The Importance of Hiring a Professional Car Locksmith: Why DIY Methods Can Be Risky

Here at We’ve Got The Key, we have had many Trustpilot reviews from our clients, very grateful that despite their temptation, they didn’t try and solve their car key issue themselves.

Hiring a professional car locksmith is important for several reasons. While it may be tempting to try DIY methods for unlocking your car, such as using a coat hanger or a slim jim, these methods can be risky and may end up causing damage to your car. Attempting to gain access to your vehicle by using these methods or attempting to smash a window can also end up with you causing injury to yourself.

Below we list a number of reasons why it is important to hire a professional car locksmith rather than trying to do the job yourself.

Professional training and experience

Legitimate and trusted locksmiths are trained to produce a non-destructive entry to your vehicle. Our fully trained and professional car locksmiths have undergone specialised internal training. This training ensures each of our locksmiths has the necessary experience to work on different types of car locks. Our locksmiths have the knowledge and skills to unlock your car quickly and efficiently without causing any damage.

Proper tools and equipment

Car locksmiths have access to specialised tools and equipment designed to open car locks without damaging the car. Attempting to use DIY methods can cause scratches, dents, and other types of damage to your car, which can be costly to repair. Using your own equipment could also result in them being damaged, leaving you with a locked car, no car key and damaged equipment. Our locksmiths are extensively trained in using the most up-to-date locksmithing equipment to gain access to vehicles, cut new keys and code keys to specific vehicles. With this experience, our locksmiths can gain access to a vast array of car types as well as cutting and coding keys for a vast number of car types as well.


Some locksmiths are available 24/7, meaning you can use them in an emergency. At We’ve Got The Key, our professional car locksmiths are available 24/7 to help you in an emergency. If you accidentally lock yourself out of your car in the middle of the night or an unsafe area, you can count on one of our locksmiths to come to your rescue. If you are not in an emergency, our locksmiths can arrive at a date and time that best suits you.

Insurance and guarantees

In conclusion, hiring a professional car locksmith is essential to ensure your car remains safe and secure. Reputable locksmiths have insurance to cover any damages that may occur while working on your car. They also offer guarantees for their services, giving you peace of mind knowing that you are covered in case anything goes wrong.

DIY methods can be risky and may cost you more in the long run. So, if you need a locksmith, it is always best to call the professionals.

When you call us here at We’ve Got The Key, one of our friendly and experienced support team will answer. A support team member will be able to talk through the process our locksmith will go through on arrival and give an estimate for when they will be able to arrive at your location.

Are you in need of a car locksmith to gain entry to your vehicle? You may need a spare key to avoid the potential issue of being locked out of your car. We’ve Got The Key can help! Call us on 01603 367100, and one of our friendly support team will be able to help you.

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