2022 Cost of Locksmith Services

Prices can range from R500 to R3500, depending on the lock, your location, time of day and key type.

Have you left your car keys at home or locked yourself out of your office or home? A professional locksmith can help you regain access. Locksmiths can make new car transponders, remotes, cut new keys and repair broken locks. 

Average cost of Locksmith services listed below.

Average Locksmith Prices  

General door key replacementR500R700
Smart car key replacement R2000R3500
Car key replacement (no transponder)R850R2000
Car key replacement (includes coding & remote)R2300R4500
Car key replacement (includes coding & remote)R1500R2500
Car key replacement plus new transponderR2000R3500
Repair of key stuck in lockR650R1000
Car key replacement R500R1200

The Price of a Locksmith is Determined by:

There are many aspects that could determine the price of locksmith services, the distance the locksmith has to travel, a brand of your lock, the time of day as it might be after office hours, whether it be a weekend or weekday, labour costs, special equipment used, the time it took to repair the lock and keys that need to be cut.

Cost for a Door Repair and House Locksmith Services

The costing refers to the replacement of regular door keys and repairing of locks. A professional locksmith can easily make new keys if you have lost your keys. 

If you want to Replace regular door keys, the prices range from R500 to R700, and if the key is stuck in the lock or you want to replace a lock the prices range from R650 to R1000. 

When you move into a new house it is advisable to have new door locks fitted, call a professional locksmith to help with this.

Call-Out Fees for a Car locksmith

A professional locksmith can replace your car key, remote or smart key and gain access into your car. 

The locksmith’s call-out fee will be dependent on where your car is located and how far the locksmith has to travel as well as the required special equipment.

Depending on the type of key to be replaced, you could pay between R 500 to R 4500 for a car locksmith. Replacing a normal key is cheaper than replacing a new smart key, transponder, or remote.

Locksmith Prices for Emergencies 

Emergency locksmith prices are higher if contacted after normal office hours, which are 8am to 5pm. 

Emergency locksmith prices will come into effect on a public holiday or weekend, if you urgently need a locksmith after hours

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