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?

We will be better able to answer this question when we assess the broken key and your car's ignition 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.

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.

When the pieces of the broken key are towards the top of the opening for the ignition, our skilled car unlock can usually extract them easily and won't have to consider replacing your ignition.

This often happens when the driver applies excess force to the key to get it to turn.

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 professional locksmith dispatch center.

Just Call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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.

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.

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.

This takes a lot less time than you might expect.

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?

Our company guarantees that we won't cause additional damage to your vehicle when completing a key extraction.

We don't want to make this situation more difficult for you than it already is.

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.

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.

That way you will have one if you ever break a key again.

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?

It may be possible for you to do this, but it's not a good plan.

You could end up pushing the broken key pieces even further into the ignition.

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.

Rather than take these unnecessary risks, contact us instead.

We will expertly and efficiently fix the problem while you wait.

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 car unlock technician to your location within minutes of your call.

Our locksmiths can help you with a variety of auto lock problems, including the following:

  • Extraction of bent keys
  • Removal of keys from damaged locks
  • Removal of keys from damaged locks
  • Extraction of frozen keys
  • Key extraction from rusty 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.

Extraction of broken keys from your ignition

The ignition of a car can be fragile, which means it requires precise tools and an experienced car unlock technician to work with it.

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.

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.

Extracting a key from the lock of 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

It isn't enough to extract your broken key if you don't have a working key to drive or open your vehicle.

The locksmith who comes to help you will also create a replacement key for you on the spot.

He or she will then test it in your door or ignition to ensure it operates as expected.

You have the option of replacing any of your remaining keys if they appear bent or worn.

If the bend is only minor, we may be able to fix it.

Our professional locksmiths would be happy to do this for you upon request.

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.

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 locksmiths are friendly and reliable in addition to highly experienced and skilled.

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.

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.

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.

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.

We invite you to call our company any day or any hour.

We're also here to take your call for quotes for non-urgent service.

You can also call to request a free quote for other services whenever it's convenient for you.