Lost Car Key No Spare What To Do

We’ve all been there at some point, you go peacefully about your day and somewhere at some point you realize you have no idea where your car keys are, you spaced out so hard being preoccupied with some other stuff that you don’t even know where to begin look for it at.

Back in the day when car keys had no transponder chips and no fancy transmitters and smart keys, it was much much easier, cheaper and faster to replace a lost or stolen car key.

So if you’ve lost your car key and you have no spare keys in reach, (a key in a different state or continent doesn’t really help you right now, does it ?!), you probably go online on your phone or computer and you search something like this “lost car key no spare what to do” and you see that the best course of action would probably be to call a locksmith or tow your vehicle to the nearest dealership.

Towing your car to the dealer may be an added expense you can’t afford and even if your insurance covers it all or some of it, you still have to get it to the dealers and have it sit there for god knows how long before they’ll get to it, not to mention nights and weekends when the dealership is closed all together.

Your second (or maybe first) course of action is calling your somewhat local locksmith company and hope o god they provide 24 hours locksmith service and that they actually make automotive keys and smart keys on site and finally that they have the right hardware in stock and the right programming tool to go along with it in order to program your key on the spot.

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Auto locksmith in New York City

Here it’s where it gets a little hairy so pay attention and take notes:

A lot of locksmith companies neither really know how nor have the resources and equipment to facilitate your new car key job on the spot, but and it’s a big but, they don’t want to miss on the fun and lose you as a client and paying costumer, so this is what they would do:

A: They would out source the job to a subcontractor that doesn’t work for them at all but has the ability and equipment to cut and program your new car key, so “what’s the problem your asking ?” well that subcontractor needs to get payed, and the locksmith company you called won’t pay him out of their pocket, they’ll pay him out of your pocket sunshine, beginning to get the picture here yet ?!

The freelance sub they call in works on commission, which means the bigger the job, the bigger the paycheck, everyone needs to eat and the company still cuts a 50% coupon here other then the 50% the subcontractor makes, and yes you guest it right, you’re paying for it out of your pocket with inflated locksmith service prices, (these techniques are the same when it comes to regular locksmith jobs), so be ware.

B: Obviously they won’t tell you on the phone they’re sending over a freelance and there for you’re going to pay 200% more, no no no.   What they will do is have zero mentioning of the fact that they are outsourcing the job and either zero mentioning of the price or they’ll mumble something about a “minimum price” or a “beginning price” on the phone and let the subcontractor do the old bait and switch on site when they already got you hanging by the balls.

He’s already there, you need the key, it’s late at night and you’re panicking so you decide to go with it and the hell with the money, this is exactly what they’re counting on.

We provide 24 hour locksmith and car locksmith service.

How not to become a statistic ???   Make god damn sure over the phone what the EXACT price would be, not an estimate or a minimum price or some other bullshit, make sure that the company is legit and licensed and ask for the techs name and license, also make sure the company’s name is the same on the phone, on there website or yelp page and on the invoice the tech is handing you at the end of the job.

Don’t fall for any of the good old “every car key is different and we need to see onsite what needs to be done in order to give you an exact price” NO NO NO!

Any reputable locksmith can ask you a few specific questions on the phone and quote you an exact price for the job.

Luckily for you we are the good guys and you’ve got us on your corner, we will always quote you a full price out the door before we’ll perform any job on your lock or vehicle.

At Metro Local Locksmith we provide a 24 hour locksmith and car locksmith service in New York City in general and on the Upper West Side specifically, we’re truly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week NYC locksmith company, we’re licensed and insured and have a vast knowledge of all car security systems whether smart keys or transponder keys.

Our auto locksmith department is equipped with state of the art cutting machines and top notch computers for fast and reliable key programming on site at your location.

We wil come to you day and night and make sure you can get back on the road with new car keys your hand and the peace of mind in your heart knowing no one ripped you off and that the code for your car key is safe with a lichened reputable locksmith company.

