Have you locked your keys in the boot?
Lost your only set of car keys?
Accidentally snapped your key in the ignition?
Whatever the cause, the result is the same: you’re stranded. And the only way back in? Call your local auto locksmith.
When looking at different auto locksmiths, you look at several criteria:
- Experience and training
- Service area
- The car brands they work with
The most important criteria, however? Whether or not you’ve chosen a mobile locksmith.
Mobile locksmith: why does mobile matter?
It’s simple: when you run into trouble with your car keys, ignition, or locks, you’re stranded.
And unless you were lucky enough to lose your keys right outside a locksmith’s shop, you won’t be able to cover the distance between you and the nearest locksmith without a lengthy walk - and a tow truck will cost you an arm and a leg!
If your local locksmith is mobile however, you won’t need to worry about that. It’s simple: we come to you!
This is a blessing when you’ve encountered problems with your keys. After all, you can’t exactly go to your locksmith when you car keys are out of action.
How a mobile locksmith saves you time
A mobile locksmith’s van is more than just a way to get from A to B - it’s a fully fledged workshop, filled to the brim with all the essential locksmithing tools and equipment, such as:
- Transponder programmers
- Key blanks
- Databases and computers
All of this allows us to fix your car key, lock and ignition problems on the spot, without having to resort to an expensive tow.
This in turn means that you can minimise the amount of time you spend locked out of your car. Our mobile locksmith comes to you - better yet, they’ll fix your problem on the spot, getting you back on the road sooner.
By contrast, if your locksmith is fixed to a physical store, you’ll have to go to them, adding considerable travel time depending on how far they are.
How to choose a mobile auto locksmith
Look at your locksmith’s operating hours
Whether it’s commuting in the morning and evening, or making the weekend grocery run, for most of us, we only use our cars outside of business hours.
As a result, the majority of car key emergencies occur after 5pm.
Thus, when looking for an auto locksmith, it’s important that you choose somebody who offers an after-hours emergency service!
At Galmier Locksmiths, our auto locksmiths in Cheltenham offer emergency locksmith service. This ensures that you won’t be left stranded should you run into key and lock problems, even if it’s outside of standard business hours.
Our after-hours emergency service is available the following hours:
- Weeknights: 5:30pm - 10pm
- Weekends: 9am - 10pm
- Public holidays: 9am - 10pm
Look at your locksmith’s service area
You’ve found a great auto locksmith. They’ve got the skills, experience and best of all, they’re mobile. There’s just one problem: they don’t service the area you’ve gotten stuck in!
When looking for a mobile locksmith, it’s crucial that you check out what areas your auto locksmith serves, and whether or not they can get to you.
Not only that, but proximity also gives you an idea of how long you can expect to wait for service.
For example, Galmier Locksmiths is an auto locksmith based in Bayside. Thanks to our prime location, we’re able to serve all of Bayside council, as well as Monash, Kingston and surrounds.
Our typical day sees us driving from job to job in each of these areas. This means that we can be relied on to solve problems throughout much of Melbourne’s south-east, including suburbs like:
- St Kilda
Looking for a mobile auto locksmith in Bayside?
Call Galmier Locksmiths!
We strongly recommend every motorist keeps the number of a mobile locksmith saved to their phonebook.
And if you’re based in Melbourne’s south-east suburbs, you can’t go past Galmier Locksmiths!
Our auto locksmiths provide rapid response and emergency after-hours service for all of Melbourne’s south-east. If needed, we can even venture out further to get you back on the road.
Whether it’s a lockout, missing key, breakage or worn lock, save our number in your phone (that’s 0407 022 234) for peace-of-mind.
Got a less-urgent matter that needs attending to? Fill in this form and our friendly locksmiths will get back to you!