomplished, honest Chicago locksmith will have your replacement car keys ready usually within 20 minutes of arriving. If you find a good locksmith that you like, enter the phone number into your phone just in case, and spread the word too: you never know when your best friend, your kid brother, or your mom will need an emergency locksmith, and you don't want them dealing with a locksmith that doesn't do the job courteously and professionally.</p><p>Perhaps, the best thing to do is to find out the name of a good locksmith before you ever need one. Word of mouth is probably the best way to find a good one. People are more than willing to open up about what they like and dislike about service providers, so ask someone whose opinion you trust. Alternatively, call and ask a handful of locksmiths about rates and response times and make notes. It will still be a pain if you lock your keys in the car or lose them, but if you have a trusted locksmith's number already programmed into your phone, you can save yourself at least some of the headache of being locked out.</p>Jason Bacot - Have you lost your car keys? Are you looking to get them replaced, or you just need some options to look at, then I suggest you check out the best Locksmith Chicago and actually, the only Chicago Locksmith.
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