Understandably, when an unexpected event happens to you such as locking your keys in your home, breaking a key off in your ignition barrel or needing to replace/rekey the locks in your home, you won’t necessarily be ready to pay large amounts of money to have the problem resolved.  Locksmiths services are not something that many people will factor into their budget. Although they’re extremely important as a lot of the time it’ll be your only way of entering your vehicle or home, we don’t usually place a large emphasis on preparing for them.  This is why it’s important to have the option of choosing an affordable locksmith.  With finding an affordable locksmith though, you should be wary not to fall for a locksmith scam.

Affordable Locksmith and the Locksmith Scam

Searching for an affordable locksmith can generally lead you into a scam.  It’s unfortunate, but many companies are popping up around Australia, pretending to be professional locksmiths.  These companies will advertise prices that seem almost too good to be true.  This is generally what it is; too good to be true. There are generally a few tell-tale signs to see whether it’s a scam.

If the so-called ‘affordable locksmith’ can’t be backed up by Google Reviews, then this should automatically flag warning lights.  Furthermore, if the locksmiths aren’t members of the Master Locksmiths Association, then it’s another reason to be cautious.  And lastly, if upon calling the locksmith, your call is diverted overseas, you should definitely be wary. A combination of all these factors is the perfect mixture to being scammed.

Using A Trusted, Affordable Locksmith

A great way to ensure that you’re using a trusted affordable locksmith is to ensure that they’re members of the Master Locksmiths Association.  Furthermore, you would want to try and receive a fixed quotation from them and make sure that their Google Reviews match what’s on their website.

At Five Star Locksmiths, we proud ourselves on being members of the Master Locksmiths Association.  We believe that everyone is entitled to receive great workmanship and at prices which aren’t going to affect them too heavily.

For more information on how Five Star Locksmiths can help you today, feel free to leave us an enquiry HERE. You may also call us on 1800 348 378.