Car Key Extraction

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Car Key Extraction Service Affordable Texas Wide Service

Alamo Key and Lock provides top quality Car Key Extraction services in the Houston and Surrounding areas. Sometimes Our expert Car Key Extraction experts have the knowledge and experience to create a new key. Our experienced staff is highly trained to handle many Car Key Extraction services for many types of vehicles.

  • Did your car key get stuck in your car ignition?
  • Is the key stuck in the car door?

In either case, our locksmiths can remove the key without damaging any of the devices. Remember, if your key is stuck, don’t try to extract it with any sharp tools like a coat hanger — like you’ll just damage the car door or the ignition.

WHY DO KEYS GET STUCK IN CAR DOORS?

Unfortunately, car door locks do not last forever. And neither do the keys. Over time and continual use, car door locking mechanisms wear down. The smaller fraction of an inch changes can eventually make the door lock cylinder no longer match the profile of the key. Or, vice versa, the metal key head may wear down in such a way that it no longer matches the door lock aligning profile. In both cases, the result is that the key will jam in the lock.

WARNING SIGNS THAT YOUR CAR DOOR LOCK MAY JAM THE VEHICLE KEYS

Below are some warning signs that your car door lock may be on the bring of jamming. Indeed, it’s better to perform maintenance on your vehicle and preventative service, than to deal with an emergency.

  • Car Key sticks or is stiff in the lock
  • The door lock is rough or difficult to turn
  • The door lock catches as you turn the key

If customers search for the right Automotive Houston Locksmith Services then they will help you. They will be able to come and look at your vehicle whenever you need them. Night or day, rain, sleet or shine. Somebody will be there to assist you and get you back into that vehicle as quickly as they can. Professional locksmiths will be able to deal with the problem in minutes most of the time.

WHY DO CAR KEYS BREAK?

Most car keys are not lemons. In other words, they work well for a long time for a number of reasons. First of all because they are made well. Indeed, laser-cut car keys these days can function well for decades. Second of all because the door lock and the ignition that the key goes into are precision made as well. When the car door and the ignition fit the key well, there is less wear and tear on the key.

However, everyday use can wear down the profile of a metal key. Especially damaging to metal car keys is forcing the key in the lock when you are in a hurry. Although this may not seem like a big deal while you’re doing it, over time forcing the key in the door erodes the keys profile and damages the cylinder of the lock. In addition, the environment can have a big impact on the lifespan of the key. Especially for towns in Houston closer to the bay, such as Galveston and Baytown, the salty humidity of the environment negatively affects the key and the locks of the car. Although most cars are rust proof these days, nonetheless wind, sediment and other debris can get caught in the door luck, which will rub against the key. All of this grit in the door lock will make the key more weak.

WHAT ABOUT TRANSPONDER AND PROGRAMMABLE KEYS?

For transponder keys and other programmable keys, there are additional reasons for why these digital keys will break. The main reason is that the battery fails. Usually a battery on a car key will blink red or emit a beeping signal. If you see a blinking light on your key or hear the key beeping, then you should get the car key battery replaced as soon as possible. In fact, here’s a helpful tip: all car dealerships will replace a failing car key battery for $5-$7. No problem.

Another major factor that causes keys to break is drastic changes in the weather. Since car keys are metal, they are subject to stresses the environment causes. Sudden freezing weather in Houston, when the day before the temperature was mild or even hot, can causes expansion and contraction stresses to the metals in the car key, the car door, and the ignition switch. Changes in size of all of these devices can cause the key to break, especially if you continue to force the key.

Unfortunately, the most common times a key breaks is when you’re in a hurry. Why? Because that’s when you’re most likely to force the key, and to use more force than is necessary. Indeed, the emotions of the driver play a big role in causing weak keys to break.

HOW DOES A LOCKSMITH REMOVE A BROKEN KEY?

