Choosing an auto locksmith can often be made on a very quick impulse. If you’ve lost or need a car key cut urgently, then a lot of people simply Google ‘lost car keys’ or ‘car key replacement’ or something similar and then call up the first number they see.
Selecting the right company or service to cut and program your car key can be daunting, especially if you don’t know too much about how to select the right company or exactly what qualifies as a good or reliable company. It’s these two main decision-making factors (urgency and lack of information) that often mean people can make the wrong choice when selecting their auto locksmith.
Here’s 5 points to consider when choosing the right auto locksmith:
Can you trust the company. Is their website reputable. Do they have an address on their website? Would you buy something from their website if it was en ecommerce website?
Insured and licenced
Does the company have the correct insurances in place including public liability insurance? Also, do they have licences to fix, cut, replace car parts for particular brands.
Try and get a price up front. All reputable companies will give you a fixed call out and key cutting price, unless the job is more complex (a break-in for example).
Does the company have anyone you can contact? Any previous clients or customers who can swear to their validity, trustworthiness and quality?
Ask the company if they have a guarantee on the parts (key and transponder) as well as any other parts.
Making the right choice from the outset means you can have peace of mind before, during and after any work.
For more information on anything to do with car or auto locksmiths, car key replacemnt, car key cutting and how it works, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.