A locksmith costs $60 to $120 to unlock a car or open a house door, $50 to $180 to rekey house and car locks, and $80 to $200 to change locks or install a house deadbolt. Locksmiths charge a minimum call-out fee of $30 to $85, or $100 to $250 for after-hours service.
Locksmiths provide 24-hour emergency service for residential and commercial problems. Locksmiths can:
Locksmiths take 10 to 30 minutes to show up. After arriving, locksmiths take another 5 to 45 minutes to unlock or rekey the average door.
Locksmiths must legally check an ID document, driver's license, or insurance card to verify the home address or car's VIN before their permitted to unlock a house or car.
Locksmiths do not expect a tip. However, if the locksmith shows up during emergency hours or spends more time than expected, a $5 to $20 tip is appreciated.
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