Frequently Asked Locksmith Questions
Of course we can! The automotive locksmiths at American Best Locksmith Houston specialize in making brand new car keys from scratch. In addition to providing and cutting the key, our professionals will also be able to program the key to your vehicle all on site!
Unfortunately, no. Our brothers in blue used to offer free unlock services but it became too big a distraction from dire emergencies to continue offering the service. The only time authorities respond to locked-door incidents is if there is a child, elderly person, or sometimes pets at risk for injury. American Best Locksmith Houston offers emergency unlock services 24/7, and if a child, senior, or pet is locked inside of a vehicle or home we will respond immediately with our free unlock service.
Locksmith services have a wide range of prices depending upon the type of service that is required and the circumstances surrounding the service. For example, a lock change on a wooden interior door could cost $120.00, but that same lock being changed on an exterior high security door could be a bit more pricey. A reliable locksmith company will always provide you with an estimate prior to doing any labor, in fact, that is our policy here at American Best Locksmith Houston, and we even offer free service estimates over the phone when permitted. There’s no one set price for a locksmith service, but there are clues to show you which company is the trustworthy one to choose.
Re-keying a lock is the simple manipulation of the pins within the tumbler, to arrange them in a way so that they no longer accept any old keys for the lock. If you have the original key to your lock and you wish to keep the original hardware on your door you can have one of our residential locksmiths perform a re-key service for you and provide you with your new set of keys in no time!
Being a mobile locksmith company means that we have all the amenities of a storefront location that are provided to you wherever you may be located as opposed to you having to travel to us. Utilizing mobile technicians allows us to complete any service on the spot in record time, as our mobile units contain all the tools a physical shop would. Always being on the move also helps our technicians arrive on the scene as quickly as possible, and it eliminates you having to get your vehicle towed when you need car key replacement services.
At American Best Locksmith Houston it is one of our policies to ensure that we get proper identification and proof of residency or approval of entry prior to letting anyone into a locked building or vehicle. In some cases our clients will have locked their documentation inside of the locked property. When this happens we perform the lockout service and then immediately require to see all approvals before accepting payment, allowing the client to remain inside, or leaving.
It is almost custom that all locksmith companies have a standard service fee for dispatching their technicians. The service fee covers the technicians time and travel to your location. Service fees became such a regular aspect in the locksmith business because it at least guarantees the technician some type of compensation for their time, even if they arrive on the scene and a rival locksmith has already completed the service they were called out for.