In 1982, Dan Mandell “George” had just been discharged from the USAF and he went to work for his brother at a miniature golf course. In the winter time, they had to think about other ways of creating revenue so they also had a one-hour photo lab. In the summer, they decided to add go karts and a water pool with bumper boats. Dan had to change the locks on the golf course several times, which ended up getting his interest.
In fact, in 1986 Dan took a mail order locksmith class. Upon graduating in 1987, he started his mobile locksmith business out of the back of an ’82 Ford F-150. He was young and new at being a locksmith, and thankfully was able to get mentorship. Once Dan got more proficient and experienced as a locksmith, he decided to start advertising in the real Yellow Pages. He took out a half-page ad which ended up paying dividends and allowing him the following year to increase his presence in the yellow pages.
In the early 1990’s, General Motors started using an electronic key system for cars, which now is used on almost every type of car. The new technology created new challenges, but also opportunities in key making keys that had electronic systems. Additionally, Dan found that with car break-ins door locks needed to be repaired and also ignitions. This is one area that Dan has helped customers over the years as car theft is still an unfortunate occurrence in large cities.
In the last several years, Dan started also doing programming of car computers. You may wonder why this is needed. This happens when the cars main computer stops working. The shop will replace the computer and then Dan is able to set the VIN number back to the correct one for the car.
Honda changed the way they built car locks resulting in higher failure rate. Dan is able to repair Honda ignitions and replace the keys saving customers hundreds of dollars . On average, dealerships charge in the range of $700-800 for this service.
Dan is an experienced locksmith that does excellent work, saves you money and makes his customer happy. With almost 30 years of service in the Charlotte Area, we can do most things related to commercial locksmith services.Do you need locksmith service or do you know someone that may? For quality and reliable service call A-Amazing Lock and Key at: (704) 377-5397