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Ignition repair service can cost as much as $1,000 for some car models when handled by a dealership. The ignition lock cylinder is the mechanism the key fits into allowing your vehicle to start and activating other electrical components as well. Do you have to jiggle your keys a lot to get the lock to turn? Signs of a bad ignition include tumblers shifting inside the cylinder or the key not turning at all.
Ignition switches are mostly made of metal. Metal can wear down over time. Heavy use or something as simple as a heavy key chain can shift or strip the tumblers, creating damage that only a qualified auto locksmith can repair quickly and affordably. You don’t want to get locked out of your car on top of having a broken ignition switch or broken car key.
Think twice before taking your vehicle to a dealer for ignition repair. Dealership’s main goal is to make as much money as possible. Sometimes this means charging for unnecessary parts and services. For instance, for a slightly damaged ignition lock that could be repaired for under $100 by a locksmith, most dealers will try to convince you to purchase an entirely new ignition system. After parts and labor – and no one charges more for labor than a car dealer – you may be looking at throwing away a mortgage payment.
Many certified automotive locksmiths possess the expertise to perform ignition replacement services without robbing you blind. Their work will be completed efficiently and affordably, and will not affect your car warranty in most cases.
In most cases, the answer is yes. Contact a locksmith listed on 1800Unlocks.com. Our locksmiths have performed countless ignition rekeys at rates far below dealerships. Why bring your car to a dealer to rekey your ignition when a locksmith will come to you with all the necessary equipment and experience to get the job done at your convenience?