Mad skills like a Ninja, but not scary like a Ninja.

HB Auto Lock is the brainchild of Hawke's Bay local, owner-operator, Jeremy Phillips.
Jeremy has a particular passion for automotive locksmithing, which has become quite specialised with the introduction of transponder technology into everyday vehicle security systems.

We service the locals of Hawke's Bay with a fully equipped mobile workshop. We also regularly receive locks and vehicle immobiliser computers to repair from customers all around New Zealand.

"But Jeremy, why would I choose to use HB Auto Lock?"

Good question! The answer is simple. Because we are the BEST!

Cars these days are complicated things, if your car is less than 15 years old, it will contain at least $6000 worth of computers in it. Mistakes caused by people working on your car who are not using the latest equipment or possessing the necessary skills are quick to make and expensive to fix!

Think long and hard about who you trust to work on your vehicle.

"Are you the cheapest in town?"

Probably not! We concentrate on being the BEST!
Do you want the cheapest person to work on your car, or do you want the best?

HB Auto Lock makes every effort to ensure that our prices are fair and reasonable, but we make no claim to be the cheapest option. To be cheaper would mean we'd need to sacrifice either the parts we supply or the standard of workmanship we provide - and we are not prepared to do either!
We take our work very seriously and have a high standard of workmanship and thanks to the fact that we are actively involved in training other locksmiths, both in NZ and around the world, we have developed a wide range of resources to help us solve those tricky locksmithing problems.

We are completely mobile and can come to you.

"Can you [ unlock / supply keys for / fix ] my car?"

Well, I've never met you and I don't know what kind of car you drive, but... yes.
Yes I can.

"Jeremy, don't you think that renaming Ms Marvel's character in the latest Marvel film was a triumph for Feminism?"

FINALLY! An important question!
OK so this one is really tricky. As you know, the ORIGINAL Captain Marvel, aka Billy Batson, was the cause of a significant amount of controversy, first attacked by DC, then adopted into the DC-verse. In the meantime Marvel very sneakily aquired the trademark on the name forcing DC to eventually land on "Shazam", even though everyone still just calls him Captain Marvel. The Carol Danvers version of Marvel will always be referred to as Ms Marvel - despite the Marvelverse/MCU's weak attempt to rebrand her as Captain Marvel in 2012.

So when Marvel announced that their new movie was going to start Carol Danvers as "Captain Marvel" - they were quite within their rights to do it. (Although one COULD argue that since the Civil War storyline took place in '06, and the Infinity War storyline took place in '92 - going by either timeline, she should have still been Warbird/Ms Marvel at this stage!)

But the tricky bit comes in the motivation for it all. No comic nerd calls Carol Danvers Captain Marvel. Billy Batson is, and always will be, Captain Marvel. I'm pretty sure even Stan Lee himself (RIP) would still think of Billy Batson when you mention that name.
The initial reason for the name change was specifically to screw over DC and had nothing to do with Political Correctness.
I DON'T think it "strikes a blow for Feminism", because in the comicbook world, (and I'd suggest in the actual world as well!) nobody assumes that if you have a prefix of "Ms" then you're automatically weak, and nobody assumes that if you have a prefix of "Captain" you're automatically strong.
We have Captain Boomerang to thank for that.

Making such an obvious change in 2019's environment is really just making it look like women need to be coddled and molified. (Go ask your grandparents.)
That's certainly how I took it. The irony is that the Carol Danvers Ms Marvel DID kind of suck. That's why she got taken out by Rogue way back in the 80's.

Now what they SHOULD have done was bring back Carol Danvers as BINARY - THAT would have been legit.

I would LOVE to discuss this with you further, but you'll need to lose a key first. Then we can debate it while you're paying me!

HB Auto Lock Ltd is an awesome locksmith company based in Hastings, Hawke's Bay specialising in automotive locksmithing.
Our operation is fully mobile and we will come to YOU!
Phone us now to discuss your needs!


This website was lovingly crafted by HB Auto Lock's web design division. Which ironically is the same as their locksmithing division. Aren't we multi-talented!