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Not All Locksmiths Are Created Equal

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Not All Locksmiths Are Created Equal

You need a locksmith to come and fix a broken lock in your home or help you get into your car when you’ve locked yourself out, so you look online and see dozens of locksmiths listed that ‘service your area.’ How do you choose the best one? Don’t just pick any name that looks good; use these tips to determine which locksmiths are great, and which are garbage.

 

Great locksmiths answer the phone with their business name, not ‘locksmith.’ It might seem like a small thing, a real, reliable locksmith will take pride in his or her business and be clear about who they are.

 

Great locksmiths provide proof of who they are when they show up to help you. They’ll have an ID, probably a badge from their company, and they may drive a van with the company logo on it. You won’t have to look at them and try to guess if they’re a locksmith, because they’ll make it very clear.

 

Great locksmiths will give you a firm estimate of the cost of their services before they ever begin working.They’ll also arrive when they say they will, not leave you waiting around for hours wondering if they’ll even bother showing up.

 

Great locksmiths are always insured. If they say they don’t need insurance, you don’t need their services.

 

Great locksmiths have a history. Whether they’ve been in business for decades or just a few months, your local locksmith should be able to produce at least a couple of references for you to contact to vouch for their abilities. Try to always use a locksmith that is local to your area and that has a physical address you can visit if there are problems after the job is done. This makes it less likely that you’re choosing a locksmith who’s just running a scam to make big money on your lock and key emergencies.