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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 Plano locksmiths
Thuy N.
I spoke with many other locksmiths and they were giving me excuses saying that my multi-lock couldn't be re-keyed and I had to replace the multi-lock. But Giddy Up Locksmith Services were the only ones that knew how to re-key multi-locks, So my bet is Giddy Up Locksmith Services are the only ones that know what they were doing. Would definitely recommend these guys over other locksmiths
Giddy Up Locksmith Services and More IncGiddy Up Locksmith Services and More Inc
Brittany M.
The folks at Blue Key Locksmith were friendly, responsive, and efficient.
Blue Key® LocksmithBlue Key® Locksmith
Anthony L.
The service was excellent. Our locks were changed quickly. Thank you so much Lockness Locksmith.
Lockness LocksmithLockness Locksmith
Beverly C.
Blue Key is the best locksmith!!! He was very professional and his communication every step of the way was excellent. He also went above and beyond when the initial plan for doing a key didn’t work and he had to go get a whole new lock and keys. Will definitely use Blue Key as my go to locksmith.
Blue Key® LocksmithBlue Key® Locksmith
Donald A.
Of all the locksmiths who responded/bid, Texas Master was the lowest with same day response. They were punctual and efficient. Highly recommended!
Texas Master Locksmiths and Security Solutions LLCTexas Master Locksmiths and Security Solutions LLC
Shaun S.
AJ Locksmith was professional and despite some initial miscommunication among us, did the job at a agreeable and fair price. He was responsive throughout the process
AJ Locksmith & SecurityAJ Locksmith & Security
Meagan L.
I had an issue of theft inside my place of work, so needed the locks changed on my business ASAP. These guys were able to provide me with same day service and competitive pricing. Would certainly recommend them to anyone in need of a locksmith.
Texas Master Locksmiths and Security Solutions LLCTexas Master Locksmiths and Security Solutions LLC
Meagan L.
Ari responded immediately with a super competitive quote: flat rate, no hidden fees, including tax. He was even willing to shuffle his schedule around to make it out same day to complete the project. I told him I had 10 locks that needed to be rekeyed, but when he was here, I discovered it was actually 11 locks, he didn't even charge me for the 11th lock. Plus two door knobs needed to be swapped out and he absorbed the cost to stay true to his initial quote. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of an honest locksmith who has over 12 years experience in this industry.
Blue Key® LocksmithBlue Key® Locksmith
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