Memphis 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.
When you extract a key from my ignition, will you need to replace it?
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.
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 will replace the ignition after extracting the key in this case. We dispatch a locksmith to your location or the surrounding communities within minutes of your call. Upon arrival, our locksmith will quickly review the situation and decide the next steps to take to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
Do you need to replace my car door lock too?
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?
Yes. The whole reason you called our mobile locksmith company is that you broke a key. That makes it impossible to drive your car if it's stuck in the ignition or difficult to access if you broke a key in a lock. Although you may feel tempted to try to start your car with a broken key or to hotwire it, we strongly advise against this. Not only could you cause further damage to your car, you could injure yourself in the process as well. By having us make a spare key, you will have it if this situation arises again in the future.
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.
Services Offered By Our Mobile Key Extraction Division
With our mobile key extraction service, we can come to you whether you're right here in your area or a location far away. Our company can assist anytime you get a key stuck in the lock of your car or its ignition. We work efficiently because we know you need to get back on the road as soon as possible.
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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Extracting broken keys from ignition cylinders
When you discover that your key has broken off inside of the ignition for your vehicle, you can trust us to remove it with utmost precision. This is a complicated job that requires specialized equipment to handle. You can depend on our crew to exercise extreme caution to ensure that you won't need to replace your broken car keys. It's always our goal to exceed your expectations 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
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.
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.
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 bring our key extraction services to you
We understand that it's impossible to drive your car when you can't enter it or the key breaks off in the ignition. We also don't want you to take the risk of trying to drive it to us or breaking a window to gain access to your own vehicle. This is the reason that we choose to offer mobile roadside service 24 hours a day and seven days a week. None of our professional auto locksmiths would enjoy being stranded in a possibly unknown location and don't want you to experience that either. The minute you realize that a key has broken, just call us to request immediate repair or replacement service.
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.