IGNITION REPAIR

Broken ignition switch or key?

There isn't anything fun about expecting your car to start as usual only to put the key in the ignition and have nothing happen.

It can even be frightening if it's late at night, the weather conditions are poor, or you're stuck in an unfamiliar area far away from your home.

When an ignition key or switch problem leaves you stranded, just call us at any hour. We are available 24 hours a day and every day of the year.

FAQs

Why would my ignition suddenly refuse to start?

It can be baffling when your car started fine the last time you used it, which was possibly only minutes ago, and won't start now.

They act on this belief by finding jumper cables and attempting to bring the battery back to life.

If you're like a lot of drivers, your thoughts won't turn to an ignition problem right away.

You will likely assume that something is wrong with your car's battery and attempt to jump-start it with cables.

This is difficult to figure out unless you have training and experience in locksmithing.

Will the ignition switch give any signs that it might stop working soon?

It would be nice if your ignition gave clues of what was about to happen, but this usually isn't the case.

Often times, the first sign of trouble is when the engine turns over but doesn't start the car or the car just doesn't start at all.

When this occurs, it's usually due to a problem with an ignition cylinder spark.

If so, the locksmith will quickly devise a plan to fix the problem.

If not, it will be necessary to replace the switch of your ignition instead.

Would you recommend replacing or repairing my car's ignition switch?

While we prefer to go the repair route to save you time and money, this isn't always possible.

It also increases the likelihood of causing additional vehicle damage.

One thing our certified locksmiths will attempt to do is look to see if the ignition has a defective wire and then replace it.

Unfortunately, it isn't always possible for the locksmiths to know without inspecting your vehicle whether it's possible to repair the ignition or if they will move straight to replacement.

It can depend on whether a replacement part is immediately available and your budget for the job.

Before we decide which approach to take, it's necessary to inspect your ignition and determine the specific reasons for the switch failure.

It has been our experience that something that looks like a simple fix initially often turns into a more complex issue due to discovering several issues with the ignition.

How long should I expect to wait for you to fix my ignition?

Our locksmith technician will recommend either ignition repair services or replacement after assessing the problem with your car and taking your preferences into consideration.

What is the time estimate for fixing my ignition switch?

We do our best to arrive within 30 minutes of your call and to complete the work in approximately 20 minutes.

With the more straightforward jobs, we usually just lift the cover and remove the bolts, latches, and screws of your car's ignition.

In most cases, our locksmiths only need to remove the latches, screws, and bolts that make up the ignition system, fix the problem, and put the parts back together.

Some vehicles have additional parts that cause it to take longer to access the ignition switch.

Regardless of the specific work we perform, we guarantee to work efficiently to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

We also take extreme care not to cause more damage to your car, including its latches, screws, and plastic covers.

Can you replace the switch of my vehicle's ignition?

The people and the surrounding communities know that our company is a name they can trust for car ignition switch replacement and numerous other car unlock functions.

Yes, that is one of the specialties of the car unlock division.

We will likely need to switch our service plan to replacement instead of repair if we do find additional problems.

That being said, we do need to inspect the cylinder of your ignition to ensure it doesn't have other problems.

With some manufacturers, we need to contact a third party to obtain the details we need to complete our work.

We will be certain to update our time estimate if this happens.

That is because we could need more information about the ignition switch that we need to obtain from another party.

We will always inform you of any potential delays and update your time estimate accordingly.

You depend on your car to get everywhere.

For example, the switch is not receiving the proper message to start the car if a key is stuck in the ignition, part of a key broke off, or the key refuses to tun.

This is true of every type of car.

Our company understands that it's a frustrating situation when you need to be somewhere and your car won't start due to a faulty ignition.

Many times, we can trace the problem to a breakdown in communication between your car's key and its ignition system.

These problems usually result when a key breaks inside of the ignition, gets stuck in the ignition, or fits in just fine but then won't turn. If any of these things happen to you, don't hesitate to contact us to request ignition repair services or replacement 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We know that you want to pay as little as you can and that you desire the least disruption to your vehicle and to your life.

We understand that not having your car start or the engine turn over is an incredibly frustrating and usually unexpected problem.

It's also possible that your ignition switch problems are due to someone trying to steal your car by hotwiring it without a key or that you were the victim of vandalism.

Regardless of how the problem happened, we are here and happy to help. One of the most rewarding parts of our jobs as locksmiths in your area is arriving to meet someone who is extremely frustrated and leaving them with a smile on their face.

You never have to wait long for someone to meet you at your vehicle, whether it's right here in your area or in one of the surrounding communities.

We are here to help you no matter what type of issue you're experiencing with the ignition switch or key of your car.

Here are just some of the services we offer:

  • Ignition damaged after attempted theft
  • Key stuck in ignition
  • Key won't turn in ignition
  • Objects stuck in ignition switch
  • Objects stuck in ignition switch

When you call our dispatch center, please let the operator know the make and model of your car along with the year and a brief description of the problem.

This ensures that we bring the right equipment with us to service your vehicle. It's true that the majority of ignition keys don't require us to have extremely detailed specifications, but the more information we have the better.

Although most problems with ignition keys don't requires us to collect a lot of details, we would rather have too much information than not enough.

This ensures we provide you with the highest quality of service.

When you work with our company and explain your ignition issue to the best of your ability, it means that you won't have to arrange to have your car towed somewhere else.

That is because we come directly to your location.

It saves you considerable money as well, especially if you would normally take your car to a dealership for repairs as they tend to charge the most.

In addition to guaranteeing our products, services, and arrival time, we would like you to know that we have very high standards when it comes to hiring.

Each of our technicians has several years of previous experience and has completed an educational program that features hands-on learning.

We require them to complete several hours of continuing education each year as well.

Sometimes an electrical problem will cause a miscommunication between the ignition and the computer. If it does, you can feel assured that we will correct it immediately and not hold you up any longer than necessary.

When you know the problem is the ignition, you can call on us at any time.

It an issue arises where the car doesn't appear to accept the new key, we will resolve it promptly and get you back out on the road.

A locksmith will arrive in under half an hour and get to work right away.

That doesn't have to happen when you call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week to request immediate dispatch to wherever you happen to be stranded.