Best 30 Automotive Locksmith in Columbus, OH with Reviews -
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By: Mike B.
All Purpose Locksmiths
Igor at All Purpose Locksmiths was quick, courteous and professional when addressing our lockout issue. He got us in with no damage to our door. We won't be using any other locksmiths from now on.
By: Eddie J.
Afterhours Roadservice and Locksmith
Fast and RELIABLE!!!!! I WILL use them anytime ..very AFFORDABLE please speak with Domingo hes the BEST!!
By: Jacqueline K.
Afterhours Roadservice and Locksmith
I had broken my key off in the door. He came out within 30 minutes and it was only 10 minutes and I was inside. Very fast service.
By: Jennifer E.
Columbus Mobile Locksmith
The dispatcher was friendly, the techs were fast and reliable to the time they said they'd be there and overall they were able to quickly and correctly fix my problem. I would recommend them.
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By: Cynthia B.
Reliable Local Locksmith
Got an ignition key made on 2/15/16. Car keeps not starting. Replaced sensors and ignition only to find out the key was not programmed properly. Called them back and was told someone would get back to me. Not letting them near my car! Wish I would have seen these reviews before I called them. Do not use them! They will screw the job up!
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By: Richard C.
Reliable Local Locksmith
I called to get a key for my car. For $238 with include 15% discount being in the military, they only gave me one key with chip, (not the Fob) and one regular key. I assume when I called that I was going to get one key fob. I did not ask for a fob, but they did not ask if I wanted on either, so I assume that with the cost I was getting a fob. They told me that I can get one for additional $100. But I rather go somewhere else and pay extra. Never again will a contact them.
By: Leonard W.
Get Locksmith Columbus
I locked the house door with keys and cell phone inside, the only thing I had with me in the yard was an Ipad so I checked Locksmith in Richmond and got "Get locksmith Richmond" they provided quality service on time. Thank you for helping, Highly recommended.
By: Scott D.
Reliable Local Locksmith
Absolutely the worst experience I have ever had with a locksmith or any other company for that matter. Technicians arrived late and did not provide the service we asked for and would not correct the mistake. Impossible to get ahold of any supervisor for nearly a week. Extremely dissatisfied with their "service" and would not use ever again.
By: Regan H.
Reliable Local Locksmith
Told ETA for someone to get out was 30 minutes. Two and a half hours later the technician isn't here. One replacement key is $200. Would not use again.
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By: David K.
Jones and Sons Emergency Locksmith
I'll use Jones and Sons Emergency Locksmith again.The lock on my mobile home has been falling apart for a while now and I decided to get a new one. First of all, this is the only locksmith I found that even sells them. It turns out that mounting them is a special procedure and this locksmith was very adept at doing it. He sold me a lock that is appropriate and did a very good job installing it. I am very pleased with the job he did for me. I'd use Jones and Sons Emergency Locksmith again.
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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