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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will you need to replace the cylinder of my ignition too?
It isn't always possible to answer this question until we see your car and survey the damage. Many factors go into determining whether we will need to replace your ignition cylinder at the same time that we extract a key. The first thing we look at is how far the broken pieces of the key went into the lock cylinder of your car.
Our locksmiths can typically extract the key without having to replace the ignition cylinder when its pieces are close enough to the surface of the key opening. When you apply a great deal of force to the ignition switch and a key breaks as a result, it could cause internal damage that we would be unable to repair.
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?
Many people have this concern after a locksmith extracts a broken key from a door lock. We can usually extract the key without having to replace the lock as well. However, this isn't always possible when the lock of a car door has sustained too much damage from the broken key. Whether we need to replace your car door lock or not, you can relax knowing that your car is in good hands with us.
How long will I have to wait for you to extract my key?
Extracting a key from a car lock or ignition is one of those things that sounds complicated but can usually be completed quickly. We typically quote a time of 20 to 30 minutes. However, this estimate varies considerably depending on whether you broke the key in the door or whether it fell apart inside of the ignition. The locksmiths from We will inspect your door lock or ignition and quickly put together a plan to extract the key without causing any additional damage to your vehicle. We know that is the last thing you need in a situation that is already stressful enough for you.
Am I going to need 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.
Can I start my ignition switch if it has pieces of the key stuck 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
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.
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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Extraction of broken keys 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.
Removing a jammed key from the lock of your 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.
New key replacement after extraction of broken keys
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
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
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.