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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 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.

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.

Reviews for San Jose locksmiths
Hai V.
Kevin is an excellent locksmith. I like his tidy completed works.
KD LocksmithKD Locksmith
Praveen K.
Even though we chose not to use KD locksmith service, was happy with how soon they responded to requests.
KD LocksmithKD Locksmith
Karren N.
Wow! So impressed with this young man! Did an awesome job on my front door lock. He was professional, very responsive, and the work for the value is the best quote I got! I’ll be calling him again for any of my locksmith needs! Thank you KD Locksmith! I am a very satisfied customer!
KD LocksmithKD Locksmith
Ruth N.
I want to thank Mike for being professional to his customers. I submitted a request to Bay Area Locksmith, and Mike responded quickly. We made an appointment. Unfortunately, at the last moment , we didn't need his service. He was absolutely understanding and courteous. I will use this company whenever I need a Locksmith.
Bay Area LocksmithBay Area Locksmith
Arghya D.
KD locksmith responded quickly (<5 mins) to my post and provided a competitive quote that beat all other vendors. They came in and got the job done in no time. Highly recommended.
KD LocksmithKD Locksmith
Bernard R.
Very professional and responsive team. Phil was amazing. Was in and out in less than an hour. All the locks were changed and done in a very clean and timely manner. I would certainly recommend Go Pro Locksmith to any one out there.
Go Pro Locksmith, IncGo Pro Locksmith, Inc
Germent C.
Need a locksmith to open and replace a mailbox key. I got a few quotes and Phil quote was the most reasonable. Phil is a man of his word and got the job done at no time. I would highly recommend him. Great guy for the value and work done.
Go Pro Locksmith, IncGo Pro Locksmith, Inc
Mark H.
Kevin was very knowledgeable and quick with his work. He responded super quickly and scheduling was a breeze. He came in, assessed the problem, fixed it, made sure it worked well, and was in and out in 20 minutes. The next time I need a locksmith, I’m calling KD again.
KD LocksmithKD Locksmith
Simmi a.
Kevin is very honest and professional in his work. He went out of the way to resolve my issue and even though it was pretty late in evening he still kept the appointment and fixed my issue. I would definitely go back to him for any future needs of locksmith.
KD LocksmithKD Locksmith
Cecilia A.
My home was plagued with a sticky front door latch for most of the pandemic. Kevin reached out to me right away and offered to support the repair immediately after asking a few questions. He came prepared with the parts and equipment. He figured it out and explained what happened. It was the internal component and the damage was caused by a misalignment of the handle. The investigation and repair was surprisingly quick (less than an hour). Kevin is a locksmith with the right skills, perseverance, and pleasant demeanor to tackle a stubborn door latch. Thank you.
KD LocksmithKD Locksmith
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