When your car key won’t turn in the ignition, or the steering wheel won’t unlock, it’s a problem. Alcatraz Locksmith
is your best call to make in this situation. We have been repairing and replacing car and truck ignition locks and switches in the Phoenix
, AZ metro area for over 25 years.
When the stuck ignition situation occurs, it’s usually caused by a worn key or a worn ignition lock
cylinder, sometimes referred to as the key-in-tumbler, and sometimes a combination of the two. We will quote you a flat rate price to come to your location, make a new factory spec car key, and repair the ignition lock if that is necessary. Sometimes it is necessary to replace the ignition because it is too worn, or there has been attempted theft or tampering.
We can service all makes and models of ignitions, including those with laser keys, high security keys and transponder keys. Our ignition lock services are reasonably priced to save you money, and carry a warranty.
Honda ignition repair is something we have been doing for over 25 years, and we have a specific method for making the high security transponder key, then removing the ignition lock cylinder, re-keying it back to factory specifications, re-installing the lock and programming the new key. Honda ignition lock repair is a situation where the key and the ignition lock have worn together over time.
The key doesn’t go in all the way, or the ignition and steering lock are stuck and won’t turn the car on or unlock the steering. We remove the stuck ignition, disassemble the lock right where the vehicle is, determine if it needs to be rebuilt, replaced or if it needs a new high security transponder key cut by code on a laser key machine. Once that determination is made, we effect the ignition repair and get you on your way.
Mercedes Benz ignition repair is also a 25 year plus specialty, involving diagnosing the problem, seeing if it’s limited to just the keyed lock cylinder or if the repair includes the ignition steering lock, which we refer to as the boltworks.
BMW ignition repair usually includes replacing the very worn key, and or removing and repairing a worn security component that causes the ignition to turn around and around without starting the car.
GM ignition repair is the diagnostic procedure of cutting a new key to original factory specifications, then manipulating the ignition to the “on” position, removing the lock, replacing the worn or damaged ignition lock wafer tumblers, springs and re-installing the lock into the car. As with all ignition lock repair, each lock is tested for proper function.
Ford ignition repair includes the same diagnostic procedure of cutting a new key to original factory specifications, then manipulating the ignition to the “on” position, removing the lock, replacing the worn or damaged ignition lock wafer tumblers, springs and re-installing the lock into the car. As with all ignition lock repair, each lock is tested for proper function.
Chrysler ignition repair is performed the same as above, with a procedure to turn on the ignition to remove it, and either repair it or replace the ignition lock cylinder.
Dodge ignition repair is the same as Chrysler ignition repair, listed above.
Toyota ignition lock repair is most likely needed when the ignition key has become too worn down, or when one of the two sets of split wafer tumblers has become worn or bent. A new key is made, the ignition cylinder is made to turn to the accessory position, the lock cylinder is removed, rebuilt, and placed back into the steering lock housing.
Ignition Repair and Replacement for the following car and truck models:
Acura, AMC, American, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Daewoo, Datsun, Dodge, Ford, Freightliner, Geo, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infinti, International, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kenworth, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mack Truck, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mercury, Merkur, Mini, Mitsubishi, Navistar, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Peterbuilt, Peugeot, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Renault, Rolls Royce, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Sterling, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo.
We offer a one year warranty on ignition replacement.
Alcatraz Locksmith has the professional technicians to ensure the security of your vehicle. We can be reached in Phoenix at 602-677-5045. Alcatraz Locksmith can also be reach through the Contact Us page.