Automotive Locksmithing

  • Your Truck is More Than a Service Vehicle

    Your vehicle serves as free advertising. Feature your business name in bold print.

    Article • June 1st, 2010

  • Automotive 2010 Supplement: What Makes A Vehicle Difficult To Unlock?

    Even with all the tools, some jobs are harder than others.

    Article • May 3rd, 2010

  • Automotive 2010 Supplement: STRATTEC Update

    STRATTEC continues to expand its product lines to provide a more complete range of lock products for locksmiths. These include ignition repair kits, coded locks and locksets, lock servicing tools, key blanks and previously unavailable locks.

    Article • May 3rd, 2010

  • Automotive 2010 Supplement: JMA TPH Adapter for the TRS5000 Cloner

    The TPH Cloner attachment enables key duplication for most Honda®, Nissan, Chrysler, Mitsubishi®, General Motors® and many other brands equipped with Philips® Encrypted Technology.

    Article • May 3rd, 2010

  • Automotive 2010 Supplement: EK3 Disassembly Tool

    While assembling the two parts of an electronic key is easy, disassembly can be difficult without Kaba Ilco Corp.’s new EK3 Head Removal Tool.

    Article • May 3rd, 2010

  • Framon Sidewinder 2: The Right Machine At The Right Time

    This new manual machine can both duplicate and originate sidewinder keys without the use of any expensive electronic components.

    Article • May 3rd, 2010

  • Python Rekeying Kit

    The Master Lock Company has added an important upgrade to its Python TM 8491 disc tumbler rekeying kit. The kit now includes an assortment of Master Lock® No. 1 keyway plug assemblies. The kit contains Python TM Adjustable Locking Cables (8413, 8401...

    Product • April 27th, 2010

  • Essential Tools For Today’s Locksmith

    Steve Young shares his top 10 tools in three categories: automotive, residential/commercial and safe and vault servicing.

    Article • March 3rd, 2010

  • No Reader Will Be Left Behind

    One of the most challenging parts of my job each year is to develop the editorial calendar. Locksmith Ledger has 12 full issues each year plus a 13th manufacturer/distributor reference issue called The Security Register. Each of the 12 issues contains...

    Article • March 3rd, 2010

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    News You Can Use

    Article • March 3rd, 2010

  • Servicing the 2008 – 2009 Chrysler 300C

    The 300C is equipped with the Mercedes-inspired FOBIK system, which some refer to as a “Smart Key.”

    Article • February 1st, 2010

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    News You Can Use

    Article • February 1st, 2010

  • 30 Under 30

    Jared Urman, Access Locksmithing

    Article • February 1st, 2010

  • Window Wedger & Door Panel Remover

    Introducing the #1000 Window Wedge & Door Panel Remover from Wedgeco. New for 2010 the Satin finish wedge slides into place easily and holds firmly in place. Features include a sharp fiberglass wedge point and metal handle attached with machine screw. The...

    Product • January 21st, 2010

  • Lock Picks Overview

    When there is no key available, picking is a non-destructive method for providing access. Once a lock has been picked, the tumblers can be read in order to originate a key if all keys were no longer available. The lock can be disassembled and serviced...

    Article • January 8th, 2010