Los Angeles 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will it be necessary to replace my ignition cylinder at the same time?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
Is it possible to turn on my ignition with broken key pieces in it?
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.
We Bring Our Key Extraction Services To You
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.
You can depend on our hardworking and skilled locksmiths to perform these services:
- Extraction of frozen keys
- Key extraction from dirty locks
- Key extraction from rusty locks
- Extraction of bent keys
- Removal of keys from damaged 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
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.
Extracting a key from the lock of a 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
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.
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.
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.