Broken ignition switch or key?
We take a lot of things for granted in life, including the expectation that our cars will start when we put a key in the ignition and turn it.
It can even be frightening if it's late at night, the weather conditions are poor, or you're stuck in an unfamiliar area far away from your home.
We understand your frustration and are here to help repair or replace your ignition 24 hours a day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why would my ignition suddenly refuse to start?
When a car suddenly doesn't start, many people assume that their car has a dead battery.
It's a good indication that a problem exists with the ignition switch when you place a key in the ignition and the car won't start.
If you're like a lot of drivers, your thoughts won't turn to an ignition problem right away.
What is more than likely happening is there is some type of problem with the ignition switch that is sending a faulty message to the starting mechanism.
This is difficult to figure out unless you have training and experience in locksmithing.
Will the ignition switch give any signs that it might stop working soon?
It would be nice if your ignition gave clues of what was about to happen, but this usually isn't the case.
This usually happens due to a spark coming from the ignition cylinder.
When a certified locksmith technician arrives to your location, he or she will evaluate the situation and decide if it's possible to repair the ignition switch.
After one of our locksmiths meets you at your vehicle, the first step is to evaluate what's going on with your ignition key and switch and determine if there's a possibility of repairing the problem.
If not, it will be necessary to replace the switch of your ignition instead.
Is repairing or replacing my ignition switch the better option?
It might seem like ignition switch repair is simple and the obvious solution.
It also increases the likelihood of causing additional vehicle damage.
Repairing an ignition switch always runs the risk of causing further damage to your car.
However, our locksmiths can sometimes replace a defective wire in the ignition and it will start working again.
We can't always answer whether it's possible to complete a repair or replacement job because it depends on whether our suppliers have a replacement part available.
We're also conscious of your budget and will only proceed with work after you have approved it.
Before making a firm decision, we need to uncover the specific issue causing your ignition switch not to work.
It often looks like one simple issue upfront only to turn into something more complex.
We give a guarantee of arriving at a job site within 30 minutes of receiving a service request.
Once there, it generally takes around 20 minutes for us to fix the ignition.
We do our best to arrive within 30 minutes of your call and to complete the work in approximately 20 minutes.
With the more straightforward jobs, we usually just lift the cover and remove the bolts, latches, and screws of your car's ignition.
We then quickly reassemble it after fixing the issue.
Some older model cars or even newer models with high-tech security may have ignition switch covers that are more difficult to access.
Regardless of the specific work we perform, we guarantee to work efficiently to get you back on the road as soon as possible.
We take pride in the way we treat our customers' vehicles, including not causing damage to any plastic covers, latches, or screws while we work.
Can you replace the switch of my vehicle's ignition?
The people and the surrounding communities know that our company is a name they can trust for car ignition switch replacement and numerous other automotive locksmiths functions.
When our technician arrives to your location, he or she will look at your ignition cylinder to make sure no other issues exist that you did not know about yet.
We will likely need to switch our service plan to replacement instead of repair if we do find additional problems.
That being said, we do need to inspect the cylinder of your ignition to ensure it doesn't have other problems.
Should we discover additional issues, it might not be possible to repair your ignition switch and we would need to replace it instead.
It's possible that we may need to slightly delay working on your ignition switch depending on the model and make your vehicle.
That is because we could need more information about the ignition switch that we need to obtain from another party.
We know that and will work hard to get you back to your regular schedule as soon as we can.
You depend on your car to get everywhere.
For example, the switch is not receiving the proper message to start the car if a key is stuck in the ignition, part of a key broke off, or the key refuses to tun.
This is true of every type of car.
Our company understands that it's a frustrating situation when you need to be somewhere and your car won't start due to a faulty ignition.
We will do whatever we can to reduce your costs, and you can also depend on us to give you an honest and accurate cost assessment from the start.
These problems usually result when a key breaks inside of the ignition, gets stuck in the ignition, or fits in just fine but then won't turn. If any of these things happen to you, don't hesitate to contact us to request ignition repair or replacement 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Regardless if your ignition switch problem happened due to vandalism, suspected theft, or just a random event, we're here to get you out of a jam.
We understand that not having your car start or the engine turn over is an incredibly frustrating and usually unexpected problem.
It's also possible that your ignition switch problems are due to someone trying to steal your car by hotwiring it without a key or that you were the victim of vandalism.
Regardless of how the problem happened, we are here and happy to help. One of the most rewarding parts of our jobs as locksmiths in your area is arriving to meet someone who is extremely frustrated and leaving them with a smile on their face.
When you Call us to request services, we will send someone immediately who will arrive in 30 minutes or less.
We are here to help you no matter what type of issue you're experiencing with the ignition switch or key of your car.
Here are just some of the services we offer:
- Ignition key & switch replacement
- Ignition key & switch replacement
- Key stuck in ignition
- Key won't turn in ignition
- Objects stuck in ignition switch
When you call our dispatch center, please let the operator know the make and model of your car along with the year and a brief description of the problem.
This ensures that we bring the right equipment with us to service your vehicle. It's true that the majority of ignition keys don't require us to have extremely detailed specifications, but the more information we have the better.
A good description of your vehicle is especially useful when it's an older model or make.
We would rather err on the side of caution and bring too much equipment to the job site than get started on a job and not have what we need to finish it on the spot.
When you work with our company and explain your ignition issue to the best of your ability, it means that you won't have to arrange to have your car towed somewhere else.
You save both time and money because you don't have to wait around for hours for another company to fix your car nor do you need to tow it somewhere.
It saves you considerable money as well, especially if you would normally take your car to a dealership for repairs as they tend to charge the most.
That means we require several years of experience, locksmith education from an accredited institution, and several professional references.
Each of our technicians has several years of previous experience and has completed an educational program that features hands-on learning.
After repairing or replacing your ignition switch, the locksmith we send to your location will insert the newly made key into the ignition to make sure that the computer of your car accepts it.
We always test our work before leaving a job site.
When you know the problem is the ignition, you can call on us at any time.
It an issue arises where the car doesn't appear to accept the new key, we will resolve it promptly and get you back out on the road.
A car that won't start because of an ignition problem has the potential to ruin your day.
Before you know it, you will turn your key and your car will respond exactly how you expect it to thanks to our work.