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October 13, 2017

May the force be with you and you never lock you keys in your car!


Announcing our New Ivins Office servicing Santa Clara, St. George, Entrada, and more

September 19, 2017

We now have a fully Certified, Trained and Bonded locksmith in Ivins, Utah ready to help you with any lock out needs. Servicing Ivins, Santa Clara, Entrada, Gunlock, St George, and more, we are right in your backyard ready to help! Specially trained with Lishi tools, whether it's your automotive vehicle or house door that you got locked out of, we can fix it for you. Available 24/7, don't wait any longer or break a window trying to solve the problem, let our experts help you out! Give us a call anytime and we can solve your problem.

Why a Spare Car Key is a GOOD Idea

June 16, 2017


Most cars, especially model years 2000 and newer, have keys with little
electronic chips built in. These chips are programmed to “talk” to your car
and let it know this is a valid key and can start the car. The upside to these
keys - much better security. The downside – they can be expensive. If you
lose that last key, it adds a lot to the expense of producing a new key. It can as
much as double the cost!
Visit our website at JensenLocksmithing.com/automotive or simply give us a call at 435-319-0361 or 208-351-8322 for a free estimate
of the cost to program a spare key for your car.
Call us when you want to, not when you have to.

Door Adjustments

April 20, 2017

When I go into a home to do locksmith work, I am frequently told that one or more of the doors are hitting ever so slightly on the top of the door frame. Just enough to be annoying and making it harder to close the door. When I am asked if there is anything I can do, they are pleasantly surprised to fine it is usually an easy fix and homeowners can do it quite successfully themselves. It can be any door that has high usage. In most cases I simply have to use a screw driver and tighten the screws on all the hinges. I usually find one or more screws loose possibly some screw holes stripped. I most commonly find they are loose in the top hinge, but all of the screws need to be checked. If the hole is stripped, it can be easily remedied by screwing a longer screw into the hole. (sheet rock screws can work well) Just 1/16th of an inch of tightening on the hinge side can be enough to give much better clearance between the door and frame. It can be a simple and cost effective solution.

Phil Jensen

Centrally Located Locksmith in Washington County Utah

February 21, 2017

Many times when people are in need of a locksmith, they need the help in a hurry. Whether it's because they are locked out of their car or house, which does unfortunately happen to all of us, or they want new locks or existing locks re-keyed for security purposes or if they sadly lost or broke their house or car keys, they need help as soon and as quick as possible.
Fortunately Jensen Locksmithing is centrally located in Washington, having offices in La Verkin, Hurricane, and St. George, and this means we can usually be to any job in 30 minutes or less, including further out locations in Washington County like Ivins, Apple Valley, Springdale, and even Zion National Park.
Jensen Locksmithing has mobile technicians who will go to you to help you out, and we're open 24/7 for emergency locksmith services, so we can help you whenever you need.
Just give us a call at 435-319-0361. You can also learn more on our website at JensenLocksmithing.com.

Why do car keys cost so much now?

July 24, 2016

We have noticed that people are often surprised at the cost of a new key for their automobile. Why does a new key usually cost $125.00 or more? Let's examine the cost of a new key.

Since approximately the year 2000, most cars have included a transponder system for higher security. This transponder system will not allow a vehicle to start unless it recognizes the proper chip in the key. This electronic chip adds a lot of cost to a key. Depending on the type of key - regular head, remote head, flip-out, high security, etc. - the cost of a key can range from about $20 to more than $100. We are also starting to see more proximity keys. These are electronic “keys” that just need to be near an ignition button that you push to start the car. Depending on the make and model of the car, these can be very exensive.

Many of the key blades, especially high security key blades, must be cut on very accurate and expensive key-cutting machines. These machines are driven by software that assure the right key cuts. If the original key(s) has been lost, we must obtain a key code from the dealer or another 3rd-party source that gives us the proper cutting information.

Once the keys are cut, they must be programmed to the transponder in the car. This requires another piece of expensive diagnostic equipment that plugs into a port on the car that allows us to program the key to start the car.

Before a locksmith ever shows up to program the key and make sure everyting works right, we spend time investigating the proper key, getting the key codes, cutting the key and making sure everything is ready to go when we show up. All of these things determine the cost of getting you a new key that will work for your vehicle every time.

If you have any questions or are in need of a new automobile key, Jensen Locksmithing would love to help you out at an affordable price.

Call us at 435-319-0361.