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Car Ignition Service Professionals!

People say that bad things come in three. Think about the last time you had a bad day, it was not one thing, but many. Or worse, maybe the same time your kitchen sink exploded, you got a flat tire, and your boss asked you to work over the weekend, your car stopped working for some reason or another.

This is the nature of life and it is times like these when you are most likely to get your car key stuck in the ignition of your car or have some other atypical problem. Nonetheless, this does not have to be a serious concern. At Locksmith Pros, we are trained and professional in all areas of ignition interlock devices and are able to identify and fix almost any problem with any car ignition switch problems. In other words, we can determine which locks can be fixed and which need to be replaced. And we can do either one on the spot!

Good Car Locksmiths Can Fix Or Even Replace Ignition Switch Cylinders!

Beyond the traditional support roles you should expect from the locksmith, we are better placed to offer you more.  Whenever the ignition cylinder is damaged by the car key, as professionals, we know what to expect. We are available to identify the affected section and cut a new car key for you.

In a service like this, you will end up paying for extraction of the key while avoiding the cost of complete replacement of the ignition. Calling for expert car locksmiths like us to come to your location and fix the problem on the spot will help save you time and, more to the point, you'll save money.

It is common for people to refer to locksmiths as expert hands for lock fixing and servicing. What is not so obvious is that when it comes to ignition switch repairs and issues, you have a better deal with us.

Locksmiths are better placed than car dealers to provide you optimal ignition switch services. This is an important insight that is a well-kept secret. As experts, we know what is needed to extract any part of your ignition lock and you will get your car back on the road within minutes. 

Save Money With Our Ignition Electronic Key Replacement Services

Key in the Ignition

Since most people get their cars from the dealer, it is also the case that when a fault arises with their car keys, they will go to the car dealer. While many car dealers can help you get your car problems rectified, only a few people are aware that they can do so for less.

If there is the need for an ignition key replacement, you'll most likely get a reference to a car garage for such work to get done. If you are aware that there are locksmiths that are able to get the job done for less, it is our guess that you will go for such. This is where we come in to make a difference and to reduce your labor cost.

There is a cost associated with having to tow your car down to the garage before it can be worked on but we will avoid this cost. We are able to get to you wherever you are, locate the problem and get it fixed on the spot. As auto locksmith experts, we are positioned to get the job done right the first time, and at a minimal cost.

Diagnosing Ignition Switch Problems

Let’s just face it; in this day and age, most people are not too knowledgeable about how their car works. Honestly, with the growing complexity of vehicles even mechanics are having a hard time keeping up. The problem is that once you try a couple times to get your key unstuck and are having no luck then it is time to stop.

By continuing to force the ignition key out you risk causing damage to your vehicle which will make extraction much more expensive and time consuming than it need be. There are a variety of reasons why you may be experiencing this issue:

  • Dead battery
  • Damaged lock cylinder
  • Aged or damaged key
  • Dirt or debris trapped in the mechanism
  • Car not in park
  • Ignition failure

The first thing you need is a certified automotive locksmith who can assess the problem and determine the best course of action. What he or she can do is then extract the key, repair any damage that may have been caused and even cut you a new key on the spot if necessary. 

Removing a Stuck Ignition Key

Unfortunately, extracting a key from the ignition is not as easy as just jiggling it around back and forth and hoping it comes out. Most ignitions these days are highly complex systems and are designed to work with one specific key and go through a particular series of motions before your car can be started. If anything disrupts this process than it can jam. If the key is broken inside the ignition this can cause even further problem. What is needed is specialized tools and lubrications that carefully remove the key.

Maybe it’s the Ignition Lock Cylinder, Not the Key

transponder key

Sometimes you may have a perfectly functioning and well-maintained key, but for some reason it get stuck. This is again why you need a technician to assess the situation. Over time, ignitions can suffer from wear and tear and the locks, cylinders and other components of them may fail over time.

Other times, there may be an issue with transponder keys. A transponder key is similar to a standard key except that it typically has a large plastic piece on the end. Inside this is a small chip that sends a signal to your car’s ignition. The car can only be started if it receives that signal and if either the transponder or the ignition has become damaged this signal may not be properly transmitted which can cause this issue. What we can do is reprogram either the key or the ignition, replace the key or do a complete ignition replacement on the spot to get everything back in proper order.

 

An Electronic Key Replacement Is Just What You Need

Just as the ignition suffers wear over time, so too does your key. A damaged key will not turn the lock cylinders properly and can become stuck. Likewise, if you have accidentally broken the key in the ignition this can be an issue. Even if you someone have managed to remove your key, don’t try to insert it again! You run the risk of either once again getting it stuck, doing further damage to the lock cylinders or even breaking it.

Regardless of what problem you are suffering from, we can cut a new key on the spot and even transfer the transponder chip from the old key to a new one.  In addition, even if you have somehow lost key, we create a new one from scratch for you.

The Advantage of a Car Ignition Switch Locksmith 

Having a damaged ignition may force you into a chicken and the egg type situation. You need to go somewhere get repairs, but you cannot go anywhere because you cannot start your car. Before you pay for a costly tow truck ride which may take hours out of your day, you should call a certified locksmith. Mechanics are generally only open 9-5, and if you want after-hour service, forget it about it. You will pay dearly for that!

We can meet you anytime, anywhere and repair your car on the spot so that you can get back on the road and back to your life.

It’s Quite Simple

Getting your key stuck in your ignition is not a serious issue. So before you panic, spend hours try to wriggle your key out of the ignition and possibly end up needing a full ignition replacement for your troubles, take a deep breath and consult us for more practical and affordable options. Don’t waste time calling a mechanic and getting a tow truck either, but contact an authorized Locksmiths Pros locksmith today.

If your ignition key is stuck, call us now!