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  • Becki Hooper

What To Do When Your Car Key Breaks in the Lock?

Having your car key break in the door lock is one of the most frustrating situations that a driver can have, as this completely prevents you from driving, even if you have a spare car key on you. In this Keytek® Auto Locksmiths blog, we will guide you on what to do if you are in a situation where your car key breaks in the lock, and how to extract it.

Why Has My Car Key Broken in the Lock?


If your car key has broken in the car door lock, then there is a chance that you have applied too much pressure onto the key when trying to lock or unlock the door.

Wear and Tear

Sometimes simply using your car key a lot can begin to damage it over time, meaning that using too much force on a key that is becoming fragile can cause it to get broken in the lock.



What To Do When Your Key Breaks in the Lock?

Call An Auto Locksmith

The best thing that you can do when you’re in a situation where you physically won’t be able to drive, such as when your car key breaks in the lock, is to call an Auto Locksmith. An Auto Locksmith has the specialist skills to extract your car key from the lock, without causing more damage to the lock and to the key.

We here at Keytek® Auto Locksmiths will be able to get you back into your locked car by extracting the car key out of the lock, and then repairing your car key and lock for you. We will also provide you with a second key at a reduced cost if you require it. With our 24-hour service, we will have you back on the roads in no time!


car key in a car door lock


Our Auto Locksmiths are based in Poole and cover Auto Locksmith jobs in Bournemouth, Christchurch, and the surrounding Dorset area, so we will be able to reach you in good time whenever you need us. 


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