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By: James B.
Barrett's Towing
Had a great experience with Barrett's. My car has been giving me trouble lately (mainly due to it's older age) and Barrett's has been there every time. They are always courteous, arrive in a timely manner, and have the nicest looking trucks around. Each time I've had a different driver but they always have a great attitude. Even on a busy day, the service and great price is worth the wait.
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By: Marissa T.
Rays mobile locksmith
I got locked out of my apartment at 10 PM on a Friday and they were able to get to my apartment in less than 15 minutes, and get me into my apartment in minutes! Highly recommend to anybody in the Athens area looking for quick service at a good price.
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By: Hayden B.
Hanson 24 Hour Locksmith
A big thank you to Mr. Hanson. This is the 2nd time he's come out and unlocked my truck for $100 less than what the competition offered. He came and unlocked my truck for the daytime rate at midnight. It's refreshing to know that there are still people that work in such an honest and professional manner. This man is true to his word and I will never call anyone else... You shouldn't either.
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By: Jared H.
Hanson 24 Hour Locksmith
Great service. Above and beyond the call of duty. Didn't stop trying until he got our vehicle started. Excellent customer service and works with AAA. No need to call anyone else in Athens because Hanson locks can do it all.
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By: Nathan H.
Barrett's Towing
Towed my car from accident. Ran my storage up so high I couldn't afford it they say it's my fault but wouldn't help me locate my UNTIL storage was so expensively
By: Bob A.
Barrett's Towing
Great experience with Barrett's! Very professional and a great price!
By: jpcphotography
Hanson 24 Hour Locksmith
Mr. Hanson...thank you so much for your help unlocking our car last week. My daughter and I arrived safely back home to Nouth Carolina. My husband is very thankful for your quick service and assistance so late at night. My daughter hopes to attend UGA next fall and she already has your number on speed dial. Thanks again and we wish you the best!! JC
Tips & Advices
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.
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.
  • If possible, research local locksmiths online and take note of any that have poor reviews or complaints.
  • When calling a locksmith, confirm their address matches what you found online or in a directory. Then ask for a cost estimate for the service you need, and ask to have them bring a written copy of this estimate.
  • Some states require locksmiths to be licensed. If your state is one of them, require the locksmith to bring proof of registration when they arrive.
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.
  • First, determine the type of lock you have, as well as the manufacturer or model if possible. You should also obtain measurements of your door and frame.
  • Remove exterior and interior knobs by unscrewing any visible screws you find. Many knobs will include a decorative cover on the interior side that can be removed.
  • Once you've removed the entire lock, find the screws on the inside of the door frame to remove the latch or deadbolt.
  • With everything removed, repeat these steps in reverse order to install the new lock.

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