What Our Customers are Saying in San Diego, CA and the Surrounding Areas

Reliable high quality professionals... they installed our front door lock a few years ago and we are now going to have them do the lock on our high security screen door so we can get it keyed alike. They get things done quickly with minimal disruption and can provide guidance on the best quality locks for the right amount of money.
Karen M.
It feels great to give a top 5 start review I had a key broken in the lock in my warehouse Called in They came in with in the hr The gentleman was very nice professional And was done in 20 min His name was Cody white Fast professional and to the point I made sure I keep his card.]
Ned B.
Great customer service. Carlos the Tech was polite, quick and thoughtful! We highly recommend A-Advance LockSmith! Price was 30% less then just about every places I called).
I went to Home Depot, then Busy Bees Locksmith and then called 3 places. This place was the only one that could made copies of a keys for me that were worn out. Home Depot didn't even try because their computer couldn't find the pattern. Busy Bee tried twice and they key failed. This place just rocked. I came back 2 days later and made another "difficult to make" key. These people were quick, courteous, and had reasonable prices. They are a little hidden off the main road but they are worth the trip if u have a difficult key to make.
Joe T.
I was trying to get some SLAGE keys copied for a condo in downtown San Diego. I tried several other places who didn't handle this kind of key because of the cost of the blank keys. Kevin had the blanks in stock and was able to make me 2 sets of keys in less than 5 minutes. What a refreshing way to be treated as a customer. I'll be going back with other key needs. They aren't easy to find - but well worth finding.
Mark M.
Not a lot of employee turn over - that says a lot. Over the years, Ive gotten prompt and courteous service ranging from the new hire who isn't afraid to learn, to the owner who will answer the phone on weekends. I'm sorry I don't remember all your names ... you are all A#1! I've used this shop mainly for residential door locks and motorcycle and auto keys. They are always ready to go the extra mile to help me even though I am a small customer. Very reliable and professional.
R S.
A-Advanced went above and beyond my expectations. Aaron came out and was super nice and efficient. We have a multi-unit and multiple sets of keys that correspond to different doors (we want to be able to provide access for our nanny but don't want to re-key all the locks if she leaves). Aaron was great about understanding what we were asking for and making the changes. He even identified that one of our gate doors was missing some of his pins - since he didn't have the pins in his van, he came back and fixed it later - gratis! I really appreciated the additional service they offered and would definitely use and recommend them again.
Matt P.
These guys are awesome. We are a small non-profit organization in the North Park area and they donated new door locks and a complete security camera system! They went way above and beyond by donating everything and Bo is awesome. Thank you guys so much!
Scott L.
I've used this place for lock issues in my business building for years but never quite as happy to see the effort made to correct a minor issue after a recent lock change to my front door, this week. It doesn't matter who you talk to down there, you'll be in good hands. Cody and Kevin went the extra mile for me. -
Jim N.
Nice guys working here. I got two commercial office keys made here for $6.50 each. Another key place quoted me $30 for each key. Home Depot didn't stock the keys I needed. He made me two keys in under 5 minutes and was very friendly. I will come here again for all my key needs. Check them out. All they do is locksmith work and key duplication. Professional and friendly.
Thanh N.
I called these guys after my car was stolen with a set of house keys in it. I was extremely anxious so they made room in their schedule for me and were at my home within an hour. Cody was quick and professional changing 9 locks for me in a snap. THANKS A-Advanced.
Domenique C.