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Keyfast Locksmiths, Inc. Cincinnati, OH

4039 Ashwood
Cincinnati, OH 45245
199325 years in business
Fax: (513) 752-6114
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Monday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
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Jason B.
2/27/2017
I called, and set up a time for the locksmith to fix my front door deadbolt. He arrived, was very nice, went right to work, fixed my deadbolt, replace my broken doorknob, and tightened the hinges. The door, doorknob and deadbolt now work better, smoother, than when I moved in. The cost was well worth it. If I need a locksmith, this is the number to call.
T.L. C.
1/8/2016
Keyfast was recommended to me in 2007 after I bought a 4-family apartment building.  Eight years later I'm still calling Mary Jo and Ken regularly and I've been happy every time.  They're professional, responsive, good-natured and the fees are reasonable even when I need weekend or emergency service.
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Daily Lock & Safe Florence, KY

331 Cliffside Dr
Florence, KY 41042
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Jaclyn W.
7/14/2014
Great service & quick to respond! Had trouble with some locks and Daily Lock was able to re-key them so I didn't have to go buy & install new locks!
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Acme Lock Cincinnati, OH

125 E 9th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
193385 years in business
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Fax: (513) 242-5612
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Steve A.
2/7/2018
Great location!  Conveniently located and clean.  They even have a U-Haul rental when my purchases are larger than my vehicle can hold.  Will be back.
L B.
12/4/2016
Not your chain type Hardware store.  Truly a neighborhood feel.  Very responsive to questions.  I was in there when they were getting ready to close.  I had questions about painters' tape.  They answered all my questions and then gave me a roll of tape.  
Truly a gem in Cincinnati.
Todd S.
12/1/2016
A throwback to the time where an actual person greets you at the door, asks if you need help and ACTUALLY knows what they are talking about.  They have great service, a super selection of items and couldn't be more friendly.  If you need an item downtown this is the place to go.
Robert H.
8/9/2016
I needed a modern automibile key (keyword cloning). This shop in an OTR hardware shop responnded by Yelp on line quote, with a great price and followed through. If you need home repair items in OTR. this is a super spot!
Meggie S.
7/28/2016
I got several quotes to re-key six locks on my house. Acme had the best prices but because I was preoccupied with moving I put off making the appointment. I realized Wednesday that I really needed to have it done before I left town Thursday. I called Acme at 11am and they were able to fit me in that day. The locksmith was prompt, courteous, and didn't mind my dog vying for his attention the whole time he was there. I believe his name was TIm, and I would definitely recommend him and Acme!

The only thing I would note is that they don't make appointments past 4:30pm. I had to leave work a little early to get this done. I was happy they were able to fit me in at all on such short notice, but it would be great if they sent people out until 6 or so to make it a little easier on their customers who work 9-5.
Sierra W.
11/10/2015
Best friend just had his locked changed by these guys. The man who came out was very fast and friendly. They did an excellent job.
Karen D.
7/25/2015
Acme lock & hardware saved the day! A co-worker lost keys to an office filing cabinet which has some pretty important files in it, we found a spare, but it was in pretty bad condition & funky size.
I brought the key to Acme Lock and they made us a few spares in minutes which worked in the cabinet yea!
Thanks for saving the day Acme lock & hardware - when you're downtown, stop in they're happy to help!
Barrett H.
6/10/2015
After a bad experience with another locksmith, my business was put in touch with Acme Lock. We needed two electronic locks installed. The previous locksmith had MONTHS to get this done and made it seem like the job was impossible. Acme was responsive and it took about 4 hours for them to completely install the exact product we needed and to train me on the use of the locks.

I have since called them back for a second project. We ran into a question during that install... and in under an hour, the owner of the company was at my site getting everything taken care of.  Acme Lock & Hardware works fast, communicates, and if a bump in the road comes up, they respond quickly and professionally. This is a full-service operation that can copy your house key or work on a safe. They're up to date on all of technology coming forth in their industry, and if they're not the experts on a particular subject, they've been in business long enough to direct you where you need to go.
Brittany S.
10/21/2014
They came out and replaced my key. I had issues shortly after. The guy on the phone was extremely rude which is why I'm docking a point. I didn't get his name. When I went to the store the gentleman who helped me was kind. Hopefully my issues are resolved soon.
Cindy G.
9/18/2013
Acme Lock is a savior for me! I am always needing something being in the event biz and they always have everything I need.

