Philadelphia 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.
Will you need to replace the cylinder of my ignition too?
It isn't always possible to answer this question until we see your car and survey the damage. Many factors go into determining whether we will need to replace your ignition cylinder at the same time that we extract a key. The first thing we look at is how far the broken pieces of the key went into the lock cylinder of your car.
When the pieces of the broken key are towards the top of the opening for the ignition, our skilled automotive 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. We would need to replace it instead.
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.
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. Whether we need to replace your car door lock or not, you can relax knowing that your car is in good hands with us.
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. The last thing we want to do is cause you additional stress. It's our job to take your stress away instead.
Should I have a spare key made?
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. 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.
Is it possible for me to start my car if a piece of the key is stuck in its ignition?
While it technically might be possible to do this, it's not a wise decision. It might seem like starting a car with two broken key pieces would be easy, but what many people don't realize is that this typically causes even more damage to the car. When you attempt this, it pushes the broken pieces of key back further into the ignition. That makes it all the more difficult for us to extract and can lead to further ignition damage as well. You should also avoid trying to open your car if you know that you have pieces of a broken key in the door. Instead, contact our expert auto locksmith service for immediate services.
Services Offered By Our Mobile Key Extraction Division
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 locksmiths can help you with a variety of auto lock problems, including the following:
- 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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Extracting broken keys from ignition cylinders
Our auto locksmith 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. 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
Many drivers make the mistake of trying to extract broken keys from the lock of their own car. Unfortunately, this can result in greater damage if you don't have the training and tools to complete the job correctly. When a key breaks inside of a door lock, we need to remove all of the pieces as well as replace the key. This can quickly add up to more than you planned to spend. It's better to call a locksmith expert and avoid this risk altogether. It may cost you more money upfront than attempting to extract the key yourself, but we guarantee all of our services. This gives you the peace of mind of knowing that a professional completed the job and your vehicle will be safe to drive, enter, and exit.
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. 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. You may also want to replace any remaining keys if they appear worn or bent. One of the most typical reasons for calls to our company is that someone attempted to insert a bent key into a lock or ignition or the key became bent after insertion. If the bend is only minor, we may be able to fix it. For more extensive bends or if the key is broken in more than two pieces, we recommend that you ask the locksmith to cut new keys for you.
Repair or replacement of a car lock after key extraction
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.
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 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.
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.