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Why it’s important to have replacement keys

If you’re anything like most people, chances are you’ve found yourself in need of spare house keys before. Maybe you left yours inside before pulling the locked door shut, misplaced them when running late to work or needed an extra pair to give your neighbour so she could water your plants while you were away. At Affordable Lock Serves, we encourage you to make a few sets of replacement keys so you’re always prepared for these situations. Here are four reasons why you should always have spare keys on hand.

1. Avoid getting locked out 

Accidental lockouts can happen to anyone at anytime so it’s best to be prepared and keep replacement keys to your home, car or office handy. With a spare key, you’ll save time and energy by not having to wait for a locksmith to come and let you in.

2. Give access to multiple users
Having several pairs of keys allows you to give other people access to your home when appropriate. You’ll be able to give your kids keys so that they can let themselves in after school and provide keys to house-sitters, babysitters or guests who need to access your house when you’re not home. Extra car keys also means that other people in your household can drive your car if necessary.

3. Reduce the possibility of keys breaking
Although keys may seem virtually indestructible, they can wear down and break over time from frequent use. When you have multiple keys, you can alternate between them to keep them in good condition and prevent old keys from breaking in the lock and forcing you to call a locksmith. 


4. Save money in the long run
Having a spare key on hand means that you won’t need to call a locksmith if you lock yourself out or lose your keys. By paying the few dollars that it takes to get a few pairs of replacement keys made, you’ll avoid having to pay for the much higher cost of having to hire a locksmith to let you in or change the locks.

Call a locksmith you can trust in Markham
Whether you’ve locked yourself out of the house, require an extra key to give the babysitter or need to change the locks on your doors, Affordable Lock Services can help. We cut keys for homes, businesses, automobiles and motorcycles and use the latest in key cutting technology to make sure your key is a perfect match for your door’s lock. Our locksmith services are available to the residents of Markham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough and the Greater Toronto Area. To learn more, contact us today.

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