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Have you locked your keys in the boot?

Need lost car key replacement?

Lost your only set of car keys?

Accidentally snapped your key in the ignition?

Whatever the cause, the result is the same: you’re stranded. And the only way back in? Call your local auto locksmith.

When looking at different auto locksmiths, you look at several criteria:

  • Experience and training
  • Service area
  • The car brands they work with

The most important criteria, however? Whether or not you’ve chosen a mobile locksmith.

What does a mobile locksmith do?

It’s simple: when you run into trouble with your car keys, ignition, or locks, you’re stranded.

And unless you were lucky enough to lose your keys right outside a locksmith’s shop, you won’t be able to cover the distance between you and the nearest locksmith without a lengthy walk – and a tow truck will cost you an arm and a leg!

If your local locksmith is mobile however, you won’t need to worry about that. It’s simple: we come to you!

This is a blessing when you’ve encountered problems with your keys. After all, you can’t exactly go to your locksmith when your car keys are out of action.

So if you’re wondering what to do if you lose your car keys and have no spare, have locked yourself out of your car, or have had your keys stolen, read on to learn how a mobile locksmith can come to the rescue.

How a mobile locksmith saves you time

A locksmith’s van is more than just a way to get from A to B – it’s a mobile workshop with all the tools needed to help you when you’re stuck.

These tools allow us to fix your car key, lock and ignition problems on the spot, without having to resort to an expensive tow.

This in turn means that you can minimise the amount of time you spend locked out of your car. Our mobile locksmith in Bentleigh comes to you – better yet, they’ll fix your problem on the spot, getting you back on the road sooner.

By contrast, if your locksmith is fixed to a physical store, you’ll have to go to them, adding considerable travel time depending on how far they are.

What to do if you lock your keys in the car

While your first instinct may be to panic, the most important thing you can do right now is to try to remain calm. Ensure you are safe and if possible, call someone to let them know where you are.

Your next call should be to your local mobile automotive locksmith – these professionals have the ability to come to you, wherever you are. 

In the driveway, stuck at work, even at an underground car park? The mobile nature of this specialised service means you don’t have to stress about organising a tow truck.

How to choose a mobile auto locksmith

Look at your locksmith’s operating hours

When looking for an auto locksmith, it’s important that you choose somebody who offers an after-hours emergency service!

At Galmier Locksmiths, our auto locksmiths in Cheltenham offer emergency locksmith service by appointment only.

Look at your locksmith’s service area

You’ve found a great auto locksmith. They’ve got the skills, experience and best of all, they’re mobile. There’s just one problem: they don’t service the area you’ve gotten stuck in!

When looking for a mobile locksmith, it’s crucial that you check out what areas your auto locksmith serves, and whether or not they can get to you.

Not only that, but proximity also gives you an idea of how long you can expect to wait for service.

For example, Galmier Locksmiths is an auto locksmith based in Bayside. Thanks to our prime location, we’re able to serve all of Bayside council, as well as Monash, Kingston and surrounds.

Our typical day sees us driving from job to job in each of these areas. This means that we can be relied on to solve problems throughout much of Melbourne’s south-east, including suburbs like:

  • St Kilda
  • Prahran
  • Moorabbin
  • Malvern
  • Toorak
  • Brighton
  • Oakleigh
  • Armadale

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Looking for a mobile auto locksmith in Bayside?

Call Galmier Locksmiths!

We strongly recommend every motorist keeps the number of a mobile locksmith saved to their phonebook.

And if you’re based in Melbourne’s south-east suburbs, you can’t go past Galmier Locksmiths!

Our auto locksmiths provide rapid response and emergency after-hours service for all of Melbourne’s south-east. If needed, we can even venture out further to get you back on the road.

Whether it’s a lockout, missing key, breakage or worn lock, save our number in your phone (that’s 0407 022 234) for peace-of-mind.

Got a less-urgent matter that needs attending to? Fill in this form and our friendly locksmiths will get back to you!