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How Much Are Locksmith Prices?

Whether you’ve lost your keys and need to replace them and your locks or you’ve bought a new home and for security reasons you want to have the locks changed, you’ll need to hire an experienced locksmith. A professional locksmith will be able to help get you back inside your home or car if you’ve locked yourself out, replace all types of lockscut new keys for a lock, or re-key locks to fit a new key. Kandua.com has loads of background checked, verified and reviewed. You can find pros and compare locksmith prices in South Africa.

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The average locksmith prices in South Africa

This will depend on the area you live in as some cities charge higher locksmith prices than others. 
Johannesburg locksmith pricesR500 – R700
Pretoria locksmith pricesR500 – R700
Cape Town locksmith pricesR450 – R600
Durban locksmith pricesR400 – R600

There are three factors that can influence a locksmith cost.

Is it an emergency? If the job you need a locksmith for is an emergency then you can expect to pay double. Generally, the locksmith cost is charged out at double the daily rate.
Location – How far away your home, office or car is from the local locksmith yo have called. The distance the locksmith has to travel may also impact the locksmith prices. They will have to factor in the amount of time travelled, as well as traveling costs into their fee. 
Special equipment – If the job you need to hire a locksmith for is a more complex one that requires specialised equipment then you will more than likely be charged more for the job. 
The majority of qualified locksmiths will be able to unlock any door without having to replace the locks. If you get a locksmith quote saying you need to replace the locking mechanism, consider getting a second opinion.
Replacing locks and strike plates will add to the project cost. Some locksmiths may charge an additional fee for the middle of the night or emergency service. If you’re out on the road and have locked yourself out of your car, you may have to pay an additional mileage fee. Some insurance companies and roadside assistance plans offer free or low-cost locksmith services if you choose from a list of participating providers. Before hiring a locksmith on your own, you might first make a call to your insurer to check on your benefits.
Kandua has a list of vetted, background checked locksmiths that are perfect for the job. You can hire the best locksmith in South Africa on Kandua.com. 
ProTip: When you move into a new home, we recommend changing all of your locks. This may include your security locks, front door, back door, windows, garage, and gate locks if you have them. Quotes will vary based on the type of locks, as well as the number of locks to replace. If this task takes more than an hour then you will likely have to pay for additional labour hours not covered in the initial call out fee. 


How to make sure you hire the best locksmith

Get Multiple Quotes:  Locksmiths charge various prices. Some charge call out fees, others don’t. Some will replace locks, others will fix them. We recommend getting more than one quote so you can compare locksmith prices and hire the best pro within your budget.

Reviews: Read the online reviews of pros you are thinking of hiring. If they don’t have reviews then request references from previous customers that they have worked for. This will help you identify good locksmiths and give you an idea of the quality of work you can expect. The locksmiths listed on Kandua have received 5 star rated reviews from their community.

Expertise: Make sure the pro you hire is a skilled professional with the experience needed to complete the job you have hired them for. Some locksmiths may specialise in car locks and ignitions, some might specialise in replacing or repairing locks. Check with the locksmith before you hire them where their expertise lies and if it fits your task.

All locksmiths listed on Kandua have been background checked, vetted, and reviewed so you can be sure you’ll get quotes from the best locksmiths near you.

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