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Locksmith Help – How Your Car Ignition System Works

The car ignition is a complex system that starts your vehicle. To understand it better you need to understand the basics, which are as follows: the engine of your car combines air with fuel, sparking a tiny explosion known as the ignition. A functioning ignition is critical to starting the engine of a car. A…
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Car Locks 101: Key Fob Replacement Guidelines for a Sedan

In the old days, replacing your car key was about as simple as going down to your local hardware store and having them cut you a new key. The process was simple, cheap and quick. This simplicity is also the reason why theft was so common. Nowadays, advanced security systems have made cars far less…
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How the Car Key Replacement Process works with QLP

Losing your keys is a stressful and hopeless situation. On the other hand, having your keys not work can lead to confusion and even more stress. At this time, you’re probably worrying about how long the car key replacement process takes. You have things to do and errands to run.  Fortunately, replacing your cars is…
Smart Keys for Cars

3 Myths About Smart Keys for Cars

Not that long ago, cars still had keys that worked like actual keys. They opened and locked the doors and brought your vehicle to life with a turn of a key in the ignition. The next generation brought remote controlled locks, which rapidly became standard in almost all cars. No longer did people have to…
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So You Lost Your Office Keys, Now What?

It’s happened to all of us. You’re standing outside somewhere searching for your keys to get into through the door when you realize you don’t have them. Now, this is a pretty scary feeling if you’re trying to get in your house or your car, but what if you happened to be trying to go…
car key duplication

3 Reasons Why a Key Duplication is Necessary

You’re better safe than sorry. The saying is cliché, but it rings true in so many circumstances, especially during an auto lockout. Getting a car key duplication for your vehicle is a massive safety net for you in the inevitable event you find yourself unable to get into your car. Not only is having the…
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4 Instances When You Need to Replace Your Car Keys

Whether we are driving a brand new Tesla or a forty-year-old station wagon, our cars provide us with transportation from point A to point B. Oddly enough, we pay so much attention to things like oil changes, car washes, types, and fuel, but we tend to pay the least attention to the most valuable part…
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Locksmith Secrets: Steps to Take During a Car Key Replacement

If you own a car, chances are you’re going to lose your car keys eventually. No matter how diligent you are, eventually they are going to fall out of your pocket without you noticing, or you might leave them in some unknown inconspicuous spot. Believe it or not, you might even accidentally snap it off…
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Locksmith Guide: 4 Rules to Remember When Locked Out of House

There’s nothing more unpleasant than getting locked out of your own home. Maybe you accidentally lost your keys or closed the door without remembering to grab them. Whatever the reason, the timing is almost always unfortunate, like on your way to an important meeting or carrying containers of melting ice cream. Don’t worry; we have…
commercial van lockout

How to Handle a Commercial Van Lockout

If you work for a business that has you driving a commercial van, or you drive your commercial van, chances are you experience a lockout sooner or later. Every vehicle owner is likely to experience a lockout at one point in their life, but when it happens with a commercial van, there are a few…
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Why You Should Rekey Your New Home

Rekeying your new home is one of the smartest and safest things you can do when it comes to home security. You don’t need to know how to rekey a lock to do it, either. You can call a team to come and rekey locks the same day, providing you with an instant security upgrade.…
5 Precautions to Take After a Car Lockout QLP Locksmith

5 Precautions to Take After a Car Lockout

  Have you ever been locked out of your car? Most people have. It’s an experience that can cause a lot of frustration and waste a lot of your money as well. Oftentimes you end up having to call up car lockout services to look for an automobile locksmith who is nearby. The thing is,…
5 Instances Where You Need an Emergency Locksmith QLP Locksmith

5 Instances Where You Need an Emergency Locksmith

No matter who you are, you’re probably going to end up having to use an emergency locksmith at least a few times throughout your life. We have locks on all the most important things we own such as our houses and cars. We also have keys to those locks that can get lost or break.…
Automotive Locksmith

3 Helpful Lessons to Learn from an Automotive Locksmith

You might not think it, but locksmithing is a profession that offers up a lot of valuable insights. Not just insights into the art of locksmithing itself, but insights into life as well. There are many factors that go into picking locks, installing locks, and choosing locks that you probably don’t realize. There’s also some…

Commercial Locksmith High Security Lock Installation

Does your business need an industrial locksmith who installs the highest security commercial locks? Search no further, QLP Locksmith San Diego is a local, fast and affordable locksmith that specializes in commercial, high-security locks, push exit bars, commercial lock repair and custom installation!

Chrysler Ignition Transponder Removal

Successful removal of a Chrysler ignition transponder ring by a QLP Locksmith San Diego technician, for removal of a broken ignition cylinder. The key stopped turning in the lock. There is a good chance that it can be removed with little to no damage, and can be restored to OEM factory quality to save the…

Lock Re-Key & Installation in San Diego Office

Our dispatcher got a call from a contractor who needed a locksmith for an office construction site. He needed to re-key the main door locks and to install a push bar or also known as a panic or exit bar lock on the back door for safety and security. A QLP Locksmith technician arrived at…

Commercial Mortise Lock Repair

This client’s lock is a mortise cylinder commercial grade lock which was held in by a set screw. The set screw was old and rusted out and broke when an employee put the wrong key in and turned the lock a little too hard putting stress on the screw which held the lock inside the…

Installing New Locks on French Doors

A client called us last weekend because she had old locks on her french doors that were sticking as well as one of the handles would keep coming off with enough force. She decided to replace them as the internals of the lock were rusting anyways. She took off the old lock herself, found the…

What is a Transponder Key For a Car?

Transponder car keys, often referred to as car keys with a chip, come in many shapes and sizes. Some are built into remotes with buttons, and others appear to be regular keys with no buttons and only a plastic on the head of the key. This is where the transponder micro chip is installed. Keep…

Broken Car Keys aren’t a simple DIY Fix

We received a call from a client who’s car key broke clean in half inside her 1998 Nissan Sentra driver side door lock. The key didn’t get stuck inside the lock which made the situation that much better, however she attempted to glue the pieces of the key back together. If their is one thing…

Front Door Lock Repair

This client called our mobile locksmith service because her key had stopped working in her front door and she didn’t have a key for the sliding glass door in the back. One of our technicians inspected the troublesome lock and saw that the key would go in and turn the lock cylinder, but it wouldn’t…

Push Bar Repair

We had a client call our mobile locksmith service because he was having a problem with his push bar/panic bar that was mounted on the back door of his shop. He told our technician that it had been a gradual problem that kept getting worse until the whole push bar was stuck in the open…