Why And How To Choose An Emergency Locksmith Ahead Of Time

28 June 2016
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Many people wait to think about emergency locksmiths until the last minute, but this can lead to unnecessary stress. Here is a guide to how and why to choose an emergency mobile lock service now. 

Benefits of Choosing Ahead of Time

The biggest benefit of choosing your emergency locksmith now is to avoid complications. Imagine you're stranded on the side of the road. If it's nighttime, you may be in an area that you want to get out of as soon as possible and don't want to spend 30 minutes finding a suitable 24-hour locksmith company. You may not have very good service on your phone, so you can't research locksmith companies before calling someone; you have just enough service to call the number you already have stored in your glove compartment. And if you're caught off guard you may have limited battery power to work with, so you only have time to call one company. While this is an extreme case, you can quickly see the benefits of having someone already lined up in this type of emergency. 

Find a 24-Hour Company

Your go-to mobile lock service should always be a 24-hour company. Emergencies can happen at any time, and you don't want to mess with figuring out their hours or be stranded if they are closed.

Coverage Area

When you're shopping for an emergency mobile lock service, you may notice that many of these companies have one service area that's included in their basic package, but they may be willing to go to extended coverage areas for an additional fee. It's a good idea to map out your most frequent routes and make sure that you're covered along the entire route. You may need to have a few companies in different areas in mind if you tend to do a lot of traveling in your vehicle. 

What's Their Policy on Speed?

Some companies offer you a guarantee on how quickly they will send out a locksmith and how much time will elapse from your call to a completed job. Knowing a locksmith will arrive soon can help give you some peace of mind when you're stranded and waiting. 

What Types of Locks Do They Service?

It's best to find a company that can handle all of your locks, including your home locks. That way, if you have a home lockout, you'll already know a company you can trust. Many locksmiths can handle the whole range of locks, including keyless car remote, knob locks, and even electric locking systems, so be sure to find one who services all of the locks you have.

If you have questions about locksmith services or need a locksmith, contact Mobile Lock Service.