Does Walmart Make Keys? At some point or another, getting a duplicate key is deemed necessary in our lives, so can Walmart make car keys for us to solve this problem? The answer is yes.
Walmart’s self-service key duplicating kiosks can help you make, duplicate, or copy your keys. The most common one to be seen at Walmart would be the MinuteKEY kiosk self-service key duplication kiosk.
Other department stores tend to use KeyMe automatic duplication key-cutting machines. We can’t comment on which one does its job better.
How Does Walmart Key Maker Make Keys?
Walmart key makers use advanced robotic technology to copy your selected keys in a minute, hence the name MinuteKEY.
Once the key has been chosen from the minute KEY key gallery, the machine should start identifying your key type and then cut it with its laser imaging system which should generate you a precise and accurate key copy.
Prices for Walmart Key Copy
The average cost to get your keys duplicated on a Walmart Key Maker would be around $2 to $6 for a key copy (depending on the key variety).
You are entitled to a full refund if the keys duplicated on the Walmart key maker machine aren’t functioning as intended.
How to Use Walmart’s Key Maker Machine
Walmart offers self-service keys copying through the minute keys, a bright green device located at the front of most stores.
Not all Walmart locations have MinuteKEY, so make sure to search on the MinuteKey kiosk locator of the MinuteKEY website by zip code, city, or state to find a Walmart with a minuteKEY machine near you.
MinuteKEY kiosks use robotic technology to copy keys in as little as (as the name suggests) one minute.
The fully automated kiosks feature a user-friendly touch screen that guides you through the key copying process, step by step.
Once you choose a design, the machine identifies your key type and teeth through a laser imaging system and generates a precise and accurate duplicate.
Luckily, the Walmart key maker has an easy to follow step-by-step instructions which go as follows:
- Approach the key duplication machine kiosk and press on “Start order” followed by the “Start” button.
- The machine will prompt you to insert your key into the Self-Service key slot.
- Now is the time to select your key design from the gallery.
- Chosen your key? Great! All you have to do now is insert your payment method. Walmart’s key maker machines accept cash and most major debit or credit cards that have Mastercard, Visa, or American Express logos on them.
- Now that you have paid your hard-earned money, all that you’ve got to do is wait and see how Walmart’s key copy machine proceeds to copy your key.
- Pick up the copy key from the key machine kiosk and extract your original key.
- That’s it! All that is left now is to try the key at home if it works or not.
What Types of Keys Can Be Copied?
MinuteKEY kiosks can duplicate home and office keys, including the following varieties:
- Kwikset, KW1, and KW10
- Schlage, SC1
- Weiser, WR3, and WR5 (in select locations)
- Baldwin, Titan, and clones of the above key types
- Padlock key Master Lock M1 (on select devices)
What Types of Keys Cannot Be Copied?
MinuteKEY cannot copy car keys or keys to schools, high-security buildings, public institutions, or other restricted properties.
MinuteKEY cannot copy keys that state “Do Not Duplicate” or “Do Not Copy.”
Walmart makes it easy and practical to get duplicates made of your house and office keys. The service will not do car keys or restricted facility keys though.
This service only takes a minute and costs a reasonable from two to six dollars. You do need a credit card or debit card to pay for the transaction.
Now that you have it, visit any Walmart store near you to visit the locksmith to make a duplicate of your store keys or even your house key.
However, taking this step will not only serve you from stress but will also save you from worries when one gets missing.