Breaking or losing a key is a miserable inconvenience. It can set you back a couple of hours, and your car or home security can be compromised. Weather and time can wear down your keys, and they can break after frequent use. Breaking a car key fob or house key by dropping it is an easy fix. Rocket Locksmith professionals will rush to your aid and make you a new key on the spot. However, breaking a key inside a lock is more complicated. Getting it out yourself can take a long time, and you may end up damaging your ignition or lock.

The professionals at Rocket Locksmith specialize in speedy, quality service that won’t break the bank. If you’ve broken your car or house key, call our emergency hotline at 314.899.2469, give us your location, and a technician will be right over. All of our locksmiths are screened, licensed and insured, and they are professionals you can trust. Instead of potentially damaging your locks, save time and money by calling a professional.

How to Prevent Broken Keys

To prevent the dreaded snap of the key when locking your house or car, there are some preventative measures you can take. Key’s naturally wear over time, so it’s best to replace them before it’s too late. If you notice any extreme wear on your key or your lock is being abnormally stubborn, calling a locksmith can save you money in the long run. Replacing a worn key is easy and will cost less than $20. However, repairing a lock with a key stuck inside of it is a little more complicated. The professionals at Rocket Locksmith will repair broken keys and restore locks to working order.

Avoiding False Security

Rekeying locks instead of replacing them can help home and office owners improve their security for a lower cost. After moving into a new home, many homeowners will replace the locks on their doors with the cheapest locks possible. Settling for cheap locks compromises home security, and Rocket Locksmiths can help you save money by rekeying existing locks without replacing its hardware.

Keys that say “do not copy” result in a false sense of security because they can legally be copied by any locksmith. Having a do not copy stamp on your key does nothing to prevent them from being legally copied. However, Rocket Locksmiths can custom make keys that are more difficult to copy, such as ones with multiple layers of grooves or notches on both the narrow and flat sides. In addition, our expert technicians will provide you with a security consultation so that you can rest assured that your locks are effectively protecting your property.

Call Rocket Locksmith in St. Louis

Throughout the St. Louis area, our technicians are ready 24 hours a day to respond to any lock or key emergency. If your key breaks, calling a technician can save you time and money. We will quickly fix your lock and make a new key so you can be on your way. Call 314.899.2469 or visit our website.