What affects the price of hiring a locksmith?

We appreciate that problems with locks can cause a lot of stress, especially when people find they can’t get into their home or vehicle. Our aim is to be the locksmiths Northampton based clients can call on to provide a quick solution. We are available 24/7 and provide the most comprehensive range of services possible.


The thing that inspires the most anxiety about hiring a locksmith is the price. People are worried about getting stuck with a huge bill because they are in such a panic. Sadly companies can charge very different prices. The costs can also vary depending on a number of different things. To help you get a better idea of what these may be, we have provided some useful information.

Time of day

Lock problems can happen at any time. Sadly it is generally a rule that locksmiths charge more for jobs during unsocial hours. That means if you find yourself stuck very late at night or early in the morning, you may pay more.


You will likely find that charges are based on how long the job takes to complete. As a result the more complex it is, the higher the costs will generally be. If it is a larger job or the locks are an unusual type, expect a bigger bill.

Parts and equipment

Whether the locks need repairing or replacing, you will find a bill for the parts. You may also see a higher charge if the locksmith needs to use any specialist equipment to open, repair, or install a lock.


The type of locks on a property can have a big impact on the cost of your premiums. You will likely get a cheaper price if you choose more secure locks. Sadly when this comes to repairs and replacements, it can increase the locksmith’s bill.

If you need a reliable service and competitive prices, contact the best locksmiths Northampton has to offer. We work all round the clock and try to take the stress out of every situation.