Find a Locksmith near Center City, PA

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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 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.

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.

Reviews for Center City locksmiths
Yolanda A.
Everything went great from start to finish. If you need a locksmith he's your guy.
Cheryl M.
Mario did an excellent job. He fixed a bad locksmith job and did not need to replace all of the locks for a fair price. Additionally, he aligned to locks, which should have been done by the previous locksmith. He was professional, prompt and has a great work ethic. Thank you for your time and work.
MdM LocksmithMdM Locksmith
Judith B.
He came on time , very professional, I would call him again If I need a locksmith . I am happy with the results . His name was Jonathan
Lisa H.
Mario will be our locksmith person from now on if we have any further issues with our home locks. He was very skilled, professional and personable. Very pleased with his work.
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Mrs j.
Chris knows what he is doing,and is a very professional person,and he takes his time and if he explains everything to you.very happy,will definitely use him again and will refer anyone that needs a locksmith in the future.
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Iryna H.
Jonathan is a gem! He helped us with our broken lock, gave recommendations on what to do to avoid the same problem in the future, and was really professional. We highly recommend Jonathan if you need a good locksmith. A+ service!
Nancy S.
The locksmith arrived on time - very important for me - and fixed my lock so that the already existing keys were still usable. I am delighted both because I have a lock that is once again easy to use and because I didn't have to have new keys made.
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Louis D.
Mario was there when he said he would be and went above and beyond by giving us a several options. We hired Mario to do the job and he was very thorough. I HIGHLY recommend him. If we have any further locksmith needs I won't hesitate to give him my business !
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Kelly S.
MdM Locksmith was great! Hired them to install an August Smart Lock on a property and the employee was on time, pleasant, and very helpful with recommendations for future smart locks! He even took the extra time to help tighten the door hinges for better functionality and installed a new lock plate! I would highly recommend them!
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Thumbtack Customer
I first want to say, this company deserves 10 stars. Amazing, Mario came right out. Did an amazing job. He was professional & very knowledgeable. He installed a keypad lock & took his time explaining it to me. I already have 2 neighbors who want Mario to do work for them. I would recommend this company especially Mario to ALL my family & friends. Thanks so much MdM Locksmiths & especially thank you Mario.
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