If you’ve ever misplaced your keys or felt that familiar twist in your stomach as a door accidentally swung closed with your keys on the wrong side of it, you know how helpless and vulnerable a forgetful moment can make you feel.
What will you do now? How will you get back in?
As you mentally scour your list of people who may have a spare key and come up with nothing, you have a sudden moment of hope: You can call a locksmith!
Locksmiths are trained professionals who will help reunite you with your keys or access to a home or car quickly and safely — no fumbling with coat hangers or cards required.
Locksmiths can help you avoid that awkward late night call to a friend or family member with spare keys. You won’t need to inconvenience loved ones, and you won’t need to spend tense moments figuring out if you’ll look like a burglar trying to break into your own house or car.
Like most service industries, however, not all locksmiths are created equal — some provide superior service, and others … not so much. How can you tell the difference, especially when you’re in dire straits? It’s easy enough: Just use the following three questions as a guide.