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

Will you need to replace the cylinder of my ignition too?

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.

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 would need to replace it instead. We encourage you to seek an expert opinion for this problem by contacting our professional 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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Rather than take these unnecessary risks, contact us instead.

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 automotive locksmiths technician to your location within minutes of your call.

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
  • Key extraction from dirty locks
  • 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.

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 automotive 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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 would also want assurance of great service with a satisfaction guarantee, which we are happy to give you.

We offer mobile key extraction

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.

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.

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.

We're also here to take your call for quotes for non-urgent service.

You can also call to request a free quote for other services whenever it's convenient for you.