Mobile auto locksmith service, we can cut your key on site.

Most car thefts in New York are with a spare key, someone at some point obtained a copy of your car key, so don’t assume anything and trust no one when it comes to your safety and security, make sure it’s a legit company and don’t get scammed just because it’s an emergency and you need a locksmith now!

Common sense is always the best tool to make judgment calls with, if it doesn’t make any sense, it’s probably shouldn’t happen, if you wouldn’t have done that on  regular day, you probably shouldn’t be doing it now either.

So rock on New York and stay safeish out there.


Lost Car Key No Spare

So it’s Saturday night and your’e downtown having a good time drinking with friends and all of a sudden you realize you’ve lost your car keys.

Worst part it’s not your car, it’s your parents car, a brand new 2017 Lexus RX350.

Panic slowly starts to creep in, you’re a little high and buzzed from what you smoked and drank an hour prior and it takes a little time for the realization to saddle in: you’re stuck with no keys to your car in the middle of New York city.

You probably ask yourself: “well, now what?!”   You have to move the car or it’ll get towed plus you kind of need it on Sunday as well,  waiting for Monday isn’t an option and your insurance won’t cover towing it to the dealer, which will rip you off completely and he’s closed over the weekend anyways.

2016 Toyota Rav-4 remote head key.

Lucky for you, you live in the greatest city in the world where locksmith companies like Metro Local Locksmith can make you a new car key on the spot wether from an existing key copy or from scratch, yes that’s right you’ve heard me, we can make you a new transponder car key or smart key on the spot, day or night 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our car locksmith services are 24 hours a day, we will come over to your car where ever it may be and we’ll cut and program you a new key on the spot, we have a large inventory in stock of most transponder keys, smart keys and keyless entry remotes as well as remote head keys.

High security Lexus car keys.

We have 24/7 access to most vehicle key codes by VIN (vehicle identification number) and we use top notch, state of the art cutting and programming computers in our trucks in order to make sure we can cut and program almost any key to any year, make and model car out there.

A lot of locksmith companies don’t really have the ability or specialized equipment to cut and program car keys on site, and more often than not they will subcontract a freelancer to do the job, they can’t keep it in house and you pay the price for that.

Even if your insurance company or AAA will cover your towing fees to the dealer, it will take a lot of time, will be more expensive (dealers have high overhead costs) and won’t help you over the weekend or late at night on regular weekdays.   We can come to you for no extra charge, unlock your vehicle and get you going and back on your way in no time with a new car key in your hand for less than what the dealer would’ve charged you and for less time.

So next time you lose your car keys at night over the weekend, don’t freakout and give us a call, we’ll take care of your emergency situation the right way, it’ll be as if it never happened at all.

We work with multiple car rental companies and parking garages throughout the city.

For more information or to see if your car is a make we can work with, give us a call any time @ (646) 450-6320

Rock on New York.

Fire Escape Window Gate

Lately we’ve been seeing an alarming increase in apartment break-ins in New York City and on the Upper West Side in particular.

Most of the times the break-ins are through the fire escape window, simply breaking the window from the outside of the fire escape is enough to get inside, only if there is no window gate on the fire escape that is!

Don’t say “it won’t happen to me” and don’t wait until it’s too late, install a fire escape window gate today and protect the ones that are valuable to you the most.

Metro Local Locksmith’s metal work.
Fire escape window gate.

At Metro Local Locksmith we supply and install fire escape window gates that are FDNY approved for maximum safety, security and peace of mind, it’s not as expensive as you’d think, actually it’s pretty damn affordable.
Metro Local Locksmith’s metal work.
Anyone who has ever been to or experienced a break-in knows first hand how hard and unpleasant it is, knowing that someone has been to your place when you weren’t there is horrific, but actually being there while it happens is even worse.

Every fire escape window gate is costume built and manufactured for a specific window, no two windows are exactly alike, there for we must come over and take exact measures of the window frame before making your window gate.

