Broken ignition switch or key?
There isn't anything fun about expecting your car to start as usual only to put the key in the ignition and have nothing happen.
It leaves you feeling annoyed and confused, especially if the problem with starting seemed to come out of nowhere.
We understand your frustration and are here to help repair or replace your ignition 24 hours a day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why would my ignition suddenly refuse to start?
When a car suddenly doesn't start, many people assume that their car has a dead battery.
It's a good indication that a problem exists with the ignition switch when you place a key in the ignition and the car won't start.
The only problem is that the battery is fine, yet the car still won't start.
What is more than likely happening is there is some type of problem with the ignition switch that is sending a faulty message to the starting mechanism.
This is difficult to figure out unless you have training and experience in locksmithing.
How can I tell when my ignition switch is about to give out?
Unfortunately, one of the first signs of a problem is when the car won't start or when the engine cranks but won't turn over.
This usually happens due to a spark coming from the ignition cylinder.
When this occurs, it's usually due to a problem with an ignition cylinder spark.
After one of our locksmiths meets you at your vehicle, the first step is to evaluate what's going on with your ignition key and switch and determine if there's a possibility of repairing the problem.
The next logical step would be to replace the faulty ignition switch with a new one if a repair doesn't work or is inadvisable.
Is repairing or replacing my ignition switch the better option?
It might seem like ignition switch repair is simple and the obvious solution.
It also increases the likelihood of causing additional vehicle damage.
One thing our certified locksmiths will attempt to do is look to see if the ignition has a defective wire and then replace it.
However, our locksmiths can sometimes replace a defective wire in the ignition and it will start working again.
It can depend on whether a replacement part is immediately available and your budget for the job.
We're also conscious of your budget and will only proceed with work after you have approved it.
It has been our experience that something that looks like a simple fix initially often turns into a more complex issue due to discovering several issues with the ignition.
How long should I expect to wait for you to fix my ignition?
Our locksmith technician will recommend either ignition repair services or replacement after assessing the problem with your car and taking your preferences into consideration.
What is the time estimate for fixing my ignition switch?
Naturally, this can vary a great deal depending on the specifics of your vehicle and the difficulty or ease of reaching the cover for your ignition switch.
With the more straightforward jobs, we usually just lift the cover and remove the bolts, latches, and screws of your car's ignition.
In most cases, our locksmiths only need to remove the latches, screws, and bolts that make up the ignition system, fix the problem, and put the parts back together.
Some older model cars or even newer models with high-tech security may have ignition switch covers that are more difficult to access.
No matter what we need to do to your car, you can depend on the expert locksmith technicians to get the job done correctly and quickly.
We take pride in the way we treat our customers' vehicles, including not causing damage to any plastic covers, latches, or screws while we work.
Can you replace the switch of my vehicle's ignition?
Are you able to replace my car's ignition switch?
When our technician arrives to your location, he or she will look at your ignition cylinder to make sure no other issues exist that you did not know about yet.
Every service technician has successfully completed education specific to this task and has finished countless jobs before yours.
Depending on the make and model of your car, we may need to wait a bit before beginning work on its ignition switch.
With some manufacturers, we need to contact a third party to obtain the details we need to complete our work.
It's possible that we may need to slightly delay working on your ignition switch depending on the model and make your vehicle.
That is because we could need more information about the ignition switch that we need to obtain from another party.
We know that and will work hard to get you back to your regular schedule as soon as we can.
You depend on your car to get everywhere.
For example, the switch is not receiving the proper message to start the car if a key is stuck in the ignition, part of a key broke off, or the key refuses to tun.
This is true of every type of car.
Our company understands that it's a frustrating situation when you need to be somewhere and your car won't start due to a faulty ignition.
Many times, we can trace the problem to a breakdown in communication between your car's key and its ignition system.
These problems usually result when a key breaks inside of the ignition, gets stuck in the ignition, or fits in just fine but then won't turn. If any of these things happen to you, don't hesitate to contact us to request ignition repair services or replacement 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We know that you want to pay as little as you can and that you desire the least disruption to your vehicle and to your life.
This is the reason that we always try to see if it's possible to repair your ignition switch first. As many people in this State before you have discovered, you can trust our company to give you an accurate assessment and a straightforward estimate with transparent pricing.
It's also possible that your ignition switch problems are due to someone trying to steal your car by hotwiring it without a key or that you were the victim of vandalism.
We feel that it's part of our job to take your stress away by accurately assessing the problem and then using the tools and expertise we possess to fix it.
You never have to wait long for someone to meet you at your vehicle, whether it's right here in your area or in one of the surrounding communities.
Upon arrival, our locksmith will survey the damage, make a recommendation, and get started on the repair or replacement of your ignition. No matter which service you need for your ignition, We can help.
Some of our most requested emergency services include:
- Ignition damaged after attempted theft
- Ignition key & switch replacement
- Key won't turn in ignition
- Key won't turn in ignition
- Objects stuck in ignition switch
When you contact our dispatch center, please be prepared to describe the problem with your car's ignition as well as the year, model, and make of your car.
That way our technician will bring the correct equipment to the job, which will save you time as well.
A good description of your vehicle is especially useful when it's an older model or make.
This ensures we provide you with the highest quality of service.
When you work with our company and explain your ignition issue to the best of your ability, it means that you won't have to arrange to have your car towed somewhere else.
You save both time and money because you don't have to wait around for hours for another company to fix your car nor do you need to tow it somewhere.
We come directly to you. We only hire the best locksmith technicians .
That means we require several years of experience, locksmith education from an accredited institution, and several professional references.
Each of our technicians has several years of previous experience and has completed an educational program that features hands-on learning.
After repairing or replacing your ignition switch, the locksmith we send to your location will insert the newly made key into the ignition to make sure that the computer of your car accepts it.
Sometimes an electrical problem will cause a miscommunication between the ignition and the computer. If it does, you can feel assured that we will correct it immediately and not hold you up any longer than necessary.
In this case, the technician would place the new key into your ignition switch to ensure that it communicates properly with the car's computer.
We literally never close.
A locksmith will arrive in under half an hour and get to work right away.
Before you know it, you will turn your key and your car will respond exactly how you expect it to thanks to our work.