Phoenix 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?
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.
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. This often happens when the driver applies excess force to the key to get it to turn. The pressure can cause internal damage that is significant enough to require replacement of your ignition.
We encourage you to seek an expert opinion for this problem by contacting our mobile locksmith dispatch center. 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?
Extracting a key from a car lock or ignition is one of those things that sounds complicated but can usually be completed quickly. We typically quote a time of 20 to 30 minutes. However, this estimate varies considerably depending on whether you broke the key in the door or whether it fell apart inside of the ignition. The locksmiths from We will inspect your door lock or ignition and quickly put together a plan to extract the key without causing any additional damage to your vehicle. We know that is the last thing you need in a situation that is already stressful enough for you.
Is it a good idea to make a spare key?
Yes, we do recommend this. When you call our company to extract a key from a car lock or ignition, it means that the key has typically broken. We don't recommend that you try to operate your vehicle with two broken key pieces as this would be unsafe. We also advise against trying to hotwire your car due to having a broken key. It's a much better idea to have us make an additional key so you don't find yourself in this position again in the future. It's always handy to have a spare key for your car, no matter what the situation.
Is it possible to turn on my ignition with broken key pieces 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. 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 Bring Our Key Extraction Services To You
With our mobile key extraction service, we can come to you whether you're right here in your area or a location far away. Our company can assist anytime you get a key stuck in the lock of your car or its ignition. We work efficiently because we know you need to get back on the road as soon as possible.
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 dirty locks
Keep in mind that attempting to extract your own key is rarely a good idea. To prevent further damage and expense, call our company instead.
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Extraction of broken keys from your ignition
The ignition of a car can be fragile, which means it requires precise tools and an experienced auto locksmith technician to work with it. We are always careful to extract broken keys very carefully to avoid causing additional damage. Since the job can be complex, it requires the use of specific tools to complete. Our locksmiths take special care to ensure that you don't have to worry about replacing your broken keys due to our mistakes. We aim to solve your problem, not add to it.
Extracting a key from the lock of a car door
Breaking a key can put you in an emergency situation where it's hard to think clearly. 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.
We provide you with a new key after extracting your old one
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. 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. You may also want to replace any remaining keys if they appear worn or bent. 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. For more extensive bends or if the key is broken in more than two pieces, we recommend that you ask the locksmith to cut new keys for you.
Repair or replacement of a car lock after key extraction
Although the key is usually responsible for causing a jam, this isn't always the case. 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.
There's nothing worse than trying to get somewhere and not being able to drive your car, especially when you're on a tight deadline. While we can't prevent you from possibly missing tight appointments, we will fix this situation for you promptly so you no longer need to deal with the inconvenience.
Mobile key extraction when you need it the most
We understand that it's impossible to drive your car when you can't enter it or the key breaks off in the ignition. We also don't want you to take the risk of trying to drive it to us or breaking a window to gain access to your own vehicle. This is the reason that we choose to offer mobile roadside service 24 hours a day and seven days a week. None of our professional auto locksmiths would enjoy being stranded in a possibly unknown location and don't want you to experience that either. The minute you realize that a key has broken, just call us to request immediate repair or replacement service.
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.