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When you move into your first house, you might be tempted to order new furniture or carpets for your place instead of attending to more important matters. Unfortunately, if you overlook home security, you might be left wondering if your family is safe while you are away. As a lock enthusiast, I always tell new homeowners that the first thing they should do is to rekey their entire house. Believe it or not, the process is relatively inexpensive and easy, so you won't have to worry about breaking the bank to protect your new investment. Read my website to find out more.

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Tips For Saving Money On Replacement Car Keys

by Katie Davis

Car keys can be expensive to replace if they have to be programmed to match the locks in the car. If you should lose your key, you are going to be inconvenienced enough without having to pay a ton of money for a new transponder key or other type of key. Here are some tips for saving money on replacement car keys.

1. Check Your Car Insurance

If your keys were stolen or lost, you might be able to get your insurance company to cover all or some of the costs of having your keys replaced. This is extremely helpful because it will mean that the bulk of the cost of the keys will not fall on you and that you will be reimbursed for much of the money that you had to spend. Be sure that you call your car insurance as soon as you have lost your keys or had them stolen. They will at least be able to give you some advice about where to go to replace your car keys for a cheaper price.

2. Consider Skipping the Dealership

Another way to get your car key replaced for less money is to consider going to a regular locksmith, rather than going to the dealership. The locksmith will be able to perform the same actions as the dealership as long as you bring the registration for your car and a photo identification car to sufficiently prove that the car belongs to you. In many situations, the locksmith will come to you so that you don't have to figure out how to get to the locksmith without being able to access your car. Call your locksmith ahead of time to make sure that his or her prices are genuinely lower than those at the dealership and to see if he or she will come to your location to program the replacement key.

3. Check if Getting More Keys Will Get You a Better Price

Finally, talk to your locksmith or the dealership to see if getting more than one spare key will reduce the price of both keys. This won't save you money on getting a key at the moment but it will allow you to get a second key for a lower amount of money. This way, if you lose your car keys or have them stolen, you don't have to go through the struggle of getting a new key and can instead just use your spare.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in transponder keys. Visit http://www.alocksmithriverside.com to learn more.