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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 Houston locksmiths
Roberto M.
Amazing locksmiths work fast never late to their job. I would highly recommend locksmith omg the best.
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Kevin S.
Great locksmith! Highly recommend.
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Jack B.
A+++ locksmith, quick response, definitely recommend to everyone
Houston Lock Wizard LLC.Houston Lock Wizard LLC.
Wendall R.
I'm Very Happy About the Locksmith Who Came Out To My House. He Understood My Problem & Was Perfection & Professionalism All Around. I Would Highly Recommend ASV Locksmith. Buy Far The Cheapest Rates As Well.
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Anna H.
Good communication, reliable and high quality work! Would recommend to anyone in need of locksmith services!
Houston Lock Wizard LLC.Houston Lock Wizard LLC.
Bethany S.
He worked quickly and was very friendly! Definitely would hire him again for any locksmith needs.
Pro ServicesPro Services
Sayantan B.
Darrell was quick and efficient. I’d definitely look to him again if I need locksmith services. Highly recommend.
Houston Lock Wizard LLC.Houston Lock Wizard LLC.
DASHA D.
Definitely recommend the services of this locksmith company. Oren is really good and he made the duplicate keys very quickly!
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Hector c.
I would highly recommend ASV locksmith. Outstanding professionalism, you can never go wrong with his services.
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Meaghin B.
Mr. Darrell was great! He was very knowledgeable, personable, punctual, and efficient! He’s the man for any of your locksmith needs!
Houston Lock Wizard LLC.Houston Lock Wizard LLC.
Bukola A.
All my locks were fixed after another locksmith completely messed up the job badly. Thanks for the great work!
ASV LocksmithASV Locksmith
Michael F.
Abel was far and away the best reviewed Locksmith in Houston, but it was the authenticity of his reviews that stood out. You could tell he really did an amazing job for all these people, so it was an easy choice. Hands down the best Locksmith I’ve worked with - great price, very professional and explained to me my options without upselling me. A++
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Mina A.
Moshe was super awesome locksmith. Not only was he quick to respond, but his work efficiency was speedy, informative and reasonably priced. He was able to rekey several locks, install a smart lock system, make duplicate keys and provide advice on iron gate lock options. I have him on speed dial for all my locksmith needs for now on. Thank you
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Thumbtack Customer
Leon did an excellent job making my spare truck key. Service was great, pricing was reasonable. I would definitely use HOU Locksmith again.
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Tamara C.
Darrell was amazing! He came out and did exactly what we needed him to do. If I need a locksmith again for whatever he is my guy.
Houston Lock Wizard LLC.Houston Lock Wizard LLC.
KG G.
Leon, was responsive, at my residence within an hour of initial contact, and provided a swift service all while engaged in the project and educating me on the process! Locked out? Call Leon the locksmith today!
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Thumbtack Customer
Locksmith showed up a few minutes early to my request for same day service and quickly replaced two locks on my home. Great service and will definitely use them again. Thanks!
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Julius M.
I needed a mailbox key done and despite having an emergency come up on his end, Darrell rushed over got the job done swiftly! Will look to him for any future locksmith needs 👍🏽
Houston Lock Wizard LLC.Houston Lock Wizard LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Leon gave me 30 minutes' notice before he arrived and was very polite. The job was done very well and the price was just right. I'll use Leon again if I have a need for a locksmith!
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Deborah A.
Abel arrived to replace a lock but only needed to adjust the strike plate. Quick fix and we feel a bit more succeed in our home. We will definitely call on Abel again for our locksmith needs.
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Sara L.
Simone was a pleasure to work with. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone I knew looking for a trustworthy locksmith. If we ever need to redo anything key related in the future I will go right back to him.
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Ramon L.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Quick response, very friendly service and a fair price. I would definitely use him again to rekey any door or install new hardware. Look no further, go with Quick Fix Locksmith!
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Anouchka B.
I had a great experience with ASV Locksmith. Abel responded promptly to my message, came out within an hour, completed the work quickly, and charged a reasonably price. I will definitely use ASV again and highly recommend Abel.
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Ashley c.
After waiting to hear from several locksmiths and no success we heard from MW ACCESS CONTROL within second of reaching out! They were also the best value we could find! Win! Very quick in fixing our mailbox lock!
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Brit J.
Charles greatly helped us with getting a fast key made for our investment home. He was friendly and professional and got the work done very fast for a reasonable price. He is the first Houston locksmith that we will call for any lock needs in the future.
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