Ignition Change

What happens when you turn the keys in your ignition and your car doesn’t start?

Most of the time, the problem might not be when you think it is. When this happens to car owners, they immediately jump to thinking that the battery is dead. A dead battery is a likely culprit if your car isn’t starting, but few car owners look further into the issue. Many of them change the battery to find that their car still won’t start. 

A faulty or broken ignition is one of the most common reasons that your car may not be starting. When the ignition on your car is failing, the energy that is is supposed to be created when you turn your key in the ignition is not able to deliver energy to the rest of the car. This disruption in the beginning of the energy chain makes starting your vehicle impossible. 

Signs of a broken ignition

Spotting a problem with your ignition can be difficult and deceptive because a broken ignition can easily be masked as other problems with your vehicle. 

If you are not familiar with spotting a faulty ignition, there are a few signs that you can look out for: 

  • If you change the battery and your car still won’t start
  • Turning your ignition switch and hearing the car crank without starting
  • Turning the ignition and there is no cranking at all

Any of the above signs may be an indication that your car is having ignition issues. 

How to know when your ignition switch needs to be changed?

In some instances, a professional locksmith may be able to replace or repair broken components of your ignition. Your locksmith should inform you that the process of repairing an ignition switch can be complicated, and repairing or replacing broken pieces of the ignition won’t always do the trick. They will be able to advise you after taking a closer look at the problem, but because of the complex nature of car ignitions, there is a high probably that your ignition is going to need to be replaced. 

How ignition changes work?

Unlike other forms of car repair where you have to take your vehicle into the shop or get it towed in, a qualified locksmith will be able to come to you. Having your ignition replaced may sound like a serious process and a major financial burden, but a locksmith or technician should be able to visit you onsite and have your ignition replaced in under an hour. 

Making sure the job is done right

Think that your ignition may be going out? Don’t take the risk of getting stuck in your car somewhere. Call our team today so that we can come to you and take a look at your ignition ourselves. 

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Ignition Change Services

  • Lockouts

    We know how frustrating it can be to lock your keys in your car, house, or office. It seems to always happen at the most inconvenient of times. No matter if it’s 2:00 in the afternoon or 2:00 in the morning, our mobile response team is standing by to assist you.

    We offer lockouts for vehicles of all makes and models, houses, apartments, office and commercial buildings, and more. If a door needs to be opened, we have the tools and techniques needed to open it.

  • Lock Repair

    If you have a damaged lock of any type you should not need an appointment to have it repaired. There’s no need for you to go days without the security and protection you deserve. As soon as a lock is damaged, give us a call and we’ll come repair it right away.

    Our lock repair services can be performed on automobiles, RV’s, boats, house door locks, office locks including keyless entry systems, cabinet locks, and more.

  • Key Replacement

    If you damaged or lost your key we can replace it right away. There’s no need to order it from the OEM and wait days or weeks to have it shipped. We have blank keys that are ready to be cut for just about every type of application. This includes:

    • Automotive ignition keys for all makes and models
    • Traditional keys
    • Transponder keys
    • Wireless keys
    • Master keys
    • Cabinet lock keys

    Whatever type of key you need, chances are we have the blank in stock ready to be cut. Our services are available 24/7 so you don’t have to wait to have your key made!

  • Repair and replacement of security systems

    There are many older security systems still being used, and many are bound to stop working at any time. When they do stop working your home or office’s security is at risk.

    If you encounter any kind of problem with your security system we can come diagnose the issue right away. We’ll let you know if it makes financial sense to repair it, or if a replacement would be in your best interest. In either case, we’re equipped to get your security system operational again in no time.

    Don’t let your property go unprotected for any amount of time; our emergency locksmith team can come to your location right away.

  • Rekeying

    There are times when you may need emergency rekeying services. Some scenarios include:

    • After an employee is terminated or quits
    • After breaking up with a significant other
    • After a stranger had access to your keys

    No matter the circumstance you find yourself in if you feel like you might need to have your locks rekeyed you should go with your instinct. It’s usually not worth the risk to wait, especially considering the price it costs. Our rekeying services are very affordable, even if you need your locks rekeyed in the middle of the night.

  • Trunk and door opening

    Similar to lockouts, we are equipped and trained to open any type of door including car trunks. Many of the locking and latching mechanisms used in vehicle trunk doors can become faulty at any time, especially on older vehicles. Unfortunately, they’re not made to last forever.

    When the lock or latch does stop working, it’s usually when you have valuables in your trunk. Our technicians can open the trunk for you and repair the lock or latch so it’s operational again.

    We can also open RV doors including side storage doors, boat doors, trailer doors, lockers, and more.

Call us at (469) 480 3395 for a free consultation and estimate!

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