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.
When the pieces of the broken key are towards the top of the opening for the ignition, our skilled auto locksmiths 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.
It's important to work with the professional mobile locksmith technicians rather than attempt to extract your own key. We are conveniently located here and will have someone at your location as quickly as possible.
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.
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.
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.
It can be as short as 20 minutes for straightforward cases.
It's our job to take your stress away instead.
Should I have a spare key made?
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?
Please don't try to hotwire your car or drive it with two broken pieces of 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.
This will make it much more challenging for a locksmith to extract the key and will cost you more money as well.
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.
Mobile Services For Key Extraction
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.
You can then get on with the plans you had before your key broke.
Our locksmiths can help you with a variety of auto lock problems, including the following:
- Extraction of bent keys
- Extraction of bent keys
- Removal of keys from damaged locks
- Extraction of frozen keys
- Key extraction from rusty 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
Our auto locksmiths 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 mobile 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.