IGNITION REPAIR SERVICES

Broken ignition switch or key?

We take a lot of things for granted in life, including the expectation that our cars will start when we put a key in the ignition and turn it.

It can even be frightening if it's late at night, the weather conditions are poor, or you're stuck in an unfamiliar area far away from your home.

When an ignition key or switch problem leaves you stranded, just call us at any hour. We are available 24 hours a day and every day of the year.

FAQs

Why would my ignition suddenly refuse to start?

When a car suddenly doesn't start, many people assume that their car has a dead battery.

They act on this belief by finding jumper cables and attempting to bring the battery back to life.

If you're like a lot of drivers, your thoughts won't turn to an ignition problem right away.

What is more than likely happening is there is some type of problem with the ignition switch that is sending a faulty message to the starting mechanism.

You suddenly realize what the true problem is when that doesn't work.

Will the ignition switch give any signs that it might stop working soon?

It would be nice if your ignition gave clues of what was about to happen, but this usually isn't the case.

Often times, the first sign of trouble is when the engine turns over but doesn't start the car or the car just doesn't start at all.

When this occurs, it's usually due to a problem with an ignition cylinder spark.

After one of our locksmiths meets you at your vehicle, the first step is to evaluate what's going on with your ignition key and switch and determine if there's a possibility of repairing the problem.

The next logical step would be to replace the faulty ignition switch with a new one if a repair doesn't work or is inadvisable.

Is repairing or replacing my ignition switch the better option?

While we prefer to go the repair route to save you time and money, this isn't always possible.

Unfortunately, this is often not the case.

Repairing an ignition switch always runs the risk of causing further damage to your car.

However, our locksmiths can sometimes replace a defective wire in the ignition and it will start working again.

We can't always answer whether it's possible to complete a repair or replacement job because it depends on whether our suppliers have a replacement part available.

We're also conscious of your budget and will only proceed with work after you have approved it.

It has been our experience that something that looks like a simple fix initially often turns into a more complex issue due to discovering several issues with the ignition.

How long should I expect to wait for you to fix my ignition?

Our locksmith technician will recommend either ignition repair or replacement after assessing the problem with your car and taking your preferences into consideration.

What is the time estimate for fixing my ignition switch?

Naturally, this can vary a great deal depending on the specifics of your vehicle and the difficulty or ease of reaching the cover for your ignition switch.

With the more straightforward jobs, we usually just lift the cover and remove the bolts, latches, and screws of your car's ignition.

In most cases, our locksmiths only need to remove the latches, screws, and bolts that make up the ignition system, fix the problem, and put the parts back together.

Some vehicles have additional parts that cause it to take longer to access the ignition switch.

Regardless of the specific work we perform, we guarantee to work efficiently to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

We take pride in the way we treat our customers' vehicles, including not causing damage to any plastic covers, latches, or screws while we work.

Can you replace the switch of my vehicle's ignition?

The people and the surrounding communities know that our company is a name they can trust for car ignition switch replacement and numerous other car lockouts functions.

When our technician arrives to your location, he or she will look at your ignition cylinder to make sure no other issues exist that you did not know about yet.

We will likely need to switch our service plan to replacement instead of repair if we do find additional problems.

That being said, we do need to inspect the cylinder of your ignition to ensure it doesn't have other problems.

Should we discover additional issues, it might not be possible to repair your ignition switch and we would need to replace it instead.

We will be certain to update our time estimate if this happens.

That is because we could need more information about the ignition switch that we need to obtain from another party.

We know that and will work hard to get you back to your regular schedule as soon as we can.

The good news is that we can often connect a faulty ignition switch with a problem in the way your key is communicating with it.

When the ignition switch is faulty, you're effectively stranded until you can get if fixed or replaced.

Please don't hesitate to call our leading car lockouts company if any of these situations happen to you.

We understand that an unexpected situation like this can throw off your budget.

We will do whatever we can to reduce your costs, and you can also depend on us to give you an honest and accurate cost assessment from the start.

Just let us know if you want to compare the costs between repair and replacement and we would be happy to give you both figures.

We know that you want to pay as little as you can and that you desire the least disruption to your vehicle and to your life.

We understand that not having your car start or the engine turn over is an incredibly frustrating and usually unexpected problem.

It's also possible that your ignition switch problems are due to someone trying to steal your car by hotwiring it without a key or that you were the victim of vandalism.

We feel that it's part of our job to take your stress away by accurately assessing the problem and then using the tools and expertise we possess to fix it.

When you Call us to request services, we will send someone immediately who will arrive in 30 minutes or less.

Upon arrival, our locksmith will survey the damage, make a recommendation, and get started on the repair or replacement of your ignition. No matter which service you need for your ignition, We can help.

Here are just some of the services we offer:

  • Ignition key & switch replacement
  • Ignition key & switch replacement
  • Key stuck in ignition
  • Objects stuck in ignition switch
  • Ignition damaged after attempted theft

When you call our dispatch center, please let the operator know the make and model of your car along with the year and a brief description of the problem.

This ensures that we bring the right equipment with us to service your vehicle. It's true that the majority of ignition keys don't require us to have extremely detailed specifications, but the more information we have the better.

A good description of your vehicle is especially useful when it's an older model or make.

This ensures we provide you with the highest quality of service.

When you work with our company and explain your ignition issue to the best of your ability, it means that you won't have to arrange to have your car towed somewhere else.

That is because we come directly to your location.

It saves you considerable money as well, especially if you would normally take your car to a dealership for repairs as they tend to charge the most.

In addition to guaranteeing our products, services, and arrival time, we would like you to know that we have very high standards when it comes to hiring.

This gives us the confidence to provide our customers with an unconditional satisfaction guarantee on our products as well as our work.

After repairing or replacing your ignition switch, the locksmith we send to your location will insert the newly made key into the ignition to make sure that the computer of your car accepts it.

We always test our work before leaving a job site.

In this case, the technician would place the new key into your ignition switch to ensure that it communicates properly with the car's computer.

It an issue arises where the car doesn't appear to accept the new key, we will resolve it promptly and get you back out on the road.

A locksmith will arrive in under half an hour and get to work right away.

That doesn't have to happen when you call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week to request immediate dispatch to wherever you happen to be stranded.