The locksmith industry in the UK is one of those ‘have a go industries’ that is popular with the unskilled cowboys and the dodgy, crooked tradesmen, which is why it is very important that you always make sure that you are using fully trained and vetted locksmith.

However, making the distinction between the skilled professional and the unskilled cowboy can be a difficult one and if you do end up calling out an unskilled ‘have a go’ amateur locksmith out it could cost you valuable time and money.

When you find yourself locked out of your home, office or business premises you need a locksmith to come out to you and gain access ASAP which is why most people simply do a quick search on their smartphone and ring the first number that comes up without doing any research and this is why the unskilled locksmiths thrive.

OK, you are not buying a new Car or expensive home appliance so you are not going to do major research but spending a couple of minutes looking at the locksmiths website and finding out what services they offer is not going to make a massive difference to the time they your are going to be left waiting.

Make sure you choose a local locksmith.

You don’t want to be waiting around for hours, especially at night which is when 90% of lockouts happen, so you’ll want to choose a local locksmith who will be on site quickly, which is easier said than done… You might have searched locksmith Crewe but because of sponsored search engine ads and nationwide locksmith call centres you sometimes find that the first few results are not local at all.

Tell tail signs are national or freephone telephone numbers although some call centres buy up 100’s of local numbers so they appear to located in that area, if this the case then a click onto their website will usually reveal that they are a national call centre and not an independent locksmith.

What you should choose an independent local locksmith over a national call centre

They are lots of reasons to choose an independent local locksmith over a national call centre the main one being the cost. Remember, a national call centre does not actually employ locksmiths they are simply a directory of independent local locksmiths who have signed up for their marketing services and the call centre wants their cut making the fee to the end user, you, a lot more expensive.

Another reason is speed. If you find yourself locked out or the victim of crime or vandalism you want someone to be on site a quickly as possible. Unfortunately if the call centre does not have a locksmith local to you they will simply send the nearest locksmith who can be miles away leaving you waiting for hours.

Also, with an independent local locksmith you will speak to the locksmith when you ring up. The locksmith will be able to give you an estimated arrival time and an estimated cost, sometimes even the actually cost. When you ring a call centre you are merely speaking to someone manning the phones who is not a skilled locksmith and will not be able to give you any technical advice or costs.

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