Broken Keys And Locks

Broken Keys And Locks.

Broken Keys,Locks And Broken Key Extraction.

Broken keys and locks are a common problem with older cars and vans. If your key has broken in the lock, we may be able to extract this for you potentially saving you money on a new lock or ignition. Then the new key can be recut to work in the locks. You will find that the broken key has a week point, probably where the deepest cut is and over time it gets softer and then one day it snaps. In some cases you are left with broken locks and they will now need to be replaced.

We have repaired broken keys and locks in Greenwich, Woolwich, Bromley, Orpington, Sidcup, Eltham, Croydon, Dulwich, Bexley, Welling, Swanley, Beckenham, Chislehurst, Dartford, Erith, Welling, Hackney, Barking, Bow, Stratford, Plaistow, Poplar, Canning Town, Silver Town, Olympic Park, Isle Of Dogs, Canary Wharf, Ilford, Dagenham, Lewisham, Sydenham, Crystal Palace and Thamesmead to name a few areas. We also cover parts of Kent and Essex.

And the cars and vans we have repaired broken keys and locks are Audi, Bmw, Citroen, Chevrolet, Daewoo, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Range Rover, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Suzuki, Toyota, Vauxhall and Volkswagen VW cars and vans.

We specialise in remote and transponder key programming, replacement car and van keys, non destructive car and van unlocking, keys locked in cars, broken keys, locks and key extraction, new car key cutting & transponder key and remote programming, even if you have lost all the original keys!

Broken Keys And Locks     Broken Keys And Locks

This customer had broken his key in his door lock and was lucky that he did not end up with broken locks. He did the right thing by calling Arrow Auto Locksmiths first, before he took matters into his own hands and made things worse. Some people think that they can get the vehicle open and try screwdrivers and all sorts of things and cause damage. What they do not realise is that if they call us first, it is a lot cheaper than being stuck with broken locks and having to pay hundreds of Pounds for complete lock set replacement. We use special tools to extract the broken keys that are stuck in the locks causing no damage at all. We then can cut a new key that will now work in the locks. The pictures above show a broken key that we extracted and were able to get that motorist on his way again.


We offer a mobile ignition replacement service to the general public and motor trade in and around London. We have years of experience in dealing with faulty or broken locks. There is very often a simple fix for the problem, such as cutting a fresh key, or releasing a jammed wafer or pin. If you call us out, we will attend and where possible attempt to repair or replace the Broken keys and locks on the first visit. In most cases we will be successful, but where ordered replacement parts are required we will re-quote for the repair in full. Should this occur we only charge for a single call-out, so you will not be charged twice.

Key won’t turn in the ignition.

If you your key won’t turn in the ignition we can remove the ignition barrel and find the cause and repair the problem. If a repair is not possible we can supply and fit a replacement. During the summer months air conditioning and high temperatures can cause ignitions to jam up. This is very common with Vauxhalls. A jammed Vauxhall ignition can be repaired on-site by one of our locksmiths.

Key won’t go all the way into the ignition.

On some makes of vehicle this problem may arise that prevents the key from fully entering the ignition barrel. This is quite common with certain Peugeot and Citroens, and prevents the ignition from turning. We can solve this problem with no ignition removal required. If the ignition is beyond repair we are happy to offer a replacement.

Broken Keys And Locks

If you have broken keys and locks, and need to gain entry to your vehicle to make replacement car or van keys. You can call Arrow Auto Locksmiths on 07506 144333. If you would like the work to be done at your home, work or at the roadside, you can go to our contact form to get booked in. We will be more than happy to help. You can find us on or you can like our Facebook page. There you can see the latest work we have completed. If you would like to leave a review on the service you have received please use the review button below. Thank You.

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