What's so funny about this place is even though it's smack dab in the middle of downtown, it feels like the down home country hardware store in Beetle juice where you just go in and get what you need on good faith.

Whenever I come in they greet me at the door and ask what they can help me with and then personally walk me to whatever I need. That kind of service is pretty much non-existent anymore.

Always a breath of fresh air here. Def check them out!
Jeremy L.
8/13/2013
What more could I ask for? Fantastic service, and every single key worked perfectly.
Leisa W.
11/12/2012
I am SO grateful that Acme is downtown. They aren't huge, and they don't have a lot of big stuff, and this is not going to replace Lowe's in  your life for things like lumber, grills, kitchen cabinets, etc.
BUT--if you need something to fix your sink, or a hinge, or locks recored or keys copied--this is your place! They are super-helpful, and really a treasure. And if you live down here, as I do--you don't have to get in your car!
Elizabeth L.
8/14/2012
After being defeated by a house key copied from Home Depot not once -- and no, not twice, or even thrice for that matter-- but FOUR times, we needed an alternative way to get that damn key copied!

Acme, therefore, saved the day. Home Depot made us doubt the ability of all key makers, because after four tries (actually, FIVE because they made us an extra copy just in case the fourth one wouldn't work), you would think something was wrong with the KEY itself.

Nay, 'twas Home Depot that didn't have the right machinery to defeat the original key, because between entering and exiting Acme, I handed my key to the guy in the back counter, waited 30 seconds, gave him $2.10, and he gave me my keys without even looking to check if they matched up. He was THAT confident.

I was too eager to go home to see if the key worked to check out the rest of the store, but looks like they have just about everything a hardware store should have.

Oh, and, $5 card minimum. Don't screw yourself over going to the nearest ATM (on Court st, btw) by paying more than cost of getting the key copied for the stupid fee. Uh, not that I've been through that before or anything...
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Brothers Lock & Key Cincinnati, OH

1586 W Galbraith Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45231
197444 years in business
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Dionnettae L.
3/26/2015
Nice and friendly service. Had four keys made and they all work. You would miss this place  because it's a house and the sign is on the side.
Karen A.
9/22/2014
This is a great local locksmith. Granted I've only had keys copied and no other services, but I like that they are local and have great prices. It's a true neighborhood locksmith.
Reba T.
8/11/2014
I went to Brother's to get a key that would fit the lock on an antique cabinet I have. They were so helpful and even though I had to come back for it awhile later in the day, the key was perfect and the cost was super reasonable. I was so happy that they could even satisfy my unique request, let alone so quickly and so well. I will definitely be returning to Brother's for all my lock and key needs!!
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Acme Lock and Door Covington, KY

815 Madison Ave
Covington, KY 41011
193385 years in business
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Additional number: (513) 241-2614
Fax: (513) 242-5612
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Paul J.
2/26/2018
Acme quoted me a price of $100 to duplicate my Honda car key on the phone. Price quoted included three button key and programming. The price became $155 after I drove across town to get the job done. Acme claimed the quoted price did not include the remote. They offered to replay a recording of our phone call, then reneged the offer when I agreed I'd like to hear it.

