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When you do a internet search for keys locked in car because you need help City Lock is your Boulder keys locked in the car professional to call. We offer safe car unlocking at competitive prices. We have been in the locksmith business since 1979 opening cars, trucks, homes and more.
When you have locked your keys in the car it can be a very stressful time and we are here to help our trained car opening locksmiths can pop open a lock in no time we are friendly easy to communicate and trustworthy we are not a fly by night unlicensed locksmith service that will take advantage of you.
Have you lost your key. Many times we do a car lockout only to find that the key is not inside the car and it is a lost key. When the key is lost we can produce a new key for your car including doing all the special key programming that is needed to get you back on the road. For keys locked in car or lost keys City Lock is the one to call 7 days a week.
We sell transponder keys if you are in the Boulder CO area and need a new transponder key for you car City Lock is the Boulder transponder keys expert. We stock standard transponder keys and remote head transponder keys so you can lock and unlock your car using the remote head that is built into the key. We also have high security blade and flip blade transponder keys.
Boulder Transponder key programming is also available a chip key needs to be programmed into your car before your car will start and run. For key programming you can buy the transponder key from us or if you all ready have one you can bring in the key and your car and we can cut the key for you and do the key programming. We will need both the key and the car.
If you have lost your car key give us a call we can come out to your location to cut and program in a new key right on location this saves you money, time and towing your car to a car dealer.
Call us today we are the Boulder transponder key experts serving all of the Boulder, CO and surrounding areas with quality keys and key programming for you car or truck.
City Lock, a locally owned and operated Boulder locksmith company is pleased to announce the launch of its new version of our website, CityLockUSA.com. The new site features a more user-oriented layout that is very cell phone friendly and with expanded catalog selections, with emphasis on City Lock’s commitment to exceptional customer service. City Lock hopes to reach new clients beyond the greater Boulder and Denver regions by providing more information on its locksmith services and product selection than ever before. City Lock’s workshop and showroom located at 2898 30th Street near Valmont offers a broad selection of auto, home, and commercial security products. The company also offers emergency lockout assistance, as well as lock repair and installation. Established in 1979, City Lock is a full service locksmith in Boulder serving Boulder and surrounding areas. Visit online at www.citylockusa.com.
Consumers in the Boulder-Denver area are warned to beware of individuals posing as Boulder locksmiths who perform unnecessary work or charge exorbitant un-locking fees. The Associated Locksmiths of America, Inc. (ALOA), an international association of locksmith and physical security professionals, recently issued an official warning for Denver, Boulder, and surrounding areas.”This scheme entices locked-out consumers with large Yellow Pages ads that give the impression you are calling a local business,” says ALOA’s Executive Director, Charles W. Gibson, Jr., “These companies manipulate listings with multiple false addresses and phone numbers to make them seem like neighborhood businesses. In actuality, the victims frequently are calling out-of-state operations that are not locksmith companies at all. The consumer is quoted a reasonable price over the phone, but when a person posing as a locksmith finishes the job, the victim is charged a considerable amount more for unnecessary and sub-standard work.”ALOA has created a checklist for detecting a company that may be engaging in this scheme. “Many of the items in this checklist are legal by themselves,” adds Gibson. “However, if several are used together, you may be dealing with a con artist.”
Not Familiar with Your Area To make sure the company is local, make sure that they are familiar with your area of town.
“Boulder Locksmith Service.” Unscrupulous individuals often operate under many business names/aliases. Thus, they must answer the phone with a generic phrase like, “locksmith service.” If the call is answered this way, ask, “What is the legal name of your business”
ALOA Logo. Does the Yellow Pages ad contain a logo that makes them appear to belong to ALOA? While many locksmiths do belong to the Association, some unscrupulous individuals trick the consumer by falsely using the ALOA logo.You can always check to see if in fact these businesses are members by (800) 532-2562 or www.findalocksmith.com
Unclear Business Name. Look closely at the ad(s). Is the specific name of the business clearly identified? Does it appear that the dealer actually operates under several names? If a Web address is listed, does the name on the Web site match the name on the ad?
“Under Same Ownership.” This confusing statement, often found in small print at the bottom of a full-page ad in phone directories, give consumers a sense that the firm has been in business for awhile. The statement itself may be a warning sign that the company operates under several aliases. Also, the ad sometimes lists association memberships for organizations that do not exist, (i.e. American Locksmith Association).”
Service Vehicle. Some legitimate Boulder locksmiths will work out of a car or unmarked van for quick jobs, but most will arrive in a service vehicle – a van or truck that is clearly marked.
Identity. A legitimate Boulder locksmith should ask for identity and some form of proof that you have the authority to allow the unlocking to be done. You have the right to ask for the Boulder locksmith’s identification as well. Does he have a business card? Does he have an invoice or bill with the company name printed on it? Does it match the name on the service vehicle?
Estimate. Find out what the work will cost before you authorize it. Never sign a blank form authorizing work.
Invoice. Insist on an itemized invoice. You can’t dispute a charge without proof of how much you paid and what the payment was for .
Refuse. If you are not comfortable with the service provider, you can, and should, refuse to work with the locksmith.
If you feel that you have been the victim of a scheme as described above, ALOA recommends that you contact the office of the Colorado Attorney General. The Federal Trade Commission offers more information on this topic in this Consumer Alert.Established in 1979, City Lock is a full service locksmith serving the greater Boulder-Denver area. City Lock is also a long-time member of the ALOA.
Boulder locksmith City Lock now offers expanded service for General Motors keys and remotes. City Lock owner, Jeff Rosen acquired the software needed to expand service in effort to address more customers’ needs. “I don’t like having to tell a client, ‘no, I can’t do that’ so I am always looking for ways to widen my product base, as well as my knowledge base.” City Lock stocks most of the popular makes’ OEM remotes, Keys and ignition, door and trunk locks. The business now offers more auto products and services for 52 GM models in addition to hundreds of other makes. Rosen is quick to assert his capabilities of making keys and other devices for autos even if the owner’s manual says it can only be made by a dealer. “I’m a locksmith,” he says. “It’s my job to be capable of the unexpected.” Established in 1979, City Lock is a full service locksmith serving Boulder and surrounding areas.
Read the full article in the Boulder Daily Camera by clicking here. Established in 1979, City Lock is a full service locksmith serving Boulder and surrounding areas. Visit online at www.citylockusa.com.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 City Lock is pleased to celebrate its 30th year in business we are the Boulder locksmith to call for all your locksmith needs. The company began in 1979 in a small shop in New England and relocated to Boulder in 1991. City Lock’s workshop and showroom located at 2898 30th Street near Valmont offers a broad selection of auto, home, and commercial security products. The company also offers emergency lockout assistance, as well as lock repair and installation.Still operated by founder, Jeff Rosen, City Lock’s business has changed quite a bit over the last 30 years to keep up with industry trends and advancement. “Technology has infused itself in every aspect of our daily operations,” says Rosen. “Running the business requires more skill and creativity than ever before.”Established in 1979”, City Lock is a full service Boulder CO locksmith serving Boulder and surrounding areas