IGNITION REPAIR

Problems with your ignition key or switch?

There isn't anything fun about expecting your car to start as usual only to put the key in the ignition and have nothing happen.

It leaves you feeling annoyed and confused, especially if the problem with starting seemed to come out of nowhere.

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?

It can be baffling when your car started fine the last time you used it, which was possibly only minutes ago, and won't start now.

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.

You will likely assume that something is wrong with your car's battery and attempt to jump-start it with cables.

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

How can I tell when my ignition switch is about to give out?

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

This usually happens due to a spark coming from the ignition cylinder.

When a certified locksmith technician arrives to your location, he or she will evaluate the situation and decide if it's possible to repair the ignition switch.

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?

It might seem like ignition switch repair is simple and the obvious solution.

It also increases the likelihood of causing additional vehicle damage.

One thing our certified locksmiths will attempt to do is look to see if the ignition has a defective wire and then replace it.

Unfortunately, it isn't always possible for the locksmiths to know without inspecting your vehicle whether it's possible to repair the ignition or if they will move straight to replacement.

It can depend on whether a replacement part is immediately available and your budget for the job.

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.

It often looks like one simple issue upfront only to turn into something more complex.

We give a guarantee of arriving at a job site within 30 minutes of receiving a service request.

What is the time estimate for fixing my ignition switch?

We do our best to arrive within 30 minutes of your call and to complete the work in approximately 20 minutes.

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

We then quickly reassemble it after fixing the issue.

Some older model cars or even newer models with high-tech security may have ignition switch covers that are more difficult to access.

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?

Are you able to replace my car's ignition switch?

Yes, that is one of the specialties of the automotive locksmith division.

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

Depending on the make and model of your car, we may need to wait a bit before beginning work on its ignition switch.

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

It's possible that we may need to slightly delay working on your ignition switch depending on the model and make your vehicle.

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.

This is true of every type of car.

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

Many times, we can trace the problem to a breakdown in communication between your car's key and its ignition system.

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.

Regardless if your ignition switch problem happened due to vandalism, suspected theft, or just a random event, we're here to get you out of a jam.

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.

You never have to wait long for someone to meet you at your vehicle, whether it's right here in your area or in one of the surrounding communities.

We are here to help you no matter what type of issue you're experiencing with the ignition switch or key of your car.

Some of our most requested emergency services include:

  • Ignition key & switch replacement
  • Ignition key & switch replacement
  • Key won't turn in ignition
  • Objects stuck in ignition switch
  • Ignition damaged after attempted theft

When you contact our dispatch center, please be prepared to describe the problem with your car's ignition as well as the year, model, and make of your car.

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.

Although most problems with ignition keys don't requires us to collect a lot of details, we would rather have too much information than not enough.

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

This ensures that you get on your way quickly because we don't have to stop our work to go retrieve more tools.

That is because we come directly to your location.

We come directly to you. We only hire the best locksmith technicians .

That means we require several years of experience, locksmith education from an accredited institution, and several professional references.

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.

Sometimes an electrical problem will cause a miscommunication between the ignition and the computer. If it does, you can feel assured that we will correct it immediately and not hold you up any longer than necessary.

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.