Tradie Life Q&A: Trent Allison - Locksmith
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Trent Allison is a locksmith and runs Above All Locksmiths, a mobile locksmith business which operates in Sutherland, Helensburgh and Wollongong and does residential and commercial locksmith services.
Trent bought his 2009 Mitsubishi Express in November 2016 when he started his business, he told CarsGuide. The van had about "115, 116 thousand" kilometres on the odo when he bought it – it has now done about 173,000km. [Note from Crafty: New Mitsubishi Express models were last sold in Australia in 2013.]
Crafty: Why did you buy your Express?
Trent: These vans are pretty bullet-proof and they haven't changed over the years so why change something that hasn't broken? My uncle had two and he runs his own painting business and he said they're pretty much unbreakable. For the cost of them, you can't complain.
Crafty: How many kilometres do you do in a week for work?
Trent: It'll probably do, depending on how busy the week is, between 400 and 700 kilometres a week.
Crafty: Do you use your van outside work?
Trent: I go down the shops and that ... but that's probably about it.
Crafty: Any mods?
Trent: The shelving and that's it. Mechanically, nothing. It hasn't needed anything at all. I bought it off an electrician who had the shelving on the right-hand side and then I welded up the rest of it, all the benches. [Note from Crafty: It also has a cargo barrier, work bench, fire extinguisher and more inside.]
Crafty: Any problems?
Trent: The only bad thing about it, is it's got a small small fuel tank, so I get about 400 kilometres to attack, which still isn't too bad considering the weight in there. Can't complain.
Crafty: Would you buy another Mitsubishi Express next time?
Trent: Yeah, the only problem is they don't make them any more.
Call Trent Allison of Above All Locksmiths on 0402 277 928 or visit his website for more details.