Broken Car Key in London & South East
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Have you broken your car key?
A broken car key can be a frightening problem, especially if you’re away from home when it happens. Fortunately, AutoLocks Ltd. can usually be at your side in less than 30 minutes to make you a new one.
Our trained car locksmith specialists can help you get back on the road pronto, no matter what may have happened to your keys.
Broken car keys?
Our specialist experts have all the essential training and tools required to get you back in your car and on the road!
I’ve Broken my car keys. What to do now?
Snapped off in the lock? Here’s why you shouldn’t try and extract it yourself. It’s important to understand that you should not try to extract a key that’s broken off in the car lock. That goes double for the ignition. Just ask anyone who’s tried to extract a piece of broken car key from the lock or the ignition. What typically happens is he ends up jamming the piece further into the barrel. Then his problem is compounded when he bends the lock itself or does permanent damage to the ignition. Now your left facing a large repair bill because a whole new lock or ignition will then be needed!
Call us with the following information:
- Contact Number
if your car is in a car park etc
- The current location of your car
please include postcode is possible
- Make and Model
- Registration Number
AutoLocks covers those areas. We can be there 30 to 40 minutes and have your key replaced.
What happens after you call Autolocks
What’s worse, if this unlucky guy happens to turn the ignition lock with the broken key piece still in there, the damage to the car is even worse. What could have been a quick, reasonably-priced call to AutoLocks is now a huge hassle and expense.
- Carefully enter your car
- Examine your lock
- Create a new key
- Send you on your way
Why do car keys break?
Over time and with lots of use, the points on a car key can get worn down. As they lose their sharpness, they don’t work quite as well. That means you have to use more force to unlock the door or start your car.
Every time you apply that extra force to your key, you’re stressing the metal at the same point. Eventually…SNAP…you have a broken car key.
We have technicians on hand to answer any queries 24 hours a day