Full Service Locksmith
Residential, Commercial, Automotive
Beware of SCAMS
Watch out for Scams by other Locksmiths. Most Locksmiths are trustworthy people... they have to be. But there are some Locksmiths out there that are Scammers. It gives us good Locksmiths a bad name. You can help stop them or at least protect yourself from them. Watch out for these Scams:
Quoting a low price on the phone
Most locksmiths charge a service/trip charge for coming to your location, then charge parts and labor for the work they actually perform. Scammers often mislead customers into thinking the trip charge is all they’ll have to pay. Ask for the total price.
Pretending to be a local business
When you call a scammer, you may end up talking to a telephone on the other side of the country! Some scammers even put fake local addresses in their ads. Ask where the company is located before you tell them where you are. If you get an evasive answer, watch out ...They will say anything to make you think they are just down the street!
Insisting on cash payment
Most legitimate locksmiths will accept checks as well as credit or debit cards. Ask about methods of payment.
No State of Texas Identification or business cards
Ask to see the pocket card all locksmiths must carry. The card will have their name and a photo ID. Remember, a legitimate locksmith wants you to call him again for other work. You’ll get a business card with a company name and phone number, and the locksmith will want you to remember his or her name. If the company name on the business card does not match who you called, ask "why" before you have the work performed. All scammers want is your money, and hope they never see you again.
Bait and switch pricing
Scammers often quote a low price to get in the door, then find excuses to charge you a lot more money. Ask how the total price will be calculated, both on the phone and again when the locksmith arrives. Even a legitimate locksmith can’t always give you an exact price over the phone (sometimes things in the field aren't exactly described on the phone), but be wary of sudden, massive increases in the price. Also, beware if a lock must be drilled and replaced. Most locksmiths have training in picking locks and have a variety of tools they can use before they have to drill a lock. In the event a lock must be drilled, replacement locks should be available that are reasonably priced.
Check the Invoice
In Texas, the company name, company adress and phone number, license number, and a consumer information" statement must be printed on the invoice: "This company is licensed and regulated by the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, PRIVATE SECURITY BUREAU. COMPLAINTS may be directed to: PO Box 4087, Austin, TX 78773-0001 phone: 512-424-7710". If all of this information is not on the invoice, a complaint against the company should be filed with the state.
Lic. # B13432 512-288-1000 or 512-301-9199
We Service :
Austin, Buda, Kyle, San Marcos, Dripping Springs, Bastrop.
Who has the keys to your house or business?
When moving into a new house, a new buyer can never be sure that all of the keys have been turned over to them.
Did the previous owner keep one?
Did they give a key to a neighbor, relative, or friend?
Could they have given a key to a private maid or trusted handyman?
Does it still have the construction master key working? It is surprising how many locks have never been rekeyed to eliminate the construction master key.
New Home Get New KEYS!!!
Buda and South Austin, TX full mobile service Locksmith. We work on Automotive, Residential, and Commercial locks and keys. We offer services such as rekey, replace locks, repair locks, make keys to cars, open cars, repair safes and much more. Not only are we trustworthy but we also care for our customers. Located out of Buda, Tx and service the surrounding Austin area. Call us today for accurate quotes or with any questions. Licensed and Insured for your PROTECTION.