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
When you extract a key from my ignition, will you need to replace it?
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 will replace the ignition after extracting the key in this case. We dispatch a locksmith to your location or the surrounding communities within minutes of your call. Upon arrival, our locksmith will quickly review the situation and decide the next steps to take to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
Do you need to replace my car door lock too?
We typically don't have to replace a car door lock after extracting a key unless its lock sustains too much damage from the key breaking off inside of it. Our crew of highly trained and experienced locksmiths know just how to extract a key without harming the door to the point where we would need to replace it.
How long will I have to wait for you to extract my key?
Extracting a key from a car lock or ignition is one of those things that sounds complicated but can usually be completed quickly. We typically quote a time of 20 to 30 minutes. However, this estimate varies considerably depending on whether you broke the key in the door or whether it fell apart inside of the ignition. The locksmiths from We will inspect your door lock or ignition and quickly put together a plan to extract the key without causing any additional damage to your vehicle. We know that is the last thing you need in a situation that is already stressful enough for you.
Should I have a spare key made?
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 how difficult it is to move or drive a vehicle with a broken key in the ignition or a lock. Our dispatch center in your area will send a skilled auto locksmith technician to your location within minutes of your call.
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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Broken key extraction from your ignition
When you discover that your key has broken off inside of the ignition for your vehicle, you can trust us to remove it with utmost precision. This is a complicated job that requires specialized equipment to handle. You can depend on our crew to exercise extreme caution to ensure that you won't need to replace your broken car keys. It's always our goal to exceed your expectations for the service call.
Removing a jammed key from the lock of your car door
Breaking a key can put you in an emergency situation where it's hard to think clearly. It might seem like you would save money and time by attempting to extract the key pieces for yourself, but this usually doesn't work out as people expect it to. For one thing, you need specialized equipment and extensive training to obtain the key without causing damage to the ignition or door locks. It's better to bypass this risk altogether by contacting us for immediate help. We assure you that we will leave your vehicle in the same condition as when we arrive except that it will no longer contain a stuck key.
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.
Our company takes great pride in the reputation we have built in this State as a mobile locksmith company that helps stranded motorists out of difficult situations. Our locksmiths are friendly and reliable in addition to highly experienced and skilled. We also like to live by the golden rule at our company. None of us would enjoy being stranded for a long period while waiting for a mobile locksmith to reach us. We would also want assurance of great service with a satisfaction guarantee, which we are happy to give you.
Mobile key extraction when you need it the most
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.
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.