Incompetent or dishonest? Hard to say.
steve s.
12/18/2017
Great customer service, he quoted me a price and came in right around that price he told me a date when it would be ready and he had that they can't ask for anything better than that with a customer service I'm changing all my lock service to acme. I'm in the apartment business we have a lot of turnovers and locks I love fast service
Stephanie U.
7/21/2016
These guys are super nice and run a totally fair business. They sell gardening stuff (including dirt, which no one seems to have downtown, cleaning supplies, paint, and all the regular stuff you would expect at a hardware store. You can copy keys there too! I highly recommend them. They took the time to help me fix my bike - totally above what they needed to do. Please shop here if you live/work downtown!
Ryan G.
12/1/2015
These guys are awful. Got 3 different quotes ranging from $27-$50 for the same service. Left a lock with them to be impressioned on Saturday morning, was told it would be done either Saturday or I could pick it up mon. At 12. Called Monday at 2, and they had no clue what was going on. Was told it would be finished Monday evening, then got a call later saying they weren't sure when it would be done, and it would take several more days. If you're looking for a good locksmith, check out Cecil key and lock. Much cheaper and better service
Danyel R.
2/22/2015
I recently went to Acme Lock and Door in order to replace a lost car key. Everyone there was extremely helpful and Tim, who sold the key, was quick to calm any fears I had regarding programming the key to the car. This was my second experience with Acme Lock and Door and I was not disappointed with my experience. They will remain my go to as long as I live in the Northern Kentucky area and I will be happy to recommend their services to anyone I met.
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Cecil Lock & Key Cincinnati, OH

1609 Hoffner St
Cincinnati, OH 45223
194672 years in business
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Laura D.
6/23/2017
Professional, friendly, very reasonably priced, very fast, and based right in Northside!
Grateful that Gary made the recommendation to rekey the back door to match the front, I wouldn't have thought to do that, but it solved a second issue for very little extra cost. The new locks they installed are super high-quality and smooth as butter.
John T.
1/12/2017
If your hours state that you're going to be open at nine, maybe you should have someone there at nine. I don't show up late to work with the wrong materials, I don't use the wrong throat when I sing. You should be more conscious and not use the wrong key carver when you make keys. The reason I went to this place was because of the convenient location and high star review. The service I received was sub-par, and cost me over an hour of my time.
Leah T.
10/10/2016
I appreciated the great response time to my request for having locks changed after a burglary. Gary was very accommodating, professional and quick. Seemed pretty pricey when I got the bill though and wish I would have checked prices ahead of time.
Ryan G.
12/1/2015
These guys are awesome and knowledgable. Business has been around for a while, and the locksmith I worked with has been in the business for 35+ years. They go above and beyond for their customers and their prices are great. Had to have a key impressioned, everyone else either couldn't do it or wanted to charge $40-$50. They charged $12.5. They aren't as busy as places such as acme, so they will be able to take care of you faster.
Dan R.
7/30/2014
These guys are great - I purchased an electronic lock that I needed to get keyed to match the rest of my house. I stopped in one afternoon and was done and back on the road within 20 minutes with the lock changed, some spare keys and a bill that seemed way too low.

They have a really cool collection of antique locks that are fun to check out while you wait.
Arnold W.
3/11/2009
I've always had great service at Cecil's.  They made keys for a bunch of old fashion pass key locks (skeleton type).  Made keys for cabinet locks.  Found the right blanks for classic cars.  Good prices quick turn around.  They're just a half block off Hamilton at Knowlton's corner and Ludlow viaduct.
 Easy parking in their lot.  Note:  Hoffner is a one way street from Hamilton for 2 blocks west.
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Keystop Liberty Township, OH

6769 Lakota Ln
Liberty Township, OH 45044
197642 years in business
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David M.
11/20/2015
Rod was able to come out to our house on a Saturday and changed out all the locks to use the same key. He also was able to install a digital lock for us and gave us very clear instructions on how to setup the pass-codes. He took extra care to make sure each of the doors closed well and also fixed one of our strike plates. Along with the service he provided he also cut us four new keys. I highly recommend this shop especially if you are getting your house re-keyed. Thank you for the excellent work and great customer service.
Brian F.
6/20/2015
I had a real good experience. First of all when I called beforehand my call was answered immediately by someone who was knowledgeable about their business. I arrived with my deadbolt locks on a Saturday afternoon. There were no surprises. They started re keying them immediately. When I came back from getting a few groceries the service was even better. It happened to be raining and I'm on crutches (broken ankle). So get this. I hadn' t even finished parking when I noticed the gentlemen from the store walking across the lot with my locks in hand to hand deliver them to me in my truck. He took my credit card and ran back in the store to process it and came back for my signature. Awesome. Only $10 per lock to re-key. That seems reasonable to me.  Thanks Keystop!
Evan L.
9/9/2014
HIGHWAY ROBBERY!!!!

