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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 New York locksmiths
Dawn M.
My locksmith was informative of his arrival time and very professional. A pleasure!
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Carol R.
Excellent work and I was very happy! This is a great locksmith for future needs.
The company is great! The entire job took less than 15 minutes. He was professional and prepared to complete the job. Locksmith services are expensive, and his prices are extremely affordable. I was glad to pay him for his expertise and value. Hire MLS Locksmith.
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Alisa J.
The locksmith did an great job, he was professional, friendly, punctual. I would recommend.
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Claira g.
i love my new lock! the locksmith showed up on time and did a great job.
Yetty E.
The responsiveness on here was lacking - the rate was never confirmed before the locksmith arrived, and he charged an exhorbitant amount for a simple job.
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Sally M.
Wonderful service! Great value! David fixed my locks expertly! I highly recommend him as an honest, competent locksmith:)
Hunie K.
Had a wonderful experience with ABBA’s locksmith. They were extremely professional and RE-keyed some locks at our townhouse for me. Would highly recommend!!
Tory L.
Tremendous work ethic and understanding of the business he is in. Cleaned up the mess of three different locksmiths and went above and beyond and fixed my door. Highly recommended!
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Cheryl F.
Omar responded immediately, communicated consistently through the process, and was so great to work with. Daniel, the locksmith who came to do the job, was friendly, professional and super quick. I highly recommend!
Alexis B.
Dave's Locksmith is absolutely incredible and the right person to hire if you need locks installed! I can't thank them enough for their assistance and knowledge of which parts would work best for our project.
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Jyotirmoy M.
I created a quote request for a locksmith on thumbtack and was quickly contacted by David. He evaluated the problem with my lock and explained what needed to be repaired. David is polite, punctual and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
Jess A.
I highly recommend Abba’s locksmith. They were able to come out the day I needed them and Riaz was very punctual and professional. He was able to get me into the office and change the door knob with ease. Thank you for your help!!
Ivette D.
Very communicative and explained everything well. Great attitude. Had all the tools he needed to get the job done well. Definitely recommend & definitely would call upon him again for anything locksmith related. Very pleased. Thank you!
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Amy S.
Omar was just fantastic! His response time is amazing-- in fact, he informed me that based on my pictures, I may not need the locks I requested because I already had secure locks. He took time to give this advice even though it may cost him his own business! Very honest man! He installed two deadbolts for me in two different rooms perfectly and quickly. No doubt would recommend to any one looking for an excellent locksmith at a great price (ps my locksmith down the street was charging double what Omar charges and the price didn't even include the actual lock!!)
Christian G.
David was excellent. Very friendly and was available same day for a project that two other locksmiths declined to do because of complexity. Arrived early. David explained all of my options and didn’t pressure me to do additional options/expenses. I’m very happy with the finished job, and highly recommend David to others!
Jasmine p.
So glad I found Abba Locksmith. He replied to my messages right away and was available when I needed him. He was very diligent and got the job done quickly. He also was very fair with his prices. I will definitely use him again and I recommend him 100%
Ilene S.
I made an appointment with Mike a day in advance, and he did an excellent job installing a top lock and door chain. He was meticulous in his work, and he's very nice. He even helped me move some furniture, as I'd just moved in. I highly recommend him if you need a locksmith.
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Jeffery R.
My landlord installed a new door in my apartment but I was responsible for the top lock. Ordered a new one and contacted a few locksmiths on Thumbtack. They all called me back at the same tume, but David spoke clearly and directly, he was the most professional. I booked with him for the following day at a reasonable rate. Another locksmith took my address during their phone consultation, and their employee called me saying he had an appointment with me and could he come over in 30 minutes. I consented, thinking it was David, but when he arrived he quoted double the price. I texted David and figured out he was from another company and had tried to scam me. Another locksmith called at 8AM offering to do the job for less than David’s rate. Don't hire these overly aggressive guys! David is the real thing and does excellent work. Moreover he communicated everything clearly and sticks to his word. I recommended him to my neighbors in our tenant email group, in case anyone has a lockout. These are important jobs that give us peace of mind in our homes, so hire the person you can trust! Highly recommend
Stephanie S.
David was straightforward with his pricing, polite, professional and prompt. While I put out a request for same day service, I was expecting probably having to wait a day or two. Nope! David was able to come by after just a few hours, and took care of installing a deadbolt lock for me in a matter of minutes. 10/10 recommend for all of your locksmithing needs!
Corbin K.
The vendor was very communicative and friendly on this app. I provided all of the requested information (with photos) and received what seemed like a fair quote. The locksmith was 1.5 hours late but it's NYC, it happens. I canceled some plans to meet the guy but I thought it would be worth it. The actual locksmith (subcontractor) seems to have not communicated with the person on this platform (contractor), who is paying him to do the service (50/ 50 split). He arrived unclear of what I needed done, even though the person responding on the platform understood clearly. He said that it wasn't worth his time to do the job based on the quote and wanted 50% more than the quoted price (he wanted to get what I had agreed to pay and the 50% I was paying his boss). I had other offers for this project but turned them down because I thought this was a trustworthy vendor. I was unfortunately mistaken. I'm very disappointed in this service.
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Nina Z.
Riaz Khan did a highly professional job and I'm extremely satisfied with his work. He was prompt, efficient, and offered me an explanation for everything he did. Before he started to work he analyzed what was appropriate for my security needs and gave me an accurate estimate; there were no last minute hidden charges or changes! I know his fee was fair and it was even much less than I had anticipated. And, before leaving, he insisted on cleaning up from his work even though I told him it wasn't necessary! Hands down the BEST locksmith I've ever had and will only use Riaz Khan from now on !!! He also has a great personality and put me at ease as soon as he arrived. Thanks Riaz !!!
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