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Pricing for locksmiths can vary, so make sure you know the average charge before contacting a professional over the phone.
Not everyone is aware of all the services their local locksmiths can provide.
My engine broke unexpectedly on my 2007 Scion tC and I needed a new one. I originally had my car towed to Pat's because it was the closest shop to where I broke down, but after getting a quote from Pat's and calling other shops for a quote, we thought they offered a very fair price and we had them do the work. They were amazing! They called me with options for engines and let me choose the one I wanted, and they ordered it for me. They were incredibly patient with me. They kept me constantly in the loop with what was happening with my car, which I loved because my car is my baby and I couldn't stand to just sit and wait. They went above and beyond what I expected. They gave my car an oil change ( I was due for one) and even fixed the handle on my trunk that the tow truck driver broke, without me even asking! I feel I should stress how awesome their patience was. As a college student, it took me a couple weeks to save up the large amount of money needed for an engine replacement, and I never once felt rushed and they didn't charge me extra for keeping my car on their lot while I saved up the cash. The final price was in line with the original quote they gave me. I would definitely recommend them, and I will definitely be a return customer. Thank you Pat's!
I found out about Dent Depot about a year and a half ago. Had a few dents removed from my truck, which turned out great! A few months later, I brought them my boat which had been sitting outside, uncovered for years. They worked with my budget, and I was able to have all of the seats repaired for a reasonable price. They actually restored the old covers, rather than making all new seat covers, which would have been out of my budget. I've also used them for my motorcycle. The seat was torn, and they made new covers for both seats and the backrest, which all look better than new! I can also say that the quality of their paint is top-notch! After getting the seat on the bike redone, I decided to see what they could do with paint and body work. I had them paint the entire bike. They did a phenomenal job - Viper Bright Blue Pearl - It really is a show-quality job. They even do mechanical repairs. The staff all have a can-do attitude, and Mike is willing to work with you if you are on a budget. A very capable, professional, and respectful shop. I would recommend them to my closest friends and family, and anyone else for that matter.
I moved into the newest residence opened by Into Action in Edmond 7 days ago. I was the second person in the new house and within days, convinced one of my pre-sober days friend to apply for residency and he has moved in since then. More importantly though, I am continually interested in how the organization is managed, as well as the program offered. In a nutshell, I am a REALLY happy guy and feel blessed to have been offered this opportunity. Though it is significantly different than my previous months in another sober living environment, I truly feel this move was to my advantage. And, just saying, if you are a “numbers” person, you will probably enjoy raking in the “points” for previous and current life activities, as I have. I used them to lower my rent, the first full week there. Plus, I started the savings program offered by Brian S. and the crazy guy, at this time, will match 40% of my savings. No kidding.
Elena A. I am very sorry to hear of your experience. I would like to start by saying here at Keith's Transmission we take the customer very serious and happiness is our number 1 goal cause without you there would be no us. I want to apologize for not being able to meet you and handle your car repair experience myself as I was out with the flu for 3 days and had my dad here to cover for me in my absence. He really is a great guy and would go out of his way to help anyone but please understand he is not used to being here dealing with the day to day business especially during a busy time such as tax season. I would love to have the chance to explain any part of the repairs you might have a question with and another chance to show you how things are really done here at Keith's Transmission.
My family has been doing business with Scott's Goodyear for as long as I can remember. My grandpa and I used to go there when he needed new tires, wipers, or breaks. Now my husband and I do the same. We have never had problems with Scott's Goodyear, they always do the work properly, and the employees and owners have always been very nice and helpful. With over 20 years of doing business with them I trust them to do the work, do it right, and not get ripped off. I do know that businesses and people do change and hope that they continue to be reputable and based on the numbers quoted in the previous review I wonder how accurate the review is because they have never charged that much for new break pads typically around 100 unless you need new rotors or something else.
When I purchased a older model used mini-van for a business vehicle it was in pitiful shape inside. The person that had driven it had obviously had a carseat in the middle row of seats. There were spilled soda stains in and around every cupholder. There were dozens of petrified Maraschino cherries on the floor and stuck to the mats and the carpet. Took it to Malibu because of their relationship to the Moore Chamber of Commerce and am I ever glad I did. They had to keep the vehicle overnight but when I picked it up it was like they had driven it there right off the showroom floor. Everything was clean and it smelled nice inside. Not a dessicated piece of food to be seen. Excellent work at a fair price. I recommend them for their detailing expertise.
i had a huge problem with garvey's locksmith to replace my type 1 prelude key (i lost the last one so i had no spair) they jerked me around for a week before admitting they couldnt replace it and didnt have the right equipment, the day he admitted he couldnt fix it i called pop a lock and they came out that day and fixed it later in the evening. the worker did a sensation-able job on explaining everything to me and being patient with me (when i asked questions of how he was going to fix it), very polite. i would seriously recommend them to fix whatever problem u have because on a 97 type 1 prelude key loss is very very rare thing to fix...... and pop a lock came through huge so yes i will be using them in the future
My Red 93 Dodge Dakota Had the worst tint you could imagine on a truck, strip's had been ripped off from the window exposing torn tint and glue. It looked like a PAIN to get off and hard work but that being said Malibus was the best reviewed and best priced that I could find. They definitely lived up to the name , Customer service was THE BEST. The tint was so beautiful, very well done, And they went beyond then just handing me the key to my new truck, The got it done much earlier and much better then ive seen any other place do. Ill be going back for anything else to be done and Im happy to hand my money over for such good work and service they provide me in return. THANK YOU!
