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.

FAQs

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.

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.

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.

Just Call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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.

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.

Whether we need to replace your car door lock or not, you can relax knowing that your car is in good hands with us.

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 mobile locksmith company is that you broke a key.

It's far preferable to ask your locksmith to make you an extra key.

That way you will have one if you ever break a key again.

Not only could you cause further damage to your car, you could injure yourself in the process as well. By having us make a spare key, you will have it if this situation arises again in the future.

Is it possible to turn on my ignition with broken key pieces in it?

Starting a car with two broken key pieces is not as simple as you might expect.

You could end up pushing the broken key pieces even further into the ignition.

That is because the action of attempting to start the car forces the key's broken pieces even deeper into its ignition cylinder.

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.

Services Offered By Our Mobile Key Extraction Division

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 car locksmith 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
  • Removal of keys from damaged locks
  • Removal of keys from damaged locks
  • Extraction of frozen keys
  • Key extraction from dirty 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

The ignition of a car can be fragile, which means it requires precise tools and an experienced car locksmith 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.

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

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.

It's better to bypass this risk altogether by contacting us for immediate help.

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.

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.

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.

Working with car locks after extracting a key

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.

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.

As the leading mobile locksmith company in this State, we take pride in our prompt and efficient services.

Many of us have been in the situation of being stranded on the side of the road somewhere and understand how anxious you feel.

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

When your car is inoperable due to a key stuck in its ignition or inaccessible because of a stuck lock key, you can depend on us to fix the problem in a hurry.

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.

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.