What are some average locksmith rates?


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As of 2015, locksmith rates range from a base charge of $35 up to $250, says CostHelper. This charge depends upon the locksmith service and when and where the locksmith performs the service.

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A typical home or car lockout, in which the locksmith travels to the customer, has a base charge of $35 to $150. A locksmith may charge $150 to $250 for providing service on evenings, weekends and holidays and to remote areas.

Locksmiths charge $40 to $100 to install new locks on residential doors. Labor costs are an additional $20 to $30 per lock. To re-key residential locks, locksmiths charge from $40 to $100, with an additional fee of $5 to $25 per lock cylinder.

The cheapest charge is when a customer comes into the store to have the locksmith make a copy of a standard key. This service ranges from $1.50 to $4 per key. If the key is a specialized key, the locksmith may charge $3 to $20. Vehicle keys with an electronic or transponder chip cost $50 to $175. High-security car keys or keys with a computer reflash can be much pricier, ranging from $180 to $850, according to American Best Locksmith.

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