Auto locksmiths near you

Whether you need your car door or trunk unlocked or you need a new car key cut, we are available to lend a helping hand. With 400+ automotive lock and key technicians operating across the US (most operating 24/7), we can be with you fast.

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The locksmiths listed on this platform operate in towns and cities from coast to coast in the United States. All of our locksmith member partners operate independently and have been vetted and approved by our team for quality and reputation, so rest assured that your chosen automotive locksmith will be committed to providing you with the best service possible.

Since our member partners operate independently, their service hours and coverage areas vary. This means you’ll have to find a nearby auto locksmith and let them know where your vehicle is located (on the side of the highway, in a garage, in a parking lot, etc.). We make that entire process quick and easy.

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Auto locksmith cost

Using Auto Locksmiths is and will always be 100% FREE. We don’t charge you a single dollar for connecting you with great, affordable automotive locksmiths in your area. There’s also no need to sign up or provide any personal information to us. All we do is connect you with reputable technicians, so it’s a win-win!

Since our members operate independently, there’s no fixed price and the cost can vary widely depending on many different factors. Learn more about what it cost to hire an auto locksmith and get a better idea of how much you might expect to pay.


Why it’s best to use Auto Locksmiths

Searching for a car locksmith near you is pretty easy nowadays, but how can you be sure that you’re dealing with a genuine and trustworthy locksmith and not a cowboy looking to price gouge you? Trust is extremely important, which is why the Auto Locksmiths network only chooses to host member partners that have undergone thorough vetting and approval.

Here’s why you should use Auto Locksmiths:

Local automotive locksmiths serving customers across the United States

Our network of over 400 automotive locksmiths covers towns and cities from coast to coast across the United States. All of our locksmiths are independent businesses and not franchises, so you can expect to get authentic local expertise and skill while also supporting businesses in your community.

Dependable services & fast response times

Local locksmiths found on the Auto Locksmiths platform deliver quick and dependable services when you need them most. There’s no telling when you could be locked out of your car, so you should be looking for fast and dependable response times to get you back on the road again. Many of our locksmiths provide 24/7 services, including emergency lockout services to serve you.

Affordable prices from genuine car locksmiths near you

While hiring a locksmith is an expense most of us would rather not have to make, it doesn’t mean you should be spending a small fortune to have your car doors unlocked. The car locksmiths found here on Auto Locksmiths are small, independent business owners that run low overheads and can afford to offer you competitive prices for top-notch services.

Frequently asked questions about auto locksmithing

How can I save money on an auto locksmith service?

There are a few ways to save money, and it may be possible to have the fees completely covered. If you are insured for vehicle lockouts, you may be able to file a claim with your insurance company for all or a portion of the costs. Request an invoice from the locksmith and provide it during your claim.

You can also save money by choosing local, genuine locksmiths near you by using Auto Locksmiths. Provide the locksmith with as much information and detail as possible, including the vehicle make, model, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) so that they can provide you with an accurate quote.

How much does a local auto locksmith cost?

The cost of hiring an automotive locksmith for a vehicle lockout is around $85 on average across the United States. Hiring a local locksmith is often far more affordable, but it depends a lot on your location. Locksmiths tend to cost more in large metro areas and big cities, whereas the cost decreases sharply in smaller, more rural areas.

All other things being equal, it is almost always going to be more affordable to hire a local locksmith in your city or county, simply because there will be a lot less mileage and labor charged to you than if they had to drive for more than an hour to get to your location.

Why do auto locksmith costs change so much by location?

One of the biggest reasons why automotive locksmiths charge different rates is based on their location. Generally, drivers in rural areas and in states with a lower cost of living tend to pay an average of around $70 for a vehicle lockout, whereas drivers in big metro cities like New York City or Los Angeles tend to pay an average of around $110 for the same service.

Part of the reason why costs fluctuate so much by region is because of factors such as the cost of doing business, including any licenses or permits (depending on the state), any leases, capital expenditures (equipment, vehicle, supplies), and fuel.

How long does it take for an automotive locksmith to arrive?

It depends. A locksmith near you might be able to be at your location within an hour or less if you’re reasonably close and the locksmith has no other jobs to do at the moment. In an emergency, it is best to notify the locksmith that you require urgent assistance. If your life is in danger or if you’ve locked your child in the car, for example, you should consider calling 911 instead for emergency assistance.

It is highly advisable to always inquire with your preferred locksmith over the phone about how long it will take. If you provide them with enough information and details such as your location and the problem you’ve encountered, they can normally provide a much more realistic estimate in terms of the time it will take to get there.

Why does a locksmith cost so much?

While it may be true that most of us would rather not hire an automotive locksmith if we didn’t have to, they do provide an essential service for drivers across the United States. The reason why locksmiths tend to cost so much to hire comes down to the experience, knowledge, skills and equipment needed to service vehicles. Essentially, you are paying for the locksmith’s knowledge and expertise as well as their labor.

Who should I call near me if I’ve locked my keys in my car?

If you’ve locked your keys in your car by accident, you should first try to find a spare key. If you’ve left a spare set of car keys in the house or if you’ve given keys to a friend or family member, ask them to come by and help you get back into the vehicle. Furthermore, if it is an emergency situation, e.g. an infant is locked inside the car, you should call 911 immediately.

If you have no access to a spare key and you need to regain access to your vehicle to claim the keys, you should contact a reputable and local automotive locksmith by using the Auto Locksmiths platform.

How to find a car locksmith near you

If you’ve been locked out of your car, your first instinct is probably to call your auto insurance provider or AAA if you’re a member. Many insurance policies include locksmith services either as standard or as an add-on, but some don’t and you’ll have to pay out of pocket. The good news is that the locksmiths found here offer competitive prices for dependable services, and many can help you file an insurance claim if you’re covered.

We put you in contact with locksmiths that can help you if you’ve locked yourself out of your own vehicle, if you’ve lost your keys, or if you need to have a transponder key and key fob reprogrammed. Click on GET QUOTES above then enter your ZIP code to find an affordable car locksmith near you.

This page contains a list of all towns and cities where our auto locksmith members operate, so you can also find your town/city in the list below and filter through the results to find assistance today.