Locksmith prices and locksmith services can be significantly affected by gas prices. When gas prices are high, locksmiths tend to charge more. This is because they have to spend more money on gas in order to travel to their customers’ homes or businesses. But this is only the beginning, gas prices will affect us all in many ways, read more to understand why.
Fuel price change in Pennsylvania
According to AAA, A year ago (in April 2021), Pennsylvania’s gas station’s average gas price was $2.97 per Regular (87) gallon.
Today, we pay $4.213 for the same gallon of gas. That’s Insane! The increasing gas prices affecting on all the industry. Read the following article if you think that the difference is only a couple of dollars.
Where are the EVs and the Tesla revolution?
Fuel is what runs America, literally. All nations agree that burning fossils is terrible for the earth and human beings, but still, it will take a long time to replace the need for fuel with another green energy.
Moreover, the latest research at TheHill.com shows that more than 18% of EV owners will switch back to regular gas due to long battery charging periods.
So even though Elon Musk celebrates new Tesla factories openings, we can not-celebrate the skyrocketing price of regular gas.
Basic economy and how it affects everybody!
Because regular gas and diesel motors are still the absolute majority of combustion engines in the US and the world, everybody will feel the gas price inflation.
For example, if you have a small business or you are an entrepreneur, your delivery services will become more expensive. When the delivery price goes up, everyone pays. Why?
The Domino Effect of Gas Prices!
To understand better why the gas price will affect lock and key prices and will change the entire service significantly, we need to understand globalization. Let’s take local locksmith store expenses, for example.
Your local locksmith pays more rent. He spends more electricity and more gas. Way more for lock and key supplies (and you have to hold an inventory). What can you do? Truck deliveries are more expensive now. Nowadays, since the Covid-19, the process of importing parts and products from the east has become more costly and stressful. And the invasion of Russia to Ukraine doesn’t help as well.
So once we dropped down the first Domino block, it’s almost unstoppable. In 2022, Gas prices and inflation are celebrating Humankind’s stupidity.
How to save money on locks, keys, and car key replacements?
There are many ways to save money when you need a locksmith service. The simplest way is to avoid the service fee by coming to the locksmith shop.
How to save on residential locks and keys?
Sometimes you have no choice but to call a locksmith to come over. One of these cases is when you have a broken lock that A standard person cannot remove without proper tools and knowledge. You can always buy a new shine lockset, but a used one can be fine when you live on the dime.
Many locksmiths will be glad to get rid of old locks. Sometimes they will make more money on the used ones, even though you’ll pay half more than a new one.
You can also save on accessories such as smart locks and surveillance cameras. Find used or refurbished products on Amazon. You can always return them if the safety isn’t working as expected.
How to save money on commercial lock and key?
For business owners, the prices of locks, keys, safes, and panic bars are at least triple that of residential-grade locks. Commercials also have passenger locks, privacy room locks, overhead doors, carts in the mall, sliding door locks, and more, which are extremely expensive.
How to save money on car keys and remotes?
The most common way to lose a car key or remote is by leaving it in the car. The second way is by losing it at home, and the third way is through theft. When you need a car key replacement ASAP, you have no choice but to call the local locksmith store. The reason is that it will cost you more to drive by Uber and alternatives.
If your 18 years old boy just got his permit, and you are guessing that he’ll get his license within three months, that’s a good time to order a key replacement from Amazon or eBay and bring them over for cutting and programming at the locksmith shop.
It all depends on the necessity and urgency.
The DIY revolution has already started!
Samsung, LG, and even Apple are starting to offer parts instead of brand new phones. When three of the most prominent players in the market offer part replacement services, it’s not a coincidence. On the one hand,
We are Elegant Lock & Key Locksmiths, and we need to stay ahead of the game. We need to offer our clients what they are looking for. But on the other hand, when we have no choice, we’ll increase the prices for the
What does this have to do with locks and keys?
The bottom line is that the DIY revolution has already started, and it’s time for us to join in! We offer our clients what they are looking for: locksmith services that don’t break the bank.