Having an extra set of keys available at hand can be life-saving in case you lose the original keys or lock them inside your house or car.
Since Costco offers a huge variety of convenience services to its members, you may be wondering if Costco makes keys as well. Here is what I’ve found out about this!
Does Costco Make Keys?
Unfortunately, Costco does not make keys. However, a small number of stores do have Minute Key kiosks for copying keys. Alternatively, you can visit stores like Walmart, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and more to get duplicate house keys made for $1-$6 and car keys for $35-$100.
If you want to learn more about the stores that make automotive keys, how much it cost to get keys made, and much more, keep on reading!
Which Retail Stores Make Keys?
Here is a list of retail stores that generally offer key-making and copying services in-store at most locations:
- Rite Aid
At Walmart, there are self-service Minute Key kiosks for copying keys that can be found at most larger Walmart stores, although this varies from store to store.
You can copy most office and home keys at these kiosks with prices varying from $2 to $6 per copy.
Which Non-Retail Stores Make Keys?
If you’re not going to visit a retail store anytime soon, you can head over to a local locksmith or any of the following hardware stores to get keys duplicated:
- Menard’s (Midwest stores offer a self-service key copying kiosk for traditional keys)
- True Value Hardware
- Ace Hardware (preferable for brass door keys, regular keys, and auto keys)
- Home Depot (cuts standard and automotive keys)
At Home Depot, you can copy most home and office keys as long as a trained staff member is on duty at the time. However, you should call ahead of time to make sure trained staff is present when you visit.
If you are looking to make a copy of your car key, you can inquire with your car’s local dealership since they may be able to copy a key for you or guide you on how to get a copy made.
You can also visit any of these automotive stores to get copies of sophisticated car keys:
- O’Reilly Auto Parts
- Advance Auto Parts
- Napa Auto Parts (offers a personalized service)
- Pep Boys
Additionally, you can use an app called ‘Key Me’ to locate your nearest ‘Key Me’ kiosk which will copy keys for you.
Key Me also offers the service of sharing your keys with your family or any roommates easily via their postage service.
How Much Does It Cost To Copy Keys?
Regular house keys can be duplicated easily by paying between $1 and $6 depending on the complexity of the lock and the location you’re visiting.
If you’re looking for the cheapest place to make house keys, you should visit any location that has a Minute Key kiosk such as Walmart, Home Depot, and even certain Costco stores.
At these kiosks, you can copy one key for as little as $1.49 and get a value pack that will allow you to copy 3 keys for only $3.00.
If you face any issues or have questions regarding the kiosk options, you can reach out to ‘Minute Key’ online here.
Since automotive keys are highly precise and programmed, these are generally more expensive to copy. Expect to pay anywhere between $35 and $100 to copy electronic automotive keys at most locations.
Although Costco does not generally offer key duplication services, you may find a Minute Key kiosk at some locations that can copy a key for you. Alternatively, you can visit retail stores like Walmart, Kroger, and Safeway, hardware stores like Ace Hardware and Home Depot, and automotive stores like Napa Autoparts and Advance Auto Parts to get keys made. Pay between $1 and $6 for home keys and between $35 and $100 for automotive keys.