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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
Lea A.
Great locksmith--will use again.
The Locksmith CompanyThe Locksmith Company
Ashlee T.
I am so grateful for Eagle Locksmith because they are so responsive, affordable, and friendly. I needed a total of three keys cut and Eagle Locksmith did just that in a timely fashion.
Eagle LocksmithEagle Locksmith
Gabriela H.
Eagle Locksmith did a prompt job of re-keying an older lock and match it with the front door.
Eagle LocksmithEagle Locksmith
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.
Beth F.
The locksmith showed up promptly, and was both quick and professional. I would recommend them to anyone.
Eagle LocksmithEagle Locksmith
Bethany S.
He worked quickly and was very friendly! Definitely would hire him again for any locksmith needs.
Pro ServicesPro Services
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
mw access controlmw access control
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.
HOU locksmithHOU locksmith
Tasha A.
I received a very prompt response and was given a quote.The locksmith came very quickly and got the lock removed in no time. Very professional and reliable service. I recommend their service.
Eagle LocksmithEagle Locksmith
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!
HOU locksmithHOU locksmith
Letha W.
We needed the door lock mechanism fixed or replaced. We called the door company who installed the door. Repair or replacement service would not be able for over a week. So to avoid any would be thief who could open the door and walk in, we looked for a locksmith. Eagle Locksmith had many satisfied customers. We submitted a service request and we got a service technician within an hour of our request. We will use them again.
Eagle LocksmithEagle Locksmith
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!
Quick Fix LocksmithQuick Fix Locksmith
Diego J.
The Eagle Locksmith team was quick to respond and answered all of my questions. They coordinated the repair with my tenant and were able to repair my door handle. I would for sure recommend them. Thanks!
Eagle LocksmithEagle Locksmith
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!
HOU locksmithHOU locksmith
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.
Pro ServicesPro Services
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!
Quick Fix LocksmithQuick Fix Locksmith
Stacy J.
Hopefully, I have my new locksmith. Came on time, did the rekey, keyed my master. Will use again as I have rentals that always have a tenant moving out or being evicted and the rekey is necessary!
All Star Lock and Key LLCAll Star Lock and Key LLC
Jacquelyn C.
We needed to get into a four-drawer file cabinet that we had keys made for...twice...but none of them worked. I called the Flying Locksmiths to help. Chris Sposato was assigned to our case. He and another locksmith came by the same day, sending a text update of their status. They were unable to get a blank for the file cabinet, but worked on the keys we already had keyed and made the cut to fit. No need for a new lock and no ruining the existing lock on the cabinet. We are now able to open it and have a key to fit.
The Flying Locksmiths - Houston SouthThe Flying Locksmiths - Houston South
Alejandra P.
Eagle locksmith was the first pro to reply, they charged me competitively and were very prompt. The technician was very official, wanted to make sure all paperwork was in order before he proceeded to start his work. Will hire again!
Eagle LocksmithEagle Locksmith
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.
Key & Lock solutionsKey & Lock solutions
Jordan C.
Couldn't have been an easier experience. Came out, diagnosed the problem, tried to find the most cost effective solution to fix our issue and completed the project quickly with no disruption to our business. I will definitely use Pro Services again if I need a locksmith.
Pro ServicesPro Services
Ugo u.
Very professional from start to finish! Response times were almost immediate and I could tell he was eager to do a good job and get the work done. Would definitely recommend him to my friends and will definitely book him in the future if I have any other locksmith needs
Captain LocksmithCaptain Locksmith
Linda W.
Andrew was very professional. He was patient with me when I needed to change the appointment time. He was polite and completed the job promptly. He stayed to make sure all keys worked as well as the old keys no longer working. I would definitely recommend Eagle Locksmith! Thank you Andrew!!
Eagle LocksmithEagle Locksmith
Thumbtack Customer
Leon was timely, professional, knowledgeable, and communicated thoroughly. In addition to completing the job quickly, he educated my fiancé and I on the ins and outs of our new keyless entry, including a tip we would've never figured out. We will definitely use Leon for future locksmith needs and highly recommend him to others.
HOU locksmithHOU locksmith
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