There are two main ways a locksmith will extract a key from a door lock or an ignition. The first main way is through a broken key extraction tool. The locksmith will first lubricate the lock and the broken shaft of the key that is still in the lock. Lubricating the lock helps the locksmith pull the key out without damaging the lock. The broken key extraction tool inserts into the lock, catches onto the broken shaft of the key, and pulls it out of the lock.

The other main way a locksmith might remove the broken key from the lock is through a broken key extraction kit. This kit comes with several tools, each of which is important to retrieving the key.  These tools include specialty scissors, a hemostat, pliers, and a key extractor. Unlike the broken key extraction kit, these tools can only work with spare copy of the car key, or another one that is similar enough to fit into the lock. The locksmith guides the extractors very carefully into the lock. The danger is that while the locksmith is moving the extractors into place, they will unintentionally push the broken key bits farther down into the lock. Once the extractors are in place, they wind carefully around the broken lock pieces and are then pulled out. All of this work is like surgery, and must be done carefully, deliberately, and slowly. Otherwise the action to remove the key may press the key pieces down in farther.

Customers often want to know whether they will have to replace the ignition because of damage from the broken key. This decision will change case by case. Until the locksmith sees the damage from the key car, there’s no way to say for certain whether the ignition is damaged as well. The main factor in whether the ignition is damaged is how deep into the slot the broken key pieces are, and whether the key pieces can be removed safely, without further damaging the ignition.

YOUR EXPERT CAR KEY EXTRACTION LOCKSMITHS IN HOUSTON TX!

Getting into a car which has damaged locks or stuck keys is quite a large task. It gets more difficult every single year as locking technology gets better. The right Automotive Houston Car Key Extraction Services provider will be able to tackle the job.

If you wish to find out more about the Car Key Extraction Houston Locksmith Services that we offer, call us. It is our intention to help you get back into your vehicle in the quickest and safest possible manner.

OUR CAR AND AUTOMOTIVE LOCKSMITHS ARE FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED

Alamo Key & Lock Car Key Extraction Locksmiths in Houston TX are fully Licensed, Bonded and Insured to make sure we provide quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service when it comes to your Car Key Extraction Locksmith needs.

Testimonials

  • As a real estate broker I often need a Houston locksmith to get a door of a property open to show a prospective buyer. I have worked with Alamo Key and Lock for a long time. Absentee homeowners often lose keys or tenants change locks to prevent the home form being shown. Alamo Key and Lock will always respond and get the door opened and a new key made. I also use them to change locks on foreclosures and evictions to prevent re-entry by the former occupants. I have been very satisfied with the service over the years.

    Charlotte Everson
  • They were the best and most prompt locksmiths I have experienced.

    Lly Gomez
  • I accidentally locked my car after putting my daughter in the child's seat in the back seat. It was a hot day also and I began to panic. A stranger called Alamo Key and Lock for me along with the police. I was surprised that the Houston Locksmith arrived at almost the same time as the police. The locksmith got the door opened and my daughter was fine. The policeman said if the locksmith did not come right away he would have had no choice but to break the window because seconds count. I owe a big thanks to Alamo Key and Lock for responding to my emergency so quickly.

    Catherine Vaughn
  • Thank you Alamo key &lock and Francisco for opening my car total life savers. Flat rate scam free, I before I called them I called another place that wanted my car make and model, year, color and would give me a rate once they got there. I recommend them took less than minute to open it.

    Cindy Marron
  • I am SO impressed with Ron and his Team (Uve and Francisco) at Alamo Key & Lock! We needed six areas at the hospital secured, and they promptly installed the keypad locks and came up with a great price for us. Thank you! And the technicians were professional, friendly and always smiling. Bravo! We will definitely call on you again

    Sean H
  • Francisco was quick and opened my lock professionally. 10/10

    Scott Girdwood
  • I locked my keys inside my car. I called Alamo Key & Lock, and they sent a technician out promptly (arrived in about 20 minutes). Their tech, Jonathan, was courteous, skilled, and quick. They charge a fair price.

