Cincinnati 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.
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 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.
Am I going to need to replace my car door lock?
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.
Is it a good idea to make a spare key?
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.
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.
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
When you find yourself in a literal jam, don't hesitate to call our company 24 hours a day. We're always available and we're happy to help.
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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
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
In most cases, a bent, worn, or corroded key is the reason for a jam. Occasionally, a key breaks due to a problem with the lock instead. It could freeze or contain too much dirt, rust, or other type of debris for the key to fit in and turn comfortably. If your lock appears dirty or full, try cleaning it to see if the key fits better. We are always available to help you if this doesn't work.
There's nothing worse than trying to get somewhere and not being able to drive your car, especially when you're on a tight deadline. While we can't prevent you from possibly missing tight appointments, we will fix this situation for you promptly so you no longer need to deal with the inconvenience.
Mobile key extraction when you need it the most
When your car is inoperable due to a key stuck in its ignition or inaccessible because of a stuck lock key, you can depend on us to fix the problem in a hurry. Best of all, we come directly to you. There's no need to risk damage to your vehicle or your own safety by attempting to drive to a locksmith instead of having one come to you. We are just a phone call away and will arrive promptly.
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.