The Associated Locksmiths of America Convention will be held in the Baltimore area this month, and as part of that drivers will be able to get keys, remotes and transponder keys duplicated and programmed for free.
The Maryland Locksmith Association is organizing the one-day event that will be held Sunday, July 21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Point Plaza Flea Market, 2401 North Point Blvd., in Dundalk.
Ana Blanco-Logsdon, secretary of the Maryland Association, said drivers who lose their high-tech keys can end up paying anywhere from $350 to $700 to replace them. Drivers can purchase keys, remotes and transponders at Stuart’s Keys inside the flea market, and professional locksmiths will cut and program them for free.
Locksmiths from around the country attending the convention will be volunteering their services.
The association said interested consumers should register by calling 301-345-2272. Drivers also should bring all existing keys, remotes and transponder keys, plus a driver’s license and registration for identification purposes.
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