Steering Column Repair

Car key won’t turn, or the key is stuck? We can fix that.

Advance Auto can quickly diagnose and repair everything from broken locks to loose steering columns.

Advance Auto can quickly diagnose and repair everything from broken locks to loose steering columns.

The ignition mechanism in your car, van, or truck is something you likely rarely think about until there’s a problem like a stuck lock, you can’t remove the key, or worse yet, your keys won’t turn, leaving you stranded.

Common Reasons Why Your Key Won’t Turn

Just like all the other parts of your car, over time the small parts inside the ignition cylinder can wear out, leaving you unable to start your vehicle.

The ignition lock assembly itself is a relatively simple tumbler and key mechanism which is built to last the expected lifetime of the vehicle. With constant use, debris can build up inside the tumblers, causing the mechanism to jam.

Worn-down or bent keys can also damage the pins inside the lock cylinder, while the tumblers can become rounded over, break, or get stuck, making it tough to turn the key. If this is the cause of the problem, our auto locksmith can create a brand-new master key rather than simply making a duplicate using a key that’s already starting to wear out.

Unfortunately, auto thieves also often use destructive techniques in an effort to steal your vehicle, leaving you with a broken ignition, stuck lock, or key broken inside your ignition.

Warning Signs You Might Need A Steering Column Repair

The good news is that with the exception of broken locks or a stuck lock that’s the result of an accident or crime, in most cases your car will give you some advance warning that you need to call a column repair specialist. Getting the work done before your keys won’t turn can save you the stress that comes with being stuck with a broken ignition.

Here are the signs you should have your ignition lock assembly checked by a licensed, registered locksmith:

  • You have a loose steering column that rattles while you are driving
  • You’ve noticed you now have to ‘jiggle’ your ignition key to get your car to start
  • You’re having trouble inserting your key into the ignition
  • You struggle to remove your ignition key
  • Your key is so loose that you can actually remove it from the ignition while the engine is still running

If any of these things sound familiar, it’s time to contact a registered locksmith for help. Unlike general mechanics who have limited experience and training in dealing with lock assemblies, a certified, fully-insured auto locksmith has the specialized tools and knowledge it takes to quickly diagnose and repair everything from broken locks to loose steering columns.

Call Our Steering Column Repair Experts Today

Here at Advance Auto Locksmith in Florida, our team of fully licensed and certified auto locksmiths are available 24/7 to perform steering column repair work. We operate both a traditional brick-and-mortar locksmith shop as well as a fully-equipped mobile locksmith unit, and we take pride in delivering exceptional service at a fair, honest price.

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