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Car Key Extraction


If you've ever had your car key break off in the ignition, you know how difficult and frustrating the situation can be. You may not know, however, that an automotive locksmith such as ourselves can extract car keys successfully.

If you are in need of a car key extraction service in Seattle, WA, we've got your back. Maybe your car key has snapped in the ignition, or perhaps it’s become jammed in the door or trunk. You can relax in knowing there is a 24/7 mobile locksmith service at your disposal. We have the skills and experience needed to extract your key – and replace it also, if needed. We are fully licensed and insured locksmith in Seattle WA (license no: CAPITLI823NN), and will travel to your location to deal with any and all car locksmith emergencies.


What to do if your car key gets stuck in the ignition?

If your car key is stuck in the ignition, there are a few things you can do to try and remove it. First, check to see if the key is bent or damaged in any way. If so, you may be able to gently straighten it out with a pair of pliers. If the key appears to be undamaged, try twisting it back and forth while gently pulling on it. You may also want to try inserting a thin object, such as a disconnected paperclip, into the keyhole and using it to push the key out. If none of these methods work, you will need to call in the professionals! A professional locksmith will have the tools and expertise necessary to remove the key without damaging your ignition and will ultimately save you time and money.

What are the steps involved in a car key extraction service?

A car key extraction service is a process of removing a broken or stuck key from a car door lock or ignition. The first step is to insert a small, thin piece of metal, usually a slim jim tool, between the weatherstripping and the car door. This will help to release the tension on the car key. Once the tension is released, the next step is to use a pair of pliers to remove the car key from the lock cylinder. Finally, if the car key is completely damaged then you'll need a replacement key or a new key will need to be cut. A car key extraction service can be performed by a professional locksmith or car mechanic.

What are the consequences of extracting a car key from the ignition cylinder incorrectly

Car key extractions should ALWAYS be performed by a professional. Attempting to remove a car key from the ignition cylinder or door lock without the proper tools and training can cause serious damage to the car. In some cases, the car key may become stuck in the ignition cylinder, making it difficult or impossible to start the car. In other cases, the car key may break off in the ignition cylinder, leaving a broken piece of metal that can damage the car's electrical system. Either way, attempting an extraction without professional help is likely to cause more harm than good.

What are the benefits of using a car key extraction service?

Car key extractions are a type of service that helps to remove keys that have become stuck in car locks. This can be a very frustrating and time-consuming problem, but with the help of a car key extraction service, it can be quickly and easily resolved. The benefits of using a car key extraction service include:

  • quick and easy removal of stuck keys
  • prevention of damage to car locks
  • avoidance of costly and time-consuming repairs
  • peace of mind knowing that your car is safe and secure.

In addition, car key extractions can also help to prevent future problems by lubricating the car lock and making it less likely for keys to become stuck.

Capital Locksmith is here to help

If you are ever faced with a snapped or jammed car key dilemma, you'll know who to call. Capital Locksmith of course. We'll go to any location in the city of Seattle, Washington.


We are your clear choice for any locksmith service you may need!