Short Answer: Lowe’s rekeys locks at most of its store locations, though it cannot rekey all brands of locks. It also sells rekeying kits so customers can change their own locks. For more information on Lowe’s rekey service and kits, see below.
Lowe’s Lock Rekey Services
You can get a lock rekeyed at many (but not all) Lowe’s store locations. However, not all brands of locks can be rekeyed. Customer service representatives told us that Schlage and Kwikset locks are among the most popular brands that Lowe’s is able to rekey, where services are available. You can contact your intended Lowe’s location to find out if it offers the service and whether or not it can rekey your specific lock.
To have your lock rekeyed at Lowe’s, you should remove the lock from the door and take it to the Lowe’s hardware department. The cost to have a lock rekeyed at Lowe’s is typically around $5. This is often an easier and more cost-effective way to change a lock without having to replace it entirely.
Rekeying changes the configuration inside an existing lock to conform to a new key. After rekeying, all previous keys for the lock will be inoperable. If you need new keys to fit your rekeyed lock, you can check out our article with the list of places to get keys made (including Lowe’s).
Lowe’s Rekey Kit
Alternatively, if you prefer to do the work yourself, you can purchase a rekeying kit from Lowe’s in-store or online. The kits allow you to rekey your own locks without having to bring the lock into a store for the service, and you can save money — if you have several locks to rekey — by using the same kit to rekey multiple locks.
- Lowe’s customer service (800) 445-6937