An ignition key is used in a motor vehicle to turn the switch that connects the battery to the ignition system and other electrical devices. As the key slides into the slot, it pushes a set of tumblers in the ignition into a precise pattern to allow the key to be rotated to close the ignition circuit. That circuit then delivers power to the starter motor, which turns the engine so the spark plugs can fire and the engine operates. We know this might appear as technical junks for a lot of people.
Our vehicles are part of our everyday life. We need them to get from one point to another. So, what happens if the ignition key gets stuck in the ignition chamber, gets broken inside the chamber, or for some reason refuses to work at all. We can anticipate the horror on your faces at the thought of such terrifying incidents.
For Dallas residents, this should not be such a fuss as our professional services at SOS Locksmith, and our trained Locksmiths have got you covered. In such issues concerning your ignition keys, you will be advised on whether to rekey the ignition system or replace it entirely. These bits of advice are, of course, dependent on the expert diagnosis of our trained personnel.
The most common reason that ignition is rekeyed is that after an ignition replacement, the customer would like to operate their car locks with one key. A new ignition cylinder that you would get as a replacement does not come with keys to your car. Any quality replacement cylinder will come with keys that are already coded to it.
Locksmiths have been rekeying locks ever since locks could be rekeyed. No matter what type of lock it is, if it can be put back together, it can be rekeyed. Being able to put the lock back together is a vital part of the rekeying process, as pretty much anything can be taken apart.
That new cylinder will have the existing wafers emptied. The old cylinder will be taken apart so that it can be decoded. Then the new cylinder can have the same key code as the old one. If this were not done, then you would have a key that works in your ignition, but not in your doors, and vice versa. You can have your ignition rekeyed to fit the original key or have all other locks rekeyed to match the new key. Rekeying everything will take more time, but it is an option.
Replacement of ignition keys may arise from conditions where there is some issue with the ignition. This could be how the key is being read by the cylinder or an issue with the ignition switch. If the problem rests with the ignition cylinder, then it may need to be replaced. When it is replaced, it is common to rekey ignition cylinder replacements to the old key code.
At SOS Locksmith, our customers always come first. To that effect, we offer 24/7/365 services, which means you can call us even at odd hours. We have a team of auto professionals who can take care of any challenges to your ignition keys. Whenever you need our services, all you need to do is get in touch, and we will be there to help you in no time.