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Independent Locksmiths vs National Locksmiths


Where possible, you should always opt for the help of a professional, independent locksmith over a national locksmith. One of the main reasons for this is that independent locksmiths rely on their reputation and thus positive word-of-mouth and advertising to secure their income. As a result, independent locksmiths are more likely to go above and beyond for their customers and thus generate client loyalty and an excellent reputation. In this article we explore how independent locksmiths might operate differently from national locksmiths and in doing so hope to help you make an informed decision about who to give your business to.


Cost, care and quality


An independent locksmith is more likely to care more for the job they are called out to. This will result in them paying greater attention to detail to ensure that a job is done to a high standard and that costs are kept to a minimum. Time and time again, national locksmiths are called to a job and confront a problem which is not necessarily easily solved. In this case, they might resort to destructive and costly methods, such as breaking down a door, in order to eventually resolve the issue. In doing so, they only create more problems for their client and incur a large pay-out for themselves. By contrast, an independent locksmith would be more likely to take the time to review the situation and apply their skills to resolve the client’s problem without adding to them. This is because an independent locksmith relies upon their reputation for business and therefore is more likely to do everything in their power to keep costs and damages low.


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Another advantage of using an independent locksmith is that they are local. This means that they will be able to offer you a quicker response time and get to you faster. Independent locksmiths are therefore likely to resolve your problem faster than a national locksmith would. Furthermore, given they will have less travel time, calling out an independent locksmith is likely to be the more cost-efficient option. Using an independent locksmith also means that should you feel you need any further advice or assistance you can call on your reliable, local locksmith again with no trouble.


Available 24/7


Independent locksmiths are more likely to be available around the clock than national locksmiths. This is because it is their business and they want to be remembered and talked about for helping people in their time of need.


No ‘middleman’ with independent locksmiths


With an independent locksmith, you are more likely to have a direct line to the locksmith. This cuts out the middleman with whom you might otherwise deal with if you opt for a national locksmith service. As such, you can get all the information you require straight from the source, making the interaction much more efficient, accurate and helpful. You will know that you can trust the information you are being given because it is coming from the locksmith themselves. Instead, if you are talking to someone at a call centre, all they can do is send a locksmith your way; they will not be able to offer you advice or information like an independent locksmith could. As independent locksmiths have no middleman to pay, they can keep their costs lower too.


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