If you are looking to only get keys cut, DO NOT COME HERE. Go to a WalMart, Ace, Home Depot, anywhere but here. It was $75 for 10 plain keys.... That's downright absurd. Never again.

In response to Rod H... you're not in the business of having reasonably priced key cutting... you're a locksmith and key shop... hmmmmm. That's totally logical. And no, your prices were NOT posted in plain sight. I was one of your very first customers, apparently before you thought to post your prices. Due in part to your snarky response, I will make sure anyone I know will never set foot in your establishment. I've already prevented 4 customers from coming to your shop. I wonder how many more I can save you from having to be rude to?
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The Flying Locksmiths Cincinnati, OH

635 W 7th St
Cincinnati, OH 45203
194672 years in business
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Susan B.
1/27/2018
I spoke with a representative of The Flying Locksmiths promptly.  I explained that I thought I needed new locks on several exterior doors.  When he questioned why I needed new locks, he told me he could simply rekey the current locks - which would save me time and money.  

Mike came out two days later, showed me how he would change the lock with a new key and within no time at all, all three of my entry doors were changed and he made 7 keys for me as well.

He was friendly, professional and efficient.  I would recommend The Flying Locksmiths to anyone looking for Locksmith service
Mark C.
8/2/2017
Service! The Flying Locksmiths were very responsive and professional. We needed a tough to find key cut for our office building because we had a vendor that was coming in early to do an important job for us.

They were out of their way to get the keys to us and even delivered them on site!

We're moving soon and I'll definitely be using them to re-key our home.
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Tri-State Lock Florence, KY

8347 Dixie Hwy
Florence, KY 41042
20117 years in business
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Central Safe & Lock Fairfield, OH

339 Magie Ave
Fairfield, OH 45014
200414 years in business
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The Flying Locksmiths Cincinnati North Mason, OH

7577 Central Parke Blvd
Mason, OH 45040
194672 years in business
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Daily Lock and Safe Lawrenceburg, IN

331 Walnut St
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
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A B Bonded Locksmith Cincinnati, OH

4344 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45212
193385 years in business
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Automotive Key Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, OH 45241
20117 years in business
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Doug G.
5/3/2017
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.
Ray L.
4/13/2017
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.
Chris W.
4/6/2017
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.
Alex L.
3/23/2017
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!!
Jorge B.
2/11/2017
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.
Nancy D.
1/19/2017
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
Ellery S.
1/13/2017
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.
Ken H.
12/28/2016
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.
Sean H.
11/11/2016
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.

Thanks Again!
Alan G.
10/28/2016
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.
J J.
10/1/2016
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!
David M.
9/9/2016
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.

David Morrison
Ezra Y.
8/2/2016
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!
Jake P.
5/16/2016
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!!
C C.
4/29/2016
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.
Colin A.
1/18/2016
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!
Alfred S.
8/30/2015
Very professional, does a great job at a good price - perfect one stop shop for all  locksmithing needs
Leah S.
3/18/2015
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...)
George S.
12/24/2014
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.
Eric F.
12/16/2014
A plus plus plus.  Great service, professional, and skilled.   I would highly recommend their service.
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Hartke Hardware Cincinnati, OH

2139 Central Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45214
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Paige M.
7/19/2011
Driving along Central Parkway, you can't miss Hartke Hardware: a bright blue building with an iconic sign, a heart with a key.

Hartke Hardware is Ohio's oldest hardware store originating in 1839. A fourth generation family owned store, Hartke specializes in locks, keys, security, and restoration hardware. There are over 200,000 types of keys here; you'll definitely have a variety to pick from!

Hartke takes pride in its roots with its 19th century decor. Even if you aren't in need of hardware, stop by and check out this amazing Art Deco building!
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