The 6ix Locksmiths
Proudly Serving Toronto
Is it really necessary to change the lock cylinder on my car door?
the door lock should be replaced if it was damaged when the key got broken inside. Our locksmiths trained to conduct the extraction process without damage at all.
How long will the process of the Car Key Extraction take?
If you hire a professional locksmith in Toronto it will take 20 to 40 minutes to extract the broken key from your car lock.
Also note that this may be changed depending on whether the key broke off in the door or in the ignition cylinder.
A proper trained locksmith will assess the ignition first or the lock door to decide the best Extraction process that not only takes the least of time but one that keeps the car intact.
Will I require a new spare key?
Obviously if the spare key is Broken it is necessary to get a new Car Key Made in Toronto, on, please note, we strongly advise against driving your car with broken pieces of key inside the lock or inside the ignition cylinder it could be very dangers.
How important that is not to start the car with broken piece of ignition inside?
While many car owners attempt this, we strongly advise against it! because you might cause more damages to the car ignition Cylinder. Besides that, the pieces can be pushed further back making it way harder to extract.
Same applies if you broke your Car Key in the car Lock.
So don't attempt to force it. Just call a locksmith for help.
How Car Keys Break?
Most people think that it is rare for Car Keys to Break.
And it is true, many car owners face this problem from time to time so the Car Keys could break for few reasons.
First - stress due to daily wear and tear is the most common cause for the breaking so try to keep calm when using your Car Keys.
Car Keys that have been used for a long time are more susceptible to breaking than their relatively newer counterparts.
How Do I Know When The Car Keys Going To Brake?
It is very important to check the status of your Car Keys once an a while.
In a case you noticing any cracks, stop using the Car Key right away and use the other spare or get a replacement one.
Don't wait until the Car Key breaks inside the door lock or in the the ignition.
The solution is normally is calling a one of our professional locksmith for help.
Using excess force is the other likely reason of causing of Car Keys breaking off.
The breakage can occur in the door Lock or Ignition, if the driver applies excessive pressure when opening the door or starting the Vehicle.
Avoid immense pressure when unlocking the door or starting the Engine. As a matter of fact, what could be needed is just a little lubrication inside the Door Lock or In The ignition instead of excessive force.
Car Keys also break due to extreme changes in weather conditions specially here In Toronto. This is particularly common during the winter season and also the summer season. This may be due to the fact that metals lose their kinetic energy when they are exposed to cold ot hot temperatures.
Consequently, during the winter, the material of the lock as well may be due of the fact that metals lose their kinetic energy, The Car Key may slightly get warped due to contraction. This makes it way harder to open the door lock of the car. Whenever you face this problem, please don’t force your key into the key-way Call The 6ix Locksmiths Toronto.
When a professional comes to your aid, further damage to the lock or ignition will be avoided.
Torquing the car keys can also damage it, We advise heating the key a bit when you feel that it is not working as good as usual with the Car Lock or with the ignition cylinder. You can also lubricate the door lock or the ignition before trying.
Car Keys also break off because of the presence of excess dust and other materials in the key-way. Lack of maintenance is the culprit here. It is advisable to maintain your car Key on a regular basis.
The Car Key Extraction Process:
Car key extraction is not as simple as it looks. Car Key Extraction usually depends on the state of the lock and the key.
While there are a few instances where you can solve the problem, it is always advisable to call a professional locksmith in Toronto for help.
As we have stated already, extraction is normally required whenever a key breaks off in the car dooe lock as well as the ignition. In either case, the extraction process is almost the same. a professional locksmith in Toronto inserts the broken key extraction tool into the lock so that the broken key is caught, you have to have a special tool or a broken key extraction kit. Though they achieve the same goal, their mode of action differs in a few ways.
The broken key extraction kit & tool usually comes with extractor pliers, a hemostat and a pair of spiral extractors. Using a broken key extractor kit requires the Toronto locksmith to have access to a similar key that can partially fit into the door lock or the ignition cylinder