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Bonfire Week

Bonfire Week

Another week here at James Cardiff Locksmith we've been all over the south wales area helping our wonderful customers. Our expert team have been kept very busy from helping people locked out of their cars to helping update there security. As the early nights draw in its always a great idea to keep and eye on your security as november and december have been labelled the worst months for burglaries with insurance companies seeing a 21 percent of claims over the last 7 years having taken place during these months. So keep safe and remember if you need our help were only a phone call away.  

Emergency Lock Change Locksmith

Emergency Lock Change Locksmith

Lock Change Locksmith James Being one of the top-rated locksmiths in Cardiff has a full amount of unusual stock allocated for that time of emergency if you ever find yourself stuck in a situation for whatever reason needing a lock change. We can usually have one of our employees out within the hour to do whatever locksmith service you are in need of. From getting you back in your house or changing every lock on your home. We carry all accredited qualifications, tools, and stock needed. We are the professional locksmiths in Cardiff.  Here We have a Scandinavian lock; this customer of ours had tried several locksmiths that day as she required an immediate lock change due to her reasons. All over, locksmiths did not have any in stock and were required to order them, which would take several days some locksmiths had not even ever seen this type of lock before. When this customer rang us, we said we had them in stock and could fit herself in that day which she was overwhelmed about as she had her security ack in order and could feel safe once again in her own home.   

Long Locksmith Week

Long Locksmith Week

Long Locksmith Week As being Cadiffs most reviewed auto locksmith, this week has been overwhelmingly busy with Emergency Locksmith requests and Non. Our locksmiths have had a severely nonstop long week. Which included several cars to unlock which keys were locked inside. Opening of houses keys being lost and others being inside, Car keys being programmed to a Mercedes C Class convertible. The owner being in the belief the keys had been locked in the boot but when our trained locksmith opened the boot from non-destructive entry, Keys could not be found. Being a professional locksmith we programmed a key into the ESI and disabled all other keys within the system which disabled the keys nonpresent from starting the vehicle if later found we could later re-write and enable them again to start the vehicle and later work. From only being halfway through the week one of our locksmiths is back at the Somerset training center facility to undertake more training on Car systems. This will incur us and our locksmith company to help when suspected immobilizer issues arise. James Cardiff Locksmith is not scared to admit we do not know everything and that training is a part of making progress. We believe every day we are learning and always trying to make our skills increase.

Locked Car Keys Inside Car

Locked Car Keys Inside Car

Car Keys Locked In - Need A Locksmith  Car and vehicle keys getting locked inside has always been one job that a locksmith is constantly needed for. We attended this job to unlock this gentleman's car when keys had accidentally been locked inside. We can pick cars to unlock the vehicle as if the key was in our hands no damage is done. Our Auto locksmiths are highly skilled at this.  In these cases when car keys have been locked in vehicles locksmiths see more of these jobs due to people when locking their keys inside their houses often have several escape routes before calling a locksmith such as another family member or neighbor having an additional key. Usually, people only have one key to their vehicle, and a second being cut and programmed to the car is very expensive. So often don't go through with having one extra done as with a house key you can get these cut at most DIY stores.     

Training Undertaken - Auto

Training Undertaken - Auto

Training For us Auto Locksmiths, Most people who use our services are in desire belief that we know absolutely everything about the Auto Mobile / Car this is absolutely incorrect. We have a small understanding of the mechanical side of the vehicle and electrical components but not a great deal. Like Anybody in whatever trade we are all still learning no matter how much we know. No One knows everything. James Cardiff Locksmith has been an established locksmith company in Cardiff for many years and still come across new problems with the same faults and a range of different conclusions.  A lot of the time vehicles don't start for some reason or other and this is automatically believed to be the Car key or immobilizer system. It is very small times we actually come to a conclusion of this actually being the right possible cause. 9 times out of 10 it has nothing to do with the keys or immobilizer system.  Our Auto Locksmiths see this on a number of occasions per week. We have decided to do some training on the Diagnostics side to give customers a better understanding of why their vehicle does not start when they have believed it to be a problem with the key or immobilization of the Car.  Training Program  We have signed up for a new learning program from established Tech topics with a wise Trainer Rob Drinkwater to hopefully get our diagnostics skills upgraded to find your vehicle / Car faults faster when they are unable to start. This is a year-long program so by the end we should have a much better chance of getting you on the road faster when your car is unable to start and which don't run into key-related issues.  So why is a locksmith doing a diagnostic course on cars, The answer is simple we attend jobs that people believe to be key-related but we know as soon as we test the key and immobilizer components it is nothing to do with them but an unrelated issue which we cant find the cause too. So we would like to give an accurate conclusion to the reasoning behind why the Car or vehicle is not starting on one visit alone. 

