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How to Make Sure You Hire a Credible Locksmith May 20, 2019

Poplar Tent, Cabarrus
How to Make Sure You Hire a Credible Locksmith, Poplar Tent, North Carolina

If you need the locks changed on your home, or if you get locked out of your vehicle, you need to find a locksmith in your area who can do the job quickly. However, many customers have fallen prey to companies that are less than reliable. To avoid this mistake, here are some of the top details to look out for when hiring a locksmith.

What to Look for in a Locksmith

1. Make Sure They’re Licensed, Bonded, & Insured

The first thing you need to check is if your locksmith is actually approved to do locksmith work in your area. Many states have licenses that these businesses need to obtain in order to operate. They should also be bonded and insured to protect customers in case there’s an issue at a job site or any damage to property.

2. Check Their Location

locksmithSome locksmiths are mobile, so they might not have a physical storefront that you can visit. However, some of those that claim to have one are actually using a fake address to seem legitimate. If they provide an address, do a quick search to see if it’s real.

3. Ask for a Time Frame

Of course, you want a locksmith to show up at your location as quickly as possible when you’re locked out or in need of service. However, companies that scam customers know this, so they often try to give you the fastest time estimate. If it doesn’t seem doable, it probably isn’t. They’re likely just trying to make the sale quickly.

4. Look for Industry Associations

If a locksmith is affiliated with any official organizations like the ALOA — American Locksmith Organization of America — that’s a good sign that they’re fairly credible. These organizations have strict standards and requirements for members, so check your locksmith’s website or ask about these affiliations.

 

If you’re looking for a credible locksmith in the Charlotte or Concord, NC, area, look no further than AAL Lock & Key. Serving all of Cabarrus County, the emergency locksmith offers various services, including key replacement, re-key service, door lock repair, and smart keys. With over 20 years in business, the company ensures that you’ll receive prompt service at an affordable price. Contact the team online to request a quote, or call (704) 795-2162 for immediate assistance.

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