Technology has progressed so much that now our cars are incredibly advanced as well. We rely heavily on our vehicles to get us from point A to point B, and when they break down on us, we feel lost. Call your favorite, trusted locksmith to get you back on the road if you have been the victim of ignition issues.
Locksmiths are more capable of fixing your ignition switch issues than the dealership. Dealerships will claim they can do the job for cheaper, but this is not true. Dealerships love to price gouge, and your ignition switch issues are no different. Locksmiths are accustomed to lock and key issues and ignition issues. Let us go over common ignition issues.
Ignition Switch Fails to Turn
Have you ever gotten into your car after a long day of work, put your key in the ignition, and been unable to turn the key? It’s a horrible position to be in. If you find yourself in this situation, do not hesitate to contact a locksmith. You can attempt to move the steering wheel a bit as it could fix the ignition, but it is not recommended as the situation could get worse. Locksmiths will be able to resolve the issue for you on the spot, so you don’t have to wait for a mechanic or dealership to help.
Broken or Jammed Key
If your key has broken or become jammed in your ignition, you will absolutely need a locksmith. A broken key stuck in the ignition will require expert removal. Part of your ignition could get damaged if an amateur attempts to remove the key, which will cost you more money than a simple locksmith call would cost. Once your broken key has been removed, you will need a replacement. Luckily, we can create a spare for you–no problem! This should only cost about $5-$10. If your key has jammed, you will not require a replacement key so long as the original key is not bent or mangled.
A wafer might be an unknown term to you, but our locksmiths are well aware of their importance and what they are. Wafers enable an ignition to start when the correct key is inserted. After a long time of use, it’s possible your wafers become worn out and do not respond when a key is inserted. A malfunctioning wafer is something we can diagnose on the scene. We can clean or replace the wafer to get you back on the road.
When you first run into an ignition switch issue, you may not know your ignition will need to be replaced. In fact, it will also take the locksmith some troubleshooting to diagnose the problem. Common signs of a faulty ignition include dashboard lights that don’t illuminate when the key is turned, a car that starts but immediately turns off, and other additional issues.
Locksmiths will arrive on the scene and diagnose the issue. If it is determined that your ignition will need to be replaced, don’t panic. We can replace it for you by setting up a separate appointment to replace your ignition. Luckily, if the ignition is not as severe, we can get you back on the road in good enough condition to still use your ignition before the replacement takes place.
Colorado Residences Rely on Us
There are many reasons to contact a locksmith for your ignition switch problems. If you live in the Denver, CO area, contact us at ASAP Locksmith of Colorado. We are proud of our craft and happy to help the everyday Coloradoan. Don’t waste any more time finding a better locksmith. Call us at (720) 597-7731 or get a free estimate today.