Would you call a dishonest locksmith to help you out of a jam at your home, your car, or your business?
But unfortunately, some mobile locksmiths are counting on you to call the first locksmith you can find that seems to be from your hometown.
They pay extra to have their ad appear at the top of the list in the phone directory or on the Internet and they use names and addresses that are similar to those of other locksmiths.
They often use fake addresses, a mailbox at a copy store or a residence, or even just a crossroads in your town.
They let you assume that they are located there, but their mobile service may be dispatched from anywhere in the United States or even from another country.
You have no way to know.
Do you want to be sure that the locksmith you are calling is local, licensed, and will stand behind their work? Of course you do!
Take these steps now, so that when you dial the phone whether it is an emergency or not, you will be able to find an honest licensed locksmith you can trust.
* When you check them out, get their locksmith business license number and make sure they also have a local business license to work in the city where they are located. If they advertise that they are a "local licensed locksmith," be sure that is true.