Questions to Ask when Calling a Locksmith

If you don’t already have the number of a reputable locksmith handy, you’ll have to find one quickly. To reduce the risk of ending up with an inexperienced or overpriced locksmith, you should ask the following questions when making your call:

 

  • How Long have You Been in Business? – This is the fastest, easiest way to determine whether the locksmith has enough experience or not. If you can’t get a straight answer, hang up the phone and try a different locksmith. We have experience over 10 years.

  • How Quickly can You Get Here? – One thing’s for sure: You don’t want to wait a long time for help to arrive. The best locksmiths take pride in responding quickly to calls. That’s true whether you need help in the middle of the night or the middle of the day. If you need a locksmith on a holiday, you should still be able to find one who can get out to help you right away. Don’t get talked into waiting around for an locksmith. A huge part of a locksmith’s reputation hinges on how quickly he can respond to calls. We provide 24 hour service with 30 min response time.
  • How Much will it Cost? – This is another instance in which you may not be able to get a definite answer. However, you should get some sort of estimate. It definitely helps to have a basic idea about locksmith prices. Even if you don’t, the locksmith should be able to reply quickly with a rough estimate. If he can’t, it’s safe to assume that he will charge you way more than he should. If you can, do a quick search on your smartphone to find out what locksmith prices are like in your area. No one wants to end up in a situation where they need a locksmith. However, even the most careful people sometimes lock themselves out of their cars or otherwise run into trouble. It’s reassuring to know that a locksmith can be out to provide assistance quickly.
  • How Long will it Take? – Although the locksmith probably won’t be able to give you a definite timeframe without looking at the problem first, he should be able to give you a ballpark estimate. If the locksmith sounds uncertain about whether he’ll be able to handle the job or not, you should cut your losses and call a different company. First-rate locksmiths travel with all of the tools and equipment they need to handle various issues. It doesn’t matter whether you broke your key off in the ignition or lose your keys. The right locksmith will arrive quickly and have the problem solved promptly.