Winston-Salem, North Carolina

5 Questions to Determine the Best Locksmith for Key Replacements September 5, 2017

Winston-Salem, Forsyth
5 Questions to Determine the Best Locksmith for Key Replacements, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Whether you need a replacement key for your home or office or a transponder key for your car, it’s important to have an experienced, reliable, and qualified locksmith on hand who provides an easy and cost-effective service. If finding one feels like a challenge, there are several questions you can ask to determine the right professional for you.

Here are a few key concerns to consider as you choose the best locksmith for your needs:

1. Are They Experienced?

Find out whether the locksmith has the experience necessary to keep your home, business or vehicle secure. If they’ve been in business for decades, they’ve likely done so by establishing a reputation for quality service that customers can rely on.

2. Are They Qualified?

Always ensure the professional you choose is qualified before allowing them to handle your key replacement needs. The best locksmiths are state licensed and insured, which means they have taken steps to prove they comply with government regulations. They’ll also have their state license on hand, so always ask to see it before proceeding.

3. Will They Come to You?

Getting replacement keys made can be a pain, especially if you have a busy week and can’t run to the shop. A mobile locksmith will save you the hassle by coming directly to you, and, if they’re reputable, will arrive in a clearly marked vehicle. 

4. Can They Make a Key for Your Car?

best locksmithBefore you call an auto locksmith, it’s important to note whether they can create a replacement car key for you. While you have them on the phone, confirm they can generate, copy, and program keys for your vehicle’s make and model. The best locksmiths can work with both foreign and domestic vehicles, even if they use transponder keys or key chips.

5. Can They Make a Key for Your Home or Office?

If you require locksmith services for your home or office, identify your specific needs over the phone to ensure the locksmith you select specializes in that service. Examples include master key systems, deadbolt installation, and rekeying for your home or business, which means changing the lock cylinder spring and pin configuration.


Whether you’re a home or business owner in the Piedmont Triad area of NC, the licensed and insured experts at Ability Lock & Key offer prompt and reliable mobile locksmith services. Give them a call today at (336) 407-1586 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit their website for testimonials on why they’re the best locksmiths.

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