Can you change your car's locks?

My last relationship didn’t end well, and my ex still has a key to my car. Can I change the locks on a car? How much will it cost?

Answer
I’m really sorry to hear that! However, I’m happy to say that in order to change the locks, you just need to call a reputable locksmith, just the same as you would if you locked your keys in your car. The cost will likely range from $75 to $225—but high-tech key fobs or locks can cost you extra.
Luckily, it’s a pretty speedy process: replacing your locks should take anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on how backed up the locksmith is.
Hopefully this will protect you from an angry ex, but for more peace of mind, you might want to consider comprehensive coverage. This type of coverage protects you against vandalism, so if your ex wants to send an off-putting message, you’ll be covered for the damage.
If you want to add comprehensive coverage to your car insurance, don’t just pay whatever you’re quoted. Instead, shop around with the Jerry app—we’ll get you customized quotes from top insurers in seconds, so that all you need to do is pick the plan that works best for you.
Best of luck—and hopefully your ex doesn’t give you any more trouble!
Eric Schad
Answered on Oct 29, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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