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Getting your car keys replaced in Minneapolis, St Paul, St Louis Park or any other area in the twin cities doesn’t have to be the errand that brings your schedule to a halt.

By calling an experienced auto locksmith, you can enjoy a new set of car keys without wasting time and money at the dealership.

Our team at Reliable Locksmith is here to help.

Whether you live in a neighborhood within city limits or are in a suburb like Fridley or Edina, we can get your back behind the wheel so that you can get on with your regular routine.

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Judd StevensJudd Stevens ★★★★★ Awesome experience! Same day, fixed my door/lock. Mike and Rebecca are easy to work with. Fair price. Thank you!!! Five stars for sure.Response from the ownerThank you Judd! We appreciate your feedback! Melissa WayMelissa Way ★★★★★ Ely reviewed several options of lock and handle types and finishes with me for the failed lock and handle of my home's back door. He explained the differences and suggested the best option for the heavy use this door gets. He reinforced the door jam with plates and ensured the lock fit and operated perfectly. He also was patient as he went over the lock's code and operating instructions with me. He was professional and friendly and effecient and I am 100% confident that we have the best lock installed on our door.Response from the ownerThank you Melissa! 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Mark BraatenMark Braaten ★★★★★ Saul was super diligent, opened door in a matter of minutes. Thank you very muchResponse from the ownerThank you Mark! Fafa AsanteFafa Asante ★★★★★ Ely costumer service was perfect . He got the job done right and perfect ! Got it working . With the smart key . Thanks ElyResponse from the ownerThank you Fafa! Hsar L. MayHsar L. May ★★★★★ Ely was great at making my new car keys!!Response from the ownerThank you Hsar! Jacob HarmsenJacob Harmsen ★★★★★ Was very helpful, showed up and made me car keys since I lost mineResponse from the ownerThank you Jacob! Matthew SteilMatthew Steil ★★★★★ Mike is awesome! Got the job done very quickly.Response from the ownerThank you Matthew! Dennis McFaddenDennis McFadden ★★★★★ I purchased an aftermarket Jeep key fob and after a few months it stopped working. I called and without hesitation was asked to bring the car in. They ran diagnostics and ended up replacing it with a new fob. A bit of programming and I’m ack in business.Great response to my problem.These guys are great. I strongly recommend them for this and other locksmithing needs.Fantastic.Dennis MResponse from the ownerThank you Dennis! your feedback is important for us. Laura OsmanLaura Osman ★★★★★ Brett was great. Very professional, right on time and very quick in getting the work done. He was very pleasant. I was very happy and satisfied with his work. Thank you!Response from the ownerThank you Laura! Scott DornScott Dorn ★★★★★ I accidentally lost my keys and reliable locksmith came over immediately and saved me! AJ was fantastic and easy to work with. I would highly recommend them as the pricing was also reasonable!Response from the ownerThank you Scott! Wonicka HardgeWonicka Hardge ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank you Wonicka Scott RutledgeScott Rutledge ★★★★★ Great guys and fast service without a scratch. Thanks AJ, you really saved the day!Response from the ownerThank you Scott! Brett WilliamsonBrett Williamson ★★★★★ Alec is a really awesome guy. I go on lockouts with him all the time his company helps a lot of people when they are locked out or need new keys.Response from the ownerThank you Brett! Nathan EanesNathan Eanes ★★★★★ I lost my truck keys and Ely came out and was able to make a new key and fob for me. He was fast and very friendly.Response from the ownerThank you Nathan! your feedback is very important Lori KolstadLori Kolstad ★★★★★ I had called another locksmith and the rude, abrasive woman that answered the phone totally ruined that call. My next call was to Reliable Locksmith and Rebecca was so nice, I wanted to work with this company. She set the tone for the entire experience. Mike was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them!Response from the ownerThank you Lori! We appreciate your feedback! taona maystaona mays ★★★★★ Mike helped me get new keys for my Xfinity store he was really great!!! He gave me really great service!Response from the ownerThank you Taona! John NyagakaJohn Nyagaka ★★★★★ Mike is a true professional. Communication and skill are on the highest level. He was prompt and completed a rekey in no time. Went the extra mile and even fixed a jam without having to tell me to buy a new lock. A+Response from the ownerThank you John! for Sharing your experience with Mike (Reliable locksmith) Tyler HooverTyler Hoover ★★★★★ Called in around 10 Am and by 2pm that same day, they showed up