How Long Does It Take for a Locksmith To Come?

Oh no! You realized that you are locked out of your car or home. Now what?


Hopefully, you have your cell phone on your person and that it’s not inside your locked car or home. If not, ask a nearby store or neighbor to use their phone to call a local locksmith.


It takes an average of about a half hour for a locksmith to arrive at your location. Of course, the locksmith’s headquarters versus your location as well as if a local locksmith from the company is already on the road nearby can determine if arrival time is sooner or later.

Call the Nearest Locksmith

Call the locksmith closest to your current location. The closer the locksmith company is to your location, the faster they will arrive.


Please keep in mind that depending on busy days, there may not be an available locksmith at headquarters to be dispatched immediately. Your assigned locksmith may be coming from a previous job nearby. The dispatcher can inform you of the assigned locksmith’s arrival time to your location based on their schedule and anticipated completion time of their current job(s) before coming to you.

Other Conditions That Cause a Slower Arrival Time

The location of the locksmith company versus your lockout location is not the only determinant of how long it takes for a locksmith to come. Keep in mind the current weather conditions, possible road detours, and if you are seeking service during a busy time of day.

Current Weather Conditions

A sunny or cloudy day with no rain or snow can constitute a commendable arrival time for your locksmith. However, if downpouring rain or heavy snow is in the forecast, be patient with your assigned locksmith.


Defensive Driving states that you should drive a third slower than the posted speed limit if it is wet on the road. Hence, if you are driving in a 30-mile-per-hour zone, a safe driving speed would be 20 miles per hour if it is raining or snowing.

Traffic Delays

If you need service between 5 am to 9 am, expect a delay because of morning rush hour traffic. The National Safety Council states that the afternoon rush hour is from 4 pm to 7 pm, which can also cause locksmiths to experience traffic delays. Petitioning for services between 10 am to 3 pm on a weekday may mean that your assigned locksmith does not experience as many traffic delays.

Road Detours

You never know when a road detour is going to happen. Remember that most roadwork employees work between 6 am to 6 pm, and depending on the assigned work area, your locksmith may have to take a different route to get to where you are.

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We are your go-to locksmith in Miami and surrounding areas. No matter the time of day you need us, our trained locksmiths are on-call and ready to serve you. Remain patient and calm as you wait for your locksmith to arrive!

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