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Recent Auto Locksmith reviews

"What can i say??? To say the least; Adrian is a top bloke. Arrived as promised. He did not make any fuss or dramas but happily made adjustments to a complicated lock which came with a few incorrect fittings. And a great finish. He did the job with enthusiasm and pleasure. Would love to use his multi skills in the future and undoubtedly recommend him to anyone. A totally satisfied customer. Thank you Adrian. "

A carpenter to do a mortise hole for front door

$80

"Great job , on time super friendly and polite , would hire again ,, Thanks Micky ! "

Door window frame come out need a carpenter

$50

"Good bloke, very helpful "

I need auto electrician

$70

"This was my first experience at airtasker, and Talal made it easy, He was friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable. More than happy to use his services again in the future"

I need mechanic to repair a car door handle.

$100

"Great service "

Open car door

$50

"Excellent tradie!!! Good guy and great communicator. Got the job done with no fuss. Thanks Sam."

Handyman / Carpenter to fix door

$120

What's the average cost of an Auto Locksmith

$80 - $170

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$80

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$120

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$170

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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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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

Change car door electrics over to new door

$150

Mount Lawley WA, Australia

23rd Sep 2022

Need the electrics and locking system changed from old door to new door, car doors have already been switched over, just need to strip and swap electrics and locking mechanism - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 23 September 2022

Locked keys in car

$200

Wulkuraka QLD, Australia

21st Sep 2022

I locked my car and house keys in the car both doors are locked - Due date: Before Thursday, 22 September 2022

Car key replacement

$300

Lismore NSW 2480, Australia

20th Sep 2022

i have a kia Grand carnival 2013 model ive lost my keys and can't find them anywhere so i need a key replacement - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Supply + install double door 120w x 200h

$1,000

Camden South NSW 2570, Australia

13th Sep 2022

Supply + install internal doors to cover gap approx 120w x 200h (quite a bit wider than one standard internal door, will need to measure exactly and cut doors to size) Quote includes supply of doors, trim, hinges and all materials, and install. (Without painting) Converting second lounge room into additional bedroom. Photos attached of install location attached. Camden south NSW

Great job very happy

Locksmith for my car

$100

Crows Nest NSW, Australia

21st Aug 2022

I lost my car key and need a new one cut please - Hyundai i30 2016 model (name your price) - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 21 August 2022

Efficient and helpful!!

Auto locksmith needed

$100

Archerfield QLD 4108, Australia

14th Jul 2022

Locked my keys in the truck. Need someone with skills to pick the lock.

Top bloke 👏 👌

Replace door lock with automated lock

$100

Chadstone VIC, Australia

7th Jun 2022

Hi I’m wanting to replace my door lock. Need someone to supply and install. I want an automated lock. The whole process should be done in a few hours.

Really friendly and super helpful! Timely and easy to work with.

Carpenter

$5

Fawkner VIC, Australia

22nd Sep 2022

Replace entrance door, 2 security door - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 23 September 2022

Car locksmith

$100

Morayfield QLD, Australia

21st Sep 2022

Ignition barrel changed lost keys - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 22 September 2022

Urgent Locksmith for Car! Open lock or replace key

$150

South Wharf VIC, Australia

17th Sep 2022

Need help getting access to my car after losing my keys at Dfo. Have had a locksmith attend already who was not able to open the lock / door handle . Happy to pay for a new key to be programmed , urgently need my car back by tomorrow afternoon !! - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 18 September 2022

Could not more grateful - highly recommend!

Need a carpenter

$80

Greenvale VIC, Australia

11th Sep 2022

The Front door Lock bolt is stuck in the door frame. Cant be turned to left and right. Door should be lifted up a bit first, then bolt turns and door gets open

Good Job Branden

Key locked in car!

$80

Redfern NSW, Australia

15th Aug 2022

Key locked in car! Would love to get it out ☺️ - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Thanks!!!!!!

Car drivers door lock repair on Mini Cooper

$100

Bundamba QLD, Australia

5th Jul 2022

Door lock has broken, have another mini lock for parts. Key just spins in the door lock after unlocking and they key turning to far and can’t lock or unlock the car and haven’t been able to find anyone to help repair for Almost a year. Hoping someone can help with this asap, have another mini lock for parts if needed. - Due date: Before Sunday, 10 July 2022

Scott went above and beyond on this job and was able to fix what no other locksmith was willing to even look at. Would highly recommend hiring him

Remove broken key from car door lock

$55

Petersham NSW, Australia

25th Sep 2022

Hi there. The key snapped off in the lock in the car door. The job requires you to remove the key without damaging the lock. If this sounds like something you can do, let me know. - Due date: Flexible

Shannon arrived in under 20 minutes and got the job done in under five minutes!!! I recommend him with the full five stars! If Shannon messages you and offers to help, don’t hesitate, he’s the guy.

Someone to look at my car lock interior

$100

Kippa-Ring QLD, Australia

22nd Sep 2022

The drivers side door lock won't unlock and unable to get in the car that way - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 22 September 2022

Making my sliding door automatically close and lock for pool compli

$100

Forest Hill VIC, Australia

21st Sep 2022

Need the glass sliding door to automatically close and latch for pool compliance. May need to install a slider to self close the door. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Car keys stuck in broken lock box

$100

Belconnen ACT, Australia

16th Sep 2022

Locked car key onto car in a portable lockbox which is no longer working. I have a spare key so was able to get the car home but need help to remove the lock from the car and open the lockbox. - Due date: Flexible

Rob was so easy to communicate with. Went above and beyond to help me when I got a key stuck in a lockbox. Highly recommend his services.

Need carpenter to replace main door lock

$75

Marsden QLD, Australia

3rd Sep 2022

Got new main door lock need to replace it ASAP -

Awesome job mate..

Repair automatic garage door

$150

Ngunnawal ACT, Australia

24th Jul 2022

Garage door opener only opens the door half way and then stops. The door has not been in operation for a while so I think the roller door is just jammed somewhere but the garage door unit itself seems working fine. Garage opener is a Chamberlain Handylift Plus 2.0 - Due date: Flexible

Brad went above and beyond and fixed it all up on a Sunday evening. Great guy got the job done in no time.

Need a Carpainter/locksmith to fit a lock

$100

Haymarket NSW, Australia

26th Jun 2022

I need a Carpainter/locksmith to change the room door handle with lock handle. Attached is the picture of the lock to be installed. Location: haymarket - Due date: Flexible

Amazing person. Highly recommended. Knows his job