Hartford 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.
When you extract a key from my ignition, will you need to replace it?
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.
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. 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 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.
Do you need to replace my car door lock too?
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?
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?
We recommend that you do this. The reason you contacted us in the first place is because a key has broken in your ignition or lock of your car. That makes it difficult and potentially unsafe to operate. Please don't try to hotwire your car or drive it with two broken pieces of a key. It's far preferable to ask your locksmith to make you an extra key. That way you will have one if you ever break a key again.
Is it possible for me to start my car if a piece of the key is stuck in its ignition?
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. That is because the action of attempting to start the car forces the key's broken pieces even deeper into its ignition cylinder. 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
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:
- Extraction of bent keys
- Removal of keys from damaged locks
- Extraction of frozen keys
- Key extraction from dirty locks
- 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.
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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.
Removing a jammed key from the lock of your 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
Extracting the broken pieces of a key from a lock is not the last step for our service call. We still need to ensure that you won't have this problem again in the future. This could require us to replace your current car keys if they are bent or worn in any way. A bent key is the most common reason that people get their key stuck in a lock or ignition in the first place. Of course, we will always try to straighten the key before replacing it. If this proves impossible or you broke your key in two or more pieces when trying to remove it, our mobile locksmith will create a new key for you at any location and at any time of the day or night.
Repairing 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.
Mobile key extraction when you need it the most
It's impossible, not to mention dangerous, to attempt to drive your vehicle when a key is stuck in its ignition or one of its locks. 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. We are nearby and will respond promptly to your request for help.
You can call during the day, evening, late at night, on a weekend, or even on a holiday when many other locksmith companies are closed. 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. As a member of this community for many years, we derive great satisfaction from helping people out of a difficult situation.