The house is impressively run. It's clean and well-structured. It is obvious they care whether their residents succeed in sobriety or not. There is a reward system which incentivizes progress towards living a sober life and other specific goals which the resident makes on his own. The owner is very good about listening to concerns about the house and remedying any problem, including purchasing things for the house to make it more comfortable. I highly recommend considering this house if you are serious about "living sober." Don't bother if you intend to just go through the motions for a while until the heat is off of you so you can go back to drinking or using.
The internet department was very helpful. I was shopping online, since I am very busy and time is always at a premium, and found the car that I wanted in thier inventory at the lowest price in the metro. I contacted the internet department, who quickly responded with a phone call and an email, and let me know the car I was looking at was still there, as well as set an appointment with me for a demo drive. When I went down, the car was pulled up and ready, and I was in and out in less than half the time it always normally would take for me to buy one. The internet is the best way to buy!!!
The locks installed on the doors and windows of every home represent the most common, and perhaps most effective, form of security. That means locks can be taken for granted, until they no longer work properly or the key is lost. Homeowners should work to understand the basics behind these essential household devices, as well as how to address common problems related to them.
The concept behind a lock-and-key mechanism has been around for centuries, so it's no surprise that their basic design hasn't changed much in recent years. At the same time, a number of different types of locks are now available to meet specific needs.
Perhaps the most common type of lock is the pin tumbler lock. Enclosed in a doorknob, these devices contain spring-loaded pins of varying sizes, which must be pushed upward before the knob can be turned to open the door. When the correct key is inserted into a pin tumbler lock, the grooves on the key's blade push the pins up to the precise height needed to allow the inner chamber to turn. Pin tumbler locks are popular because they are relatively secure for most residential applications and generally inexpensive. Since the entire locking mechanism in this device is contained in a single cylinder, pin tumbler locks are also very easy to swap in and out. This comes in handy in apartment buildings, for example, where locks may need to be changed frequently as tenants come and go.
Pin tumbler locks come in a number of configurations. In residential environments, they are the primary mechanism for operating knob locks and deadbolts. Most exterior doors on homes and apartment buildings will have at least one of each of these locks. Knob locks are quick to open and can be convenient when minimal security is acceptable, but they are very easily forced open. When paired with a deadbolt, the door becomes much harder to open. Deadbolts work by driving a thick metal rod into the door frame, which prevents most quick methods of defeating locks, like using a shim or brute force. Still, deadbolts aren't impenetrable, as they can be lockpicked or defeated with much stronger ramming force.
Other common types of residential locks include mortise locks, which combine the action of a doorknob and deadbolt in one. Mortise locks engage a deadbolt with the turn of the key, just as normal. But upon unlocking, the doorknob will open in tandem with the deadbolt. These locks tend to be much stronger than traditional deadbolt designs, but are often harder to install and thus more expensive.
Finally, there's the "jimmy-proof" deadbolt, a type of lock often found in older residences. These locks engage a metal rod that fits into a separate chamber outside of the door frame, rather than through the frame. While its design is simple, it has many advantages over traditional deadbolts or mortise locks. It is impervious to being pried open like many deadbolt systems could be, hence the "jimmy-proof" name. It is also typically harder to pick, and is very inexpensive.
When a lock stops working, no matter where it is in your home or office, it's likely to be a source of frustration. However, it's rare for a lock to suddenly fail to open without exhibiting some signs beforehand.
Common lock problems include issues opening or engaging the lock, or difficulty securing a door in the proper position to lock it.
Since locks are essential security devices that might be used multiple times per day, they are bound to wear out eventually. Rekeying or replacing locks can be done on your own in some cases, but may require a professional locksmith.
When a lock is rekeyed, the cylinder containing the tumbler and pins is removed from its enclosure and replaced with a new cylinder. This is often done when a new tenant moves into an apartment that was previously occupied, but it may also be necessary if a lock needs to be replaced.
Replacing all components of a cylinder lock, or working with locks that don't use a pin tumbler system, requires a different procedure for replacement. Installing a new lock of the same type will be the most straightforward option.
If you want a new lock that is different from your old set, more advanced installation is required, and you may want to consider hiring a professional for the job.
The term locksmith traditionally referred to people who designed and built locks, but today is generally used for those who repair and replace locks. Locksmiths can be available on-call to help people if they're locked out of their home or apartment.
If you've lost your keys or are otherwise unable to enter a locked building that you normally have access to, you will need to call your local locksmith. To save money and ensure you're hiring a reputable contractor, it may help to do some research on locksmiths in your area ahead of time, so you can be prepared if you need to call one.
Upon arrival to your home, a locksmith should ask you to prove that it is in fact your residence. They should also be able to unlock most common locks without requiring them to be drilled or completely replaced. Be sure to obtain an invoice that lists all charges before agreeing to pay.
Locks are ubiquitous around the world, which means the skills to service them are always in demand. Becoming a locksmith could be a rewarding career opportunity, but like any other job, will require a bit of preparation.
Locksmiths do not generally require formal education, but need to undergo extensive hands-on training and possibly certification. Locksmiths-in-training can receive foundational knowledge and skills through programs offered at technical colleges or vocational schools. These would include basic courses on lock mechanics and manipulation, along with general skills like business management.
From there, most trainees seek an apprenticeship, where they work alongside a professional locksmith. This allows them to gain experience in the field. It can also put them on a course toward certification, which involves a standardized procedure that, once completed, allows locksmiths to legally conduct business in their state.
Successful locksmiths need to be skilled with their hands and in the use of tools. While these skills are essential for the day-to-day tasks that a locksmith performs, they also benefit immensely from being personable and able to work with people to solve problems.
There are a number of trade associations and organizations for locksmiths that may help them find work, receive training and connect with like-minded business partners. These organizations may also help consumers find a reputable locksmith. Locksmith trade associations in the U.S. include:
Contact these organizations to learn more about how to become a locksmith, or how to go about choosing the right professional for your needs.