Locksmith in Overland Park
Express Lock Service in Overland Park is known by our customers for its fast service. And there are no lowball "estimates", just the price. Our focus is opening locked doors when you are locked out of car, home or business. We also specialize in rekeying or "changing the locks" so that new keys work on home and business doors.
Call and talk with the locksmith in Overland Park, and get our price stated in full for whichever service you need: unlock car, unlock home, rekey house, rekey business.
PLEASE NOTE: That is a complete list of Express's services: we unlock cars and homes and rekey residential and commercial doors. This is an "express" service so the focus is on persons needing a quick, immediate mobile locksmith. As with most locksmiths, plumbers, electricians, there is no shop.
All car and home lockouts are a flat rate regardless of time of day, distance or labor.
It's all settled on the phone; you won't be told "we need to see the locks first" or any other excuse for hiding the price. The only way the price might increase is if more work is added by the customer after the locksmith arrives.
Rekeying is a specific amount per lock to be re-keyed.
When moving into a new home or office space, it is wise to rekey the locks in all doors. The former owners might have given keys to relatives, neighbors, friends, workers.
There is no need for changing out all the doorknobs and deadbolts if they are not low quality, worn out or damaged. If the locks are good then a lock re-key service is the cheaper solution. We change the pins in the lock's cylinder so that the old keys become useless, and you get new keys.
The prices are always kept in line with the market's current going-rate. The flat fee for whichever service, lockout or rekeying, is always set at the lower end of the going-rate. See below ("Why does Express advertise there are no hidden costs?") for why this is extremely important.
Services are available throughout Johnson County. The location in Overland Park is central and locksmith mobile services are very quickly dispatched to all cities surrounding Overland Park.
We're an insured and a professional locksmith in Overland Park KS. We're a proud member of MKLA, the Missouri-Kansas Locksmith Association; as well as ALOA, the Associated Locksmiths of America.
Call now for fast service! 913-599-0400
"Why does Express advertise there are no hidden costs?"
Because some companies are vague about their prices to hide their huge cost, and we're not one of those.
Maybe you saw one of the "$15 Locksmith!" or "Only $19 Service!" ads on Google. And if you phone them about a locked car, their price quote will go something like this: "It's $15 to come out and $25 or more to open the car's door, the technician needs to see the locks first".
Then suppose you phone another company and they say: "It's $60".
So, which one of those are cheaper?
The correct answer is the $60 guy is cheaper by half and maybe more. The first quote does not add up to $40 or near it, the "or more" or "about" they slip in means they just don't want to say what the price is. No locksmith needs to see your locks before they can say the price, all "it depends" matters can be cleared up with just a couple questions on the phone. If they had prices competitive with the other, real locksmith companies then they'd just name the price.
The bulk of a mobile service's cost must necessarily be for the overall time a company devotes to a single client, and in car and home lockouts most of the time is the drive. However, the scammers have reversed this in order to use a lowball service charge of $15 or $19 for bait.
But $15 is one-fourth the market's going-rate for a mobile service fee.
Here are the national average prices in 2013:
Notice $68 is the national average service fee (it's $60 locally here in the Overland Park area). That's a good indication of the marketplace's going-rate for a minimal mobile service in a number of trades, not just locksmithing. When con artists say $15 (or $19 or $25 or $35) for a service fee, it's just to get your call. Then they want your address so they can sell it as a "lead". It's whoever buys that lead from them who will show up at your location, and he needs twice the money of a real locksmith company since you've unknowingly hired two different (fraudulent) services ... an out-of-state "call center" and a more-or-less "local" but anonymous somebody... and they both want money. So it's impossible that a "Only $15 Service!" can be less expensive than real, local locksmith companies (or insured or skilled or anything else you probably want from a locksmith).
So never ask for or accept an estimate for a car or home lockout. The most locksmiths need to know to simply name the total cost is what kind of car you want unlocked and how far the drive is. "We need to see the locks first" is as silly for car unlocks as "We need to see the oil pan first" would be for oil changes.