There are different types of locksmiths available. Mobile locksmiths are just one of those, and will be able to fix a problem wherever you are. They have transport to be able to get to a location, whether you’re stuck in a parking lot without your car keys or your house needs its locks changed after a break-in.

The question that many people ask is just how good a mobile locksmith is. Without having everything in a shop, does that mean the quality will suffer? Is one trustworthy?

All mobile locksmiths are different, and it’s important to do the following checks to help:

What Have Others Said?

Always look into reviews of any locksmith, mobile or not. You want to find out what others have said, and whether they recommend them. It’s also worth asking friends who have used various mobile professionals in the area. If a trusted friend recommends someone, you stand a chance of a good service. You could even point out that a previous customer recommended them.

Are They Reputable?

A good locksmith will be highly recommended, not just by individual customers but by the Better Business Bureau. Check that the company follows specific guidelines, and that there are no official complaints lodged. Some of the biggest complaints you need to look out for include those involving break-ins soon after and problems with getting keys fitted into locks.

How Far Can They Travel?

Some mobile locksmiths will have a limit on how far they are willing to travel. This is due to gas costs, and the time it takes to get to a location. One of the first questions should be to find out if they can get to you—along with how long it will take. You don’t want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere overnight! It’s also worth finding out if they offer an emergency service.

Not all mobile locksmiths are trustworthy. It’s important to do your research, before you hire an individual. That will give you the peace of mind you need after an event.