Finding the right one for you may be a challenge but it doesn’t have to be. The internet is like anything else–full of good and bad. It is a infinite universe of information and you have to deal with a lot of research.But, this is simpler when it comes down to searching a product or service–especially a local one. This is much easier than searching nationally.
Step One: Go to a Reputable Website
Referral services is one of the best ways to find a reputable locksmith is through an equally as reputable website. There are many boards out there like Craigslist and well sometimes you hit it lucky and sometimes you don’t–it’s not good or bad–its just that way. But on a real referral board where there is at least some screening–you have a better chance. One of those boards is Angie’s List and there are others–they will come up when you Google. The tip is to Google referral boards and not Locksmiths. Once you’ve done that, make sure you are taking the statistics of a few and doing further research. Find out who has been around the longest. Longevity means that someone has reviewed them on Yelp or another review board. The testimonials on the referral board are more regulated than the ones found on the company websites.
Call the Better Business Bureau and find out if they are a member and if there have been any serious infractions against them. After all, they are taking care of an aspect of your security. Once you have narrowed it down to just a couple, call them and discuss rates and insurance. You want a company that is bonded and or insured. If it’s a choice–go with the around the longest and insured with a good record at the BBB.
When you discuss your needs make sure you ask them all the pertinent questions. Are they available 24/7? Do they cut car keys? Do they arrive for emergencies on time and what do they consider an emergency? What do they charge for certain emergencies and do they handle electronic or computerized car lock and door lock mechanisms? If the answer is yes to these questions then you have yourself a good locksmith that is local and ready to serve you when you really need them now.