Maybe you have locked yourself out of your home, or your room, or your car. Or perhaps you want to make life simpler by having the one key open all your doors. Either way, you are going to have to get a lock rekeyed. So, you are wondering, how much will a rekey cost?
If you have had your lock changed before, you will be interested to hear that a rekey is cheaper. This is because when you are getting a rekey you are only paying for labor. You are not paying for the parts needed with a complete lock change.
Costs of rekeying can vary for the locksmith company. In general, prices average between $20 and $50 for a single lock and can cost up to $130 for a house. However, if you call a locksmith out on an emergency you can expect it to cost an extra $100 to $150.
If you need to rekey your vehicle the price ranges from $75 to $180 for most locksmith companies.
Rekey vs Lock Replacement
Rekeying a lock can be completed in as little as 15 minutes if you hire a reputable locksmith. This will keep your labor costs down and home security up.
It is worth noting that, despite being easier on your wallet, rekeying keeps your property just as safe as changing the locks. There is no need to change the whole lock unless it is wearing out or if you want a more modern look for your home.
While it is possible to rekey a lock yourself it is not recommended. Locks can be damaged during the rekeying process if you do not know what you are doing. It is wiser to hire a professional.
Do you need to have something rekeyed? We can help. Contact Quickly Locksmith on (305) 984-9922, or visit our services page for more information.