CAR KEY EXTRACTIONS
It's frustrating to realize that the key for your car has gotten stuck in the ignition or in one of its locks. Fortunately, We are available to extract your key 24 hours a day no matter what your location.
When you extract a key from my ignition, will you need to replace it?
Although we understand this is a big concern, we can't always answer this question until we see your car in person.
Several considerations go into the decision of whether we need to replace an ignition after removing a stuck or bent key from inside of it. A big determining factor when we assess this decision is looking to see the extent of the key breakage as well as the how deep the broken pieces are within the ignition.
One of the biggest factors that goes into this decision is how badly the key broke and how far the pieces of it became lodged in your ignition cylinder.
When the pieces of the broken key are towards the top of the opening for the ignition, our skilled automotive locksmiths can usually extract them easily and won't have to consider replacing your ignition.
However, we will likely need to replace the ignition if you apply a lot of force to your key or ignition and it results in the key breaking inside of it.
The pressure can cause internal damage that is significant enough to require replacement of your ignition.
We would need to replace it instead. We encourage you to seek an expert opinion for this problem by contacting our mobile locksmith dispatch center.
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Do you need to replace my car door lock too?
In most cases, we don't need to replace a lock on a car door immediately after extracting a stuck or broken key. The one exception is when the car door lock is too damaged from the key breakage to operate properly.
We can usually extract the key without having to replace the lock as well.
However, this isn't always possible when the lock of a car door has sustained too much damage from the broken key.
Whether we need to replace your car door lock or not, you can relax knowing that your car is in good hands with us.
How long will I have to wait for you to extract my key?
This takes a lot less time than you might expect.
The last thing we want to do is cause you additional stress.
You can expect it to take longer when we need to extract a broken key from your ignition rather than a door lock.
We can give you a better time estimate after arriving at your location and assessing the situation with your broken key.
Our company guarantees that we won't cause additional damage to your vehicle when completing a key extraction.
The reason you contacted us in the first place is because a key has broken in your ignition or lock of your car.
That makes it difficult and potentially unsafe to operate.
Please don't try to hotwire your car or drive it with two broken pieces of a key.
It's far preferable to ask your locksmith to make you an extra key.
That way you will have one if you ever break a key again.
Can I start my ignition switch if it has pieces of the key stuck in it?
Is it possible to turn on my ignition with broken key pieces in it?
It may be possible for you to do this, but it's not a good plan.
You could end up pushing the broken key pieces even further into the ignition.
That is because the action of attempting to start the car forces the key's broken pieces even deeper into its ignition cylinder.
We also advise against trying to open a car door when it has a broken key stuck inside of its lock.
There's no need for you to take these risks when you can call us 24 hours a day and receive prompt, professional service.
We will expertly and efficiently fix the problem while you wait.
Services Offered By Our Mobile Key Extraction Division
We know how difficult it is to move or drive a vehicle with a broken key in the ignition or a lock.
Our dispatch center in your area will send a skilled automotive locksmiths technician to your location within minutes of your call.
Our locksmiths can help you with a variety of auto lock problems, including the following:
- Key extraction from rusty locks
- Extraction of bent keys
- Removal of keys from damaged locks
- Key extraction from dirty locks
- Key extraction from dirty locks
Keep in mind that attempting to extract your own key is rarely a good idea.
You can save yourself the aggravation by calling us instead.
Extraction of broken keys from your ignition
Our automotive locksmiths technician understand that your ignition is delicate.
We assure you that we will handle the key extraction with extreme care.
Since the job can be complex, it requires the use of specific tools to complete.
We don't want to put you in the position of having to deal with replacing broken keys on top of everything else. Instead, we aim to do our job so well that it surpasses any expectation you had for the service call.
Extracting a key from the lock of a car door
Breaking a key can put you in an emergency situation where it's hard to think clearly.
This is rarely the case as it often makes things worse.
Key extraction requires specialized training and equipment to do right and to not damage any other part of the vehicle.
While you will likely spend more when you contact our company for help than you would if you successfully extracted your own key, it's not a risk worth taking.
We guarantee our work and the safety of your vehicle.
New key replacement after extraction of broken keys
We aren't done with our service to you once we get the pieces of the broken key our of your car lock or ignition.
The locksmith who comes to help you will also create a replacement key for you on the spot.
He or she will then test it in your door or ignition to ensure it operates as expected.
One of the most typical reasons for calls to our company is that someone attempted to insert a bent key into a lock or ignition or the key became bent after insertion.
If the bend is only minor, we may be able to fix it.
Our mobile locksmiths would be happy to do this for you upon request.
Repair or replacement of a car lock after key extraction
In most cases, a bent, worn, or corroded key is the reason for a jam. Occasionally, a key breaks due to a problem with the lock instead.
It could freeze or contain too much dirt, rust, or other type of debris for the key to fit in and turn comfortably.
Sometimes you can clean the debris from the lock and the key will fit just fine.
Our company takes great pride in the reputation we have built in this State as a mobile locksmith company that helps stranded motorists out of difficult situations.
Our locksmiths are friendly and reliable in addition to highly experienced and skilled.
Many of us have been in the situation of being stranded on the side of the road somewhere and understand how anxious you feel.
We would also want assurance of great service with a satisfaction guarantee, which we are happy to give you.
Mobile key extraction when you need it the most
It's impossible, not to mention dangerous, to attempt to drive your vehicle when a key is stuck in its ignition or one of its locks.
You may feel so desperate to access your vehicle that you resort to breaking a window and using a spare key to drive. However, you don't have to do this.
We are nearby and will respond promptly to your request for help.
You can call during the day, evening, late at night, on a weekend, or even on a holiday when many other locksmith companies are closed.
We invite you to call our company any day or any hour.
After taking some information about your vehicle and location, our dispatch center operator will send someone to your exact location shortly after you hang up from the call.
You can also call to request a free quote for other services whenever it's convenient for you.