Birmingham 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.
Will it be necessary to replace my ignition cylinder at the same time?
We will be better able to answer this question when we assess the broken key and your car's ignition in person. Several considerations go into the decision of whether we need to replace an ignition after removing a stuck or bent key from inside of it. A big determining factor when we assess this decision is looking to see the extent of the key breakage as well as the how deep the broken pieces are within the ignition.
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 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?
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. 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?
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.
Mobile Services For Key Extraction
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:
- Extraction of bent keys
- Removal of keys from damaged locks
- Extraction of frozen keys
- Key extraction from dirty locks
- Key extraction from rusty locks
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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Broken key extraction from your ignition
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.
Removing a jammed key from the lock of your 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.
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.
Working with car 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.
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.
We bring our key extraction services to you
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.
We invite you to call our company any day or any hour. After taking some information about your vehicle and location, our dispatch center operator will send someone to your exact location shortly after you hang up from the call. You can also call to request a free quote for other services whenever it's convenient for you.