How much does a locksmith cost?

How much does a locksmith cost?

Price has a big impact on our decision making.  So it’s a reasonable expectation to want to know how much does a locksmith cost.  Whether you need new keys cut, a lock changed or an emergency locksmith to get you back in to your home after a lockout, we all want to know how much things are going to impact our bank balance.   When you hire a locksmith, you’re putting the security of your home and loved ones in their hands.  So it’s important to know what you’re getting for the amount of cash that you’re handing over. Points to consider Here we’ll highlight some important areas that you may wish to consider when receiving a quote from a locksmith.  Be sure to ask if your locksmith doesn’t mention these points. Professionalism There are points that you can research about a locksmith before hiring them.  Being experienced, reliable and providing an all round good customer service all add immeasurable value to the cost of a locksmith. A great place to check all of this information is by looking at their reviews on Checkatrade. Experience You’ll want to know how long your locksmith has been practicing their trade.  Inexperienced locksmiths will take longer to complete their work and it may not meet your expected standards.  If you’re speaking to a locksmith that has been applying their craft for less than 6-12 months, find out what training they have received prior to entering the trade. Reliability When asking yourself ‘how much does a locksmith cost’, it’s equally important to know if they’re going to show up on the day agreed...
Do you do car locks?

Do you do car locks?

If you’re looking for the short answer to this question, it’s no, unfortunately we don’t. But some may question ‘why not, surely a lock is a lock?’. The reality is that no two locks are the same, and this is particularly true when comparing a car locksmith (better known as an ‘auto locksmith’) with a residential/commercial locksmith. Each of these types of locksmith are specialists in their respective fields and require a very different set of specialist tools. Let’s face it, you wouldn’t want a brain surgeon performing a triple heart bypass. You may find locksmiths that do offer both as a service, but there’s a good chance that they don’t specialise in either. This would be more like asking a handyman to build you a house. So what exactly is the difference? Auto locksmiths If you have managed to somehow lock your keys in your car, or you’ve lost your car keys and need a new one to be made, an auto locksmith is who you should call. As mentioned earlier, they have very specialist equipment for performing these tasks.  Equipment that requires a huge financial investment.  For example, your auto locksmith may need to access the on board computer for your vehicle to unlock it. A good auto locksmith will have a regular workflow of jobs that maximises the use of that specialist equipment, which means that they don’t have time to deal with residential/commercial locks. Other types of Locksmith The other types of Locksmith you will come across are residential or commercial.  These specialist areas are much more closely related than auto locksmiths, and require similar tools.  Which...