Thursday, January 30, 2014

Safe Winter Auto Tips

Safehouse Locksmith wants you to be safe and happy with your car during these winter months, so we have compiled a list of tips to prevent any problems.

  • Have a qualified auto mechanic check the condition of your car's cooling, charging and exhaust systems. These frigid temperatures can only exacerbate any faulty parts of these systems. Your car's battery can lose up to 30% of its power when the temperature hits freezing, and 60% if it goes below zero.
  • Installing new windshield wipers can make a world of difference if you are caught in a snowfall. Worn out wipers will not sufficiently keep your windshield clear and make visibility a problem. Check that your wiper fluid is full too, because the higher quality fluids will not freeze as easily.
  • Remember that all-wheel-drive doesn't mean you are any safer. During snow storms and icy conditions an all-wheel-drive is meant to get your car going, but won't improve your stopping. Slow down and leave extra space.
  • Keep a winter kit in your car. If you do experience a breakdown, emergency response times may be slower in these conditions. It is always a good idea to keep a flashlight, warm gloves, warm clothes, nonperishable snacks, a small shovel and a bag of kitty litter in your car. Always keep a cellphone car charger in your car.
  • Clear snow from your tailpipe before starting your car. You may want to warm your car up before venturing on a trip, but if your tailpipe is blocked by snow carbon monoxide will build up in the car's interior. Clear the roof as well, since this is a ticketable offense.

If you find yourself locked out of your car, call Safehouse Locksmith. We are a car locksmith in Queens that offers 24/7 emergency services.

Safe House Locksmith
76-35 168 Street
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Phone: (973)540-9944

Monday, January 27, 2014

Ridgewood NY Thefts

 An investigation led to the arrest of a Ridgewood man on January 9th in connection with several Ridgewood and Glendale robberies. According to the the Queens District Attorney's office, the man allegedly broke into apartments in the neighborhoods on three separate occasions. The first incident took place on Dec. 17th when a resident arrived home expecting a package that UPS confirmed delivering. The 27-inch computer monitor was missing and the victim reported it stolen two days later after not finding the package. Based on information during the course of the investigation, police determined that the thief had stolen the monitor and brought it to a pawshop in Bushwick where he sold it for cash. The police were able to recover the monitor and return it to the victim.
Property theft has been on the rise, due to the amount of packages people are ordering through the internet. If no one is home, the delivery service will usually leave the package at the front door. It has become a growing concern for homeowners to ensure their packages safety from outside threats. Companies like Safehouse Locksmith, a Ridgewood NY locksmith, have seen an increasing interest from customers in improving their home security.

Safehouse Locksmith
76-35 168 Street 
Fresh Meadows NY 11366

Friday, January 24, 2014

Locksmiths Howard Beach

Getting locked out of your home or vehicle can be a difficult and stressful even in the summertime. It is infinitely worse in these cold single-digit temperature days that we have been recently experiencing. Safehouse Locksmith is staffed with highly skilled and experienced locksmiths in Howard Beach who are extremely familiar with all of the roads and neighborhoods. They will get to you in no time to let you in.

Here are some some things to keep in mind when dealing with locks in the cold weather:

  • You can prevent deadbolts from freezing by applying lubrication.
  • Warming up a key can sometimes work to open a frozen lock.
  • If a car lock freezes, you can spray it with de-icer.
  • Pouring warm water over a lock may work, but is not advised. It may freeze at a later time and make even more of a mess.
  • Never apply heat to the de-icer since it is flammable.

If you are locked out do not hesitate to call us. For more information on any of the services that out Howard Beach locksmiths provide, contact Safehouse Locksmith.

Safehouse Locksmith
76-35 168 St
Fresh Meadows NY 11366

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Locksmith Cambria Heights

Getting locked out of a car can be a stressful and difficult experience, especially if you are caught in the snow or record-breaking cold weather that we have been experiencing lately. If you have accidentally locked yourself out of your car, Safehouse Locksmith is a professional locksmith company that has locksmiths in Cambria Heights. All of our locksmiths are familiar with all of the neighborhoods and roads in Queens which enables them to get to your vehicle as quickly as possible.

Safehouse Locksmith can create new keys for your car. Here are some different types of car keys:

  • Mechanical-cut keys. This are the traditional kind of car keys that are mechanically cut by a key cutting machine or die punch.
  • Laser-cut keys. This is the more common type of modern keys that are cut using high tech lasers.
  • Transponder keys. These are keys that have computer chips installed in them to prevent key fraud. They can be used in both mechanical- and laser-cut keys.
  • Smart keys. These are the remote keys that allow the car to be started without placing the keys in the ignition.

If you would like more information on any of the services that or Cambria Heights locksmiths provide, contact Safehouse Locksmith.

Safehouse Locksmith
76-35 168 Street
Fresh Meadows NY 11366

Reasons You Need a Car Locksmith

If you have ever been locked out of your car, you can understand the feelings of frustration and despair that come along with this situation. It may seem like you are stranded, but by calling a car locksmith, you can get back on the road in no time at all.

There are a few reasons why you may have gotten locked out of your car. These reasons include losing your keys and not having a spare in your possession, your car remote stopped working, or your ignition jammed or is locked.

Car locksmiths are trained to solve any issues you are having quickly and efficiently. They will arrive on-site to unlock your car doors or get your car working again without damaging your vehicle at all.

If you need new keys made, locksmiths are able to do so right away. They can arrive with the materials that are necessary to complete this service in order to get you a new set or a spare set right away.

Car locksmiths can also help if someone attempted to or succeeded in breaking into your vehicle. If this is the case, locksmiths can perform services that will change or re-key your locks, and they will do everything they can to ensure that this situation does not happen again.

Some specific services that car locksmiths can perform include the following:
  • Creating laser cut keys
  • Installing a vehicle anti-theft (VAT) system
  • Programming transponder keys
  • Re-keying car locks
  • Repairing locks
  • Repairing / replacing ignition locks

If you are experiencing a problem with getting into your car or with starting your car, but cannot figure out what is wrong, it is always best to call a car locksmith so they can troubleshoot the problem for you.

If you are having issues with your vehicle, Safehouse Locksmith is a car locksmith in Queens that can provide you with all of the above services, 24 hours a day.

Safehouse Locksmith
76-35 168 St.
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366