When it comes to finding a quality Sacramento locksmith, the good news is that there are many options available. In fact, there are dozens upon dozens of fully certified, licensed, and insured locksmiths who can handle everything from creating a new house key to getting you back in your car after an unfortunate lockout. Most locksmiths don’t specialize in one area but actually handle a variety of different needs. While many offer emergency services 24/7, not all of them do so it is important to find one most likely to meet your needs, especially if you work a second or third shift.
Searching For The Best Sacramento Locksmiths
So how do you choose among the dozens (or even hundreds) of choices available? The truth is that there are even lists of “Top 20” or “Top 25” locksmiths that can be found throughout the greater Sacramento area, and almost all of them are 4.5 stars or above on most of the online ratings systems whether Google, Angie’s List, or some other business rating site. So how are you supposed to choose?
Assuming you’re only looking at highly rated choices, then the first step is to look for someone who is relatively close in location to where you are. Time matters and someone all the way across town not only takes more time to get to you, but they are going to charge for every single one of those minutes and if it’s an inconvenient time to get across town, they are likely going to charge you a “frustration tax” on top of it.
If it’s late at night or extremely early morning, you need to focus on nearby locksmiths who offer 24/7 emergency services. While you are likely to pay a little bit more, you will at least be able to rest assured that a Sacramento locksmith is on his or her way to help you out and you won’t be stuck much longer.
Next, ask up front how long it will take and if they have someone available at that moment. When you really need lock service, your definition of “soon” and their definition of “soon” could be wildly different. Make sure you’re on the same page if it’s an emergency.
If this is not an emergency, then take the time to ask for recommendations, look around online reviews, and get a sense for locksmiths who seem to have a great reputation for the type of work that you are looking for.