As a repoman you have two choices, either you get locksmith training or you use one of the locksmiths in the area that you can count on to come to your location on call. However it is even worse then some of the other scenarios that delay repossessions that I have listed here. Becoming one of the locksmiths in your area is a strong choice, in fact most repomen that I know personally throughout the years have some kind of locksmith training.
There are times where you have no keys for cars, there are times when the keys won’t be left on a boat and if you happen to repossess tractor trailers, without locksmith training you will surely be stuck.
In Orlando they have locksmith training available, just like most cities should have. The training is just another great skill to have under your belt for those days you would have otherwise been locked out. Not only does locksmith training come in handy for repossessions, but it also comes in handy for other things that may come up. I remember one time I had been driving a car that I bought at auction, it was an SUV and I wasn’t used to being able to lock the keys in the car, but in this case I had my dog in the car and luckily it was still running with the AC going, otherwise no questions asked I would have had to break the window before the heat stroke hit the dog but that was not an issue since the AC was running as well as the car. However I had to look at fuel consumption, and the possibility of the car stalling out.
Orlando Locksmith on call
I called a local Orlando locksmith that came out within 40 minutes and had the car open within 5 minutes. If I had a slim jim, I would have had no problems, but I had nothing with me and no experience as a locksmith so the call was well worth it. These days every car is chip programmed, but having locksmith training can still save you a huge headache. Sometimes you don’t want to drag a car as that can damage the tranny, so you have to get inside the car pop the hood and remove the pin that will put the car in neutral.
Aside from the above there are a ton of other reasons to have locksmith training in the repossession business, even if the repo shows are scripted, lots of the things they have to do are accurate and I would bet they all have locksmith training or they are self taught locksmiths. Being able to unlock an asset that needs to be repossessed and having to call and wait for someone is a whole other story and will cost you money in the long run.