Avi was great. Great to deal with, good prices and fast. I was in and out in 10 minutes. I will not use anyone else.
Avi (the owner) was awesome. He got me in and out in less than 15 minutes. His price was less than half what the dealer wanted. I will send anyone who needs a key his way for sure.
Solid price and really fast service. In and out in 10 minutes and the key works perfect. Avi was fast and professional. Going back for any car key needs I have in the future.
Avi was SO great to work with. He is super professional and helpful- makes the problem clear and provides the most logical solution. He was on time, very personable, and amazingly helpful. He met us where our car was stuck and replaced the ignition in less than an hour. I can not recommend this service enough!!
My situation was not as dire as others on here. I was not locked out of my vehicle, and therefore was not about to have to tow my car because I couldn't get in. If I was in that situation, however, Avi's mobile-unit equipped with key-cutting and programming was ready to come out and save the day.
My situation - a key blade that had sheared off the key fob - allowed me to travel to his place of business to get him to cut and program a new key. It was a little confusing when I first arrived, because he had recently moved one house moved one house down the road, but he got me set up in no-time.
Avi is a character. Very chatty, personable, and while he's working, lets you know what he's doing and why he is doing it. He is also very professional. When I took a shot at the dealer for previously charging me double for what he was currently doing when the other key-fob had broken, he actually defended the dealer - who, bear in mind is his competitor - saying it was really poor design which was to blame, and no fault of the dealer. I thought that was pretty classy, he easily could have bad-mouthed them to try to boost his business.
Avi has a great little niche business, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who has car key issues over any locksmith or car dealer.
Losing your car keys can put you in a very stressful situation; especially when you're rushed to get to the hospital. With a little bit of research and the magic of (smartphones + Yelp) my boyfriend and I stumbled upon Automotive Key. All of the reviews for this company were flawless, so we decided to take a shot. Within minutes of calling, a man name Avi arrived to the rescue.
Avi, was a very personable gentleman and has over 20+ years of automotive locksmithing under his belt. Shortly after our conversation I expected him to tow my car and finish within a few hours. I WAS WRONG!
- You can schedule an appointment within minutes of calling.
- This service saves you the headache of towing your vehicle.
-Took less than 20 minutes for the final product.
-Beats the prices of expensive dealerships
Again, I would like to thank Avi for his excellent A-1+ service. Would highly recommend!!!
-Nancy and Randy
I called this place three times to get a key cut. First two were voice mails that Avi never bothered to return. Third time I called him and I felt like I was talking to some goober teenager trying to schedule an appointment to bring my car in for a key. After about 10 minutes of back and forth and him telling me to call him with a time rather then setting something up for January 16th, I said to hell with it. Get organized, Avi, or at least return a call! I'm sure he does good work, based on the reviews I've seen, but don't treat me like an idiot and making it so damn hard to schedule an appointment. I'm going somewhere else.
Great service, had 2 Lexus RX350 keys cut in about 25 minutes. If you are looking for key service look no further. Affordable and fair - well worth the time.
Don't bother calling anyone else. Avi was prompt and professional. He also beat every competitors price by far. Was able to cut and program key in less than 20 mins.
Called on a Tuesday to see if I could set up an appointment for a Thursday since he needed the vehicle to be present to program another key. He told me to call back on Thursday which I did @ 10am and left message. Called back 2 hours later and went to voicemail. I called back several time and no answer. I then had my wife call and she left a message. This is Friday and I have not heard back from him. Interesting enough is that he was going to charge me 85 to do this and my wife called the dealership and they quoted 56 and some change. Poor customer service by not allowing me to setup time when I was available and especially not returning calls.
Avi, the owner, is the best! He made a back up key with fob for a new SUV that looks and works just like the original. He is thorough, efficient and charges a reasonable price. I called several places and some couldn't do it and others were far more expensive. Very pleased with the service and highly recommend Avi!
Lucked out that I found an amazing guy on the first call. Just the mobile unit was truly impressive. I had a complex, wireless, multi-function key fob with a traditional door key to replace, and he was finished in under a half an hour, and i didn't have the traditional key for reference!!!
Glad to have Avi as a resource from here on out. Truly THE MAN when it comes to anything having to do with a lock.
Avi is a great guy and extremely professional. I had a very terrible experience with some other locksmith scam artist and he came out in a clearly marked van which was clean and tediously cared for. Which is something you want to see if they are showing up to you while alone. Well he partially saved the day, he cut the key and tried to program it but was unsuccessful due to Dodge and how their keys and security systems work. He couldn't program the key but even after showing up and trying different work arounds the code wouldn't take. He didn't charge me for his time and I appreciate it. I will recommend him anytime myself or a friend needs a locksmith. Thanks again Avi!