and gave me new keys. Reliable and fantastic experience. These guys are life savers!Response from the ownerThank you Tyler! Kim ReaganKim Reagan ★★★★★ Reliable Locksmith is absolutely the BEST-of-the-BEST. My calls were returned promptly, scheduling was flexible, great customer service, but most importantly - Mike is an incredibly talented and professional locksmith. It was a wonderful experience.Response from the ownerThank you Kim! your feedback is greatly appreciated. Tyler PoppeleTyler Poppele ★★★★★ I represent a company up in Rogers. Mike and Joseph at Reliable Locksmith were fantastic. Everyone that I dealt with at Reliable Locksmith was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and punctual. My company will be using their services in the future.Response from the ownerThank you Tyler! Hillary SuHillary Su ★★★★★ Reliable and professional, highly recommend! Came out to assist me during an emergency.Response from the ownerThank you Hillary! Marylee BibleMarylee Bible ★★★★★ Reliable, fast and reasonably priced! Would definitely use them again!Response from the ownerThank you Marylee! Kayla HodgdenKayla Hodgden ★★★★★ I had a great experience with Reliable locksmith! I have never had to get locks changed before and was unsure about the process. I had called three different locksmiths in the area and reliable were the only ones that got back to me. Not only were they very informative but they kept me updated during my wait and they were able to come same day! Mike and Ely were very knowledgeable and professional. It took them almost no time at all for them to install two new locks and provide keys. They even took the time to surprise me with a personalized key with my name on it! Would absolutely go through them again as well as highly recommend them to anyone needing help!Response from the ownerThank you Kayla! Susan SnorekSusan Snorek ★★★★★ Timely and wonderful emergency locksmith service at an affordable price! I highly recommend Ely.Response from the ownerThank you Susan! Kaitlyn KlotterKaitlyn Klotter ★★★★★ Awesome!!Response from the ownerThank you Kaitlyn! stanley cookstanley cook ★★★★★ Great and friendly service,I give them 10 out of 10 stars.i was from out of town,and them directions were right on spot,they are in the middle of a mini mall,and I found it with no problem.i would add a photo but I didn't have my phone with meResponse from the ownerThank you Stanley! appreciate you sharing your experience with us! Teri GerlachTeri Gerlach ★★★★★ Great service from a really nice man. Thanks Mike!Response from the ownerThank you Teri! Cole SchultzCole Schultz ★★★★★ Mike was kind, quick, and efficient in rekeying our schlage locksResponse from the ownerThank you Cole! We appreciated your feedback Sarah CSarah C ★★★★★ This was my second time using Reliable. Mike has come out both times and was a life saver each time. Our home has Emtek hardware that has proven tricky and Mike has managed to problem solve quickly and efficiently each time. Very knowledgeable. So happy we found him the first time we had an issue. Highly recommend.Response from the ownerThank you Sarah! We appreciate you being our loyal customer and taking your time to share your important experience. Ruben ZempoaltecatlRuben Zempoaltecatl ★★★★★ Mike quickly responded and was great to work with. Recommend to others.Response from the ownerThank you Ruben! Bruno AssunçãoBruno Assunção ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank you Bruno! Samantha CookSamantha Cook ★★★★★ Locked my keys in my house and they were able to come in 5 minutes to help me unlock my door! Very reliable!Response from the ownerThank you Samantha! Happy to hear you had a great experience with Reliable Locksmith. Susan AzarSusan Azar ★★★★★ I had a perfect experience with Reliable Locksmith. I needed to change a door lock and Mike did an amazing job. He made a special trip to the warehouse to get the best match for me, and installed the lock with little effort. He took the time to explain how the passcodes work, and made new keys for me. They efficiency, professionalism, and kindness were top notch. I highly recommend this company.Response from the ownerThank you Susan, your feedback is very important and highly appropriated. Benji NguyenBenji Nguyen ★★★★★ Very professional. Got new key fob for my 2005 Honda pilot.Response from the ownerThank you Benji, we appreciate your feedback. John SauerJohn Sauer ★★★★★ Mike showed up quick, very friendly, did a fantastic job of rekeying my Schlage deadbolts. Wonderful job!Even engraved my key onsite!!Response from the ownerThank you John! pleasure working with you. We appreciate your positive feedback. Ben HalstromBen Halstrom ★★★★★ Lost my keys and called reliable for a new pair. They showed up in no more than 10 minutes to my apartment and got to work. Thanks a ton!Response from the ownerThank you Ben! your feedback is very important and appreciate your feedback. js_loader

