Here’s the scenario. You insert your key into the car door lock or ignition and get the key stuck, or worse, the key breaks. The panic is incomparable. Not only is it difficult to remove the broken key from the ignition or car door, but it’s also nearly impossible to drive your car without a working key.
Fortunately, Locksmith Tacoma offers a car key extraction service that can quickly and easily remove broken keys from an ignition lock or car door lock.
A broken key can be a major inconvenience, but it doesn’t have to ruin your day. There are a few simple steps you can take to get back on the road.
First, locate the broken key or broken key pieces. If it’s lodged in the ignition, you may be able to remove it with a pair of needle-nose pliers. If the key is stuck in the lock, you may be able to use a wire coat hanger or a small piece of metal to fish it out. If you can extract the key from the car door yourself, there’s a chance it’s too badly damaged to use. You’ll then need to make use of a spare key if you have one.
If these tricks don’t work you’ll need to call a locksmith. Not only will a locksmith be able to expertly extract the car key or broken pieces, but they’ll be able to create you a car key replacement. With a little luck and some quick thinking, you’ll be back behind the wheel in no time.
There are many reasons why a car key might break or get stuck inside the ignition or door lock. Car keys are subject to a lot of wear and tear. They’re constantly being jostled around in your purse or pocket, and they’re exposed to the elements whenever you’re driving. Over time, all of this wear and tear can add up, causing the key to break. In most cases, the key will snap in half at the point where the metal is thinnest. This is usually where the key meets the head, or where the teeth meet the shaft. In some cases, however, the entire key may shatter. This is usually caused by a sudden impact, such as dropping the key on a hard surface or from undue force when turning and inserting the key. No matter how it happens, a broken car key is always a major inconvenience.
Ever wondered how locksmiths go about broken key extraction? If you end up calling one of our auto locksmiths, here’s how we do it.
First, your locksmith will assess the situation to see what type of lock you have. It’s likely we’ll need to try a few different tools before they find the right solution. Once we have the right tool, we’ll insert it into the lock and apply pressure to release the mechanisms inside. This will turn the lock and release the catch that is holding your keys in. We always ensure there isn’t a single broken piece left inside the locking mechanism, and that the broken car key is properly removed.
In extreme cases, where you have a bigger problem, we may need to drill through the lock to get to your keys. However, this is usually a last resort measure.
Not all locksmiths are created equal. Our locksmiths are all experts, with the necessary training and certifications to get the job done properly.
With the right tools and expertise, a locksmith can quickly and easily perform a car key extraction from any car. We can also make a new key for your car on the spot, so you can get back on the road as soon as possible. Our locksmith services are available 24/7, because we understand the importance of being a flexible service provider. Our locksmiths are fully mobile and will come to you at any time, day or night.
Our exemplary service won’t break the bank either. Our services are all affordably priced for any budget. So if you’re ever in a bind, make sure to give us a call. We’ll be there to help you in no time.
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Great locksmith service! I was locked out of my house and within 20-30 min the locksmith came to the rescue and unlocked my house quickly. It was very good experience. Thank you! Highly recommend.
Immediately I could tell this locksmith takes his job very seriously. Very professional and he treated us with the kindness and respect. Provided an estimate upfront - did all is necessary to ensure his customers satisfaction. Great service.
Miki the owner came out and gave a free estimate before arrival. I felt like the price was beyond fair for the work. I was impressed by how fast he was here and got the job done. I definitely recommend Locksmith Tacoma and will use them again in the future.