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Tools of the Trade For a Mobile Locksmith

You have locked the keys in the car. Now you need a locksmith but you have to wonder what a mobile locksmith will do. Will they remove the lock? Maybe they will make a key.

Generally, a automobile locksmith will have an arsenal of tools available to allow them to effectively pick the lock without damaging it.

It is not always possible if the lock has somehow been damaged, but those are the rare cases and most times anything further than picking a lock is unnecessary.

In the event that the lock is somehow damaged, removal or repair of the lock may be necessary. But for the simple unlocking of a door, there are a few simple tools that a mobile locksmith will have on hand.

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The most commonly known tool for opening a locked car door is the Slim Jim. These are long metal tools that are slipped in between the glass and the weather stripper on the car door. The notches on the tool are used to maneuver the parts of the door that lock the car.

Many people have used either the real thing or makeshift versions in their lifetime, but this is not advised. Since improper use can mess up the electrical system in the car its best to leave it for the locksmith.

For those older cars with raised locks on the door, a locksmith may use a J or L tool. These are sent through the window and used to raise the lock and unlock the door. It will depend on the type of vehicle as to which type your locksmith will use.