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3 Free Resources All Locksmiths Need To Use

3 Free Resources All Locksmiths Need To Use

Free resources? Those are never worth anything are they? Well, sometimes free resources are something never to pass up. We identified three important resources all locksmiths need to know about to save a little time, money, and headache.


This free site allows members to engage in active discussions and read prior threads on an assortment of topics in the world of locksmithing. A few minutes of reading could expand any technicians knowledge of a particular vehicle, lock, key, safe, etc. and allow them to do the next job with more precision and skill. The site covers a variety of topics and contains a variety of users from long-time business owners to recreational lock pickers. Find out more at

2. Ilco Reference Material

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Ilco makes their automotive, motorcycle, and classic key blank reference guides available as a free download and are extremely useful guides. If you haven’t downloaded their resources yet, enjoy the free manuals here.

3. Establish Vehicle Dealer And Locksmith Supply Relations

Dealer relations may be the greatest cost saving relationship a locksmith could ever have. A dealer often has access to information on vehicles and key codes that otherwise would need to be payed for through a key code program. A dealer may have certain limitations to what information they can give out, but often they are able to give out certain manufacturer information that can be very helpful. A little effort with the dealer management may go a long way, as well as offering reduced rates when servicing the locks on their lot, duplicating keys, or assisting their customers’ vehicles.

Locksmith supply companies can also be a huge asset when a question arises. Locksmith suppliers have access to a variety of resources and relationships in the industry. A customer question can often be quickly answered by a trained and experienced locksmith professional.

The next time a call comes in for a job, be better prepared with these 3 free resources! Find us online at

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