$35-150 for a Standard Car key? That’s crazy!

We just received a call from a client. She had a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. Nothing fancy, nothing special. She just needed a backup key. It’s a good old fashion steal key (a mechanical key). Not a chip key, transponder, or FOB.

The first company she called, a legitimate company, wanted $150 to duplicate that key. That sounds insane to us for a mechanical key. But the company she called didn’t have a store (we have three). So if she had used them, she would have had to pay them to come out to her. Even still, $150 to come out and make a old-fashion car key is priced ridiculously high. See Price Gouging Update – Have Legitimate Companies Joined In?

The car dealer wanted $35 to make a copy of that key.

The ACME Locksmith price? $7.97 – $9.97.

We just saved her a bundle. That’s why we love our job. We’ll be seeing her in our Phoenix office soon.

We handle just about every type of car key imaginable. Chip keys, transponder keys, vats keys, remotes and FOBs; we do it all.