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Find locksmiths in Alexandria, VA

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Top 10 locksmiths in Alexandria, VA

Homeowners agree: these Alexandria locksmiths are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.


Offers online services
10 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Kevin B. says, "Very helpful and friendly, worked with me to figure out tasks and had a very fair price for the work done." Read more
Arlington Lock Inc

Arlington Lock Inc

New on HomeGuide
Serves Alexandria, VA
Customer service with a smile !!!
Anariz's Lock & Safe

Anariz's Lock & Safe

7 hires on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Adrienne S. says, "Great communication and fast service " Read more
Moe The Locksmith Llc

Moe The Locksmith Llc

2 hires on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Larry A. says, "Thank you very much " Read more
Dodd 🔒 Out Services

Dodd 🔒 Out Services

1 hire on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Matt M. says, "Went above and beyond. Perfect locksmith " Read more
Allstate Locksmith

Allstate Locksmith

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Alexandria, VA
24 hour Emergency Residential Locksmiths are Licensed and Insured and available 24 hours a day! When you need help replacing your residential locks you can call the pros at Allstate Locksmith for a fast response. If you need lock picking or lock replacement for your residence, or need to re-key your existing locks or have an urgent car unlocking problem, contact the 24 hour Emergency Residential Locksmiths at Allstate Locksmith.

Your Locksmiths questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does a locksmith cost near me?

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.

What services does a locksmith or keysmith provide?

Locksmiths provide 24-hour emergency service for residential and commercial problems. Locksmiths can:

  • Unlock a house or car
  • Rekey a home or car
  • Change locks on a house
  • Make a car key without the original
  • Duplicate keys
  • Program a key fob, remote, or transponder key
  • Program dealer chip keys
  • Install a deadbolt or high-security lock
  • Keyless entry and master key systems
  • Open a safe or office cabinet
  • Replace an ignition cylinder
  • Home and office security systems
  • Specialized commercial locks
  • Open or rekey a garage door
  • Extract broken keys in cars and homes
  • Open or rekey a sliding glass door
  • Push-button locks

How long does it take for a locksmith to come?

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.

Do locksmiths need proof of address or ownership?

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.

Do you tip a locksmith?

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.

How do I find the best locksmith near me?

Start by searching our list of locksmiths in your area, then compare reviews and costs. After finding and contacting potential keysmiths:

  • If you are not in an emergency, get at least three free estimates to compare.
  • Call your roadside assistance or insurance company for a pre-approved list of locksmiths.
  • Ask for recommendations from family, friends, and neighbors.
  • Select companies that are licensed, insured, and certified.
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Not all states require locksmiths to have a license. Certified locksmiths with the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) will have a license.
  • Avoid making payments upfront. Pay after the work is completed.

After asking questions and verifying their credentials, hire the best residential locksmith in your area.

What questions to ask local locksmiths before hiring?

When hiring a locksmith in your area, ask them the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • How many similar projects have you completed?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Do you specialize in specific services?
  • Can you provide testimonials and references from past customers?
  • Do you offer 24/7 emergency services?
  • Are there any potential complications you foresee with this project?
  • How long will the job take?
  • Do you offer a warranty or guarantee?
  • How much do you charge?
  • What payment options do you accept?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Reviews for Alexandria locksmiths

Recent success stories from people in the Alexandria area.
Francis B.
Great experience working with Howard. He is very professional and did an excellent job.
Danny B.
First, let me say I am a contractor and have been in the construction and remodeling business for 30+years. I recognize good work when I see it. I purchased a house in Montgomery County and needed a re-key done because the previous owner had renters. I checked and went with Anariz’s because his experience was good and his price was one of the best. Performance-Anthony came out on time for our appointment , and after a short discussion of my requirements, he went to work. He was very fast and has precision techniques. He even made great recommendations to details I didn’t think of. When he finished (unexpectedly fast), all locks were exactly the way I wanted them, and all new keys worked smoothly with no sticking or fumbling. I would hire this guy anytime for anything related to locks and re-keys! Very precise and thorough.
Anariz's Lock & Safe
Katherine N.
So incredibly nice, prompt and did incredible work! Could not be happy! Don’t try and call this companies you find on google I was quoted 2 times more and all of the other companies were so rude!!
Moe the locksmith llc
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