Searching for a locksmith service in the Charleston area can be a daunting task. You may not know where to even begin. There are a lot of companies to choose from, and you may not know where to start, what to ask, what to check for. We took a few minutes to write this short guide to try to make it easier for you, and help you learn what to check for.
What To Check When Choosing A Locksmith Service
The most important thing to check for is to confirm that the company you engage has licensing, bonding, and insurance. You can do this by doing a quick search on the internet.
The next thing is to check reviews. This is so important. Check online reviews, if you have the time, ask around your neighborhood if anyone has used a locksmith service and if yes, who do they recommend and who did they have a bad experience with. This can be especially helpful because if you hear the same company name a few times (in a good way!) then it will be easier for you to make your choice.
Next, confirm which companies can do the job you need done. If you need to change the locks on your business, you will need to choose a locksmith service that does commercial locksmith services. If you lost your only car key, you will need a locksmith company that does car key replacement. If you lost a European car key, it may greatly narrow down your options as most locksmith services do not replace European car keys. To find out which services a company provides you can search the web with “locksmith to replace lost car key” for example and you should get relevant results and narrow it down from there.
Next, you will want to check pricing. Some companies have average prices listed on their website which can be illuminating. But prices can greatly vary depending on the job you need done. So, to check the prices you may have to make a few calls. Call a few locksmith companies and compare prices. After 3 companies, you can usually get the idea of what the going rate is if you cannot simply find it on Google.
Next, you will want to check availability. Contrary to common belief, not all locksmith services are 24-hour companies. So, if you will need service after hours or on a weekend, you can do a quick Google search “24-hour locksmith” and receive relevant results.
Call A Locksmith That is Licensed and Insured.
If you have applied all the filters above, your results are most likely narrowed to one, which will make your search easy and effective. We hope this has been helpful. As always at Quickey Locksmith we are here to help you 24/7 with any commercial, automotive, or residential locksmith need in the Charleston Metro Area. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and would be delighted if you would take the time to read our reviews. Call us any time at (843) 994-3994 for a price estimate and more information.