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Jordan was exceedingly helpful. He went the extra mile to assist me with my car's ignition, from pulling out every compartment, to assembling it back together. He was very detailed and did the job with excellence ensuring that every part was fitted in properly. Most of all, he did such a great job that the car was able to start after he has completed the assembly. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a locksmith.

Car locksmith URGENT


Great guy, sorted me out. Highly recommended.

I need auto locksmith


Very reliable and knowledgeable.. cheers. Highly recommend

Lock smith/handyman/carpenter please


Fast, reliable and successful! Highly recommend!

Lost car key retrieved from under front porch


Great job! Sorted my stuck garage door. Thank you

Automatic garage door stuck


Hei is a real pro and knows his stuff ... I will definitely use Jamie again ...

Carpenter to install entry door


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Why book an auto locksmith through Airtasker?

Accidentally locked your keys in the car? Don’t panic! You can book an affordable and reliable auto locksmith in minutes through Airtasker. Unlike dealerships or other platforms, Airtasker lets you specify your location and the budget for the job - helping you find automotive locksmiths who are right in your neighbourhood and whose rates aren’t shockingly overpriced.

Also, our platform lets you view customer reviews and ratings before you pick a local vehicle locksmith. This saves you from getting poor quality service and helps you hire with confidence. To start booking an auto locksmith through our platform, select the “Post a task” button and fill out the task post.

Include your location, the details of your situation, and your budget. Hit “Get quotes” and wait for nearby car auto locksmiths to send their offers. In a matter of minutes, you can compare quotes and customer reviews and confirm an appointment. And just like that, your nearest auto locksmith will be on their way to help you out.

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Top Auto Locksmith related questions

Most likely, they won’t. This is because auto locksmiths have several methods that won’t cause any damage to your car. These include using a slim jim, wedge, or jiggler - so instead of breaking your car’s window, request a local auto locksmith through Airtasker. You’ll get into your vehicle and avoid any unnecessary damage. 

This depends. Usually, if what you need is an ordinary key (for cars made before 1954) or a transponder key, the auto locksmith may be able to create a new car key even without the original. Note that they will ask for your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and proof of ownership before they cut and program a new key for you. 

Yes, though it will depend on the type of locking mechanism your vehicle has. Some methods include using a shoelace, coat hanger, or a rod and screwdriver. You can also take a page out of an auto locksmith’s book and use a slim jim or a wedge. While results may vary, a sure-fire way to open the door without a key is to contact an automotive locksmith near you.

Rekeying is more budget-friendly than changing the locks of your car. This is because rekeying only involves a bit of labour on the part of the auto locksmith. Changing locks, on the other hand, requires labour and parts. Either way, you can use Airtasker to find a locksmith who can do these tasks for you. And that’s not all! Our platform can also help you find car detailing experts to see to your other automobile needs. 

Yes, you can definitely try rekeying a lock yourself. To do this, you’ll need a rekeying kit specific to your car’s model, make, and year. This kit includes several keys and tools that will help you change how the lock works without dismantling the entire lock mechanism. But while you can DIY a rekeying job, it’s safer (and faster) to ask a local auto locksmith instead. 

First, locate the screws on your steering column, unscrew them, and remove the plastic trim. This exposes the ignition switch. Remove the bolts and screws connecting the ignition switch to the steering column to unlock the steering wheel. Then, remove the screws connecting the wires and mechanical part of the ignition. Finally, insert a Phillips-head screwdriver into the keyhole and turn it as if it were a key. If this doesn’t work, consider booking a driver instead. 

What do auto locksmith services include?

When you book an auto locksmith through Airtasker, you can expect to work with someone who can help you with matters related to your car keys and locks. So before you panic over locking your keys in the boot, a broken key fob, or a key that’s stuck in the ignition, request a nearby car key locksmith through our platform. 

The following is a list of what you can typically expect an auto locksmith to cover:

Unlocking a car without the keys

If you’ve accidentally locked your keys in your car or misplaced them, a Tasker will use a variety of methods to open your car without damaging it. These include using a slim jim, wedges, Japanese Tool, or Auto Buster. 

If the keys are in the trunk, getting your keys back may be as simple as using the manual boot release or techniques that can temporarily override your trunk’s security (at least, long enough for you to get the keys). 

Key duplication or replacement

A local auto locksmith usually offers these services as well. When you request key duplication, they’ll use an existing key (preferably the original) and cut a duplicate. If you’re using a transponder key or smart key, this step may be followed by a bit of programming. These keys are designed to “respond” to the technology in your car.  

As for the key replacement, this may take a bit longer, depending on the type of car and car key you have. 

Fob replacement & transponder programming

Have you accidentally damaged your key fob or transponder key? Want to replace it to prevent unauthorized access? An auto locksmith can help. When you request key fob replacement through our platform, the car key locksmith will typically replace the fob, remove existing fobs from the car’s computer, and program your new fob so that it is the only one that your vehicle will respond to.  

Transponder programming is similar in the sense that your auto locksmith will do a bit of programming after cutting the new key. You can also request the Tasker to disable all existing transponder keys so that only the new key will work. 

Extracting snapped keys

Suppose your car key gets stuck in a lock or snaps off unexpectedly while in the ignition switch; an auto locksmith can help. They may use special extraction tools and lubricant to retrieve the broken key. After this, you can request a new key or even ask the locksmith to fox the wonky lock or ignition.

Ignition repair

If your keys open the doors but won’t start the vehicle, it may be time to consult an auto locksmith. They may replace the ignition lock, the ignition lock cylinder, or the ignition switch. Or, you can opt to have them rekey your ignition, which can be easier than replacing the entire ignition cylinder (or using a separate key for your doors or starting your car).  

