When a key breaks off within the lock of a car door or within the ignition cylinder, it needs to be extracted. There are many ways to do this, but it’s best to call a broken car key extraction in Miami FL.
Trying to force the broken key out yourself can cause damage and in some cases even break the lock. Licensed locksmiths are trained to extract keys without damaging the lock and in most cases, can duplicate keys.
The Extraction Process
When your key gets stuck in the lock of your car, it can be a frustrating experience. This is especially true if you have to wait for a professional to arrive. Fortunately, Locksmith North Miami-A Lenny Locksmith Inc has you covered when it comes to broken car keys and other automotive problems.
The process of extracting a key from your car’s door lock is a simple one, but it isn’t without its complications. The most important part is getting the job done correctly the first time around.
To achieve this, we use a combination of tools that are designed to accomplish the task in the most efficient manner possible. The most streamlined procedure is to utilize a specialized tool known as a “key extraction kit” to remove the broken key from your door lock. The device may be a bit complicated to handle, but it’s worth the effort in terms of efficiency and safety. The most noteworthy aspect of this particular device is that it will work on virtually any car model on the market.
Lubrication of the Lock
Before the extraction process begins, our locksmith will lubricate the lock to make it easier for the key extractor tool to catch on the broken key and pull it out of the lock. This also helps to prevent additional damage from occurring to the locking mechanism during the extraction process.
Some of the most common lubricants used for locks include WD-40 and graphite. These are both oil-based lubricants that will help to clean the lock and get it working properly again.
But while these lubricants can be effective for the short term, they will quickly accumulate dust and dirt which will gum up the lock over time. In addition, they tend to leave an oily residue on the key which can be transferred onto clothing and bags.
Alternatively, we highly recommend a silicone or graphite lubricant. These are more effective and are non-harmful to the key and the door. However, they are not always easy to apply and often leave a sticky substance that will stain hands, pockets, furniture, or anything the keys touch.
The Key Extraction Tool
One of the most common things that a locksmith will have to do during a lockout is to extract a broken key. Unfortunately, it can be a very frustrating task to try and do without the proper tools.
There are many different ways that you can use to get a broken key out of a lock. Depending on the type of lock and the key, some of these methods can be quite simple while others can be quite complex.
Regardless of which technique you decide to use, it is important that you do not push the broken piece deeper into the lock. This will only make it harder to remove and can even cause more damage to the lock itself.
Thankfully, there are a variety of broken key extractors available that will be able to help you out in this situation. All you have to do is select the right tool for your needs and use it accordingly.
The Final Step
The final step is the most difficult, as it involves guiding several of the company’s patented spiral extractors into the keyway. This is a feat of engineering in itself, and it pays to go the extra mile if you can. To wit, we recommend some lighthearted competition between you and your coworkers to see who can make this a fun team event. The resulting team is the winner of the trophy room and, in turn, the envy of the other competitors. The best part is that you no longer have to worry about the broken keys strewn across your floor or the backseat of your truck.