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?

Although we understand this is a big concern, we can't always answer this question until we see your car 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.

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.

When the pieces of the broken key are towards the top of the opening for the ignition, our skilled car lock out can usually extract them easily and won't have to consider replacing your ignition.

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.

That is because the firm pressure can cause damage inside of the ignition cylinder that we're unable to repair.

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.

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.

How long will I have to wait for you to extract my key?

This takes a lot less time than you might expect.

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.

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.

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 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.

Although you may feel tempted to try to start your car with a broken key or to hotwire it, we strongly advise against this.

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.

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

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.

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.

You can then get on with the plans you had before your key broke.

You can depend on our hardworking and skilled locksmiths to perform these services:

  • Key extraction from rusty locks
  • Removal of keys from damaged locks
  • Extraction of frozen keys
  • Extraction of frozen keys
  • Key extraction from dirty 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.

Extraction of broken keys from your ignition

Our car lock out technician understand that your ignition is delicate.

We assure you that we will handle the key extraction with extreme care.

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.

For one thing, you need specialized equipment and extensive training to obtain the key without causing damage to the ignition or door locks.

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 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.

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.

Working with car locks after extracting a key

Although the key is usually responsible for causing a jam, this isn't always the case.

It could freeze or contain too much dirt, rust, or other type of debris for the key to fit in and turn comfortably.

Sometimes you can clean the debris from the lock and the key will fit just fine.

Our company takes great pride in the reputation we have built in this State as a mobile locksmith company that helps stranded motorists out of difficult situations.

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.

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.

Best of all, we come directly to you.

We are nearby and will respond promptly to your request for help.

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.

Just call us to speak to someone who will ask about the broken key issue and your current location. We need this information to ensure we dispatch the locksmith closest to you who has the tools on hand to help.

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.