Could an Automotive Locksmith Get You Out of a Fix?

A car that won’t start could well have a faulty ignition switch, and you might think that in order to get this fixed, you need to get your car towed to a dealership. Wrong! In most cases, a reputable and fully licensed locksmith is best placed to get you back on the road, and fast.

Ignition switch replacements

An experienced locksmith (many double up as automotive locksmith’s) will be able to replace your ignition switch easily, and because they come directly to your location, there’s no need to pay out for a costly towing service, or wait around for hours while the mechanics at the workshop try to find time to fix the problem.

Car key replacements

We’ve all lost or misplaced our car keys at least once in our lives, and it usually happens at the most inconvenient time. Fortunately, a licensed locksmith can get to you fast, make a new, replacement car key, and get you back in your car within a matter of minutes.

Broken key extraction

Car keys do wear out over time, especially if they’re used frequently, and the minute a car key becomes bent or damaged in any way, it can get stuck, or break off, in the ignition. When this happens, you can’t lock your car, and you certainly can’t go anywhere!

Call an automotive locksmith however, and they’ll come to you with all the right devices and techniques to remove the key from your vehicle and even replace your lock should that have become damaged in the process. Of course, if your key is no longer usable, they’ll replace that for you, too.

Ignition repair

Over time, it’s not only car keys that become worn and faulty, but your ignition switch can develop reduced functionalities, too. If a key has broken off inside it, or an object has been forced into it (thanks, kids!), it won’t work, and you’re not going anywhere.

A locksmith can repair the ignition switch on the spot and replace them where necessary, at a fraction of the cost you’d pay at your local dealership.

What are the full range of services provided by an automotive locksmith?

A qualified, reputable, licensed and skilled automotive should be able to offer the following professional services:

  • Automotive lockouts
  • Ignition repair
  • Broken key extraction
  • Car key replacements
  • Standard key replacements
  • Duplicating and repairing key fobs
  • Replacing lost or damaged keys
  • Transponder key programming
While the price you’ll pay your automotive locksmith depends greatly on the service they’ve provided you with, they’re invariably cheaper and quicker than automotive dealerships, and have the added bonus of being able to get to your location, cutting out the cost of towing and reducing wait times.