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Need a mobile locksmith after hours? Perhaps you’ve just gotten home from work only to find that you’ve locked yourself out of house? Here are a few checks to take to make sure you’re using a respectable after hours mobile locksmith.

Before you call

When calling and booking your mobile locksmith after hours there is a good chance that you are chatting directly with the locksmith who will be coming to help. It’s a good idea to ask them for a quote over the phone. This should include an after hours service call out fee and an hourly charge rate. If new keys are needed this may incur an additional charge. You can also use this phone call to confirm accepted payment types.

When they arrive

You might want to be on the phone chatting to a friend or family member while you wait. Especially if it’s late at night and there aren’t a lot of people around. This can help you feel relaxed in the stressful situation and also provides you with some personal security in meeting a stranger.

Keep an eye on the locksmiths vehicle as it pulls up and check that the branding on the van or car matches the business that you called. Secondly the locksmith should also be wearing an identifiable uniform with the business branding. If someone in an unmarked van without a uniform rocks up to assist you, it might be a good idea to wave them on. More often than not unfortunately this could be a locksmith scammer. Better to be safe than sorry.

You also have every right to ask to see identification if you are unsure.

It’s important to feel safe when it comes to your security and calling a mobile locksmith after hours. For trusted and reliable service please contact the team at Wynns Locksmiths. Security that stays, since 1865.