Modern automobiles are designed to utilize key fobs. In order to arm the car alarm, lock or unlock the doors, you simply push a button and a radio transmitter in the fob sends a signal to your car’s onboard computer. When the computer recognizes the sign, depending on which button you drive, your car is either locked, unlocked or armed. Moreover, the head of the car key has a transponder that adds an additional layer of security when the key is inserted into the ignition.
That’s great, but not everybody drives a car which uses fobs or transponders. A lot of us have old fashioned car keys, and what happens if the key breaks off in the lock? Truth is, car keys breaking in locks is actually pretty common. Like anything else, if it’s used frequently over an extended time period, it will eventually wear down and break.
Car keys also break due to extreme changes in the weather, particularly during winter. Bear in mind that when metal is subjected to cold, it begins to contract. That is why unlocking or starting a vehicle in winter can be tough, because it feels like the key is “sticking.” Keys also break due to owners putting too much pressure upon it, and debris getting stuck in the lock.
In cases like that, who you gonna call us? You call Locked Keys In Car, and our mobile locksmith service may arrive to help you. We service clients in and around Bay Area it or not, but it’s normally a fast and straightforward process to get a professional to extract a broken key from a lock or ignition. Rather than stressing over the issue, contact us by phone or online now!
This can be a bad idea. Through the years, we have heard stories about drivers using screwdrivers, nail files, tweezers, and even other keys in an effort to get the key out. Needless to say, plenty of those cases have contributed to additional damage. At Locked Keys In Car, our technicians are well-versed when it comes to extracting damaged and broken ignition keys. Using specialist tools, our technicians carefully remove the damaged key, ensuring there is no damage to the ignition itself. Our ignition key extraction service is available round the clock throughout Bay Area and other nearby areas.