    Peter Vu
  • When I was locked out of my car after work I found Alamo Key and Lock on Google and called them. The Houston locksmith showed up in fifteen minutes and opened my door. The price was very reasonable but enough to make me more careful in the future. Very good service.

    Chad Smith
  • I locked my keys in my car with my dog in the vehicle… Alamo locksmith got there super fast. He even called other locksmiths nearby to see if they could get there faster. WOW. Thank you so much, Ron!

    Julia Teekell McCoy
  • Alamo is the best! Francisco arrived earlier than the quoted time and was courteous and helpful. It was a raimt day so that was awesome. Highly recommend!!!

    Marcus Allen
  • Very nice and professional young man came out. I completely gave up after two tow truck drivers came to try and get my keys out before him, but he was persistent and tried every which way possible. He could've easily said it would be more to make a key, but he tried and tried until he got it open. I am very grateful because not only did I not have to make a key, but he got my keys out really quick. Thank you guys!!!

    Lilly Vazquez
  • Francisco lock personnel was OUTSTANDING...lock was SUPER DIFFICULT OPENING...AND FRANCISCO NEVER QUIT AND NEVER GAVE UP...I had already givung up HOPE AND BOUT TO BREAK WINDOW AND GET IN...But Francusco never QUIT and Finally got lock open....THANG THE LORD

    Malik Lyle
  • Within 2 weeks, I’ve locked my keys in the car twice. Francisco came both times and was very understanding. I felt so embarrassed that this happened to me again. Thank you Alamo for having great customer service!!

    Elizabeth Rivera
  • Ron is absolutely amazing. Alamo key and lock will always service my business and personal locksmith needs. The service is always prompt and the work is done effectively and efficiently Do yourself a favor...call them ?

    Shontell
  • Very good service When I been on vacation I locked my keys in the car Ron answer the phone & say he will be there 10-15 min He comes in 12 min very fast service & also affordable price Very recommended!!!

    SOS LOCKSMITH
  • Fantastic service and quality of work. Ron and his crew are not only professional, they are good people as well. I’ve used Alamo at work and home. After some not-so-successful attempts at finding a locksmith, I’m glad I found these guys!

    A.G. Stockstill
  • Ron was very nice. They arrived very quick and they are affordable. I will definitely use them when I have an emergency.

    Jasmine Brown
  • Excellent service was very prompt and ready to unlock. Great customer service and caring of vehicle damage. Will recommend to anyone

    Derrick Harris
  • They showed up quickly, and got the job done right! I’ll definitely be using them again in the future.
    Kristyn Morrow
  • Fast, friendly, on-time service. And he did a good job.
    tetra guy tx
  • They are really wonderful. Everyone should call for their service asap. I have never met people like this before in my life. I appreciate your kind gesture.

    Sabina Takyi
  • Awesome service was at my location under 5 min. With quick service. Definitely will use this company again when locking my keys in the car...

    Rachel Valentine
  • alamo key and lock saved my day ! super fast and affordable service thank you ron
    Helen Johnson
  • Alamo Key & Lock rekeyed my front door. I called and they were able to came the same evening. We did have problems with the new lock. I called Alamo and they came back out and repaired it. Now the lock is working perfectly! Thank you Francisco for the great follow through.

    B W
  • Great service! My door handle lock broke and I was unable to turn the handle. They sent a technician right away and he was very helpful and professional.

    Alyce Payne
  • It's happened to us all. Keys locked in the car.. Prompt service with excellent customer service. Call these guys if you're ever in a bind!

    Caroline Carrillo
  • Ron was easy to access, very responsive, and prompt. He was even able to come out during the weekend and was very reasonably priced. I also appreciated how patient and insightful Ron was about discussing my home lock/security needs.

    Sangeeta Ballal
  • He was great and service was excellent
    channie jourdon
  • Jonathan came to do my car door unlock with in mins after my call.he didn’t take even 5 min to unlock my car door.this best service and recommended to every one
    Srinivasarao Bolineni
  • Fast great and reliable service. Quick pay process as well. Highly recommend Ron!

