Locksmith Overland Park
Express Lock Service is a locksmith in Overland Park known by our customers as a fast and honest locksmith. 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, for residential and commercial doors.
Do you know a locksmith can rekey residential and commercial locks without replacing the doorknobs and deadbolts? It's cheaper and the only reason to change the locks out for all new ones is if they are low quality, worn out or damaged. If you have just moved into your home or business, or lost a key, or loaned a key out to someone you no longer trust, and if the locks are still good, then a lock re-key service is the best solution for you.
At Express, all lockouts are a flat rate regardless of time of day, distance or labor. Rekeying is a specific amount per lock to be re-keyed. It's all settled on the phone, there are no hidden prices revealed after arrival.
Call and talk with the Overland Park locksmith on duty, and get our price stated in full for whichever service you need. We're an insured and a professional locksmith in Overland Park KS.
Services are available throughout Johnson County. The location of the locksmith in Overland Park is central and mobile locksmith services are very quickly dispatched to all cities surrounding Overland Park.
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 the full price is named and there's no hidden costs?"
Because some companies are vague about their prices and have huge hidden costs, and we're not one of those.
Maybe you saw one of the "$15 Locksmith" or "$19 Locksmith" 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 locksmith needs to see the locks first".
Then suppose you phone another company and they say: "It's $60".
So, which one of those two locksmiths 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're playing tricks. That's the only reason for any locksmith company to ever be vague about the cost to unlock a locked car's door. No one needs to see your car's locks first; they say that because people who would have said "NO!" to the price had they named it on the phone don't do it after the 'technician' has arrived on site.
And the only reason anybody's advertising a service fee at $15 is that's the bait in a bait-and-switch scam. $15 is one-fourth the market's going-rate for a service fee as well as for unlocking locked cars. No locksmith in Overland Park or the area has provided any variety of mobile service at that rate in decades. Here are the national average prices in 2013:
"But locksmiths are too expensive"
If "too expensive" means the consumer thinks they're overpriced, then that is factually wrong if the price is within the marketplace's going-rate. A lot of people form opinions rather than find the facts and they shoot themselves in the foot doing that. The going-rate is what prices "should be". It tells what's too expensive and also what's too cheap. If the cost really is too expensive that's bad enough, but too cheap is worse. Remember "if it's too good to be true then it's not true".
"But it only takes a locksmith a couple minutes to open a car"
No actually it doesn't. The thing about mobile services is... they're mobile! 98% of the service of unlocking a locked car's door is the drive there and back. And that's not just a bit of gas, it's an hour, or near-enough, given by a company to one single client. Towing, electricians, plumbers... they're all at $60 or more mobile service fee; the labor's additional. So a professional locksmith would have to be a professional idiot to charge less than everybody else.
It's interesting though if we apply the notion "it's just a couple minutes" to the scammer's "price quote". They want $15 for an hour of mobile service... but they want "$25 or more" for something that takes only a couple minutes. That's nuts. And then, if you look at some of the consumer complaints across the internet, you'll find "or more" means $120 and sometimes much more. And that's worse than nuts.
Two rules of thumb:
Never accept a vague price, or a range of prices, for a car lockout. There's no reason for estimates here, and traditionally locksmiths have always quoted the full and final price on the phone. The most any locksmith needs to know to simply name his price is what kind of car you want unlocked and how far the drive is.
Know the going-rates. This is how to know who's too expensive and, no less importantly, who's too cheap. Going into an important business transaction armed with some knowledge is the smart way to do it.