Keys Made Near Me? 20+ Places to Get Keys Made (Walmart? Lowe’s?…)

Whether you need a key made for a car, house, business, or anything else, this article will help you. We have researched all national and major regional places that make keys. We’ve even included the places you probably think would but actually don’t so you’re not left wondering. Enjoy!

In This Article

Things to Keep in Mind

Process

Keys can be made two ways. Some stores have their own key copying machines that are manually operated and must be done by a store employee. Most stores nowadays have key kiosks that can automatically make copies of keys for you — all of the grocery stores we’ve listed and many of the other stores use these kiosks. These kiosks scan your key and then cut out a new one for you in under 60 seconds.

Type of Key

Most stores will not copy a “Do Not Duplicate” key. If you have a key that clearly states “Do Not Duplicate” on it, then you will have a difficult time finding a place that will copy it for you. The stores listed in this article will not copy a “Do Not Duplicate” key unless you have the proper authority to get it copied.

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 $1.25-$6, depending on the key type and where you get it copied.

  • Basic door/car key: $1.25-$2
  • Locksmiths: $1.50-$4.
  • Retail stores: $3-$6. The price of the key will just vary depending on whatever style you select. It’s different for each individual key selection you make. You must buy a key from the location that will do the cutting. Because stores don’t charge for cutting the key – stores make the money off selling the key and cut it as a courtesy.

The price of a more complex key — one that involves a remote sensor or another electronic device — is usually $20-$50.

Places That Make Keys

Note: The stores we’ve listed in this section have locations nationwide and not all locations may offer key making services. Save yourself a trip by always calling in advance to make sure your particular location can copy a key for you.

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. These are a few nationwide automotive stores you can get a car key made or copied:

Advanced Auto Parts

NAPA Auto Parts

O’Reilly Auto Parts

Pep Boys

If none of these stores are near you, a local automotive store or car dealership can probably also make a copy of your car key for you.

Grocery Stores

Fred Meyer

Giant Eagle

H-E-B

Kroger

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported), hi-performance keys
  • Extra features: Lockouts — save a key to this kiosk and make a copy whenever you need it with just a fingerprint scan.
  • Find the nearest Kroger

Meijer

Menards

Rite Aid

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported), hi-performance keys
  • Extra features: Lockouts — save a key to this kiosk and make a copy whenever you need it with just a fingerprint scan.
  • Find the nearest Rite Aid

Safeway

WinCo Foods

Hardware and Home Improvement Stores

Ace Hardware

Fry’s Electronic Store

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported)
  • Find the nearest Fry’s

The Home Depot

Lowe’s Home Improvement

True Value Hardware

If you cannot make it to any of the stores mentioned above, then 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

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported), hi-performance keys
  • Extra features: Lockouts — save a key to this kiosk and make a copy whenever you need it with just a fingerprint scan.
  • Find the nearest Bed Bath & Beyond

BJ’s Wholesale Club

Kmart

  • Types of keys: Brass or standard keys, custom design keys, car keys (most makes and models supported), hi-performance keys
  • Extra features: Lockouts — save a key to this kiosk and make a copy whenever you need it with just a fingerprint scan.
  • Find the nearest Kmart

Sears

Target

Walmart

Other Places

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. You can do the whole thing without getting off the couch!

Download the KeyMe app for iOs or for Android.

Locksmith

If none of the above options are available to you, you can always try a locksmith in your area. If you have a local locksmith, contact them and let them know that you need to have a key made or copied. Be aware though that locksmith services may cost more than key making at other stores.

Places That Don’t Make Keys

In Summary

Whether you have a roommate in need of a new key, employees in need of a key, or just a spare key for yourself, you need to know where to go! We invite you to visit any of the stores or kiosks mentioned above to have a key made or copied. Also, remember that a locksmith or a local hardware store can typically make or copy a key for you as well.

For more key-related services, see our article on Lowe’s rekey service and kits.

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  • Angelica M. says:

    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!!