Avi is a champ! After a terrible experience at another locksmith, I found Automotive Key here on Yelp. I needed a replacement motorcycle key and spare. Now, my original was pretty bad off. It had been bent and bent back and had developed a crack. It was so bad, Avi told me never put it in my bike again. But he still managed to make two perfectly working keys from it. Great customer service and a very personable guy in general. If you need a spare and you're in a bind call Avi! Thanks so much!!
Avi really is the best. Hands down, I could not imagine better pricing and service for what was a very stressful problem. I have a Honda Pilot, and one day after lunch, my key wouldn't turn in the ignition. PANIC! Turns out, after some quick googling in my driveway, this is a "Honda problem" where around the 120k mile mark, the pins in the ignition switch bend and warp from use over time such that the key can't be used any more. It is a known problem and Honda refuses to issue a recall.
After another google seach for "auto lock smiths", Avi's shop popped up, and I called right away. He said he sees the problem all of the time, and it would be no problem to fix it right away! Avi offered to come out to my location in his van, which is an awesome option, but I was able go jiggle the key enough and get it started so I headed over to his shop. When I got there, not only was he calm and friendly in the face of a very stressed customer, but he showed me just how the pins were bent on an old ignition sample he had, and just how he was going to replace them. He even offered to have one of his staff to drive me back to work!
About an hour and half later he was finished, and all worked perfectly. The price was incredibly reasonable (under $300) and I had contacted a Honda dealer who wanted $700+ to replace the whole ignition and make new keys. Instead of doing more than was necessary, Avi has the skills and technique to actually FIX the lock, not just replace it wholesale. He guarantees his work for the life of the vehicle, and I have no doubt that my ignition problem is resolved for good.
Professional, and friendly, with an organized and pristine clean shop and van, Avi was nothing short of impressive, and I can't recommend him enough.
Leah answered my initial questions via yelp and provided a competitive quote for cutting and programming a replacement car key. Avi quickly cut and programmed my key with his state-of-the-art tools. Friendly and professional service - I highly recommend!
Very professional, does a great job at a good price - perfect one stop shop for all locksmithing needs
Thanks to Avi and Leah, I was able to get home and am now typing this review.
I had an issue with my key not turning in the ignition, and I had to leave my car in Clifton overnight. I called their number, and Leah was really supportive and helpful. Instead of sending someone out and charging me extra, she offered the option of having the new key picked up at their office for $50. (Most car key copies are at least $100, if not more if you go through a dealership, which most people -including many locksmiths- insist that you do.)
We arrived and met Avi, who is also really nice and helpful. He made the key quickly, and told me to call back to let them know if it worked. I didn't realize how incredibly worn down my old key was until he made me a new one. (I'm surprised my old key even worked for as long as it did!) I went back to Clifton, tried the key, and it didn't work. I tried using WD-40 and tapping the key, and it didn't work. I became frustrated and worried that it would cost a lot to fix, but when I called back, Avi assured me that he'd come and look at it later on after he helped another customer.
Time went on and I became impatient and wanted to see if I could get someone else to come right then and see if the ignition was the problem. I called a place, and I received a base quote of $125 just for someone to come out and look at the car, but insinuating that it would become more costly if more parts were needed, etc. I called Avi and told him that I was thinking about going through another person, because I wanted it to be done before night so I could go home, and he convinced me to let him come out and look at it (which took him about 20 to 30 minutes out of his way to service my car).
I am SO HAPPY that I went through Avi! He worked on my car for 5 minutes or so, got it to work, and it wasn't the ignition! And on top of that, he only charged me the service fee. This means that, for everything he provided, I was only paying the base amount I would have paid for someone to simply LOOK at the vehicle and tell me what they THOUGHT the problem was! On top of that, Avi and Leah are really cool people, they have fun personalities, and they're very genuine. You can tell that they really care about what they do, and they understand when people are in unfortunate situations and try to help them as much as they can.
BEST EXPERIENCE WITH LOCKSMITHING THAT I'VE EVER HAD! (And I've locked myself out of my vehicle probably 5 times now...)
Top Notch! I live in Fort Thomas and was going to drive to Sharonville to get a fob & key made but Leah said Avi could meet me off the AA and save me a drive and avoid a local call fee. So I met him there and found his van. Very nice logos on the side and wow, you would not believe how clean and organized his van is. This guy is meticulous and has everything you could possibly need to make any key or fob! He is smart and really knows what he is doing. He did a great job, showed me how his equipment worked and how the electronics in my keys worked. He only charged me $175 for 2 Fob/Keys for my 2004 Accord. What a deal. You won't find a nicer more honest guy than Avi Yaslovitz.
A plus plus plus. Great service, professional, and skilled. I would highly recommend their service.