A hand holding keys, with locks in the background.

There’s a reason that 24-hour locksmiths exist. Many reasons, actually. At Bill’s Lock & Key, we’ve responded to a large number of 24-hour locksmith requests over the years, and we’d like to go over why this service is important as well as present five cases where you might need to make that call.

When You’re Back From A Trip And You’ve Lost Your Keys

We all misplace keys from time to time. Some of us keep spare keys in our pockets or vehicles, or we give a spare key to a loved one for safekeeping.

Say that you’re coming back from a long trip, and you just can’t find your keys anywhere. It could be your car keys that we’re talking about, or your house keys, or both. What do you do?

If the airport shuttle has dropped you off at your vehicle, for example, and you can’t find your keys anywhere, you probably want to call a 24-hour locksmith. If it’s three in the morning, your family or friends may not be too happy about getting a call from you for help. Instead, you may want to call your local 24-hour locksmith for assistance.

Or let’s say you get to your front door and discover that your house keys are missing. Either you never brought them with you and they’re locked inside your home, or you lost or misplaced them somewhere. You’re dead tired, and you have to get to work bright and early the next morning. Once again, calling a 24-hour locksmith is probably in your best interest.

When It Seems Someone Has Broken Into Your Home

Does it look like someone has tried to force your door open? Whether it’s a front door, a back door, a side door, a door to your garage, or any other entry point to your house, getting a locksmith over ASAP is a good idea. You don’t know who tried to force their way into your house, and you don’t know why. You also may not know if they were successful in breaking and entering.

In such cases, you’ll want to side with caution and get your locks changed and rekeyed. Contact a residential locksmith that offers 24-hour or emergency services to have this taken care of right away.

If it’s your business that was broken into, or appears to have been broken into, you’ll also want to call a 24-hour locksmith for your protection and for your business’ best interest.

When You’ve Locked Yourself Out Of Your Car And You Need Your Vehicle ASAP

Let’s say you’ve just completed a long list of errands and you’re ready to go home. You have a shopping cart full of groceries that you need to get into your pantry and refrigerator, the sooner the better. Lo and behold, you reach into your pocket or check inside your purse, and your keys are missing.

You go back to the grocery store and check with a clerk, but your keys are nowhere to be found. Where did they go? What will you do?

You return to your car and peek inside. What do you see? Your car keys are on the floor! You’ve locked yourself out of your own car.

Don’t worry; this happens a lot more often than you might think. This very common case is another reason that 24-hour locksmiths exist. At Bill’s Lock & Key, we’ve rescued countless people here in the greater Albuquerque region who’ve accidentally locked themselves out of their cars. It happens, and when it does, we’re here to help with reliable service.

Call to action for calling a locksmith when locked out of a vehicle.

When Your Locks Break And You Need Protection

What if your locks break and your key doesn’t work anymore? What if a broken lock is preventing you from getting into your home? What if that broken lock means anyone can get into your house or business now, leaving you, your loved ones, and your valuable possessions in a vulnerable position?

In such a case, don’t delay. Call a commercial or residential locksmith who provides emergency services. Keep your home, business, and loved ones safe!

When A Key Breaks In Your Lock

It’s always a nuisance when this happens! Not only do you find yourself with a door that won’t open (or one that won’t lock), but you now have a piece of metal stuck inside your suddenly unusable lock. What do you do? If you try to fix it yourself, you may damage your door even further. In this scenario, it’s best to call a 24-hour locksmith. Believe us, we’ve seen it all, and we have the right tools to help you when a piece of your key gets stuck in a lock.

Contact Bill’s Lock & Key For Reliable Services

Whether it’s an emergency or not, if you need a reliable locksmith to rekey locks, or you need any type of commercial or residential locksmith services done for you in a timely manner and handled professionally, contact Bill’s Lock & Key in Albuquerque, NM. We’ve been serving the community since 1978, and we can handle any type of lock-and-key combination out there! We’re experts in automobile keys for new and old models alike, and we can handle both your residential and commercial locksmith needs.

As a full-service locksmithing company, we’re well-versed in automotive technology and can help with all your car-related key needs. We’re also skilled with all types of commercial and residential lock-and-key hardware. Our locksmiths are both knowledgeable and highly professional. For prompt, courteous, and reliable service, contact Bill’s Lock & Key today!