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The Life of a Locksmith, this blog follows the owner and locksmith of Andrews Lock and Key around the Phoenix metro area servicing Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Gilbert, and Chandler 24 hour a day 7 days a week with scheduled calls and emergency calls.Check us out every Sunday on Independent Talk 1100 KFNX at 11:00 AM on 1100 AM radio.  

Tucson Locksmith Scammer Caught

We were doing some research on the locksmith scam issue going on thought out the state and came across this video of a couple guys in Tucson that found themselves in an argument with the so-called locksmith that showed up and pulled a classic bait-and-switch scam on them. These consumers what you should do when you think you might be in a locksmith scam. Take a look at the video below and give us a call anytime you think you might be in a locksmith scam issue

How Not to Install a Commercial Door Closer

So we got a call from Pomegranate Cafe in Phoenix to rekey the property. But once we showed up and started to get to work, we noticed as well as were told by employees that the door closer was not operating. The front door had the ability to swing complete open in both directions causing it to smash against a planter on the outside of the restaurant and a cabinet just inside the door. 

We quickly rekeyed the locks and told the owner that we would have to come back to fix the door after we got a new closer. The next day when we arrived we had no idea what we were in for. After we pulled the door down to start the work we found that the last person to service the door really did a number on it. There was a drill bit broken off inside the upper mount, a screw placed through center of the mount to hold it in place, and a bunch more damage. 

After a little work we were able to tap a new groove into the upper mount once we pried the drill bit out. We properly mounted the closer and tighten bolts that were barely held in place. After we were done we had to notch out the lock hinge a little more and the door was just like new again.

Take a look at the pictures below:


We Caught a Locksmith Scammer

Andrews Lock and Key has been vigorously trying to inform the public about the locksmith scam issue in the country and in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. This year we have taken action by starting the Arizona Professional Locksmith Association and have been trying to work with Google to remove the locksmith scammers from Google Local and Map products. Unfortunately, there is always more that arise every time we flag a company or we end up getting suspended when trying to add additional locations in effort to expand our reach in the Phoenix area due to "quality issues". But today we were able to get a locksmith scammer on video.

It is very important that when you contact a locksmith you get a direct quote over the phone for an exact price that it will cost to open your vehicle. Any professional locksmith has the knowledge to know what it will take to open the vehicle and exactly what they will charge for the service. If it wasn't for us, this guy could have been charge almost $300 to unlock his Ford Fusion because of a "high security door latch" among other listed reasons that made the bill jump from $43 to almost $300.

Watch the video below and tune in Sunday at 11AM on Independent Talk Radio 1100AM KFNX to hear us talk more about this on The Locksmith Show.

Rain or Shine We Are Always On Call

It's been raining real hard today which makes people do things like forget their keys inside the car after a quick trip to get some food. We got a call to go out to Mesa and unlock a Toyota FJ Cruiser in the driveway of the clients house. It had just eased up from the morning down pour but was still sprinkling a little bit while we were helping them out. It only took a few minutes time to get into the car, we just hope their food was still hot. 

Don't hesitate to call Andrews Lock and Key 24 hours a day rain or shine we will be at your service for any of your lock and key needs. 


AZ Bike Week

It's that time of year again, the weather is getting nice and the bikes are starting to hit the road more and more. First off we would like to do our part in always remembering to check twice before you make a lane change or turn to make sure there are no motorcycles in your blind spots. Now that's out of the way, we can get down to the fun stuff. Andrews Lock and Key can make keys for any bike and we have been busy over the past week working on several. We make sure to get every job down with the best quality work possibly lubricating gas tank springs. ignition switches, and seat locks so they turn like when you first bought the bike. Check out some of the work we have done on a custom chopper and a Kawasaki Ninja 650. 


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Don't fall victim to this scam by hiring a "ghost company" that will rip you off.  Be prepared and add Andrews Lock and Key to your mobile phone address book now:

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Locksmith Reviews & Testimonials

At My Place In Less Than 20 Minutes

5-starsout of 5 stars

I misplaced my key - had to get my business opened on time - I called Andrew and he was at my place in less then 20 minutes. He re-keyed my lock, and I was able to open my business ontime. He gave me a FB discount as well as a Military Discount! Great Job! Professional. I recommend this company to everyone!

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