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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 West Saint Paul locksmiths
Debbie R.
Very prompt , very helpful did a awesome job completing my locksmith project highly recommend. Thank you
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Angela H.
Whar a fantastic locksmith!! I will definitely be using his services again. I was in a bind and he saved the day!! Thanks so much!
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Jake d.
I highly recommend Active Locksmiths. Ron did great work installing locks on my home at a fair price. Very professional & friendly.
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Emily H.
Ron was a great locksmith!! He was super response, super quick and knowledgeable. I would definitely hire Ron again for any key work
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Carrie A.
He was right on time. Worked quickly and the price was reasonable. He even fixed my door nob. I highly recommend Active Locksmith and will definitely do business with him again. Thank you!
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Lauren B.
Ron was great to work with! He answered quickly, made a next day appointment and showed up on time. While in my house, he was very respectful and professional. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a locksmith.
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Ava S.
I had a great experience with Active Locksmiths. They helped to diagnose the issue and provide a range of solutions that work for my home. The new lock was installed and There is a noticeable improvement which is what we were looking for. Thanks for all your help
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Colin W.
I contacted Locksmith Disciples and they were able to come out same day. They rekeyed a number of my locks and installed new handles too. Their quote was very competitive and the final price was true to prices quoted. The guys worked fast and did a great job. Highly recommend!
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Michael G.
This is the second time we've had Active Locksmiths to our home and won't be the last. Ron, is timely, professional, and delivering a first rate customer service experience is a priority for him. While here rekeying locks, he pointed out a couple that should be replaced because the mechanisms are wearing out. Those will likely be the subject of our next service call! Call Active Locks without hesitation!
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Jessica S.
We recently moved and needed some doorknobs replaced/rekeyed and deadbolts replaced/installed and I am so happy to have found Ron for the job! I reached out to a few locksmiths for quotes and he was the only one that actually shared pricing. His pricing is fair and he was able to work with our schedule. Ron was courteous and removed his shoes without us asking. He was also baby and dog friendly! :) We would absolutely work with him again.
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