Car key replacement for older models

If your car is older than the late 80s, chances are, it uses a mechanical key for both the doors
and the ignition. You’ll be able to identify this type of key because it’s made completely of metal.
In other words, there’s no transponder chip in the head of the key. Therefore, no coding is
This is the easiest and cheapest kind of car key to replace. All we need to do is buy a spare key
for your type of car and cut a new one using your existing key or your car’s make, model, and
VIN number. If you arent sure how to get it done, we will be happy to assist you. You can stop
by at our store with your title and we will cut you a new key.

Car key replacement for transponder keys

As early as the mid 90’s, car companies began the transition to keys with technology built in for
safety and convenience. The first version was the transponder key. These keys are fitted with a
transponder chip which communicates with the car’s central computer.

You can tell your car key is a transponder key because it will have a mechanical component as well as a plastic housing. In this plastic housing is where the chip is located.
The plastic portion of the key will have buttons to perform basic functions like unlock or lock the
car door or engage a panic.

In the early days, transponder keys used a fairly simple code to remotely open the car and even
start the ignition. Over time, some car companies (Toyota, Infiniti, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and
more) increased security by introducing rolling codes, which would change after each use.

In these cases, we need to use specialized equipment to communicate with your car’s central
computer. Once we’re connected, we can retire your old keys and introduce new ones. This
process is called reprogramming or key coding.

Whether your car uses the earliest version of transponder key technology or the more advanced
one, getting this kind of key replaced is typically simple. When you give us a call, we’ll check to
see if we have your particular key in stock or order a new one if needed.

Then, depending on your car’s operation system, we may need to program the new key to your car. Reliable locksmith offers on site service so we will come to your location, cut and code you the new key.

Laser cut keys

Laser cut keys are a type of transponder key but with an added level of protection, namely in the
mechanical portion of the key. You can identify a laser cut key because instead of ridges on the
edge of the key, they have a vertical cut going down the middle.

This makes the key slightly harder to duplicate outside of a dealership or locksmith. In addition, those types of keys require specific cutting machine.

As with transponder keys, laser cut keys also typically need to be programmed to your car.

Reprogramming for modern car keys

Nowadays, car key technology is more advanced than ever before. While that makes our job a
little bit harder, these changes are ultimately in the best interest of car owners like you!

Modern car keys usually look like a flip-key with a FOB or a keyless FOB and they allow you to
use proximity to lock and unlock the car as well as enjoy push button ignition and other
advanced features.

You might have found that not every auto locksmith is able to reprogram keys from all cars.
That’s because the technology in these FOBs is more complex than in a transponder key,
meaning that the reprogramming process may require a different kind of equipment.

Some auto locksmiths do not have the latest equipment or know-how to reprogram keys for all cars. Call us here at Reliable Locksmith no matter what your car’s make and model.

We’ve got the right software equipment to get the job done and the experience to do it fast!

What can go wrong when you order a key yourself

You may be tempted to order a new set of blank keys for yourself before calling an auto

After all, you can probably find your car’s blank key online for a reasonable price. But, the fact is that if your car was made after the 2000s, you’ll need a professional with the right equipment to code the new keys for your car.

And, if you attempt to do it yourself, you could end up with a bigger headache than if you had turned to an auto locksmith from the start. We also sometimes get clients who thought they were buying the right blank, only to find out that they need to replace it or purchase a new one because they selected the wrong one.

With as much experience as we have in replacing keys, we probably have the right key for your car in our mobile unit.

Cost of car key replacement

One of the benefits of contacting your trusted auto locksmith instead of a dealership or
mechanic is the lower cost.

Still, the price of replacing your key can vary depending on the kind of key you have. As we mentioned, mechanical keys are the fastest and cheapest to replace. You can expect to pay less than $50 to replace a standard mechanical key.

Transponder keys are going to be the next cheapest option, especially if your car doesn’t
require special programming. You can expect to pay somewhere between $130 and $200 for a
basic transponder key replacement.

Laser cut keys will be slightly more expensive, typically ranging from $150 to $250. Remember that these keys and later versions of transponder keys usually need to be reprogrammed to work with your car. Many laser cut keys are also switchblade keys, which tend to fall on the more expensive end of the price range.

Finally, there are the smart keys. Anything that uses keyless technology will require specialized equipment to program the FOB to your car. In general, prices for car key replacement for smart keys go from $200 to $500 or even more for high end cars. (Especially high security models like BMW, Mercedes, Volvo and more)

To get a more accurate quote of what car key replacement will cost for you, make sure to reach
out to us directly. Just by learning what kind of car you have, we will be able to tell you how
complex the replacement process will be and provide you with a quote.

Convenience of car key replacement with an auto locksmith

If you’ve lost your keys or are experiencing issues with your FOB, your first instinct might be to call up your dealership.

But, in many cases, relying on your local auto locksmith is a cheaper, more convenient option. Not only do we offer competitive pricing compared to dealerships and mechanics, but we’ll also come to you.

No need to worry about towing your car or running all over town looking for a key replacement. Whether you’re in Minneapolis city limits or a suburb like Chanhassen or Blaine, we’ll arrive with everything we need to put a set of car keys back in your hands.

Call us at Reliable Locksmith for all your auto locksmith needs!

We’ll come to your home or office in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area

As you can see, lock rekeying is a quick, affordable solution to restore or improve the security in your home or office. Whether you’re looking to rekey your locks on your Downtown West storefront or your home in St. Anthony Park, call our team at Reliable Locksmith here in Minneapolis. We’ll walk you through whether rekeying is the right move for your security needs.

Our Services

We wanted to let you know that we offer the best services in Minneapolis Metro. We have a lot of fun here, which means our employees are happy. And we cost less than the other guys.

We provide a comprehensive range of locksmith services in Minneapolis. Serving Hennepin County, we can help you combat broken locks, install new locks, access homes and business premises when you’re locked out, and even provide replacement car keys on the spot.

We care for every one of our clients, and we’ll always do what we can to put you at ease. We’re a friendly team and enjoy our work – nothing makes us happier than solving your problems.

Plus, we provide cost-effective quality solutions. Our low prices will certainly be a pleasant surprise.

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