Key Stuck in Lock
Professional Broken Key Removal
What’s the best way to extract a broken key from a car door, ignition, or trunk? Few experiences are more instantly frustrating than a key snapped in half and stuck in your locked door or ignition when you need to get somewhere. The only way to have key extraction performed quickly and affordably, and without harming your vehicle or yourself in the process, is to call a professional locksmith.
Licensed locksmiths have the tools and automotive locksmith service knowledge to remove broken car keys when they’re bent, broken, or stuck. Keys don’t usually give you too much warning before they’re going to give way and snap. Once that happens you’ll want to avoid pushing the key further into the lock.
Beware of online videos and cheap gadgets for extracting car door keys are car ignition keys yourself! Chances are you’ll end up severely damaging the car (or injuring yourself), which will cost much more than hiring a qualified locksmith technician to do the job right the first time.
What’s more, when you call a certified locksmith for key extraction services, you will have a brand-new key, or keys, made on the spot. Most of the locksmiths registered with 1800Unlocks.com provide 24-hour mobile emergency key extraction, bent key repair, key duplication services – and our locksmiths are highly trained experts who guarantee their work.
Car Ignition Key Extraction
How does an auto locksmith extract keys? Can I remove a broken key from my ignition? Many people wonder these exact questions. Only a trained, professional locksmith can determine if the broken key can be extracted without needing to drill it out or having to replace the ignition cylinder. If you try removing a broken key from your ignition, you are likely to cause more damage to the cylinder or pins or wafers, resulting in costs that could easily have been avoided by hiring a legitimate locksmith.
Traditional car ignition keys are used constantly, and naturally wear down from the stress of going in and out of the ignition, turning on and off your car’s engine, and the weight of the extra keys on your key ring. Snapping off a key in ignitions is a fairly common event that often frustrates drivers to the point of taking action without considering the consequences. The ignition cylinder is a sensitive mechanism easily damaged by forcing the broken key further into the cylinder than intended. Professional locksmiths are trained to extract broken keys from car ignitions without causing additional damage.
Broken Car Key Removal Cost
The most important factor when price checking locksmith cost is that a verified locksmith will quote honest and transparent prices. Locksmiths in the 1-800-Unlocks network will charge one of a few ways.
- If the locksmith has a lock and key shop, you can bring the car or car lock to their shop and they can work on your lock at their office. At this point, they will charge either a unit cost or hourly cost to get the job done.
- If you cannot bring the car or lock to the locksmith, you’ll need mobile locksmith services. When the locksmith comes to you they generally charge a service call fee. Sometimes that service call fee is inclusive of some labor fees. Otherwise, they will have a service call fee plus an hourly labor rate once on site plus any materials.
- Locksmiths can also charge a simple flat rate for doing service based on experience and estimated time involved.
Enlisting the aid of a scammer locksmith or using improper tools for this delicate work will only result in further frustration and greater expense. In the unfortunate event that you snap of a key in your ignition, search 1800Unlocks.com for a professional locksmith located near you. They will remove the broken key and make a new one for you at far less cost, and time, than doing it yourself. They will also be able to do car key replacement.