Licensed Vs. Unlicensed Locksmith

How to Choose a Good Locksmith

There is nothing more important than choosing a properly licensed locksmith. The locksmith must be fully certified and accredited by ALOA or the Associated Locksmiths of America. An unlicensed locksmith might charge much less but you certainly won’t save anything in the process. Licensed locksmiths are fully insured in case something goes wrong or you have any issues with the service that was performed. Unlicensed locksmiths don’t necessarily need to be insured, which means that you could wind up paying more than you had expected in case something goes wrong.

Unlicensed locksmiths have a huge risk factor attributed with them. Many unlicensed locksmiths can pass themselves off as fraudulent. They can also make up their own set of prices and increase them as they wish. These so-called “locksmiths” can double or even triple the overall charges when they arrive. Always make sure you get a quote in advance. There is almost nothing as crucial as knowing exactly what you’re paying for with proof in writing. If you don’t get a quote, you could be held at the mercy of the bogus locksmith company.

Licensed locksmith companies generally have rapport with their clients. You must make sure the locksmith has a good reputation as well. Ask to see their referrals. A well trusted locksmith will be more than happy to let a few satisfied clients praise his work. Beware of locksmith companies that stall or avoid this question as they might be hiding something. You can do further research and investigation on the locksmith with your local BBB. Check to see if they are in good standings or if there had been any prior complaints lodged against the company. Remember, you’re trusting the locksmith with your security, so you must be 100% convinced that they’re the right company for you.

Why Choose Us

At Locksmith Oakland, we carry an elite reputation with years of experience in the industry. It’s our pleasure to give you a few referrals upon request. We have a wonderful team of reliable locksmith all-stars that have the credentials to back themselves up. We’re available 24 hours a day and cover all neighboring sections of the Oakland community. Our customers rely on us to be there for them during emergency situations. We also offer very affordable prices and ensure that you get a fair quote by phone. Give us a call anytime to learn more and let us show you why we’re the most trusted locksmith in the city of Oakland!