Cincinnati 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.
Will it be necessary to replace my ignition cylinder at the same time?
We will be better able to answer this question when we assess the broken key and your car's ignition in person. Several considerations go into the decision of whether we need to replace an ignition after removing a stuck or bent key from inside of it. A big determining factor when we assess this decision is looking to see the extent of the key breakage as well as the how deep the broken pieces are within the ignition.
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?
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.
What is the average turnaround time for key extraction?
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.
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?
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.
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:
- Removal of keys from damaged locks
- Extraction of frozen keys
- Key extraction from dirty locks
- Key extraction from rusty locks
- Extraction of bent keys
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
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.
Extracting a key from the lock of 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
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.
Repairing locks after extracting a key
Although the key is usually responsible for causing a jam, this isn't always the case. Your lock may become frozen or contain too much dust, dirt, or corrosion to insert a key properly. Sometimes you can clean the debris from the lock and the key will fit just fine. Other times it will get stuck and you will need to call our company to extract it for you.
As the leading mobile locksmith company in this State, we take pride in our prompt and efficient services. Many of us have been in the situation of being stranded on the side of the road somewhere and understand how anxious you feel. We will be on our way to you and get you back on the road within minutes of your service request.
We offer mobile key extraction
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.
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.