How much does a car door lock replacement cost?

The door lock on my driver’s side isn’t working anymore and won’t accept my key—I have a remote entry that I can use, so it isn’t the end of the world, but I still want to know how much a car door lock replacement costs?

Andrew Biro · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
On average, you can expect to pay between $200 and $300 for a car door lock replacement, with the exact cost depending on your vehicle’s make and model.
When the locking/unlocking mechanism on your car door stops working, it usually means that the door lock cylinder will need to be replaced in its entirety, even if only a small component stops working correctly. A new car door lock can cost between $140 to $150.
If you take your vehicle to a mechanic for the replacement— as replacing a car door lock yourself can be challenging—expect labor costs to fall anywhere between $60 and $80.
Properly functioning locks are integral to keeping your vehicle and any belongings safe while you aren’t in it—protect them further with the right insurance policy. Licensed
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