25 Best Places to Get Keys Made Nearby

Duplicate keys being made.

Depending on where you live and the type of key you need, you can get keys made at an auto parts store like AutoZone or O’Reilly Auto Parts, a grocery store like Kroger or Safeway, a hardware store like Lowe’s or Menards, or at retail stores like Walmart.

While auto parts stores exclusively make car keys, grocery and retail stores often have key-making kiosks that can copy various types of keys.

Comparison Table

See the table below for the places that make each type of key, and you can scroll to the list below for more information.

Store Key Service Types of Keys
Advance Auto PartsIn-house staff Car and house keys
AutoZoneIn-house staff Car keys
NAPA Auto PartsIn-house staff Car and house keys
O-Reilly Auto PartsIn-house staff Car keys
Pep BoysIn-house staff Car keys
Fred MeyerminuteKey Standard, brass, custom, and UltraLite keys
Giant EagleKeyMe Standard, brass, custom, car, and high-performance keys
H-E-BminuteKey Standard, brass, custom, and UltraLite keys
KrogerKeyMe Standard, brass, custom, car, and high-performance keys
MeijerminuteKey Standard, brass, custom, and UltraLite keys
Rite AidKeyMe Standard, brass, custom, car, and high-performance keys
SafewayKeyMe Standard, brass, custom, car, and high-performance keys
WinCo FoodsminuteKey Standard, brass, custom, and UltraLite keys
Ace HardwareIn-house staff Standard, brass, custom, and car keys
Fry's ElectronicsKeyMe Standard, brass, custom, and car keys
Lowe'sminuteKey Standard, brass, custom, and UltraLite keys
MenardsminuteKey Standard, brass, custom, and UltraLite keys
The Home DepotIn-house key-copying machines Standard, brass, custom, and car keys
True Value HardwareIn-house staff Standard, brass, custom, and car keys
Bed Bath & BeyondKeyMe Standard, brass, custom, car, and high-performance keys
BJ's Wholesale ClubKeyMe Standard, brass, custom, and UltraLite keys
KmartKeyMe Standard, brass, custom, car, and high-performance keys
SearsThe Keyless Shop Standard, brass, custom, and car keys
WalmartminuteKey Standard, brass, custom, and UltraLite keys
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The List

Below, we’ve compiled the list of places that make keys and have locations nationwide, but keep in mind that not all locations may offer key-making services. You can call ahead to make sure your particular location can copy a key for you.

Note that costs will vary by location and the type of key you need.

Also, note that places with KeyMe kiosks offer a lockout service; you can save a key to the kiosk and make a copy whenever you need it with just a fingerprint scan.

Automotive Stores

Most automotive stores come equipped with the tools to copy your car keys and program a new keypad. However, if you have a newer model of a car, you may only be able to get a copy at your dealership.

Note that prices for car keys will vary by location, key type (standard ignition key, remote transponder, etc.), and the make and model of your car.

Advance Auto Parts logo

Advance Auto Parts

  • Type of keys: Some car and house keys
  • Service: In-house staff
  • Find a store

Auto Zone logo

AutoZone

  • Types of keys: Car keys
  • Service: In-house staff
  • Find a store

NAPA logo

NAPA Auto Parts

OReilly logo

O’Reilly Auto Parts

  • Type of keys: Car keys
  • Service: In-house staff and machinery
  • Find a store

Pep Boys logo

Pep Boys

  • Type of keys: Some car keys
  • Service: In-house staff and machinery
  • Find a store

Grocery Stores

Fred Meyer logo

Fred Meyer

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, and UltraLite keys
  • Service: Minute Key kiosk
  • Find a store

Giant Eagle logo

Giant Eagle

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported), hi-performance keys
  • Service: KeyMe kiosk
  • Find a store

H-E-B logo

H-E-B

Kroger logo

Kroger

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported), hi-performance keys
  • Service: KeyMe kiosk
  • Find a store

Meijer logo

Meijer

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, and UltraLite keys
  • Service: Minute Key kiosk
  • Find a store

Rite Aid logo

Rite Aid

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported), hi-performance keys
  • Service: KeyMe kiosk
  • Find a store

Safeway logo

Safeway

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported), hi-performance keys; our related research has more information about the key-making services at Safeway.
  • Service: KeyMe kiosk
  • Find a store

Winco Foods logo

WinCo Foods

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, and UltraLite keys
  • Service: Minute Key kiosk
  • Find a store

Hardware and Home Improvement Stores

Ace Hardware logo

Ace Hardware

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported)
  • Service: In-house staff and machinery
  • Find a store or shop for keys online

Lowes logo

Lowe’s

Menards logo

Menards

The Home Depot logo

The Home Depot

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported)
  • Service: In-house key-copying machines
  • Find a store or shop for keys online

True Value logo

True Value Hardware

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported)
  • Service: In-house staff and machinery
  • Find a store

If you can’t make it to any of the stores mentioned above, you might want to see if your town has a local hardware store. Local hardware stores are typically able to make or copy most types of keys.

Retail Stores

Bed Bath Beyond logo

Bed Bath & Beyond

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported), hi-performance keys
  • Service: KeyMe kiosk
  • Find a store

BJs Wholesale Club logo

BJ’s Wholesale Club

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, and UltraLite keys
  • Service: KeyMe kiosk
  • Find a store

Kmart logo

Kmart

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported), hi-performance keys
  • Service: KeyMe kiosk
  • Find a store

Sears logo

Sears

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported)
  • Service: The Keyless Shop
  • Find a store

Walmart logo

Walmart

Other Places to Get Keys Made

KeyMe App

The KeyMe app lets you scan and upload a picture of your key to your phone. Then, KeyMe will mail the key directly to your house.

Get the KeyMe app for iOS or Android.

Locksmith

If none of the above options are available to you, you can always look for a local locksmith in your area. Contact them and let them know what type of key you need made or copied. Be aware, though, that locksmith services may cost more than in-store key services.

Things to Keep in Mind

Before you decide where you want to get your key(s) made, consider the cost and the restrictions that some places have on the types of keys they can make.

Type of Key

Some stores won’t copy a key marked “Do Not Duplicate”; see our article for more details on where you can copy a “Do Not Duplicate” key.

Additionally, not all places will copy car keys and if you have a new model of car, you may not be able to get a key copied.

Some newer model cars come with keys that are only able to be copied at that car’s dealerships. If a store says that it duplicates car keys, make sure that this applies to your specific car make and model.

Cost

The price of a simple key is usually between $1.25 and $6, depending on the key type and where you get it copied.

Typical key cutting prices are as follows:

  • Basic door/car key: $1.25 to $2
  • Locksmiths: $1.50 to $4
  • Retail stores: $3 to $6

However, the price of a more complex key — one that involves a remote sensor or another electronic device — is usually $20 to $50. Car key transponders that need to be programmed can even cost more.

If you specifically need to get a copy of a car key, our article has more information about places that copy car keys.

Places That Don’t Make Keys

In the course of our research, we found that the following places don’t offer key-making services:

  • CVS (as previously reported)
  • Harbor Freight (as previously reported)
  • Magic Mart
  • Sam’s Club
  • Target (as previously reported)
  • Walgreens

One thought on “25 Best Places to Get Keys Made Nearby


  • Angelica M.

    Thank you so much for this article. It had exactly what I wanted to know about where to get a copy of my car key. Great job!!

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