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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 Charlotte locksmiths
Kerri-Ann B.
Thumbtack was extremely useful. I needed to find a locksmith on short notice for a Sunday afternoon. Thumbtack matched me with Guardian Locks and Security. Professional Locksmith Ross Andrews came to my assistance. He was very flexible, professional and provided educational knowledge on locksmith services. Overall excellent service. I would definitely recommend Ross Andrews @ Guardian Locks and Security :)
Guardian Lock and SecurityGuardian Lock and Security
Emily W.
Locksmith was right on time, service was quick but quality. Very friendly and professional.
The One Stop LocksmithThe One Stop Locksmith
Hilda g.
The locksmith was very knowledgeable and offered suggestions for avoiding problems with the lock going forward.
The One Stop LocksmithThe One Stop Locksmith
Karen T.
Very responsive!! I called several local well known locksmiths in the Charlotte area and no one returned my calls. I reached out to One Stop Locksmith and had a response and quote in less than an hour. A time was setup to complete the job within a day or two and the work was completed fast, in budget and in a professional manner. I highly recommend One Stop Locksmith.
The One Stop LocksmithThe One Stop Locksmith
Derrell P.
I had a great experience with the locksmith to replace a deadbolt with a smart lock. The deadbolt was jammed and the locksmith responded quickly the same day. I was able to use the smart lock and he took the time to explain the differences. I definitely recommend.
Guardian Lock and SecurityGuardian Lock and Security
Jill P.
Sal was a great locksmith. Very responsive and did great work! Highly recommend.
Secure Home Locksmith & Safety ServicesSecure Home Locksmith & Safety Services
Theresa W.
Contacted me immediately and installed our new lock quickly. Highly recommend as a locksmith.
A Friendly LocksmithA Friendly Locksmith
I needed a locksmith to re-key locks on a client’s new home. Carissa and Lock Bunny stepped up to the plate! Next day service, showed up on time, electronic payment, happy client, easy. My locksmith of choice from now on!
Lock BunnyLock Bunny
Will O.
Great service and everything. Was on time, detailed, and helpful. Great locksmith and will use in the future. Highly suggest to others!
The One Stop LocksmithThe One Stop Locksmith
Ronald Zion R.
Carissa is amazing! If you're looking for professionalism, value, and quality in a locksmith look no further than Lock Bunny.
Lock BunnyLock Bunny
Meg C.
Locksmith was prompt and professional. He did a great job and was very friendly and knowledgeable. I’d call him again.
The One Stop LocksmithThe One Stop Locksmith
Anitra M.
Carissa did a great job rekeying and installing locks at my new home!! She is professional, extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to go over every detail with you. What impressed me most about Carissa was how passionate she was about her craft. She was continuously communicating with me and sent me information/links related to my specific issues and provided her expertise even before she was hired to do the job. I will definitely refer Carissa to anyone I know who needs a locksmith and she will be my locksmith from this day forward!! I recommend anyone looking for a locksmith to contact Carissa just once...you will never have to search for a locksmith again!!!
Lock BunnyLock Bunny
Dan W.
Couldn’t be more pleased with the service. Outstanding very responsive and informative. I’ll never need to use Another locksmith.
Guardian Lock and SecurityGuardian Lock and Security
Aaron A.
Showed up 15 minutes early and did an excellent job. Highly recommend to anyone looking for an experienced locksmith.
The One Stop LocksmithThe One Stop Locksmith
Rachel N.
Travis was quick and professional! He got the job done on the same day! If you need a locksmith this is the guy for you.
A Friendly LocksmithA Friendly Locksmith
Lisa T.
Locksmith replied to my project and was able to complete the job quickly and charged a fair price. I would recommend them
A Friendly LocksmithA Friendly Locksmith
Neil G.
Travis is a great locksmith! We have used his services multiple times now. He is very responsive and punctual, able to help us in the same day! His pricing is very fair and he is definitely A Friendly Locksmith! We are happy to use his services and would surely recommend him to anyone! Thank you Travis
A Friendly LocksmithA Friendly Locksmith
Winfred W.
It was obvious that the locksmith cared a great deal about our experience. It is good to know that customer service still matters. Thank you.
The One Stop LocksmithThe One Stop Locksmith
Alan H.
Ross is great. Very professional, good personality, and knows his stuff! Hire Ross if you’re in the market for a locksmith. No question about it.
Guardian Lock and SecurityGuardian Lock and Security
Alicia M.
We had a great experience working with A Friendly Locksmith. He was both knowledgeable and personable. We will definitely use his services again.
A Friendly LocksmithA Friendly Locksmith
Metacia W.
The One Stop locksmith was great! He got to my house promptly and did an excellent job with my lock on the door and installing my ring!
The One Stop LocksmithThe One Stop Locksmith
Jewel h.
Love her work .She is the only locksmith I will ever work with . I had ordered locks from Larson and had another locksmith come out who said they didn't fit. She changed three locks with deadbolts and handles on three storm doors and rekeyed all to match. Love her work I will recommend Carrissa for all my family and friends. Female Owned
Lock BunnyLock Bunny
Ananth K.
One Stop Locksmith was very professional and responsive. He added a lot of value by addressing my issue accurately, and he was punctual as well. I recommend him.
The One Stop LocksmithThe One Stop Locksmith
Patrick R.
It wouldn’t allow me to select all 5, but this Pro was also punctual and had great value!! My wife and I are very happy with the locksmith work and are very excited with our new locks.
The One Stop LocksmithThe One Stop Locksmith
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent service! Punctual same day service. He worked well into the night and went the extra mile. Second time using the service and he is my recommendation for all of your locksmith needs.
The One Stop LocksmithThe One Stop Locksmith
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