When you need a locksmith service and search Google for a “locksmith near me” in South Florida, the search will return hundreds of results. That can leave you confused, overwhelmed, and as you have many other things to do, lacking time to screen each locksmith that comes up in your search. To help you out, we decided to write a basic guide on how to find a locksmith service that meets your needs and budget.
See if you can save yourself the whole hassle of finding a reliable locksmith by asking your friends, family, and you can try local Facebook groups, Nextdoor and other community resources.
You can weed out hundreds of results by searching the service you need. For example, if you are locked out search “lockout locksmith near me”, if you need car key replacement search “car key replacement locksmith near me”. This will narrow down the search tremendously and save you a lot of time.
Contrary to common belief, most locksmith services are not 24 hour locksmiths. If you need work done after hours, save time by searching “24 hour locksmith near me”. Also, if you need work done at your location, not all locksmith services are mobile, so search “mobile locksmith Davie” for example if you are in Davie FL.
You can narrow down most results by first setting your budget and calling to ask the prices. If you do not know what your budget should be, call three locksmith companies and compare the price they give you so you can get a basic idea of what the going rate is.
Now you should have a short list. First check the business on Sunbiz where you can do a free search to check that it is a legitimate business. Next, you should request proof of insurance, if licensing is required in your county, as for a license number, and always do a quick Google search to read reviews from previous customers.
Always confirm that there is a guarantee on the parts and service. If you need something more complex than a car or house lockout, you should request references from similar jobs to the one you need done. For example, if you need a mortise lock installed in a metal and glass commercial door, the best residential locksmith in the world may not have the necessary experience.
If you have a good or bad feeling about a locksmith, go with your gut and choose the one you feel is trustworthy.
We hope this guide has been helpful. As always Mr. Spare Key is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including weekends and holidays to provide South Florida residents and business owners with first class automotive, residential, and commercial locksmith services. We are happy to provide prospective clients with a copy of our insurance, 30 day guarantee, letter or corporate standing, references, and of course a portfolio of jobs we have done that are similar to the one you need. Call us anytime for fast mobile locksmith services in South Florida.