If you already have a window gate but it’s an old style one (sliding door instead of swinging door) that isn’t safe or not working properly, maybe it’s time to replace it with a new one that is FDNY approved, a pad lock is not a safe form of a gate locking mechanism, your window gate should have a door that swings on hinges to the inside of the room and have a thumb-turn lock that can easily be open from the inside (incase there’s a fire and you need to exit quickly through the window), while remaining untouchable from the out side of the window.

When someone breaks the glass on a window that has a window gate on it, it stops them completely from being able to get in, a broken window can be replaced, a broken into apartment will never feel the same again.

The one place you should be able to feel completely safe and secure in is your own apartment, if you can’t feel safe there, you wouldn’t feel safe anywhere!

So don’t delay any more and give us a call today at (646) 450-6320 for a free estimate on a new fire escape window gate for your fire escape window, I guarantee you’d be glad you did.

Locksmith near 10024

Metro Local Locksmith provides 24 hour locksmith services in 10024 and near 10024 zip code area.

If you live near 10024 and are in a need of a locksmith, than we are your local locksmith company.

We’re the most flexible by far when it comes to arrival times and the amount of regular and high security cylinders in inventory.

Although there are many locksmith companies near 10024 zip code area, we can assure you that none of them will work harder then we will to gain your business and your trust, we know you make a choice every day by deciding where and how you’re going to spend your money and we appreciate you choosing to spend it with us and invest it in a higher security locks and costumer service that consists of more than just taking your name, address and phone number.

When looking for a locksmith near 10024 zip code area Metro Local Locksmith has the most yelp reviews and the most 5 star reviews by far than any other locksmith company on the upper west side in general in near 10024 zip code area in particular.

Bottom line is this: use your common seance, if it doesn’t make any, don’t do it.

Many locksmith companies are using very aggressive online advertising campaigns and less then honest selling technics, bait and switch practices and flat out lying on the phone in order to get your business.

We strongly recommend that you’ll do a bit off digging up and research before calling a local locksmith company on the upper west side or anywhere else for that matter.

Finding out if a specific locksmith is licensed would be a good start, always check for address on the company’s invoice and always ask for a receipt.

A locksmith company’s name should be the same on their website as well as on their invoices, the same phone number should appear on both as well.

Please don’t hesitate and contact us any time with any question @ (646) 450-6320 or online @ www.metrolocallocksmith.com

NYC Locksmith

Metro Local Locksmith provides 24 hour locksmith services to New York City and the greater new york area.

Our emergency locksmith services are second to none.   We’re truly 24/7, a lot of the other guys who claim to be 24 hours really aren’t.

Life never gives you a heads up before the shit hits the fan, when that “oh shit” moment arrives, make sure you’ve got our number on speed dial (646) 450-6320

No other locksmith company in the city or on the upper west side will get there faster or treat you better than we will.

So stay safe out there tonight and drink your ass off !   We’ll be open tonight on St Patty’s Day for emergency locksmith calls only.

Happy St Patty’s Day to all New Yorkers out there.

Happy St Patty’s Day.
We’ll be open for emergency locksmith calls tonight.

Rock on New York!


Upper West Side Locksmith

Although we’re located @ 14 w 90th st #1A, New York, NY, 10024 we also serve all the other zip codes of the upper west side.

Actually we service the entire city of New York.

We proudly offer the same quality locksmith service for no extra charge, with free estimates and timely service calls for 10023 and 10025 zip code areas.

The choice is clear, when you need a locksmith service on any of the upper west side zip codes, Metro Local Locksmith should be your first choice.   We’re local, licensed and insured.

Commercial liability insurance is a must, you want to make sure that the locksmith company you’re using is both licensed and insured.   Although the state of New York neither require nor obligates small businesses to have commercial liability insurance, it’s a VERY good idea to make sure they have at least standard liability insurance and workers compensation insurance as well.

At Metro Local Locksmith we have our corporate accounts on file with our insurance providers, so they know they’re covered if anything should happen during one of our service calls or locksmith emergency calls.

