Charlotte 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 you need to replace the cylinder of my ignition too?
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.
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.
Will it be necessary to replace the lock on my car door?
In most cases, we don't need to replace a lock on a car door immediately after extracting a stuck or broken key. The one exception is when the car door lock is too damaged from the key breakage to operate properly. You can feel confident in knowing that our crew has extensive education and experience to perform this function. They take extreme care to extract the key without causing damage to the car door or lock at the same time.
What is the average turnaround time for key extraction?
Many people express surprise when we say that we can normally complete the job in less than half an hour. Keep in mind that this time estimate depends on several unique factors, including whether the key broke inside of the ignition or it got stuck in a car door. The technician who arrives from We will look at your ignition or door lock and determine the best course of action to retrieve the key without damaging these parts of your car. The last thing we want to do is cause you additional stress. It's our job to take your stress away instead.
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.
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.
Mobile Services For Key Extraction
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.
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
Remember, trying to extract a key yourself could cause damage to your car that will end up costing you more money. You can save yourself the aggravation by calling us 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.
Key extraction from a car door
When you're in a hurry, it can seem like attempting to extract your own broken key would save time. This is rarely the case as it often makes things worse. Key extraction requires specialized training and equipment to do right and to not damage any other part of the vehicle. While you will likely spend more when you contact our company for help than you would if you successfully extracted your own key, it's not a risk worth taking. , we guarantee our work and the safety of your vehicle.
We provide you with a new key after extracting your old one
We aren't done with our service to you once we get the pieces of the broken key our of your car lock or ignition. Our locksmiths will also cut a replacement key for you and test it to make sure that it won't break off like your old key did. You may also want to replace any remaining keys if they appear worn or bent. One of the most typical reasons for calls to our company is that someone attempted to insert a bent key into a lock or ignition or the key became bent after insertion. If the bend is only minor, we may be able to fix it. For more extensive bends or if the key is broken in more than two pieces, we recommend that you ask the locksmith to cut new keys for you.
Repair or replacement of a car lock after key extraction
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.
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.