Wherever you are in the UK, you may come across three different types of locksmith companies if you need a locksmith. They are:
The local locksmith. A local business and lives within your local community, making it easier for you to get hold of him for repeat business or even to honour his/her warranty.
National Locksmith Companies. A national locksmith company is based in one location, operating a call centre. They use newly trained locksmiths, often coming straight off one of their courses.
Generally, their hourly rate is more expensive to cover the cost of their advertising. Their locksmiths often have limited experience.
Rogue Traders. It pains us to admit this, but they’re our rogue traders within the locksmith industry. They often take advantage of the most vulnerable in our society.
A rogue locksmith will always offer a cheap price over the phone, but you’ll be asked to pay an inflated price when they finish the work.
Please, when looking for a locksmith near me, be careful. Read reviews and if they do not turn up in a sign written van, ask them to leave and find another locksmith.