Mercedes codes are generated directly from Germany, using your vehicle's VIN number. The key is coded specifically to your vehicle only! This is a great safety feature, because once you replace your key with a new one, the old one becomes obsolete and no longer works with your car, or any other one.

Both locksmiths and dealerships are able to help replace or duplicate your Mercedes-Benz car key, but what is the cost? There are pros and cons to working on both sides of the spectrum.


A mobile locksmith is the best when it comes to both price and convenience. They are able to bring all their tools on the road and come to any location to create a replacement key, or duplicate a current key.

Mercedes-Benz is a luxury vehicle and not all mobile locksmiths are able to access the data necessary to create key fobs. This is why it is a good idea to call and find out if they have your Mercedes Benz model on their list. Or, just call Cheap Lock & Key, as we support all models of Mercedes-Benz.

In addition, when working with a mobile locksmith, you should be able to state your needs to the locksmith, and they should be able to provide an accurate estimated cost.

For the most part, locksmiths should be able to help you replace or duplicate your Mercedes-Benz key at a better price than a dealership, in part because they should be up to date with the skills and equipment required. Cheap Lock & Key, which is a licensed locksmith, is equipped with the latest and greatest to provide the best services possible.


Dealerships have been known to be pricey and take a longer time to have a replacement key made available than a locksmith. Some dealerships can take weeks to get your new, re-programmed Smart Key.

A Smart Key replacement can cost anywhere from $200-$300 or more, depending on a number of different factors. Call Cheap Lock & Key at (813) 545-5462 if you are in the Tampa Bay area, before consulting with a dealership. We may be able to save you money over the cost of what a dealership would charge you.