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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 Columbia Heights locksmiths
Denise J.
Excellent locksmith!
Golden Hands LocksmithGolden Hands Locksmith
Nicole W.
Moses from DC Mobile Locksmith was quick, efficient and very nice. This is the best locksmith company in Washington, DC.
DC Mobile LocksmithDC Mobile Locksmith
Jean R.
Sentry Locksmith Service did an outstanding job.
Sentry Locksmith Service & Furniture Assembly.Sentry Locksmith Service & Furniture Assembly.
Nicole S.
My lock stopped working, so I have reached out to DC Mobile Locksmith for assistance. Moses came to my house and got it repaired in couple minutes. He was professional and respectful. Best locksmith in Washington D.C.
DC Mobile LocksmithDC Mobile Locksmith
Winsome W.
I am impressed with the efficiency with which this locksmith performed the job. I appreciate that he identified the information that I would need to follow up with the manufacturer and ensured that I was satisfied before leaving. I recommend DMV Locksmith.
Locksmith & DoorsLocksmith & Doors
Cecilia K.
City Locksmith was a great experience. Very professional and efficient. I would recommend.
City LocksmithCity Locksmith
Veronica S.
Super NICE Locksmith! Very professional, punctual, approachable and honest, with a great work ethic.
DC Mobile LocksmithDC Mobile Locksmith
Naeema L.
Mobile 24/7 Quick Locksmith was responsive and fast in changing my door lock.
Mobile 24/7 Quick LocksmithMobile 24/7 Quick Locksmith
First G.
DC MOBILE LOCKSMITH gives top service. Moses was in time, very professional, and took no time at all servicing my locks. His quality of work is excellent. I am very satisfied with the work of DC MIBILE LOCKSMITH. I will definitely recommend their services to others.
DC Mobile LocksmithDC Mobile Locksmith
Allison S.
I have recently moved to a new home and reached out to DC Mobile Locksmith, So we can have all our locks rekeyed. The gentleman was super responsive, professional and quick, I would highly recommend DC Mobile Locksmith to anyone!
DC Mobile LocksmithDC Mobile Locksmith
Andrew T.
Highly recommend DC Mobile Locksmith. I've never needed a locksmith before so I decided to hire "DC Mobile Locksmith" based on their 5- star reviews and they absolutely lived up to their reputation! Moses arrived within the window of time I was given and he was EXCELLENT, couldn't have had a nicer or more courteous person and extremely professional in his approach. Before he did any work on the door locks, he explained his process and exactly what he was doing. The cost at the end was exactly as it was quoted. I wouldn't think twice about calling DC Mobile Locksmith again. Thanks to this company for a great experience!
DC Mobile LocksmithDC Mobile Locksmith
Pasha I.
Amazing work, on time and efficient. Also a nice guy! Will make these my locksmiths of choice going forward.
Golden Hands LocksmithGolden Hands Locksmith
Andres N.
Assad was wonderful. Very knowledgeable, professional and transparent with pricing. Would use again for any locksmith needs
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Thumbtack Customer
Punctual, professional, and effective - solved the problem in 15 minutes at a much better rate than other locksmiths!
Golden Hands LocksmithGolden Hands Locksmith
Kendra F.
The locksmith arrived within the designated. He was professional, responsive and knowledgeable. Also, he was fast. Thanks so much.
DMV ServicesDMV Services
Sandra C.
Installed a new electronic deadbolt and fixed two other lock issues. Will be our go-to for all locksmith needs
Golden Hands LocksmithGolden Hands Locksmith
Brooklyn W.
I have accidentally locked myself out on a rainy day. Moses manage to unlock my door in less than one minute. He was fast, responsive and professional. I will recommend DC Mobile Locksmith to friends and family, or anyone in need of a fast reliable locksmith services in Washington DC.
DC Mobile LocksmithDC Mobile Locksmith
Julie M.
Needed a locksmith on very short notice. They came right away, did a great job, on a Sunday, at a reasonable price
Golden Hands LocksmithGolden Hands Locksmith
Sanka P.
Super helpful. I messaged a few locksmiths but he have us the best alternative and was easy to work with. Hire him!
Golden Hands LocksmithGolden Hands Locksmith
Chelsea j.
So grateful for DMV locksmith! They were able to unlock my door for me after calling them with such short notice!
Locksmith & DoorsLocksmith & Doors
Meaghaan T.
Super service!!! The locksmith responded immediately to my message. He was fast with really great quality work. I highly recommend!!
Mobile 24/7 Fast Locksmith LLCMobile 24/7 Fast Locksmith LLC
Ian C.
This is one of the worst companies I’ve ever worked with. I hired them to install a smart lock which lead to the following issues. Issue1: I was quoted pricing over the phone that was not honored or correct. Issue 2: The locksmith attempted to mislead me to believe that the difficulty of the job was more intense than it actually was. Issue 3: The locksmith stated that parts were missing on the lock which clearly in front of him. Issue 4: I returned to my home and was not able to get in because the lock was installed wrong. Issue 5: I called back to the manager/owner who stated that he would send the locksmith back which he didn’t. Four hours went by and no response. I called him back and he says he’ll check on it. I finally get a call from the locksmith who refuses to fix the lock he did not install properly. I have never dealt with such an unprofessional company.
Amp Nova ServicesAmp Nova Services
Andrew W.
Golden Hands Locksmith was very professional. From messaging to showing up on time to getting the job done. He did a great job with rekeying my locks.
Golden Hands LocksmithGolden Hands Locksmith
Constance L.
Avi is an excellent locksmith. He takes pride in his work and delivers excellent service. I highly recommend Avi and plan to use his services again!!
Avi locksmithAvi locksmith
Christina J.
The vendor responded quickly via thumbtack confirming an appointment several weeks out. On the day of the vendor was late without advanced notice, but did respond after I reached out after the appointment time to advise of the delay. Once onsite the locksmith swapped the locks on a couple of doors quickly, cut an additional key, and provided advisement on other locks I had been considering. I would use this vendor again for additional locksmith needs.
Golden Hands LocksmithGolden Hands Locksmith
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