Louisville 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will it be necessary to replace my ignition cylinder at the same time?
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.
Our locksmiths can typically extract the key without having to replace the ignition cylinder when its pieces are close enough to the surface of the key opening. When you apply a great deal of force to the ignition switch and a key breaks as a result, it could cause internal damage that we would be unable to repair.
We encourage you to seek an expert opinion for this problem by contacting our mobile locksmith dispatch center. A locksmith skilled in key extraction will be on the way to you within minutes.
Am I going to need to replace my car door lock?
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. 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.
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, we do recommend this. When you call our company to extract a key from a car lock or ignition, it means that the key has typically broken. We don't recommend that you try to operate your vehicle with two broken key pieces as this would be unsafe. We also advise against trying to hotwire your car due to having a broken key. It's a much better idea to have us make an additional key so you don't find yourself in this position again in the future. It's always handy to have a spare key for your car, no matter what the situation.
Can I start my ignition switch if it has pieces of the key stuck in 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. Rather than take these unnecessary risks, contact us instead. We will expertly and efficiently fix the problem while you wait.
We Bring Our Key Extraction Services To You
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. You can then get on with the plans you had before your key broke.
Our auto locksmith technicians can provide any of these services:
- Key extraction from rusty locks
- Extraction of bent keys
- Removal of keys from damaged locks
- Extraction of frozen keys
- Key extraction from dirty locks
Keep in mind that attempting to extract your own key is rarely a good idea. To prevent further damage and expense, call our company instead.
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Broken key extraction from your ignition
The ignition of a car can be fragile, which means it requires precise tools and an experienced auto locksmith technician to work with it. We are always careful to extract broken keys very carefully to avoid causing additional damage. Since the job can be complex, it requires the use of specific tools to complete. 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. This is rarely the case as it often makes things worse. Key extraction requires specialized training and equipment to do right and to not damage any other part of the vehicle. 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 guarantee our work and the safety of your vehicle.
Creating a new key for your car after an extraction
It isn't enough to extract your broken key if you don't have a working key to drive or open your vehicle. 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. This proactive approach can help you to prevent a recurrence of the situation you find yourself in now. Our mobile locksmiths would be happy to do this for you upon request.
Working with car locks after extracting a key
Sometimes it's not the key that caused a jam but the lock itself. Like any part of your car, locks can become filled with rust, dirt, dust, or other debris. This makes it difficult for the key to properly fit in the lock. During the winter months, the lock could freeze and make it impossible to insert a key. If either of these situations happen to you, don't hesitate to contact our leading mobile locksmith for immediate service.
There's nothing worse than trying to get somewhere and not being able to drive your car, especially when you're on a tight deadline. While we can't prevent you from possibly missing tight appointments, we will fix this situation for you promptly so you no longer need to deal with the inconvenience.
We bring our key extraction services to you
We understand that it's impossible to drive your car when you can't enter it or the key breaks off in the ignition. We also don't want you to take the risk of trying to drive it to us or breaking a window to gain access to your own vehicle. This is the reason that we choose to offer mobile roadside service 24 hours a day and seven days a week. None of our professional auto locksmiths would enjoy being stranded in a possibly unknown location and don't want you to experience that either. The minute you realize that a key has broken, just call us to request immediate repair or replacement service.
We are also available to answer your questions about auto locks and ignition switches an any time. If your situation isn't an emergency, feel free to call us for a quote or to schedule an appointment. You can also feel free to compare our service reputation and pricing structure with similar companies in the greater metro area. It won't take long to realize that scheduling your service with us is a great investment.