Broken car key

A Professional Car Locksmith Can Always Help With a Broken Car Key Extraction

If you have ever been faced with the problem of having a broken car key,  you know what a sense of panic it can instill. You will wonder how you will be able to even open your car door, if it is locked or how you will be able to start your car. Regardless of the cause of the broken car key, you will need the services of a Local car locksmith to get into your car and get it started.


If the key has broken off inside the lock the car locksmith will need to extract it. This is a service that all locksmiths can easily perform. If the key has not lodged too far inside the lock, you might be able to get it out on your own but take care about continuing to use your spare key. If any small fragments of the key have lodged themselves inside the lock, continuing to use your spare key over and over again will damage the lock and cause the locking system to be damaged, sometimes beyond repair. It will then need to be entirely replaced. So, if your key has broken off inside a lock, it is always best to have it professional extracted.

Local car Locksmiths provide other invaluable services. They are able to rekey locks. In this process, they change the lock’s “combination” and provide the owner with a new key set to the newly rekeyed combination.  They are also able to provide lock pick services. With this type of service, they can open a lock without a key by using a set of picks to trigger the lock’s tumblers and cause it to release or open.

Professional car locksmiths can usually extract or replace any type of broken car key and provide you with a duplicate key immediately. Car owners who can provide the car’s vehicle identification number (or VIN) can speed the process along greatly. In cases where the owner does not have this information, the locksmith will still be able to rekey the lock easily.


Professional 24 hour locksmiths  will be able to provide all these services regardless of the make, model or year of your car. Be sure that they are licensed and bonded before you hire them as this is your protection and guarantee that they know their trade.

Many newer luxury cars have advanced locking mechanisms which have been designed to deter theft.  Car locksmiths require special training to know how to deal with these types of locking mechanisms. You will need to make sure that they are certified and have received all the necessary training.

Some people will attempt to remove a broken car key from their car’s ignition on their own because they are in a hurry and think they do not have the time to wait for a locksmith to come.  They may attempt to remove the broken car key with a set of pliers.  This may or may not work. Invariably, pieces and fragments of the broken key will be left behind in the ignition and these will be driven farther into the ignition each time the duplicate key is inserted. It is always best to contact a locksmith whenever you are dealing with any type of broken car key.