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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 Arlington locksmiths
Andrew S.
Great locksmith highly recommend
Mobile 24/7 Quick LocksmithMobile 24/7 Quick Locksmith
Geoff G.
First of all, while this is not advertised it appears this company does not actually employ any locksmiths. Instead they are a broker that works with other locksmiths to dole out work. This would be fine but this is not advertised and is very misleading to clients. I provided several pictures of the lock I needed replacing and the rep told me it would be no problem and set me up w an appointment. When the locksmith came to my rental property, which I drove an hour to get to, he had never seen the pictures and was told nothing about the job. So of course he did not have the needed part. So in addition to wasting my time, they also wasted the time of their contracted locksmith. I had to pay a $15 fee for him to come out for no reason and now had to drive back home and start from scratch. When I complained they took no action and could offer no explanation for why they didn’t communicate any details to the job to the locksmith they assigned me. I’m extremely disappointed in my experience and in how they treat their customers and their contracted employees. This is no way to run a business.
A1 Affordable Locksmiths, LLCA1 Affordable Locksmiths, LLC
Yvonne R.
Arrol Lock and Security responded almost immediately to my request for a locksmith. He arrived on time and installed the lock without incident. I would highly recommend him. .
Arrol Lock and SecurityArrol Lock and Security
Nadia L.
I locked myself out and requested locksmith quotes. DMV locksmith responded immediately with a very reasonable price. The technician came to our house within an hour. Two minutes later he opened the lock neatly, without making any mess. We were so happy with his work AND the rates, that we decided to change a few locks in the house as well, which we had need planning to do for a long time, but could not get around to actually doing it. He did those super fast as well, as he had all the materials on him. Very pleasant manners and offered to take his shoes off
DMV ServicesDMV Services
Kisiah T.
There were actually two other people that were supposed to install my new lock, but after weeks and weeks of waiting, I reached out to Century Locksmith and they were very responsive and came out within a few hours to do the job. Additionally, they did not give me an outrageous quote, but an estimate that was fitting for the job especially seeing that I already had the new lock and the old one had already been removed. I also like the fact that he gave me the advice that I can always count on him to come out and re-key the locks after I’ve purchased the home because I’m currently in as a renter. Fast, reliable, and professional, I highly recommend Century Locksmith for your needs, big or small! 👍🏿
Sentry Locksmith Service & Furniture Assembly.Sentry Locksmith Service & Furniture Assembly.
Annie W.
Ali was so responsive and helpful! He provided a quote quickly for the work, and then was flexible when we added a bit more to the order day of. His pricing was fair (including when we added more work, we easily agreed to a new price), work was fast and thorough, and he was so pleasant. We will use Ali again the next time we have need of a locksmith!
Mobile 24/7 Quick LocksmithMobile 24/7 Quick Locksmith
Angel L.
Work quality: 10 out of 10 Professional: 10 out of 10 Price: 10 out of 10 I am very glad I procured Sentry's services to change a very old lock on a metal door. I reached out to them weeks in advance and they were very accommodating and very communicative. They were kind enough to give me their opinion about the locks I was going to buy. Great people to work with. My go to person for locksmith services now.
Sentry Locksmith Service & Furniture Assembly.Sentry Locksmith Service & Furniture Assembly.
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