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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 in Newcastle

Key cut for my 2013 model A Chery J3 car

$550

Broadmeadow NSW 2292, Australia

7th Oct 2021

I need key cut for my A Chery J3 ,2013 model. Have no keys at all.

Auto locksmith

$330

Hamilton NSW 2303, Australia

2nd Feb 2021

I need a key for my Mazda 3 2005 sedan as a matter of urgency, my key was misplaced.

I need auto locksmith

$200

Shortland NSW, Australia

21st Jan 2021

I dropped the key and it fell appart now car wont start or central doors arnt working

I need auto locksmith

$200

Macquarie Hills NSW 2285, Australia

29th Nov 2020

The only key to 10 year old Holden Cruze has been lost. Need a new key made. Car is unlocked in Warners Bay. Anytime in the next few days.

New car key

$100

Waratah NSW, Australia

3rd Jun 2020

I have lost my only car key to a Holden Astra 2008 model, can someone programme a key for me?

I need to get an automated key made for a Suzuki

$40

Kotara NSW, Australia

28th Aug 2019

I have the key but no remote key. Didn’t come with the car.

Lost my car key need new key cut

$150

Newcastle NSW, Australia

20th Jun 2021

I need a new key cut as I've lost my only key with no spare.

I need auto locksmith

$250

Mayfield NSW, Australia

28th Jan 2021

2014 Mitsubishi mirage, I had only one key and that has been missing. I'm really needing a new key made for it today

Key cut for my car

$250

Swansea, New South Wales, Australia

9th Jan 2021

I need a key cut as I have lost my key for my Holden Rodeo 2004 model

I need auto locksmith

$250

Morisset NSW 2264, Australia

7th Aug 2020

Wyong /New Castle area I need keys made for 1999 Mercedes Benz. Door is open but no keys . Dash type knob insert plastic approximately 8 millimeters by 20 millimeters. Plus emergency key Needed This morning. Can travel as have car on trailor

Locked keys inside the car.

$30

Waratah NSW, Australia

7th Apr 2020

I have locked my keys inside the car. There is no spare key. I just need to get those keys.

I need automotive locksmith services

$200

New Lambton NSW, Australia

14th Jan 2019

Hello, I have a W211 Mercedes Benz E270 CDI (2004), I believe the keys may be locked in the boot, however possibly not and I do not have a second key. What would you charge for... A. Gaining Entry? B. Cutting and programming a key/fob? Currently the car is parked in front of my fathers drive not allowing him to get his vehicle so time is of the essence, when would you be able to attend? As such I will keep contacting companies until I receive an acceptable response / arrangement, just like to be honest. Thanks so much, call or email ok... Location: New Lambton (Newcastle) Mark 0497 085521

NEED CAR KEY CUT ON WEDNESDAY

$200

Sandgate NSW 2304, Australia

13th Dec 2021

My 2004 mazda3 is currently at a tow yard and the key has been misplaced and I need a replacement key cut with immobiliser chip.

I need mobile auto locksmith

$50

Warners Bay NSW, Australia

29th Apr 2021

Lost key for 2002 Mitsubishi lancer. The car is locked . I need the car unlocked, & a new key cut.

Lost car key needing spare one cut / made.

$200

Speers Point NSW, Australia

27th Jan 2021

Kia Rio 2004 model no electric buttons just key. Lost my key a week ago cannot find it anywhere so needing whole new key .

Car Locksmith

$200

Lambton NSW 2299, Australia

4th Jan 2021

Need new car keys made from scratch for 2006 Honda Civic.

Fix broken door handle in car

$70

Newcastle NSW, Australia

17th Jun 2020

Looking for someone to fix the broken door handle in a commodore. - ON THE INSIDE OF CAR Please bring all supplies , including a replacement door handle and make an offer on cost of all items+ service. Afterpay payment is preferred. Want done ASAP, no specific date in mind

Locked keys in car Hyundai accent

$50

Newcastle NSW, Australia

31st Oct 2019

Need to get my keys out to go to work can be done wit out damage