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Is your car key stuck in the ignition and you can’t remove the key from your ignition? Find out how an auto locksmith can help, the cost to remove a stuck car key and how long it will take to fix this problem.
Yes, an auto locksmith will be able to help remove a car key stuck in ignition, although sometimes the problem will be with the steering lock mechanism and not the actual car key.
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A car key stuck in the ignition that won’t release is usually because of a damaged/worn out car key or the ignition wafers have broken.
The three common reasons for stuck car keys are as follows:
The price to remove a car key stuck in the ignition can be from £90, If your car key has snapped off in the ignition then again will likely cost from £90.
The cost may increase on certain vehicle models such as VAG (Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Skoda) – removing car keys stuck in ignition MUST be carried out by an experienced auto locksmith.
If this type of work is not done correctly the bill could end up over £300.
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For a car key stuck or snapped in the ignition, some models will require a new car ignition this is due to the ignition itself breaking down causing the key to become stuck.
The price for a new car ignition is likely to be from £45 for parts and £70 labour, this price will depend on the type of car model you own though.
This type of job can take up to an hour to complete.
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