What Is a Mobile Locksmith?

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There are many kinds of locksmiths: auto locksmiths, forensic locksmiths, safe locksmiths, residential locksmiths and commercial locksmiths. But one kind of locksmith you may not have heard of — even if you’ve used his or her services before — is a mobile locksmith.

What is a Mobile Locksmith?

A mobile locksmith is simply one whose business is set up to facilitate traveling to an on-site location whenever needed. A mobile locksmith may operate as part of a larger locksmith business including a retail store, or may work purely on a mobile basis.

All types of locksmiths generally go through extensive training and apprenticeship programs before beginning work on their own. Locksmithing is often seen as a traditional trade, rather than just a professional skill.

What Can a Mobile Locksmith Do?

Many mobile locksmiths are on call 24/7, or work with a service that can provide 24 hour locksmith services. You might find yourself calling such a service in a few common situations:

  1. If You Lose Your Keys
    As careful as we all are, almost everyone loses a set of keys at some point in time. A locksmith can come to your location to unlock your home or office. If you don’t know where you lost your keys, he or she can also change your locks so you don’t need to worry about security.
  2. If Your Locks Malfunction
    Locks do require some maintenance, and sometimes you’ll be in the maddening situation of having a lock that is so jammed up your key won’t open it. A locksmith can sometimes repair the lock, or can replace one that is too far degraded.
  3. If You Lock Your Keys in the Car
    There are few situations as frustrating as looking through the window of your locked car door and seeing your keys sitting on the seat. Many mobile locksmiths specialize in car locks, and can come to the rescue whether you’re at home or somewhere along the road.

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