7 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Locksmith

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When choosing service professionals in your area, it can be difficult to know who you can count on for quality services, especially if you are new to a neighborhood.

If you need a professional locksmith, it's important to know that they have all the correct credentials and enough experience to handle the job you have- safely, effectively and at a fair cost. We've consolidated some of the main concerns and questions when searching for a locksmith into this easy list.

 

7 questions to ask when looking for the right locksmiths:

  1. What is their response time? Various companies can offer different response times because of the way they structure their services, the number of professionals they have in your area, and the speed at which they work.
    When using small businesses with just a few locksmiths, or even a single individual business, you have the benefit of close proximity, but may experience longer wait times due to less service providers. When you use a business like 24/7 Nationwide Locksmiths, you have access to quick locksmiths in cities and towns all around the country, as well as guaranteed response times.

  2. 24 hours

    Do they provide round the clock services? Surprisingly, there are still some companies that do not offer 24hr mobile locksmith services, leaving you stranded if you lose your keys in the middle of the night or require repairs after an emergency situation. However, our professionals are ready with all equipment in their vehicles to come to you at a moment's notice.

  3. Are they licensed? Depending on state and city regulations, people may be able to advertise themselves as locksmiths without any specific locksmith certification. They could be an okay locksmith, and they may even be great; but the safest bet is to go with a licensed locksmith who is guaranteed to have a certain level of training.

  4. How much experience do they have? It can be difficult to know how much experience someone has had unless you ask or it is listed on their website. At 24/7 Nationwide Locksmiths, we work with the best in the business who have years of experience and lots of insight and advise to offer to their customers.

  5. Will they have my specific key? Smaller businesses are likely to carry the basic standards of what is necessary for them to fix and replace locks on the go, but our locksmiths carry a little extra. So from most anyone, you can get a standard flat key that will unlock your car or home and even start an engine, but if you want your manufacturer's keys with matching remotes, fobs, or transponder keys, we are one of the only companies that has those with us in our vehicles. 

  6. What are their prices like? When choosing a locksmith, always know the prices up front, if someone won't give you a price on their website or over the phone in advance, that should be a warning to you that they are not committed to completing a job for a certain amount and you will likely be overcharged. Businesses like ours that are large enough to have professionals coast to coast can afford to reduce business costs by ordering in bulk and operating on a different scale that small businesses. And we make it a point to have a detailed list on our website of all our service prices so you can be prepared.

  7. What kind of locks do they service? When looking for a locksmith, it is most convenient to find someone who is well rounded in their service background. You want someone who can not only let you into your car if you've been locked out, but can also make you a spare house key if you need one, or even help with security at your business. Be sure to ask what kind of services locksmiths provide and how much experience they have with your specific kind of lock. 

At 24/7 Nationwide Locksmiths, we've worked hard to build a business that meets your specific needs with excellent response times, quality services and fair prices. We are happy to be the service providers located near you who can offer professional expertise and courteous service. 

Call us today to utilize our services or read more about our locksmith company here!

 

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