Locksmith call out fees tend to depend on the situation. However Gateshead Locksmith Service (Taylors Locksmiths) do NOT charge any call out fees!
Most locksmiths will charge a hidden fee of £100. If Gateshead Locksmith Service was to use a call out fee we would always advise before we attended the job. This could be due to it been thick snow, dangerous conditions such as a black ice or late at night such as 2am when we are fast a lseep with our first jobs in at 6am. Its hardly fair to call a locksmith at 2am and expect them to get out of bed, get dressed and open up a shop to get all the tools and then attend a job in the middle of the night. Baring in mind the damage it does to family life, social life etc. So the public should not complain when you have called a locksmith away from his daughters birthday to attend your lock out or from a night out where he cant have a beer incase the phone rings.
However you should be aware of scam locksmiths who charge a call out fee every time day or night. A real locksmith will not charge a call out fee if it normal working hours such as 9am till 5pm, Monday to Friday. Even after that it would probably be around £25 call out between 5pm - 10pm and then £50 call out from 10pm till Midnight. From Midnight till 6am it could be as high as £100. However also watch the labour as some locksmiths will charge time and a half, double time. So if they charge £90 per hour labour then you may double that £90 fee on top of a £100 call out fee and they could be there a number of hours and then you will have parts on top of that and if they are charging that kind of money expect to pay £90 - £120 for a new lock that we would normally charge £25 for.