Don’t be fooled, a local number does not always mean a local company
Another client story that is worth sharing: A man comes in to Brucar Locksmith’s store today to make a copy of a key. He tells us how happy he is to have found a local locksmith that has a store that is real!
He has some rental properties in the Conejo Valley and a few weeks ago, while on vacation, he got a call from a tenant who was locked out of an inside door in one of the properties. The owner called a “local” locksmith and when the “locksmith” arrived, he told them it would be over $400.00. This was on a weekday at 5:30 pm. Luckily, they had more sense than to fall for such a price. After doing some research, the client found that the company was NOT local, but they were in Michigan!
He then asked me, ” what would you charge for this?” Our quote for a lockout is about $65.00. Depending on the situation (time of night, condition of door lock) the price should not have gotten over $120.00.
Moral of the story? Just because a service company you find online has a local phone number, does not mean they are in the area. And if they claim $15-$19 to come out, beware of how quickly the price will go up past that initial quote. Especially when dealing with your security, find a company BEFORE you need it.
For your locksmith needs, Brucar Locksmith is based out of Thousand Oaks and has a storefront near your local Trader Joe’s. You know us. Put our number in your phone, give it to a neighbor, put it in your kids or parents cell phone. Our promise to you is that we will always give the best service for the best prices. 24 hours a day 7 days a week!