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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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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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.
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?
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.
Yes. The whole reason you called our mobile 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.
Starting a car with two broken key pieces is not as simple as you might expect.
In addition, it could damage your car even more.
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.
Rather than take these unnecessary risks, contact us instead.
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.
Our dispatch center in your area will send a skilled auto 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
- Extraction of frozen keys
- Key extraction from rusty 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.
Broken key extraction from your ignition
The ignition of a car can be fragile, which means it requires precise tools and an experienced auto locksmiths technician to work with it.
We are always careful to extract broken keys very carefully to avoid causing additional damage.
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.
Key extraction from 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
It isn't enough to extract your broken key if you don't have a working key to drive or open your vehicle.
Our locksmiths will also cut a replacement key for you and test it to make sure that it won't break off like your old key did.
He or she will then test it in your door or ignition to ensure it operates as expected.
You have the option of replacing any of your remaining keys if they appear bent or worn.
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.
Your lock may become frozen or contain too much dust, dirt, or corrosion to insert a key properly.
Sometimes you can clean the debris from the lock and the key will fit just fine.
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 mobile 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.
As a member of this community for many years, we derive great satisfaction from helping people out of a difficult situation.