Safety and security are two things people don’t take for granted. We want to feel safe and sound in our homes, businesses, and cars, but more than that we want to feel safe in our decisions. It’s not hard to go to Google and search ‘locksmiths near me,’ but it can be hard to find the best and most trustworthy locksmith service for us. Let’s go through some tips and tricks on how to find a good locksmith for your needs. 

Where Do I Look for a Good Locksmith?

There are many useful outlets available for those searching for a good locksmith. Some are more simple than others, but each is worth trying to make sure you get a good service. 

One simple way is simply searching Google for locksmiths near you or in your area. By using this method, it’s important to not just click the first result that comes up but to read the reviews, visit the website, and contact the business. 

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We recommend reading reviews left by past customers and looking on their website if they have one. Reading customer reviews will give you a good understanding of how others rate that locksmith service. Click through their website to see what services they offer to make sure they can cater to your specific needs. Lastly, don’t be afraid to call or contact them through their website. A good locksmith will be happy to answer any questions you may have and, by calling them, it gives you a good understanding of how they treat potential customers. 

Additionally, there is another outlet available called which is sponsored by the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA). This service can help you find locksmiths in your area that have an ALOA certification. While this source is reliable, not every trustworthy and qualified locksmith has an ALOA certification. Keep this in mind when you use this website. 

What Should I Ask a Locksmith?

Now that you’ve found a few potential locksmiths, there are a few more things you will need to ask them about. These include:

  • Valid state license and registration
  • Payment for service
  • Allotted time for service required

A valid locksmith will have a state license and the proper registration needed to operate. A trustworthy locksmith will be happy to give you this information. If a locksmith service refuses to give you this information, it’s safe to assume they are not qualified, no matter the job you need them for. 

Ask upfront about the estimate you can expect for the service you require. Locksmiths should have no problem giving you this information. They might offer you a good deal for the service, but sometimes it can be too good to be true. Ask other locksmith service providers for free quotes or estimates over the phone. This will give you a general idea of what the price tag should be. 

Lastly, the Better Business Bureau is an excellent resource to make sure the locksmith is legitimate. Here you will be able to read about the business and any comments or complaints. 

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Pro Locksmith Has You Covered

Trusting someone with your safety is a delicate thing, but with these tips and tricks listed above, you can be assured we check every box. Pro Locksmith is fully licensed, certified, and insured. We provide state-of-the-art services to all our customers to make sure they feel secure in their own homes, businesses, and cars. We provide many services to the San Diego area and are more than happy to help you 24/7, seven days a week. Contact us today at (619) 728-9862 or fill out a form online.