Your guide to locksmith services

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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
6 Steps to Hiring a Locksmith
  1. 1. Research your requirements

    Match the locksmith with the services that suit your needs. Having a car re-keyed is different than replacing home locks. Choose the locksmith who specializes in your problem.

  2. 2. Understand the costs

    Gather written estimates for your particular home or vehicle lock problems. Replacing interior door locks is less expensive than exterior locks.

  3. 3. Choose a pro

    In some states a locksmith must be licensed through the state Bureau of Security. Check your state for licensing requirements.

  4. 4. Get reviews

    Contact references and ask specific questions about services, pricing, timeliness, professionalism and cleanup.

  5. 5. Be clear on pricing

    If the locksmith is local, there shouldn’t be a travel fee. Choose a local locksmith to save money and make it simple to contact him again if there are issues with the repairs.

  6. 6. Stay safe

    Verify the identity of your locksmith before allowing him or her into your home. The locksmith should look and act professional.

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