Problems with your ignition key or switch?
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 leaves you feeling annoyed and confused, especially if the problem with starting seemed to come out of nowhere.
When an ignition key or switch problem leaves you stranded, just call us at any hour. We are available 24 hours a day and every day of the year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why would my ignition suddenly refuse to start?
It can be baffling when your car started fine the last time you used it, which was possibly only minutes ago, and won't start now.
They act on this belief by finding jumper cables and attempting to bring the battery back to life.
The only problem is that the battery is fine, yet the car still won't start.
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.
You suddenly realize what the true problem is when that doesn't work.
How can I tell when my ignition switch is about to give out?
It would be nice if your ignition gave clues of what was about to happen, but this usually isn't the case.
Often times, the first sign of trouble is when the engine turns over but doesn't start the car or the car just doesn't start at all.
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.
One thing our certified locksmiths will attempt to do is look to see if the ignition has a defective wire and then replace it.
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.
Before we decide which approach to take, it's necessary to inspect your ignition and determine the specific reasons for the switch failure.
It has been our experience that something that looks like a simple fix initially often turns into a more complex issue due to discovering several issues with the ignition.
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.
What is the time estimate for fixing my ignition switch?
Naturally, this can vary a great deal depending on the specifics of your vehicle and the difficulty or ease of reaching the cover for your ignition switch.
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 also take extreme care not to cause more damage to your car, including its latches, screws, and plastic covers.
This also means that we won't damage any exposed wires while working on your car either.
The people and the surrounding communities know that our company is a name they can trust for car ignition switch replacement and numerous other car unlock functions.
Yes, that is one of the specialties of the car unlock division.
We will likely need to switch our service plan to replacement instead of repair if we do find additional problems.
Depending on the make and model of your car, we may need to wait a bit before beginning work on its ignition switch.
With some manufacturers, we need to contact a third party to obtain the details we need to complete our work.
We will be certain to update our time estimate if this happens.
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.
The good news is that we can often connect a faulty ignition switch with a problem in the way your key is communicating with it.
When the ignition switch is faulty, you're effectively stranded until you can get if fixed or replaced.
This is true of every type of car.
We understand that an unexpected situation like this can throw off your budget.
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.
Just let us know if you want to compare the costs between repair and replacement and we would be happy to give you both figures.
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.
We feel that it's part of our job to take your stress away by accurately assessing the problem and then using the tools and expertise we possess to fix it.
When you Call us to request services, we will send someone immediately who will arrive in 30 minutes or less.
Upon arrival, our locksmith will survey the damage, make a recommendation, and get started on the repair or replacement of your ignition. No matter which service you need for your ignition, We can help.
Some of our most requested emergency services include:
- Ignition damaged after attempted theft
- Ignition key & switch replacement
- Key stuck in ignition
- Objects stuck in ignition switch
- Objects stuck in ignition switch
When you contact our dispatch center, please be prepared to describe the problem with your car's ignition as well as the year, model, and make of your car.
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.
We come directly to you. We only hire the best locksmith technicians .
That means we require several years of experience, locksmith education from an accredited institution, and several professional references.
This gives us the confidence to provide our customers with an unconditional satisfaction guarantee on our products as well as our work.
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.
Sometimes an electrical problem will cause a miscommunication between the ignition and the computer. If it does, you can feel assured that we will correct it immediately and not hold you up any longer than necessary.
In this case, the technician would place the new key into your ignition switch to ensure that it communicates properly with the car's computer.
We literally never close.
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.