If these fixes still don’t work, consider contacting a mobile mechanic or car service specialist near you.

Recent Auto Locksmith tasks

Key 5 car locks alike


Redland Bay QLD, Australia

25th Sep 2023

1984 Toyota Landcruiser - no keys as they have been lost. Want all 5 locks keyed alike as it use to have different keys. - Due date: Flexible

Keys locked in car - need local locksmith


Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Friend has Locked keys in my car. Need a locksmith someone with experience to help out. Spare key is on inside of door, shouldn't be a hard job - Due date: Flexible

Car door not working


Hoppers Crossing VIC, Australia

24th Sep 2023

3 car doors wont lock or unlock. Have to manual lock and unlock eacb of the doors. Please fix. - Due date: Flexible

Carpenter to install a digital door lock


Northwest Outer Brisbane QLD, Australia

24th Sep 2023

Installing a digital door lock - Due date: Flexible

Cut keys to my caravan (has codes)


Wynnum West, Queensland, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

I lost the keys to my caravan and require new ones to be cut. The keys have codes. - Due date: Flexible

We lost our car keys. Can we have a quote for a replacement key


Villawood NSW, Australia

22nd Sep 2023

We have the Lexus IS 250 2009 - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 22 September 2023

Another key cut to gain access into the car to drive it home


Brisbane QLD, Australia

20th Sep 2023

Mazda 6 2003 hatch back lock our and lost the key - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 21 September 2023

Locksmith car


Cannington WA, Australia

18th Sep 2023

I need locksmith car programme Trago 2018 key programming - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 18 September 2023

Fix car remote central lock


Blacktown NSW 2148, Australia

17th Sep 2023

Hyundai santa fe smart key works to start the car but doesnt work to lock unlock the car, other monir issues like not folding mirrors, irregular mlileage display and ac temperature - Due date: Flexible

Locksmith car


Baulkham Hills NSW, Australia

17th Sep 2023

Unlock car. Keys are in it - Due date: Flexible

A1 good work thanks

Looking to swap out my existing car door barrel to my new door.


Clifton Hill VIC, Australia

16th Sep 2023

I’ve just replaced the right hand side door on my 1999 Holden Rodeo Ute. I need to change the barrel on that door to one that was on the old door so I can lock the door. - Due date: Flexible

Need a locksmith for my car


Sunshine West VIC, Australia

8th Sep 2023

Hi, I need a locksmith to make the car keys of my new car I bought from auction. It is already unlocked just needs a new key Can pay extra if you can make the remote key Car is Nisaan PathFinder - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 8 September 2023

Very quick and reliable person Highly recommended

Key replacement for lost car key


Caulfield North VIC 3161, Australia

14th Jul 2023

I have an MG 3 2019 and i have lost my car key and do not have a replacement. Can someone come out to Caulfield North and cut and provide a new key today. Its not a push button - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 14 July 2023

Hector was great. I had an emergency and going to the dealership would have taken 10 times longer and would have cost more than twice as much. He had me fixed up with keys within hours! Cant recomend enough!

Remove jammed Car 'shock bolt' to allow springs to be changed


O'Connor, ACT

24th Jun 2023

Removal of jammed Shock bolt to allow spring to be changed to comply with RWC - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 24 June 2023

Jason was super efficient and obviously knows his way around cars. Saved me a whole lot of frustration. Highly recommend

Make another car smart remote key


Roxburgh Park VIC 3064, Australia

16th Jun 2023

I have a 2006 Lexus IS250. I need another smart key made. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 17 June 2023

Perfect! Programmed a new smart key and cut as well. Easy to deal with.

Carpenter needed to fit 3 doors and door jambs


Lethbridge Park NSW, Australia

16th Jun 2023

I am looking for a good experienced carpenter to install three new internal doors and door jambs as part of renovation work. 2 x 820 doors and 1 x 685 door. Two existing door jambs need to be removed. I will provide the doors, door jambs and hinges. The door locks need to be fitted and I will provide these. Plus one additional door lock. I have now included photos of the three doors. The dining room door is the one which is closed. This is 810mm. The old door jamb and door are to be removed, The second bedroom door is just the frame. This is 820mm. The Bathroom door also needs the door and door jamb removed. It is 685mm. I Hope this helps. I would like the job done asap. Can be done this weekend if you have time, otherwise at an agreed time. Can be done afterhours if needs be. Please provide a quote. Thankyou - Due date: Flexible

Youssef was very easy to communicate with. He arrived on time and did a great job installing three doors and door jambs plus door locks. There were some challenges because our home is an old house we are renovating. Youssef explained what he was doing and why which I appreciated. I can certainly recommend him.

Locksmith to retrieve keys locked in my car


Molendinar QLD, Australia

12th May 2023

I have locked my keys in the car VW polo 2015 - Due date: Before Friday, 12 May 2023

I requested a locksmith to retrieve keys that were locked in my car He was not a locksmith and used a hanger to try get into my car. Job was not done and did not get into the car to get the keys

Carpenter required to change main door lock


Greenvale VIC, Australia

20th Apr 2023

Qualified carpenter is required for changing main door lock. Pictures of existing & new door lock are attached with the task. - Due date: Flexible

Amazing guy & top work quality.

Change door handle on my Hyundai car. I have a new part.


Beckenham WA, Australia

11th Apr 2023

Change the new internal door handle on the drivers side of my Hyundai. I have some tools. - Due date: Before Sunday, 23 April 2023

Great job. Professional, honest, explaining and gave me advise.

Forgot my keys in my car. Need someone to unlock


West End QLD, Australia

29th Mar 2023

I have forgotten my keys in my car. Need someone to unlock asap please - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 29 March 2023