    Andrew Czobor
  • Arrived promptly, great service and awesome price!
    Marissa Mancha
  • Ron for Alamo locksmith responded fast didn't have to wait ....fixed within 20min best locksmith service in Houston by far I highly recommend to anybody

    Dusty Mcdonald
  • Super fast Ron was great Quick and handy An all around great guy And an awesome tech.

    Tariesha Lee
  • Very friendly, reasonable price and great service.
    Brenden Slack
  • Thank you! Fast, easy and fair price.

    Mario 12
  • Great service fast in and out :

    Zaki Aboelnaga
  • The service was absolutely quick and painless. I would recommend them to everyone

    Kendra W
  • The tech came in no time..

    Jermarian Green
  • The service was quick and efficient.
    Millicent Dallas
  • Customer service was excellent, very friendly, fast service

    Lee Polk
  • I loved it! Got my keys! The guy was hot too lol! Bouns! ? Thanx!
    Katrina Howard
  • Very fast n great service from Ron ?

    Rosa M
  • He was prompt and hard worker, made me some keys. Thanks

    Heidi Coody
  • COOL dude he was fast and kept me updated threw the whole thing and great prices

    Nick Pariah
  • Quick, friendly service from Ron this morning! Thank you Alamo Key & Lock!

    Michelle Robinson
  • Great service! My door handle lock broke and I was unable to turn the handle. They sent a technician right away and he was very helpful and professional.

    Alyce Payne
  • Ron was Very quick , and great communication!
    SaBreah Gibbs
  • Ron is absolutely amazing. Alamo key and lock will always service my business and personal locksmith needs. The service is always prompt and the work is done effectively and efficiently Do yourself a favor...call them ?

    Shontell
  • On time and quick service! The price I was quoted was the price I paid

    Jackie Smith
  • Awesome job got here quick and did the job quick as well
    celica contreras
  • Quick, kind and efficient. Francisco is the best!!

    Phillip Pryor
  • Juan is the MAN! Definitely a God sent ! When locked out call Alamo Key and Lock!

    Shan S
  • Awesome and quick process by Ron! And overly reasonable flat rate!

    TayJ Da_Prodigy
  • Ron for Alamo locksmith responded fast didn't have to wait ....fixed within 20min best locksmith service in Houston by far I highly recommend to anybody

    Dusty Mcdonald
  • My husband lost a car key to a Nissan Altima I called Alamo long story short they couldn't fix it unfortunately but, I receive FULL refund. Thank You Alamo!

    Sarahi Rodríguez
  • Very quick and efficient service!

    Brasswerks houston
  • Great service

    Bardo Ruiz
  • Great fast service
    talha qureshi
  • Technician arrived when he said he would, was friendly and up front throughout the entire process. Will use again

    Christopher Jacquet
  • Francisco was great! He came in professional worked fast to rekey my door and was gone in a flash.

    Melaney Herron
  • Fast service

    Martin Mora
  • I’m a truck driver from N.C locked my keys inside my 18 wheeler, i called alamo key and lock and ron showed up really fast and save my day! My hero 🙂 thank you so much!

    Yusniel Corredera Rodríguez
  • Did an excellent job replacing an old lock with a new schlage connect

    Rodrigo Landivar
  • I had my house re-keyed and the job was incredibly well done. He was out to the house same day and his prices were the best I could find in town!

    Collin Schulte
  • I highly recommend Alamo. Very fast locksmith service. Showed up immediately

    Leo Tolentino
  • Ron was very helpful! He arrived quickly and changed the locks without a problem!

    Stacey Thomas
  • Friendly,fast and excellent service very good experience doing business with this company

    Hector Melendez
  • Ron did a great job! I would recommend to anyone.

    Jonathan Lazzarino
  • Ron was great! I called them to change a lock for my business. Ron came within an hour and was very efficient and professional. Thank you for the excellent service! I will definitely be a returning customer 🙂

    Alina Skylar

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