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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 Santa Ana locksmiths
Ricardo O.
I had a great first experience with this company. They were able to come within a few hours and completed fixed my issue. I will be using them for my locksmith needs going forward.
Fair and Square LocksmithFair and Square Locksmith
Hendy B.
Great experience with ND LOCKSMITH - highly recommend! They answered the phone right away and scheduled my deadbolt lock install in the same day.They were on time and very nice and did a great job. Great experience from start to finish. Definitely recommend them :)
James S.
After having another locksmith come and look at the gate/lock only to tell me the problem was with the gate not the lock and then charge me for a service call I was a little skeptical when Robert said he could fix the problem with such confidence. But, he lived up to his word. The gate and lock both work great and I will be calling on him for further work. FANTASTIC JOB!!!
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Michael L.
To who ever reading this, know that Henry from ND Locksmith is an Honest and Competent Professional. As a family man myself, security and safety is number #1 priority over everything. The other day I was in need of a locksmith and ended up with something much greater. I was blessed to meet a Good Person. And as we all know, good people are hard to come by these days. Henry was the first to reach out to me. He offered me his time over the phone, and gave me Honest Professional advice about all sorts of locks and safes. I pretty much told him what my situation was and he tailored my needs perfectly, in terms of what product/style locks to get and how to go about them. This is a man who goes the extra mile. Thank you Henry! for your time and knowledgeable advice! I now sleep better at night knowing I have you (Henry) in my phone book. Warm Regards, -Michael Lieu
Tommy N.
Neither Tom nor Eden quote prices over the app. Their prices are extremely high. I recommend you address pricing at the front end with this contractor. Spoke to a Tom in the Thumbtacks App yesterday. Set up an appointment for today at 10am. Then Eden called me around 7:30 am and said he was in the area. So I allowed him to stop by. He troubleshot the lock figured it out right away and charged me. His pricing tactic was VERY much like a used car salesman. Threw a price of $250 and lowered it to $185. Since he was he here for a whopping 7 minutes I suggested he lower it. He said the best he could do was $150. Most other locksmiths are quoting lower rates. As of right now the lock seems to be fixed. I’ll update if there are problems in the future.
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