It can happen to anyone – you’re in a hurry and you accidentally break your car key when you inserted it inside your ignition switch or car door lock. That could be one of the most frustrating things that you will encounter all day long – or even in the whole year. It is one thing to get yourself locked out of your car but another when you break your only car key and have no spare!

Broken Car Key Inside the Door Lock or Ignition Switch

When you accidentally break your key inserting it into your car door lock or ignition switch, the last thing that you need to do is panic and get angry. Yes, it is frustrating, especially when you don’t have a spare key but you won’t be able to think straight when you let your frustration get the better of you.

Best Locksmith have prepared the following tips to save your car and your key and also be able to have another car key immediately:

Use Tweezers – If you are still at home, you can find some tweezers to try to remove your keys from the car lock or the ignition switch. Be careful when inserting the tweezers and pulling out the key as you could accidentally damage your car lock or your ignition switch. Having a new car lock or an ignition switch installed is more costly than having a new key made it! If you are successful in extracting the broken key, you have the option of having the key duplicated or a brand new key made and the lock or switch rekeyed. If you are unsure or have decided there’s no way to remove the key without damaging the lock or ignition, it is best to call an auto locksmith like Best Locksmiths. We will remove the key for you and will also do the duplicating or reproduction of new keys for you.
Have the Key Duplicated – Having your key duplicated before you need it is a great idea and the best way to prevent being locked out of your vehicle! That way, you will have a brand new key and also a spare key that you can keep in your wallet or somewhere safe. If your key cannot be duplicated, you can always order a new one using your car’s VIN. An auto locksmith like Best Locksmith can produce a new key using the serial codes, which tell us exactly how to cut a key so that it will fit your car. Another method that we can use is by looking into the ignition of the car and reproducing a key that can fit in it. Best Locksmith can also upgrade your car keys to have a chip in them to ensure that your car won’t start if a wrong car key made is inserted on the ignition. This costs extra but it can save your car from being stolen!

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