First, we need to know if the locksmith is approved by the Master Locksmiths Association. Read about the approval of the MLA here. This applies to both the loss or theft of house and car keys. If you've been left without access to your car, many insurance companies will cover the locksmiths or the trailer if a locksmith can't fix your key on site.
That situation sounds familiar to Jim Wiedman, a third-generation locksmith from Nashville who sits on the board of directors of the Associated Locksmiths of America. In addition, Stewart said that neither he nor most locksmiths ask customers to first sign anything before opening a house or car. If your car has a transponder key, you'll also need to have it towed to a dealer who can order a new key and program it. Alternatively, using an MLA approved locksmith means that your locksmith is examined, inspected and qualified.
The dealer will need to replace and reprogram newer cars with key rings that unlock it automatically.