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How Much Does It Cost to Rekey a Lock?

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Maybe you have locked yourself out of your home, room, or car. Or perhaps you want to make life simpler by having one key that opens all the doors in your home.  Either way, you are going to have to get a lock rekeyed. But how much does it cost to rekey locks?

If you have had your lock changed before, you will be happy to hear that a rekey is generally cheaper. This is because when you request a rekey you are mostly only paying for travel and labor. You are not paying for as many parts as you would require for a complete lock change.  

The cost to rekey a lock can vary and will depend on the locksmith you use. In general, prices average between $20 and $50 for a single lock and can cost up to $130 for an entire home. Should you contact an emergency rekey locksmith, 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 locksmiths in Miami.

For mailboxes, you’re looking at a cost of roughly $40. 

Rekeying Specialty Hardware:

In the event that you have specialty hardware such as profile cylinders or 3-point lock systems, rekeying may take longer, which could influence the costs slightly. 

This is because specialized lock systems have more moving parts on the inside, which will need to be retooled during the rekeying process. The blank keys for these systems tend to cost more too. 

If you have a more modern home, chances are your hardware is specialized, but a locksmith will be able to confirm this. 

Is It Better to Rekey a Lock or Replace It?

Rekeying a lock can be completed in as little as 15 minutes if you hire a reputable locksmith such as Quickly Locksmith Miami. Replacing a lock can take up to an hour, depending on the type of lock you decide on. 

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 worn or if you want to modernize your security.  

Can I Rekey My Own Locks?

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 at (305) 984-9922, or visit our services page for more information.


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David Davidof

David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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