Tips to Avoid Being Scammed by a Dallas Locksmith pt.1

Posted on August 30, 2010 by Jaece Hogue

Tips to Avoid Being Scammed by a Dallas Locksmith pt.1

The most common complaint heard by Dallas locksmiths is that the price of a car opening is misleading. In the DFW metroplex, the average price quoted to a motorist in need is about $45. Although this price seems fair, it is not usually what the customer ends up paying after the job is complete. In reality, unlocking a car can cost anywhere between $55 and $400 depending on the company doing the work. There are several locksmith companies that will quote $20 over the phone to unlock a vehicle but after the doors are unlocked, the unsuspecting customer is hit with a $150 bill. After the furious customer confronts the Dallas locksmith over the outrageous price, it is explained that the $20 quoted was for the service call only and that the cost to service the lock was actually $130. Sadly, this type of activity is not uncommon in the locksmith industry. A-1 Locksmith is striving to change the reputation of locksmiths in the Dallas area by being straight forward and honest with our customers while continually delivering outstanding service. A good honest locksmith will always quote a firm fixed price rate on their services.

Poor locksmithing practices are not only limited to vehicle lockouts. Some of the most shameful incidents have happened to uninformed home owners. The ALOA (Associated Locksmiths of America) has recorded several incidents where elderly customers have been charged up to $1700 to replace a $12 lock. The story is familiar in many states. An out-of-state locksmith company will hire several unscrupulous individuals in the area to sub-contract its work using fake addresses, assumed business names, and fake phone numbers. Many times consumers are over-sold, under serviced, and just plain lied to! With help from reputable locksmith Dallas companies along with the efforts made by The ALOA, these trends will hopefully disappear.

A-1 Locksmith has been servicing the Locksmith Dallas area since 1949 and has built a reputation of outstanding customer service and integrity. With 5 locations in the DFW area, they are known as the #1 rated Dallas locksmith company.

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