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?
We will be better able to answer this question when we assess the broken key and your car's ignition 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.
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.
We would need to replace it instead. We encourage you to seek an expert opinion for this problem by contacting our professional locksmith dispatch center.
A locksmith skilled in key extraction will be on the way to you within minutes.
Will it be necessary to replace the lock on my car door?
Many people have this concern after a locksmith extracts a broken key from a door lock.
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.
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.
It can be as short as 20 minutes for straightforward cases.
You can expect it to take longer when we need to extract a broken key from your ignition rather than a door lock.
Should I have a spare key made?
Our company guarantees that we won't cause additional damage to your vehicle when completing a key extraction.
We don't want to make this situation more difficult for you than it already is.
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.
That makes it impossible to drive your car if it's stuck in the ignition or difficult to access if you broke a key in a lock.
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?
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.
In addition, it could damage your car even more.
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.
Mobile Services For Key Extraction
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.
Our locksmith technicians drive directly to your location to extract the key.
Our dispatch center in your area will send a skilled car unlock technician to your location within minutes of your call.
You can depend on our hardworking and skilled locksmiths to perform these services:
- Extraction of bent keys
- Extraction of bent keys
- Removal of keys from damaged locks
- Key extraction from dirty locks
- 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.
To prevent further damage and expense, call our company 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.
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
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.
For one thing, you need specialized equipment and extensive training to obtain the key without causing damage to the ignition or door locks.
It's better to bypass this risk altogether by contacting us for immediate help.
We assure you that we will leave your vehicle in the same condition as when we arrive except that it will no longer contain a stuck key.
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 professional locksmiths would be happy to do this for you upon request.
Working with car locks after extracting a key
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 will be on our way to you and get you back on the road within minutes of your service request.
We offer mobile key extraction
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.
We are just a phone call away and will arrive promptly.
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.