Mike’s Lock and eKeys 4 cars has been serving the Iowa City area for over 20 years providing reliable and honest locksmith services to families and businesses like yours. Over that time, our family-owned and operated business has built a reputation for dependable service, quality products, and reasonable prices. Honesty and integrity are cornerstones of our business. The solutions we provide are based on a detailed assessment of each client’s unique needs and you can trust there will be no hidden fees.
A Little About Us
Mike’s Lock & eKeys 4 Cars was founded in May of 1995 by Mike Merritt, originally Mike’s Lock and Key. With over 20 years experience as a locksmith, Mike brings extensive knowledge of a wide spectrum of locks and security products for your business and vehicles. He is a 20+ year ALOA member, past secretary and current President of the Iowa Chapter of ALOA (Iowa’sstate locksmith association).
Our goal is to be the best locksmith service possible. Friendly, courteous, and prompt service are the core values that define our business. While we cannot always guarantee the lowest prices, we strive to price our services and products competitively. We only employ professional methods in our work, we never cut corners to get our work done, and we use the best products available for the application whenever possible.
Give us a call the next time you need the services of a professional locksmith for your business or automobile.
Avoiding Locksmith Scammers – Protect Yourself!
With no licensing laws in Iowa, locksmith scammers are becoming increasingly prevalent in Iowa; due in part to former burglars getting out of jail who already have the skills and knowledge to open locks, but also due to instructions on how to pick licks or construct bump keys being readily available on the internet. They simply take out ad listings with fake addresses located in your town and real phone numbers that travel through to their call switchboard, usually in another state. You are given a realistic price quote for the type of service you request. Then the scammers call one of their local operatives to come and open your lock for you. Once the work is done, you get an inflated bill for much more than the price quoted. If you balk, the operative becomes very threatening until you pay for his or her services because you have no choice.
See the below links for illegal scammers caught in the act, and there are hundreds more:
Here are a few ways to protect yourself from fraudulent locksmith scammers:
- Check our national ALOA website (www.aloa.org) or our state association website (http://www.iowa-locksmith.com/) for a certified and background checked locksmith.
- When the locksmith arrives, check out their vehicle. Be very dubious if they roll up in an unmarked vehicle or if their behavior seems unprofessional in any way.
- If you run into trouble and encounter threats or other unreasonable behavior, call the police.
- If you’re locked out of your car and have a roadside assistance service, call them first. AAA will refer you to a qualified locksmith, even if you are not a member.