Our aim is to address Frequently Asked Locksmith Questions and provide helpful information on topics related to our locksmith services, appointments, and expected costs. We understand that navigating the locksmith world can sometimes be overwhelming, and we are here to provide clarity and support. If you are on this page to know the top locksmith FAQs (Frequently Asked Locksmith Questions), you probably either have a problem with a lock or a key, or you are looking for better security options for a home or business property. Whatever you need, if it is to do with locks and security, we can provide help and advice. Here are answers to some of our top locksmith FAQs.


People usually don’t give much thought to their car keys or locking systems, until something goes wrong. Car keys can break, get locked inside the car or lost, locking and safety systems can malfunction and so on.

Stellar Keys & Remotes has years of experience solving such complex problems and well aware of the many questions our customers usually ask. After many years of experience and thousands of customers we gather a list of common questions for you, in any case, you can always contact us 24/7.

Typically, our locksmiths can open your car within 15 minutes of arriving at your location. Keep in mind, however, that the time needed may vary. European vehicles often feature a high-tech security system that requires more time to open your car. Also, if you’re keys are locked inside of your trunk, we may need additional time to find a solution.

Absolutely! This warning requires your authorization for duplication. We are therefore obligated to confirm of your ownership of the keys with proof of ID. Additionally, you’ll need to sign a form with the information required by the state of Minnesota for these instances. Though it requires a few extra steps, this protocol promotes the safety of you and your vehicle.

This is extremely important. In the state of Minnesota, locksmiths are required to submit a criminal history background check to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and receive approval. In consideration of their special access to key duplication, you must only rely on a licensed locksmith.

Generally, no! This is good news, as your dealer will be pricier and cause more of a hassle for you. We can duplicate most automotive keys on the market. There are a few exceptions, however. For the latest models, manufacturers may have yet to release the key codes to third party locksmiths. In these cases, you might need to make a visit to your dealer. However, it is likely that you can simply call on us for a far simpler experience!

We are experienced professionals and do not anticipate any damage to your vehicle when opening your car. Rare circumstances, however, may lead us to believe that the vehicle could be damaged in the process. In this case, we will notify you and acquire your authorization before taking action.

This will depend on our locksmiths’ availability, your location and the services required. Some jobs are much easier to complete than others. For example, resolving a standard lockout is generally an easy task. Or, in the case that your key is locked inside of the vehicle, we can get you back on the road in 30-45 minutes from your initial call. Typically, you can expect a solution to any car key fiasco within 20 minutes to an hour.

There are a few steps for the situation you have described: First of all, if this is the first time, try spraying WD-40 in the ignition and take the key in and out several times before trying to turn the ignition again (make sure the steering wheel isn’t lock while you are trying to turn the key).

We recommend you to contact us and set an appointment to solve the problem.

If the first solution didn’t work out for you this is time to call a professional, in most cases we are able to repair the ignition- a thing that will save a lot of money. If the ignition is un repairable we carry new ignition for all cars. In case we install a new ignition, there is an option to match it to your existing key so you don’t have to use more than one key to unlock all the locks in you car.

Certainty not! In case your car keys were stolen an auto locksmith will gain access to your car and remove all programmed keys. Then he will de synch the programming code so that the stolen keys will no longer start the car. The next thing is to do a re-key which means you only change the inside pins and therefore there is no need to change all the locks / ignition.

Depending on the keys that were lost, you may be able to replace the key by using a specific code if you are the original owner of the keys. If not, a key can be fitted on-site so that you can continue on with your day. If you suspect your keys were stolen, then we can rekey your affected locks so that the stolen keys will no longer operate them.

Whether the battery in your remote control system ran out, or the coding went wrong a professional locksmith will be able to determine the problem within minutes. A professional car locksmith usually uses special diagnostic machinery to handle key programming

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