Having been a victim myself of locking keys in my vehicle I appreciate what locksmiths have to offer the community. In the hustle and bustle of America today it is easy for an individual to neglect to bring their keys with them as they exit and proceed to lock their vehicle. Luckily there exists a business that will gladly let you into your vehicle for a small fee, the locksmith.
Though it is a good idea to keep a Denver locksmiths number in your phone for emergencies; be weary. I have heard numerous accounts of an individual receiving a cheap quote over the phone only to find (after the job is done of course) that “they have a special lock that requires drilling the lock out” and thus, they must purchase a new, far too costly, lock. In all business “upselling” is a major part of the game; when you are asked if you want a combo with that sub or to supersize your meal that employee is upselling. I imagine this would also be true in the locksmith business as they try and convince you that they may need to drill your lock out and replace it with a new one. I have yet to have an encounter as such with a locksmith however, I have just heard the stories. So just like all employees at McDonalds aren’t terrible I would like to believe not all of locksmith employees are evil.
The price of receiving relief from a locksmith can be anywhere from 25 to 150 dollars. There are also various “kits” online that you can purchase so that you may be your own independent locksmith and break into your vehicle/home when necessary; these kits range from 30 to 100 dollars. The issue with these kits is that it would likely be stored in your car or home, but if you are locked out of your car/home then there is no access to the kit rendering it useless.
The most affordable method to cope with locksmith pricing is to double check that your keys are with you upon locking the vehicle. Some like to only lock their vehicle remotely so that they are sure they have their keys in their hands. If you frequently lock yourself out of your home try using the deadbolt, which can only be locked via key, every time you leave the house so that your keys are sure to be with you.