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Beckenham England

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"Angelo was great. Arrived on time and was very thorough in completing the tv wall mount and putting paintings up for me. I would definitely book again..."

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"Excellent job! Pavel was a gentleman, very professional, excellent work, we hope to get him in to do our bathroom soon. He and his wife really went th..."

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"Great communication and fixed every small issue we had with the door. Came out very quickly "

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Nasser I

The Hamptons England

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"After various people letting me down Nasser was great. Came on time - did the job without fuss. Thanks for helping Nasser and would definitely use ag..."

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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

Will a locksmith damage my car?

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. 

Can a locksmith make a car key without an original key?

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. 

How do you unlock a car door without a key?

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.

Is it cheaper to change locks or rekey?

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. 

Can I rekey a lock myself?

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. 

How can I start my car without the key?

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.

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Temple Hill, Kent

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We need the current locks to be changed from the main door, garden door and bedroom

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Norwood New Town, Greater London

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We have a bifold door and the lower wood panel has come away due to it getting wet and expanded, we need this repaired or replaced. Also the door has become more difficult to lock as expanded, the door catch may need a slight Ady to make it lock easier.

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Goodmayes, Greater London

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New front wood door installation (34 inch door), new dead lock (ERA lock), new Nightlatch (ERA), letter box installation on the door. New glass installed on the door (glass provided).

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Charing Cross, Greater London

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I have two internal doors that needs rehanging, inside out, so that it can be locked solely from the outside.

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Charing Cross, Greater London

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To install a front door lock and replace part of the door frame that the lock goes into

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Queen's Park, Bedfordshire

22nd Feb 2019

Eventually I will want all the doors in our flat to be taken down and changed but for now I just need our bedroom door changed

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South Hackney, Greater London

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how much to Fit 3 indoor door handles and mortice locks i have normal door handles but want to change son I can lock the doors 1 x front room and 2 x bedroom I already have the handles and mortice locks

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Burrow's Bush, Northamptonshire

8th Mar 2021

2012 Land Rover Evoque needs key less entry installation i.e. touch entry on door with key in close proximity

I need auto locksmith

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Earley, Berkshire

29th Oct 2019

install keyless entry kit

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Kilburn, Greater London, NW6

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I need a lock Smith to help open my car to get my keys out.

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Bethnal Green, Greater London

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I need three new locks installed in my wooden doors. The locks are brass round flush handles. Holes need to be put into the door to install the locks and replace existing handles.

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Cricklewood, Greater London, NW2

20th Mar 2019

Fiat Grande Punto drivers door opens and locks from the outside how ever the door does not open from the inside. Please message if you can help and we can negotiate prices. Many thanks

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Bermondsey, Greater London, SE1

26th Jan 2019

need an bedroom internal door fitting and lock put on it to be able to lock it from the inside and outside

Carpenter to repair door and fit lock

£80

Manor House, Greater London, N4

24th May 2021

Need a door repaired and lock that I have,refitted. Based in Finsbury Park. Must be done this week

Carpenter needed to fix internal door knobs

£40

Kingston Upon Thames, Greater London

22nd Feb 2021

I have two bedrooms doors which needs some works. First door need to install the door knob but not sure if anything is missing in the sets coz its purchased a while ago. Second door the door knob is not installed properly so cannot be closed.

Nasser is too good to be true. He is very skillful and professional, also very friendly. I would not hesistate to recommend him to anyone who needs a carpenter. I hired him for an old door knob installation task today. He thought outside of the box and offered an alternative better solution. He even returned to his car and brought back extra tools required for the task. He delivered an outstanding service and definitely exceeded my expectation. I haven't seen such a kind person like Nasser for a long time in London. Thank you again Nasser for solving my issues quickly and perfectly, so I can enjoy my new home with all internal doors working fine now.

Handyman to Remove wheel locking nuts for car

£60

Clapham Junction, Greater London, SW11

6th Oct 2019

I need a handyman to remove wheel locking nuts or drilled off, from my Peugeot. I have lost the locking nut key. £60 MAX please.

I need carpentry services

£200

Stepney, Greater London, E1

29th Apr 2019

One non-regular sized door need to be replaced with lock and handle, and replace lock and handle for another door.

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£30

West Green, Greater London

7th Apr 2019

We need an additional Yale lock installed on our front door. We have the lock already.

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Southall, Greater London, UB1

13th Mar 2019

I need a key lock change on my door.

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£125

Temple Mills, Greater London

6th Jan 2019

We need window locks fixed/repaired/replaced and we need a door changed or the lock changed. Opinion needed. Only available on Mondays from next week 14th.