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How Much Does A Locksmith Cost

Locksmith Service Cost

Locksmith services are essential when you need to secure your property, and repair or install locks. However, when you’re in a tight spot, and you need a locksmith, it can be challenging to figure out “How Much Does a Locksmith Cost?” Locksmith prices in York can vary, and it’s essential to understand the factors that affect pricing to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

What Types of Locksmith Services Are Available?

Locksmiths offer a range of services, including:

Emergency lockout services

In the event that you are unable to gain entry into your home or workplace don’t panic! Contact us.

Lock repair

Fixing broken locks, re-keying, lubricating, and replacement of worn-out parts.

Lock installation

Installing new locks or replacing existing ones.

What Factors Affect Locksmith Prices?

At Dr. Locks, our prices are very competitive and totally transparent. The standard cost of most jobs is £65 for labor, with parts on top if needed.

The following factors affect Locksmith Leeds prices in York:

Time of day

Emergency locksmith services after hours can be more expensive. If you need a locksmith very late at night or at the weekend, then I will be very clear on the extra labor charge, but it is usually only £10-20 more than ‘typical working hours’.

Type of service

Different services have varying costs. For example, I do realize that certain jobs (for example cutting a bike lock off for you) don’t justify as much as £65. In these cases, I will usually be able to get the job done for you at a fair price that allows you to get on with your day as quickly as possible. On the other hand, putting a ‘fresh fit’ lock into a door that previously had no lock is a longer and more time-consuming job. You can rest assured that all quotes will be fair, transparent, and genuinely competitive!

Type of lock

The type of lock affects the overall cost as some locks are higher security / come with additional features. Where there is a choice in lock quality or price, I will explain the differences clearly and with transparency. I genuinely believe in customer care, so that you will be able to choose the right level of security for your needs and budget.

If we don’t have your preferred choice in stock then returning to fit the parts you have chosen is usually included in the job – there are no additional or hidden costs. For example, on a recent job, a customer needed a combination of nickel and brass locks for different doors. I measured up on the first visit, agreed on everything in writing, and returned to fit the right combination for the customer later that week, all as a part of the same job.


Despite what most people might think, jobs done by Dr. Locks locksmiths (Mel the owner, or her co-workers) are priced by the job. There is no additional cost for our travel, regardless of where the job before you was. If you are ‘out of area’ but need our services, then there may be an exception to this – however, this again is transparent and discussed upfront. Dr locks covers York, Leeds, Selby, Pocklington and Easingwold, and much of West Yorkshire. Within these areas, the standard £65 for labor (to do the job, fix the door, fit the lock) is typically applicable.

Labor and parts

The cost of replacement parts will also affect the final price of the job. However, where there is a choice, this will be offered to you. We charge fairly for parts and offer a guarantee of min 12 months. However, if you should experience a problem outside of that time, we will always come and investigate and will fix any problems without quibble.

How Much Should You Expect to Pay for an Emergency Locksmith?

Emergency Locksmith York services can cost anywhere from £60 to £95, depending on the time of day and the type of service.

How much does a Locksmith cost in York?

The average cost of locksmith services in York varies depending on the type of service. Here is a rough guide to the average cost of common locksmith services:

  • Lockout assistance typically: £65-85
  • Lock repair: £65 plus parts if needed
  • Lock installation: £65-95 or price on request. We can usually quote via WhatsApp.

How Can You Save Money on Locksmith Services in York?

Here are some tips for saving money when hiring a Locksmith:

  • Compare our quote

Dr. Locks always aims to be competitive, and if you are looking for great service at very fair rates, we will be the choice for you.

  • Ask for an estimate

When you discuss the problem with me, I will be open and honest in relation to whether you may or may not need parts, and can often provide a quote via WhatsApp.

  • Check for hidden fees

We DO NOT have any hidden fees! This is a genuine local, small independent business and we look after all our customers.

  • Choosing the Cheapest Option May Not Always Be the Best Idea

Remember that quality of service is important when choosing a locksmith.

Locksmith prices in York can vary, but understanding the factors that affect pricing can help you make an informed decision when hiring a locksmith. It’s essential to choose a reputable locksmith who has the experience and is licensed, insured, and decent. By following these tips, you can ensure that your locks are in good hands and avoid any unexpected surprises when it comes to pricing.

When you need a locksmith, you want someone who is affordable, reliable, and available 24/7. Look no further than Dr. Locks Locksmiths. Mel the owner  (Mel) understands that locksmith emergencies can happen at any time, which is why she offers 24/7 emergency services to ensure that you get the help you need when you need it. The affordable prices and transparent pricing policy ensure that you won’t be hit with any hidden fees or charges.

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