The business opened in 1969 in Centre Point Arcade, off little Malop street.
In 1985 the business moved to Market Square shopping Centre.
In 2019 John McCarter SNR sold the business to his Son Johnny McCarter JNR.
In the year 2000 Ozwide Locksmiths undertook a new area of locksmithing this being Automotive Locksmithing. This primarily involves cutting and programming car keys that have a transponder chip, or have a push start /proximity system. To be able to provide this service we have attended ongoing specialised training all around Australia. As well as investing in all the latest tools, machinery and stock required in order to be able to make keys to most cars on Australian roads when keys have been lost, stolen or broken.
Then at the beginning of the covid 19 pandemic in 2020 the store in Market Square closed and the business changed to Mobile Locksmithing services only. At the time of closing the store, Ozwide Locksmiths was the only original tenant remaining at Market Square shopping centre since it opened. This speaks to the high quality tradesmanship, expertise and service that was provided for many years to our many long term and loyal customers.
That commitment to quality tradesmanship and first-class service has continued in Ozwide Locksmiths mobile services. We have also now been joined by Johnny’s Son Levi, making it truly a family affair with 3 generations working together in the field.
We have been an approved RACV repairer for over 30 years, making replacement keys onsite for many stranded customers all over South- West Victoria.
Some customers refer to us as a Car Locksmith, others call us Automotive Locksmiths.
So if you are camping, at a concert, fishing, shopping, at the footy, or just down at the beach and encounter problems with your car keys being lost or stolen. Our Mobile Automotive Locksmiths are here to serve you 24/7 for all your Car Key, Car Remote and Car Lock needs. Whether you require emergency assistance or just intend on getting a spare car key at your leisure we are only a phone call away.