So choose wisely when it comes to your locksmith needs because you might not get a second chance, we know there are numerous other locksmith companies on the upper west side especially at the 10023 and 10025 zip code areas but non of them has our online transparency and reputation.

When in doubt go online and do your own research, Yelp.com is a good place to start, see what  other people are saying about the business you’re about to hire, check how long they’ve been in business for and what’s the general vibe and atmosphere is.

Our Yelp page has 5 star reviews across the board, we do right by our clients and they acknowledge us for that, our costumers keep coming back year after year agin and again because we treat them like family and not as numbers, we know their names and their pets names, we keep in touch during the year even when they don’t need locksmith service.

We would be happy to “waste” our time answering questions on the phone to our clients even on subjects that aren’t directly related to locks and keys or security systems.

It sounds like a cliche but we really enjoy actually interacting with our clients and hear what they need and what they have to say.

We ask that you’d give us your business once and we promise you’d be back again and again and again.

Rock on New York!


Locksmith 10024

Metro Local Locksmith have been providing quality locksmith service to the upper west side in general and the 10024 zip code area in particular for the past 8 years or so.

We know the upper west side like the back of our hand.

Every neighborhood in Manhattan is different and has it’s own identity and trademarks, the upper west side isn’t the same neighborhood like the upper east side and the upper east side isn’t like hell’s kitchen.

We take pride in our neighborhood and we know you do too, we’re local, that means we’re available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week for no extra charge without a long wait out for your locksmith to arrive.

All too often we get a call from a client that’s been waiting for hours, (no exaggeration here, sometimes 2-3 hours!!!) only to find out they’ve been waiting on a locksmith company from a different neighborhood or out of town all together, while we could have been there in less than 20 minutes.    Sometimes it’s even worse, it’s a call center that’s located out of state or completely out of the country.

Being local means we’ve been to most blocks and buildings on the upper west side and that we have an intimate relationship with local businesses, supers, management companies and door-mans.    We’ve probably been to your building numerous times in the past as well, we know the cross street of your building just by it’s name or street address.

Emergency locksmith calls and late night calls are where it makes the most difference, (on your pocket and how long you’ll have to spend waiting) on who you call.   A real local locksmith company won’t charge you any extra service charge just because it’s an emergency call or because it’s night time and they had to drive all the way from Queens or Brooklyn to get to you.

Our upper west side locksmith service is truly second to none, we will beat any price for a lockout or lock change from any competitor in town, we will also beat any ETA on the upper west side.

Most business owners on Amsterdam or Broadway ave know us and our techs by our first name, supers and door-mans on Central Park West and West End Ave have our number on speed dial and local real-estate agents have been working with us since before most of you have moved to New York.

There’s peace of mind in knowing you’ve called a local locksmith in your neighborhood. You know us, you know us even if you haven’t used our locksmith service before.   You’ve been hearing about us from your local barber shop or the neighborhood bar, you’ve probably seen our van or truck double parked more than once in the past while we serviced a restaurant’s locks on Columbus ave and you’ve probably heard a friend tells another friend about their experience with our company.

Our mission is to be the best locksmith company on the upper west side and New York City, we ask that you’d trust us with your business and that you’d give us a chance to serve you and show you how our experience and professionalism sets us apart from the competition.

Online reviews can go a long way in portraying a company’s character and reliability, that’s why our Yelp page has nothing but great reviews and 5 stars rating!

You won’t find a more trust worthy locksmith company on the upper west side and that’s fact.

So don’t get scammed and shop local on the upper west side with Metro Local Locksmith.

Rock on New York!


A townhouse on the upper west side.

Locksmith Upper West Side

We’ve all been there, we’re all way too familiar with that “oh shit” moment, that moment when you realize a split second too late you’ve done some thing extremely stupid, you just got locked out without your keys.

That moment can mean many different things to many different people, but from our past experience (and we have a lot of it) it means one thing, you have a problem!

