Car Key Extraction
If in the event that you are unable to drive your car because you broke your car key or if it’s stuck in the ignition, don’t worry, 1stCity Locksmith‘s professional auto locksmiths will help you out within 15 minutes of your call.
What are the Reasons Why your Key May Have Gotten Jammed?
There are many reasons why your car key gets locked in the ignition. An auto locksmith must know how to assist you and determine what caused the problem.
The following are the reasons why your car key may have gotten jammed:
- Dirt or dust was blocking the lock’s cylinder
- The lock needs to be lubricated
- The ignition stops functioning
- The key is bent or needs to be reprogrammed
- The lock cylinder is overused
- The car battery is dead
- Your car is not in park or your car’s steering lock is not placed in proper position
Car Key Extraction Process
Once the cause of the problem has been apparent to the auto locksmith technician, he will then remove the key from the ignition using a broken key extractor tool, repair all the damages that might have caused the issue, and cut a new key for you if necessary.
Broken Ignition Key Extraction
A professional auto locksmith must not only extract your key out of your ignition, but also remove the key bits from your ignition if your key was broken in half. Removing a key from the ignition is not that easy. wiggling it or turning it slightly may help or may double the damage. In some cases, wiggling the half keys out of ignition resulted to getting the bits being pushed further back, making it harder to be extracted, that’s why it’s important to call a professional locksmith and let his extracting tools and lubrication to remove the key without damaging your car in any further.
If your car ignition is not working properly, it will need to be repaired or replaced so it won’t jam your car key again. Our locksmith technicians are all professionals and will assist you from cleaning your car lock cylinder to replacing damaged lock parts like lock cylinders and tumblers that might have caused the problem. If your car key needs reprogramming, we will do that for you.
Cutting a New Key
Most keys get stuck in a car’s ignition because they aged or bent out of shape, and unfortunately, most keys get broken accidentally by panicked drivers who are anxious to remove their keys without the proper techniques and tools that professional locksmiths have. 1stCity Locksmith‘s professional technicians will provide you a full car key replacement.