A mobile locksmith has some distinct advantages over a locksmith that only works out of a storefront. Many locksmith jobs involve changing the locks on houses, opening up cars with the keys locked inside, or other similar tasks that can only be done in different locations. A locksmith that is tied to the store would need to get some replacement help, or close the store, to leave and take care of a job, wasting precious time while the client may be stuck in a bad location unable to enter the car. A trained car locksmith will have a variety of different specialised tools that will enable him to accomplish nearly any locksmith job while on the road, let’s take a look at some of those tools now.
By far one of the most common problems, that people have when they need a locksmith is that they have locked their keys in the car, many times with valuables, or children inside the car as well. For this reason, it’s incredibly important that the mobile auto locksmith has a direct emergency phone number where he can be reached 24 hours a day, and this could be his most important tool of all.
The next most important tool that a locksmith needs to have is a complete reference guide of how to safely open any car manufactured and sold since the beginning of time. This can be in the form of a large loose-leaf notebook, or a computer program to be read on a laptop. This huge database will tell the mobile locksmith the precise location of all the security measures for each different car, of each different style, from all the different manufacturers and the different years of manufacture as well. Due to problems with theft, manufacturers have spent many millions of dollars making their cars more difficult to break into each succeeding year, which also makes the job of the mobile locksmith just as difficult every year.
Once the technician knows the exact entry points into the inside mechanisms of the door lock, he then needs specialized tools that can reach down inside the door, securely grab the mechanism, then move it in the right direction to unlock the door. All of this is usually done without being able to see, only by precise measurements, and the sense of touch can this be accomplished. These tools typically look like long, heavy duty metal rods, with various hooks and bend on the ends, each one designed for a different purpose, in a different car.
Another, quite a common problem with car locks, is having a key broken off in the lock. This frequently happens during the freezing temperatures of winter when water has seeped inside of a locking mechanism and frozen solid. Then the car owner mistakenly applies too much pressure, breaking the key. ATLG have all the tools needed to open up the inside of the door, remove the lock, extract the broken key, and make a new one, all on location.
As you can see, tools of a mobile automotive locksmith are many and highly specialized, only to be used by professionals in the trade. For most of these tools, the technician will need to prove their certification or business ownership to legally purchase them, online or in person.