Whether it’s your office, apartment or vehicle you got locked out of, now would be a good time to find a solution to the problem and not panic,  because panicking would just make your situation worse and siting on the floor crying your eyes out isn’t going to help you get back inside.

It’s important not to make a mistake at this point by calling  a random locksmith from a shady business card that was placed on the door or an even shadier sticker that was left on the intercom unit, doing so would just get you ripped off by an unlicensed locksmith.

Theres an excellent piece in the NY times about fake locksmiths and what to avoid, it’s worth reading.

In many cases the price these fake companies quote on the phone is 3-5 times lower than what they are actually meaning (and going) to charge you on site once their locksmith will get there.

If it feels fishy, it probably is and it ain’t the hudson river.

Whenever deciding on a service provider, in this case a locksmith professional, one should try and have a number of a local company BEFORE they actually reach a situation where they need one to begin with.

One great tool you’ve got on your side (assuming you have your mobile device handy) is Yelp.

Check out the locksmith company you’re about to call, read the reviews, see the pictures they’ve uploaded, company members should have their photo in there as well, that will give you a better understanding of who is about to come to your aid and who you’re dealing with.

I know perfectly well that no one plans on getting locked out in the middle of the night during a snow storm and that some emergency locksmith needs happen out of the blue, like a lost car key, a stubborn bedroom lock or a safe that just wouldn’t open when you’re 2 hours before your flight and your passport (with that horrible picture from 8 years a go) is conveniently locked in it.

Luckily if you’re in New York, especially on the upper west side, we got you covered.

Metro Local Locksmith has flat fees for almost any type of locksmith emergency you can think of, we’re open 24 hours a day and our 24 hour locksmith service is for no extra charge, yes that’s right, we charge the same service fee we charge during the day so you don’t have to pay more just because you’ve made a mistake or because a situation was forced upon you.

You may call it accident forgiveness if you will, we strongly believe in fair prices and honest treatment because we see our relationship with you for the long haul, for years to come, we know we have your loyalty and business and that returning costumers become a part of the family.

Our 5 stars reviews on Yelp and stellar reputation took many years and a lot of hard work to achieve, and we ain’t about to throw it away over some higher prices and aggressive selling tactics.

Our upper west side locksmith service will get you back inside fast and without burning a hole in your pocket, that’s why our costumers keep coming back when ever they need a locksmith service, any locksmith service!

Some of our corporate accounts have been with us for so long (practically from the very beginning) that even they don’t remember when they got on board.

A townhouse on the upper west side.

So don’t let one mistake ruing your day, call Metro Local Locksmith for the best experience you’ve ever had with any service provider period.

24 Hours NYC Locksmith

Metro Local Locksmith provides top of the line emergency locksmith services and responds to all of our clients locksmith needs: auto locksmith, residential locksmith and commercial locksmith in New York City and the upper west side.

Ben standing by the newest addition to our vehicle fleet.
The all new 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The reason we can be any where, any time 24 hours a day is our great fleet of vehicles that enables us to travel to our costumers at any giving moment.

Even with no experience of running a service business you must imagine how hard it is to control so many moving parts and making sure every morning and every night that our trucks are ready, equipped, well maintained and up and running.

We make it easy on ourselves by using top of the line cars.

Yes, it actually costs us more to use better, newer and more equipped vehicles but that’s what gets the job done at the end of the day.

Don’t nickel and dime when it comes to your business’s transportation and your employees safety.

It would be extremely embarrassing if we had to call one of our costumers in the middle of the night and tell them that their emergency locksmith is running late because our vehicle didn’t start!

You can’t help a stranded client who’s stuck with no car keys or no way of getting back in his or hers apartment if you can’t get there to begin with.

Being able to get to our calls in a timely manner each and every time enables us to provide quality and consistence locksmith service that is truly second to none.

As always if you have any questions what so ever about any of our locksmith services you’re more then welcome to contact us at anytime with any question, big or small.


(646) 450-6320