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Choosing The Right Locksmith: The Do’s and Don’ts

If you are reading this blog it might be because you are still uncertain about how to choose the right locksmith company.

Don’t feel bad! Choosing the right locksmith can be hard. With so much choice on the market, it’s tricky to know which service provider to go for. If you’re in a particularly stressful lockout situation, it can get even harder. With this in mind, Capital Locksmith has created an article for you to read through and help better inform you of your options. 


Pay more than you have to! 

Sometimes Choosing the right Locksmith will cost more than others.

The key is to shop around; it can’t hurt to see what your options are in terms of price and service. Paying less doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get a worse service! However, keep in mind that price should not be your only indicator when choosing a locksmith service provider. It is better to pay a relatively higher price than get crappy assistance at cheap rates. 

Choose the first locksmith service you come across. 

We know that when you urgently need a locksmith, you don’t always have the time to shop around. At least make sure the locksmith service you decide upon is licensed and insured. Note that not every state requires license for a locksmith to be eligible to operate. You can check the list of states that need a license here.

Agree to pay any money before the service has been completed.

 You should only ever pay the full fee after the service has been completed. Don’t let anyone charge you before you are fully satisfied with their service. 


Expect your locksmith to offer you an ETA. 

The last thing you want is to wait around for hours, especially if you’re locked out and in the cold! The locksmith company needs to provide you with an estimated arrival time. This way you won’t feel anxious by the uncertainty. 

Expect transparency with prices. 

Your locksmith should be able to tell you exactly how much the specific service will cost after he has assessed your situation. Always make sure a price has been agreed upon prior to commencing. You won’t believe how many companies try to make fortune out of overcharging customers. To make sure that the company falls into your price range, ask for a price estimate or a range over the phone. This will give you an idea about the price before the locksmith comes and gives you a final rate.

Check to see if the locksmith company offers a mobile service. 

Otherwise, you may have to travel to them instead of the other way around. 

Just being aware of the above points can go a long way to helping you receive the best possible locksmith service. Don’t hesitate to ask questions! Your locksmith should be able to answer any questions you may have, and complete the service quickly, efficiently, and to a high standard! 

Remember, for any locksmith service in the Seattle area, Capital Locksmith has you covered! We offer mobile locksmith assistance around the clock.