At Thomastown Locksmiths, we know that choosing the right locksmith that not only meets your needs but also your budget can be a challenge. And with the number of locksmith service scammers out there, we want to make sure you choose the right people to look after your security.

So, here are our top 5 tips on finding quality locksmith services for your needs and budget.

Tip 1: What locksmith services do they provide?

Some locksmiths specialise is certain areas, such as automotive, residential, commercial etc. So firstly, find out if they’re a specialist or not, and if they are, then make sure that the locksmith service they provide matches what you need. If they can’t do the job properly, then you’ll be back to square one.

Tip 2: Experience is key!

Not all locksmiths who provide the same locksmith services are going to be able to complete the job to the same degree or level of quality. If you can find a locksmith with a greater amount of experience, then it’s more likely that they will have encountered your exact situation before (and if not, then something fairly similar at least). This means they have prior knowledge to draw from to ensure the job is completed to a high standard.

Tip 3: How long will it take?

If you’re in need of a job that has to be done as soon as possible, then you will want to find a locksmith that offers emergency locksmith services. This is especially the case if you’re locked out of your home, car or business because the last thing you want to do is have to wait hours or days to be able to access your car or home.

Tip 4: Online reviews are your friend!

Online reviews of local locksmiths are a great way to see what previous customers’ experiences have been like. On most locksmiths’ websites, they’ll have a few positive testimonials, but on the rest of the internet, companies cannot pick and choose which reviews are shown, so you’ll get a more well-rounded view of the quality of their work and service.

These online reviews can also help you weed out any potential locksmith scammers, as it is highly likely that if someone has had to pay exorbitant call out fees or post-service fees, then they’ll have posted about it online. So, check online to see if they will give you a quote for the entire service upfront too!

Tip 5: Trust is essential!

The Master Locksmiths’ association is a regulating body of locksmiths in Australia, and all members must meet certain criteria and quality of work in order to be accredited with them. So, for any locksmith services you’re looking for, the best way to ensure that the work will be of a high standard is to ensure they are members of the Master Locksmiths association.

At Thomastown Locksmiths, our Master Locksmiths #1 priority is your security. We want to ensure that you can have the peace of mind, knowing your family, home, car, and valuables are secure. If you would like more information on Thomastown Locksmiths and the locksmith services we provide, click HERE or give us a call on 03 9464 0332.