2022 Happy NEW YEAR

2022 Happy NEW YEAR

James Cardiff Locksmith Welcomes a New Year  We welcome everyone into the new year as much as we look forward, entering into it. After last night watching all the celebrations, we look high into knowing what this year will bring us all with high hopes arising. We will like to remind everyone to enjoy the new coming year and make time for family and friends as well as everyone self-time. One acknowledgement that we have learnt from 2021 is that time does not stand still and will not wait for anyone. Please give a little time to things you love and enjoy as time does not last forever.  On that note, we are continuing to commit 2022 as of 2021 to locksmithing for all Auto Locksmith needs and Domestic needs. With most Locksmith needs undertaken from our services at James Cardiff Locksmith. For some reason, one question which we get asked regularly is do we do Domestic works. The short answer is yes. We started out as a Domestic Locksmith before we started the trade of an Auto Locksmith we have had more years of experience doing domestic than Auto or Car locksmithing but for some reason people think James Cardiff Locksmith is an Auto Locksmith Company but we do actually so much more than Auto and Domestic. 

Locked Out - Groom And Dad

Locked Out - Groom And Dad

; Cardiff Bay is the destination this young man and his great supporters for his stag due had been locked out of. After arriving from Scotland in Cardiff and arranging to stay in an Air B and B in Cardiff Bay. Father and Son had left both of their keys back inside, the property which meant the entire host of supporters had been locked out. Not a problem after they search for locksmith Cardiff through the internet and find us. They initially said that how many they had called and been unsuccessful due to no one answering as being so late. We reassured them that we work 24 hours a day and always try to have a locksmith on hand always.  We arrived at their destination in no time within, 40 minutes of time from a phone call. We initially pulled into the street and seen so many people and how to do a quick phone call as we weren't too sure if there was some sort of party and we had arrived at the wrong address. After a quick conversation with the groom's father we realized we were in the correct location.  15 minutes later we were packing up all our tools and getting back into our locksmith service vehicle after a fast successful opening. No locks need changed or replaced as non-destructive entry was given.  The Groom, his family, friends, and all his supporters of 20 personnel were very happy of getting back in and to be out of the cold after an adventurous great night as they disclosed. 

Emergency Door Opening + Locks Change

Emergency Door Opening + Locks Change

Lost / Stolen House Keys  Our experienced locksmith was able to attend to this Door after the keys had been lost but the customer wasn't too sure if the keys might have been stolen. Within the hour James the locksmith from James Cardiff Locksmith was able to get to the location and open both locks sufficiently. 2 locks Opened  One lock being a standard Nightlatch which our locksmith service sees a lot of. We can pick these and bypass them rather quickly. The second lock being a mortice lock, This lock was a 5 lever British standard lock which is rather hard to pick and open but our locksmith service was able to open this one in a non-destructive manner within 25minuites. As the lock is also on the right-hand side of the door which makes it is rather more difficult for us to open.  2 Locks Changed  As the keys might have been stolen it was good practice for the locks to be changed rather than always having the doubt of note changing them. In this circumstance, the customer did have another set of keys inside the property but decided to have them changed regardless which our locksmiths fully supported her decision on this matter. 

Iveco Truck - Lost Keys - Programmed In

Iveco Truck - Lost Keys - Programmed In

Auto Locksmith - All Lost Keys Iveco Truck  With our improved locksmith skill and up to date machinery we are getting more and more advanced with our locksmithing technology and advanced locksmith techniques. We are now fully capable of programming keys into trucks. If you have lost your keys to your van / Truck please do not hesitate to call us. Even if other people and companies have failed to programme a key into the system please do not hesitate to call. Not all companies are fully equipped to manage the programming of vehicles, James Cardiff Locksmith has the knowledge base and programmes to make most jobs we attend successfully.