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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 Brooklyn locksmiths
Nicholas T.
Abba's Locksmith is good. Thank you.
Tyson H.
Dave's Locksmith was incredibly communicative and professional. They replaced our lock in no time and made sure the color matched the existing system. I 100% recommend them to anyone looking for a quality locksmith.
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Thumbtack Customer
Extremely easy and pleasant to communicate with before the job, showed up on time, was thorough and professional. In addition he priced the job competitively. If I ever need a locksmith again, I will definitely be calling Abba's Locksmith.
Terecea G.
MLS Locksmith was great! Worked fast and charged a reasonable price. Will definitely recommend!
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Sylvia S.
My new go-to locksmith. Professional, experienced, lovely to deal with. Highly recommend.
Latesha m.
Locksmith worked in a timely manner, and was very patient while I reconfigured my paypal.
Gary M.
Our door was unlocked swiftly and without any hiccups. I highly recommend Abba's Locksmith.
Jalen A.
The quickest and most efficient locksmith I have ever experienced. Very professional and a pleasure to have for the task. Thank you!!!
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Carlos H.
Great experience. A Locksmith & Key Company were quick to respond and resolve my issue. Good quality work for a reasonable price.
Nicola N.
they were great and very easy going i would recommend them as your main locksmith and keep them in your rolodex
Olivia H.
Whichever way you slice it, with locksmiths you won't be saving money. That being said, I appreciated the professionalism and responsiveness of Mike.
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Travis G.
Abbas’s locksmith is great. He had a guy come out so quickly. The job was completed in less than 5min. Thank you
Ernestine M.
I was able to choose all five I would, but we are allowed three. Mike was professional and courteous. I would recommend his service to anyone in need of a locksmith.
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Terrence M.
I would highly recommend Flavio to anyone needing help from a locksmith! He was professional and punctual, and did a great job with new installations for a smart lock and standard lock.
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Dorena W.
Mike from MLS Locksmith was very quick when responding to me about installing a deadbolt lock on my door. He came out to me the same day (actually within 2 hours of me contacting him) to install the lock. He was very professional, got the job done quickly and efficiently, and provided me a fair quote. I will definitely recommend MLS Locksmith to others and utilize their services again, if needed. Thank you so much for your services!
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Nicholas T.
My Key 24 Hour Locksmith was great. He was communicative, came quickly, arrived on time, explained the job, did the job well, and was easy to work with. Five stars. Would definitely use again.
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Jordie s.
Had an excellent experience with this locksmith. I feel bad that I didn’t catch his name during his visit, but I enjoyed his good nature. He confidently installed a new hole for a smart lock in an otherwise incompatible door. Because smart locks are fickle, he had to work with it extra time to finally get it to accept the new hole. He was determined to make sure the job was done right. All around excellent experience. I will recommend him to anyone in need of a locksmith
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Thumbtack Customer
Very professional & friendly. Knew what he was doing, efficient neat work. Would use again. In fact I have him in my contacts for future reference for myself & others that may need a locksmiths.
Martha A.
Received call within minutes of posting request and the Locksmith (didn’t catch his name!) was at my door within a couple of hours. He removed the broken deadbolt and replaced it with a new one. Speedy, competent service- can’t ask for more!
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Gary M.
Locksmith NYC helped us unlock our storm door, but also did troubleshooting to explain what occurred for the door to be jammed. They were professional and offered good preventative solutions to avoid future hang ups. They are very skilled and knowledgeable.
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Steven S.
David was hands down the best locksmith I have ever hired. He came to my home at a very rough time for me, was clear about my options and helped me feel safe and secure. He also was able to respond immediately, quoted a fair price, explained my options, and arrived earlier than anticipated. If you live in NYC long enough you will probably be ripped off by a locksmith at least once. You’re so often contacting them when you’re desperate. David is above all else honest and pleasant to work with. I can’t recommend KewLocksmith highly enough!
Thumbtack Customer
I would highly recommend this locksmith. A year ago he changed the locks in my new apartment and just recently he came to help me get into my place after I locked myself out. Communication is easy and timely. Service is quick and efficient. Fees are reasonable. Would highly recommend!
Eunice R.
Amazing . He got there even earlier than we have scheduled, he did the work neatly and quickly ,the price was very reasonable and he was easy to talk to. Very understanding. I highly recommend ( my key 24 hour locksmith ) to anyone that needs that type of job done, they are very reliable , thank you for your great service.
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Lesleigh I.
Happy to post a review about My Key 24 Hour Locksmith!! I needed someone to help me with two broken locks to my back door—and with the door to the house completely unsecured, I needed help quickly. I used thumbtack, and contacted about 6 locksmiths—several answered, but Mike and My Key 24 Hour Locksmith was the clear choice. First off, He was very responsive and arrived quickly—and even though my needs were a little complicated, Mike was able to help figure out the best and most cost efficient direction for us to go. Second, he was very professional—he asked for pictures, discussed and explained the job in detail, and what he quoted me, was what I paid. And payment was easy with his square reader—I know it sounds crazy, but not every skilled tradesman uses one!!! And lastly, he went above and beyond to make other small repairs needed to the door and door jam so that the two new locks he installed would not be broken again in no time. Mike even helped fix an issue with my front door on his way out!! I’ve added his info to my phone—don’t want to have to go far to find it when I need him again or need to recommend him to assist family or friends.
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Kenisha S.
I made a request for a locksmith and in 5 min I was contacted by David. He offered to come into my home to assess the situation for free and provide a quote. He was completely punctual showing up 20 min early. He was polite, informative and it was clear he valued the quality of his work as he kept refining to make sure the job was done correctly. I highly recommend!
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