CAR KEY EXTRACTIONS
No one ever expects their key to break when they put it in the ignition or in a door lock. Unfortunately, this isn't an uncommon occurrence. Keys can become damaged and break just like anything else. The good news is that you can call us 24 hours a day for help getting back on the road.
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.
We need to consider several different factors when determining if it will be necessary to replace the cylinder of your ignition after extracting a key from it.
It will be easier for us to extract a key and not have to replace the ignition when the broken pieces are visible and closer to the top of the key slot opening.
The likelihood of us having to replace the ignition increase if a key broke off within it.
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.
It's important to work with the professional professional locksmith technicians rather than attempt to extract your own key. We are conveniently located here and will have someone at your location as quickly as possible.
A locksmith skilled in key extraction will be on the way to you within minutes.
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.
You can feel confident in knowing that our crew has extensive education and experience to perform this function. They take extreme care to extract the key without causing damage to the car door or lock at the same time.
What is the average turnaround time for key extraction?
Many people express surprise when we say that we can normally complete the job in less than half an hour.
Keep in mind that this time estimate depends on several unique factors, including whether the key broke inside of the ignition or it got stuck in a car door.
The technician who arrives from We will look at your ignition or door lock and determine the best course of action to retrieve the key without damaging these parts of your car.
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.
We recommend that you do this.
The reason you contacted us in the first place is because a key has broken in your ignition or lock of your car.
Is it a good idea to make a spare key?
Yes. The whole reason you called our professional locksmith company is that you broke a key.
It's far preferable to ask your locksmith to make you an extra key.
Although you may feel tempted to try to start your car with a broken key or to hotwire it, we strongly advise against this.
Can I start my ignition switch if it has pieces of the key stuck in it?
Although this might be physically possible, we strongly discourage you from trying 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.
This will make it much more challenging for a locksmith to extract the key and will cost you more money as well.
It's also not a good idea to force a car door open if its lock contains any pieces of a broken key.
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.
We know that it can be impossible to move or access a car with a broken key in a lock or the ignition. We are happy to provide immediate service to drivers who find themselves stranded in your area or the surrounding communities.
We know how difficult it is to move or drive a vehicle with a broken key in the ignition or a lock.
You can then get on with the plans you had before your key broke.
You can depend on our hardworking and skilled locksmiths to perform these services:
- Key extraction from rusty locks
- Extraction of bent keys
- Removal of keys from damaged locks
- Extraction of frozen keys
- Key extraction from rusty locks
Remember, trying to extract a key yourself could cause damage to your car that will end up costing you more money.
You can save yourself the aggravation by calling us instead.
Extraction of broken keys from your ignition
Our car unlock technician understand that your ignition is delicate.
We assure you that we will handle the key extraction with extreme care.
Due to the complexity of extracting a key from an ignition, we use only specialized equipment to complete the job.
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
When you're in a hurry, it can seem like attempting to extract your own broken key would save time.
It might seem like you would save money and time by attempting to extract the key pieces for yourself, but this usually doesn't work out as people expect it to.
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
It isn't enough to extract your broken key if you don't have a working key to drive or open your vehicle.
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.
This proactive approach can help you to prevent a recurrence of the situation you find yourself in now.
Our professional 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.
If your lock appears dirty or full, try cleaning it to see if the key fits better. We are always available to help you if this doesn't work.
Other times it will get stuck and you will need to call our company to extract it for you.
Our locksmiths are friendly and reliable in addition to highly experienced and skilled.
We also like to live by the golden rule at our company. None of us would enjoy being stranded for a long period while waiting for a professional locksmith to reach us.
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.
There's no need to risk damage to your vehicle or your own safety by attempting to drive to a locksmith instead of having one come to you.
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.
We're also here to take your call for quotes for non-urgent service.
You can also call to request a free quote for other services whenever it's convenient for you.