Flatirons Locksmiths: How (Not) To Remove A Broken Key From Your Ignition In Colorado

Flatirons Locksmiths: How (Not) To Remove A Broken Key From Your Ignition In Colorado

Broken Ignition KeyMaybe it was out of frustration. Perhaps you simply didn’t know your own strength. Or you could even blame it on the flimsy key. Whatever the cause, your key is broken inside the ignition. Unfortunately, as human beings, we tend to be unable to leave well enough alone. Thankfully, countless others have been in this situation before you, and provide you with the unique experience of what not to do.

Magnets. Trust us on this one, don’t even bother. The idea is certainly sound in theory, however, the results will be similar to attempting to use a remote control without batteries. Nothing.

Then there are those who’ve used the MacGyver approach and pulled out the Super Glue. We can only hope that these same folks didn’t also try to diffuse a bomb with a toothpick and some dental floss. Both would only result in disaster. Instead of connecting the part of the key in your hand to the part in the ignition, you’ll only fill your ignition with glue.

If you’ve ever tried to put a round peg into a square hole then you know why using a screwdriver won’t work either. It may, perhaps, be a great way to take out your frustration, but in the end you’ll only wind up damaging the ignition.

If you’re fortunate enough to have had the key break above the level of the lock, then pliers may work. Otherwise, even with needle-nose pliers, there won’t be enough room in the ignition slot to retrieve the key.

After reading the methods that don’t work, and before you try figuring out how you’ll be able to sell your car on Craigslist without the buyer trying to start it, you should know that there is a solution. Here at Flatirons Locksmiths we have the knowledge, experience and the (correct) equipment to get the job done right. Contact us and one of our professional mobile service technicians, located all over Boulder and Broomfield counties, will be out to you no time

Flatirons Locksmiths is a mobile locksmith company based in Boulder County, serving Boulder CO, Broomfield CO, Louisville CO, Lafayette CO, Superior CO, Erie CO, Niwot CO, & Longmont CO. We offer both emergency & scheduled services, feel free to browse our website to view our complete list of services, or contact us today for all of your residential, commercial, or automotive locksmithing needs. We would love to hear from you!

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