Auto Locksmith Services in Fort Worth
We’ve all been there: you turn your pockets inside out and dump out the contents of your purse, but your keys are nowhere to be found. Then, you spot them on the passenger seat inside of your locked vehicle.
At All Hours Locksmith, we know that this scenario can happen at any time of the day or night, and that’s why we are here to offer you emergency auto locksmith services. Call us 24/7 to unlock your car doors so you can get back on the road again
If your key got jammed and then broke off inside the lock, there are a few DIY tricks you can try, but removing the broken fragment from the lock usually requires the tools and skill of a professional.
At All Hours Locksmith, we can also re-key your auto locks if you have lost the keys and worry that they might have landed in the wrong hands. By re-keying your locks, you can ensure that any old copies of keys floating around will no longer work on your vehicle.
We also make copies of keys so you can keep a spare in your home in order to unlock your car.
Since the mid-1990s, car keys have been made with transponder chips. These disarm the vehicle immobilizer. When you turn the key with a transponder chip in the ignition, the car sends an electronic message to the key. As long as the message matches what is programmed on the key, the car will start.
If you need your transponder chip reprogrammed or if you want to deprogram unwanted key chips for keys that you aren’t using, the experienced technicians at All Hours Locksmith can help you out.
The ignition switch serves several functions. It is an anti-theft device in the way that it requires a specific key with the right transponder code to start the vehicle. It also locks the steering wheel in place when the key is removed.
The ignition switch has a shift interlock solenoid that locks the transmission so the vehicle cannot be shifted out of park once the key is removed. It also will not allow you to remove the key unless you are in park. All of this ensures the vehicle stays stationary and cannot be tampered with by thieves or accidentally roll away because it was not in park when the keys were removed.
The ignition switch plays an important role in your vehicle’s safety and function, so if it won’t turn, it turns but the engine doesn’t start, the engine starts but dies suddenly while driving, or you find yourself wiggling the key in the ignition to get the car to start, call All Hours Locksmith.
We can find the source of the problem and repair or replace the ignition switch if necessary.