Do Side Impact Airbags Affect Locksmiths?

Harold Fink, Locksmith, CRL CPS
Sun, Nov 7, 2010

Opening Vehicles Equipped With Side Impact Airbags Cars are always changing. The controversy of airbag use and their application in vehicles is a topic that is currently being hotly debated in automotive industry, the government, the press and in public opinion. Side impact airbags are a valid concern for locksmiths and should be understood before proceeding with any car opening. It is not an issue that will go away soon. SRS The SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) began to appear in the steering wheels of domestic and foreign cars in the early 90’s.

Hotwiring Your Vehicle - For Locksmiths

Harold Fink, Locksmith, CRL CPS
Sun, Nov 7, 2010

This simply is not possible with modern computer and transponder equipped vehicles. Depending on the year, make and model of car you have, it can be quite costly to replace a key that operates your vehicle. Key replacement is not so simple as giving the VIN, or vehicle identification number to a locksmith, as many people seem to think it is. In years past, it may have been the easiest course of action for a locksmith that was making a first key for a vehicle, but it is no longer the case.

Automotive Lockout Tips And Tricks From Locksmiths

Harold Fink, Locksmith, CRL CPS
Sun, Nov 7, 2010

Don’t get locked out! Follow these rules: Keep a spare key. If you are traveling with your spouse, get in the habit of both spouses having their key even though you are traveling together. This is a good habit that will ensure that one or both of you have a key to open and operate your vehicle no matter what happens during your trip. Especially with modern, transponder equipped keys, it is very important that you have at least one spare key.