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It’s fair to say that car keys are pretty important to anyone who has a car. If you misplace them, break them, or outright lose them, then you find yourself in a world of frustration. Most car owners don’t keep spare car keys, which can be unbelievably frustrating. Ahh!!!

When you’re faced with this issue, you have to get replacement car keys. You may also need to get new keys if yours have been stolen. You have two choices when you need to replace car keys: the car dealership, or a locksmith. Both options are going to cost you money, but there’s more to consider on top of cost.


The dealership is going to cost more than a locksmith, as much as three times the price. If you want to save money and still get a quality replacement, then choose a reputable locksmith to get the work done.


Opting for a locksmith will also save you time. It may take a dealer days to produce new keys, and get you back on the road. With a locksmith, you could be back in business in an hour or less. So, if time is a factor- there’s only one real option for you: it’s got to be a locksmith every time.


There’s nothing better than convenience, and there’s nothing more stressful than lost or misplaced keys. If you choose the dealership, you’re going to need to find a variety of paperwork, which is a hassle on top of what you’re already dealing with. Without the required documents, the dealer won’t complete the work. So, opting to call a locksmith is a far more convenient way to proceed.


Accidents can strike when you least expect them. Whether you’ve finished your day of work, or before you’ve even left the house. When emergencies strike, you need a quick fix so that you can return to your normal daily life. An auto dealership is never going to offer a quick solution, but a locksmith will. You’ll get the services immediately.


When you hire an automotive locksmith, you want to hire someone who is experienced and reputable. An experienced locksmith can handle any situation and knows the appropriate tools to use for each job they face.

As you can see from the list above, choosing a locksmith for your automotive locksmith needs is far more cost efficient, time saving, and convenient when compared to taking your vehicle back to the auto dealership. Locksmiths are equipped with the right tools to take care of your job on the spot, and have the experience needed to take care of any issues. Locksmiths are readily available, more convenient, and cheaper. Make sure you keep the number of a reputable locksmith in your phone, so that whenever the need arises- you’re prepared to deal with it quickly and efficiently, just like the locksmith will.

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Pricing Estimates

We have a standard $49 Service Call fee, please see the following for additional estimated charges based on the services performed. At our Austin Locksmith facility We have no hidden charges or fees and our technicians provide you with the full cost and explanation of charges before performing the work.

*Lock-Out Services:

Car, Truck  Lockout Starts at $30-$150
House / Apartment Lockout Starts at $30-$150
Office or Business Lockout Starts at $30-$150
Interior Room / Bedroom Lockout Starts at $30-$150
Mailbox Lockout Starts at $30-$150
Cabinets, Toolboxes, Etc. Lockout Starts at $30-$150
Safe Lockout Starts at $70-$350

*Lock Work:

Change Locks Starts at $40
Re-Key or Lock Combination Change Starts at $15 per cylinder
Master Key Systems Installed Starts at $20 per cylinder
Lock Install or Lock Repair Starts at $35
Fresh Install (door with no pre-cut hole for lock) Starts at $60

**Automotive Service and Ignition Keys:

New Car Key Starts at $90
Duplicate/Copy Car Key Starts at $59
Ignition or Lock Change Starts at $120
Programming Transponder Key Starts at $60
Ignition Key Extraction Starts at $70

* All prices are a minimum estimate for the service listed. The final price may vary and will depend on the security
level of the lock system + labor charged.

**This price is a minimum cost estimate for the service listed. Due to the fact that every key and/or ignition is uniquely built/cut, the final cost may vary, and will depend on the complexity of the service, the condition of the locks and programing costs if associated.

Important note: Total amount payable will be the $49 Service Call Fee + Labor Charge + Hardware or Lock Price (if needed). Please also notice that our dispatch team can only give an approximate estimate of the total price of the service, based on explanation of the situation given by the customer over the phone. The actual complexity or situation may
differ in reality, therefore the price may vary.  A $49 Service Call may be charged for areas outside the main service area.

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Austin Locksmiths is your one-stop shop for complete locksmith service in Austin, TX. We have the knowledge and equipment to handle all the locksmith problems that you could be having. Moreover, we have a highly skilled and equipped technical team that provides fast service and up front pricing.