A Day in the Life of an Auto Locksmith
Posted 03/11/22 by Elspeth Myers
Let’s introduce Chris; he’s one of our newest auto locksmiths. He’s been with 3D Autokeys for 6 months, but he worked for 3D Group as a product specialist before that. After many years of helping locksmiths select the right products for them, he decided he wanted to learn a new trade and become one of our skilled auto technicians.
Chris starts his day when Glen picks him up at 8 am; as Chris is still in training, Glen is in charge of passing on his knowledge and expertise. Glen has been an auto locksmith for over ten years, he worked on almost all types of vehicles, and you only have to look at his hundreds of five-star reviews to see why our customers love him.
So off to the first job!
Chris will check his diary on his work phone; the team back at our HQ will update the diary with appointments, both booked and emergency call outs. The guys will plan their journey, trying to make most of their time and not waste time travelling unnecessarily.
Each of Chris’ customers will receive a courtesy call, letting them know that help will be along shortly.
Chris’s jobs can vary daily, depending on customers’ needs. However, he most recently has been completing more spare keys than ever! We think people have realised how important it is to have a spare car key; if you’d like to read more about why, read here: The Benefits Of Key Cutting | 3D Autokeys.
Chris will usually schedule any key reprogramming jobs for the morning, as these jobs require the use of diagnostic tools such as OSCA. In addition, these jobs can be a little more time consuming, whereas our technicians can complete a spare key job in as little as 10 minutes.
On this day in question, our office received a call from a distressed lady in Nottingham, who had left her car keys in her handbag, which was inside the car! Without a spare key, this lady could not access her car and retrieve her handbag.
As this was deemed an emergency call out, Chris was on his way to the lady in less than 20 minutes! This is one of the advantages of having a local auto locksmith.
Using the latest automotive locksmith tools to carefully pick the lock and gain entry into the vehicle, Chris could retrieve the customer’s handbag and give her access to her car! Chris also cut a spare key for the customer to ensure that this wouldn’t be so much of a problem if this situation did happen again.
This is a must; having a spare car key and keeping it in a safe place, or even giving it to a trusted person, can save you the trouble of calling out an emergency locksmith.
After Chris completes this job, it’s time for lunch. He usually picks up a meal deal from a local supermarket! He has even ranked the meal deals from best to worst; we’ll leave it up to you to guess which comes out on top.
Getting People Home Safely
It’s closing into the afternoon now, and we know what that means; people are on their way home! It’s around this time we often get an increase in calls! This is why us offering emergency call outs is just so important.
Chris will stay on call until 9 pm, ensuring everyone across the East Midlands is safe and has access to their car!
When 9 pm rolls around, Chris has finished for the day and will make his way home for his dinner.
Best get rested up! Tomorrow is another busy day, so Chris better get some sleep!
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