You’ve locked yourself out.
The ignition chamber isn’t turning.
In situations like these, you need to call a car locksmith in Melbourne.
There’s just one problem: a quick Google search brings up 2.5 million hits – how do you know you’ve found one that you can trust?
Stranded? Read this before making any phone calls!
Things to look out for
Does your auto locksmith serve your area?
Many auto locksmiths in Melbourne are mobile. They will go to where their callers are, providing on-the-spot solutions for their lock and key problems.
Even then however, many have specific service areas.
For some of us, the reason is pragmatic – more time on the road means less time attending jobs. Alternatively, they may have kids, choosing jobs in the immediate area to be present for school pickup, or respond to injuries and illness.
The first thing you should do when looking at auto locksmiths? Check if their service area covers where you’re currently stranded.
Take us for example. Galmier’s car locksmiths in Melbourne have a wide service area that includes the entirety of Bayside, Melbourne, Kingston, Glen Eira and parts of Monash.
Our best piece of advice? Narrow your search area.
Using either advanced search or by simply adding your current location to your search, you can reduce the results to only locksmiths who work in your area.
Can they work with your car?
While the basics of car keys and locks are the same across car brands, they often differ in the details.
This is especially important if your car is brand-new – in many cases, new cars come with extras and technologies that some locksmiths may not be 100% up-to-date with.
Just to be safe, it’s important that you choose an auto locksmith that you know for a fact can work on your specific car.
For example, our car locksmiths in Melbourne can work on…
… just to name a few!
As with the above point, the same advice applies. When searching for auto locksmiths, be sure to specify your car brand, or add it in advanced search – Google will do the rest!
Choose someone who works after-hours
Accidents happen – unfortunately, they don’t always happen during work hours!
If you’re like most people, the bulk of your driving either occurs before and after work, at night time, or on the weekends – in other words, outside of business hours.
What are you to do if your locksmith closes their doors after 5pm?
That’s why it’s so important that your auto locksmith offers out-of-hours service. For example, Galmier’s auto locksmiths can help out anytime between 9am and 10:30pm.
Luckily, Google makes it pretty easy to see your locksmith’s opening hours – look them up by name on Google, and underneath you should see what time they shut.
Check customer reviews
When you call a locksmith, you want someone you can trust to:
- Do the job quickly and properly
- Not make the damage worse
- Be honest and upfront, and not scam you
The best way to tell? Reviews.
Ideally, you should ensure that your auto locksmith has great reviews, as this certifies that you can trust them to help you out.
Luckily, the internet makes this easy.
Search Google for car locksmiths in Melbourne and you won’t just be presented with a range of options – you’ll also be able to see their overall review score from a range of different review sites.
Take us for example:
- 67 reviews on Google, all 5-stars
- 172 reviews on WOMO, with an average score of 4.9 stars
- 8 consecutive WOMO Customer Service Awards
All of this certifies that when you call our team, you’re getting experience, skill and most of all, top-shelf customer service.
Keep someone you trust saved to your phone
Don’t wait until you’re stuck to start looking for an auto locksmith. Ideally, you should have one bookmarked to your phone in case
If you’re extra prepared, you can cover all of your bases by saving multiple locksmiths to your phonebook – one for a different part of the city.
This way, you’re covered, no matter where disaster strikes!
Be sure to go through each of the steps listed above to ensure that the locksmith(s) you save to your phonebook are up to the task!
Need a local car locksmith in Melbourne? Call Galmier today!
So now you know how to find an auto locksmith for your key, lock and ignition problems.
Just one more step left: choosing one that you can rely on and trust.
Luckily, these guidelines should make it easy, and ensure that you aren’t left stranded for long should the worst happen!
Call Galmier Locksmiths, and you’ll receive the very best service, no matter whether you’ve:
- Broken your car key in the ignition
- Locked yourself out
- Lost all the keys to your car
- Need of a duplicate key
- Have a dud transponder key
- Need of a keyless fob replaced
Our team of certified auto locksmiths come to you wherever you are in Melbourne. Give us a call today on 0407 022 234 and
we’ll be there as soon as we can!