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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Can I trust a locksmith?

You can find a trustworthy locksmith with some research. The best way to start is with an online search of top-rated locksmiths near you and read the customer reviews thoroughly. Positive reviews (and ratings) can indicate trustworthiness, but you should also look up the locksmith’s credentials. Many states require locksmiths to be licensed, so look up the rules in your state before you hire anyone.

How much does it cost to have a deadbolt lock installed?

Installing a new deadbolt lock can improve your home security, especially if you think your current lock system has been compromised or there are unaccounted-for copies of your house keys in circulation. A professional locksmith can install a new deadbolt for you in a matter of hours. The national average locksmith price ranges from $70 to $100. Locksmith prices for installing deadbolts may be higher based on whether the professional provides the lock or you have it on hand, how many components the locking system includes, and how long the installation takes. The cost to purchase a lock yourself from a big-box store can range from approximately $70 to $225 or more, depending on quality and materials. Higher-security locks often take longer and therefore cost more to install.

How does a locksmith open a locked door?

Locksmiths use specialized tools and techniques to open your door in the case of lockouts or lost keys. Trained locksmiths can pick your door lock with lock-picking tools such as a rake, a tension wrench, a half diamond or a hook. They may use a technique called bumping, which will work on pin tumbler locks, or as a last resort they may use a drill to remove your existing lock. The national average locksmith price ranges between $70 and $100. A locksmith can also replace your current lock system, re-key your locks if you have lost your keys, repair a broken lock, install a deadlock and more. Locksmiths not only help with front doors, they can help if you are locked out of your car, locked out of your mailbox, locked out of your shed … you name it. There may be an additional charge for emergency after-hours locksmith services. Check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost for a car locksmith?

There are several reasons you may need a car locksmith. You may be locked out of your car (either with the keys inside or with no keys at all), you may have lost your car keys and need a new key, or you may want to make a duplicate car key. The national average locksmith price ranges from $70 to $100. Getting locked out of your car can be scary and overwhelming — especially if it’s cold and dark out. Fortunately, professional locksmiths provide round-the-clock assistance to help people in these circumstances.

Car lockouts are one of the main reasons people need a locksmith. Your locksmith’s price can depend on the type of car you have, the time of day (or night) it is, and where you are located. Locksmith pricing may be based on a flat rate, or pricing may be quoted to you after the locksmith determines the circumstances. For example, a flat rate for a car lockout could be $65 for standard vehicles. That price could be higher for after-hours or long-distance service, or service during extreme weather. If you have entirely lost your car keys, a locksmith can make you a new car key, but first they must verify that you are the owner of the car. Locksmiths can even program new car key fobs for you — often at a lower price than a dealership.

How much does it cost to make a new key for a car?

Locksmiths’ prices for making new car keys can vary depending on the make of your car as well as the time of day and location. The national average locksmith price ranges from $70 to $100, but duplicating a key may cost as little as $30, while extraction a key stuck in the ignition, cutting a new key and programming the fob can cost much more.

You might need a new car key if you have lost your key, the key broke in the ignition, the key is bent or damaged, or you just want a duplicate in case of emergency. You can request a duplicate of a key you have on hand, or you can have a new key made or cut if you have lost your original car keys. If you need to replace lost keys, you’ll need to first provide proof that you are the owner of the car along with the vehicle identification number (VIN). If you’re just locked out of your car but don’t need a key made, a locksmith may charge $65 to get you back in. Locksmith car key services are often far more affordable than dealership prices for new keys.

Reviews for Tucson locksmiths
Jason Y.
Had a little hiccup but the locksmith came back and took care of it like a pro!!!
EC LocksmithEC Locksmith
Thumbtack Customer
Locksmith arrived on time, did the job very efficiently, and charged exactly as expected. Another good outcome with Thumbtack
Intel Lock - Tucson LocksmithIntel Lock - Tucson Locksmith
Khristofer G.
Abel was very professional, kind, and courteous. I will definately be using their services again for any of my locksmithing needs in the future.
Lily’s lock & Key LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Abel was prompt, professional and fair. As I was out of town, he communicated what need to be done to secure my home. I would highly recommend this Locksmith!
Lily’s lock & Key LLC.
Keri J.
Extremely pleasant experience with SU Locksmithing. He asked all the right questions before arriving at the job, resulting in an excellent and timely installation of my new lock. VERY HIGHLY recommend!!!
SU LocksmithingSU Locksmithing
Shanae R.
Abel is very professional and does the work needed quickly! I would use again if I am in need of a Locksmith. If you are looking for someone that is professional and values your time, this is the business to choose.
Lily’s lock & Key LLC.
Caryl S.
Our locksmith showed up on time and was able to complete the project very efficiently. He installed my front door lock and six other exterior locks with deadbolts within 90 minutes. I was very happy with the results.
EC LocksmithEC Locksmith
Karen U.
Stefan was fantastic! Stefan attempted to walk me through fixing my door handle, but I did not have the right tools so I made an appointment with him. Stefan stop by the following day and quickly fixed the problem. He was awesome and honest. I definitely would call him again for in a future locksmith issues.
SU LocksmithingSU Locksmithing
Thomas H.
He responded to your call for me, within an hour. He was able to come the next day , it wasn't an emergency , so it was fine . He was able to advise me on the key fob a previous locksmith made , but failed about 2 months later, & wouldn't come back to see what was wrong. Their main office didn't respond to my emails either.
EC LocksmithEC Locksmith
James T.
I highly recommend SU Locksmithing! He offered advice that I could try before he had to come out, just in case I could do it. When I couldn't, he came out, fixed it, and didn't charge me an arm and a leg. Great Service! If I could have given 6 stars I would have.
SU LocksmithingSU Locksmithing
Rachel B.
This was my first Thumbtack experience and Able at Lana’s made sure that I will return. The speedy service delivery and cost efficiency were nothing compared to the exceptional quality and personality provided by Able. He took the time to answer all my questions and came back to help with another problem. Searching for a locksmith on a Sunday can be difficult and nerve wrecking. Thank you Able for keeping us safe and our business secure.
Lily’s lock & Key LLC.
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