Is Your Car Not Starting? We Got the Solution

If you’re close by, you get down to the shop to get a look at your car and you’re greeted by a grim-faced mechanic saying you’ll probably need to replace the entire converter for $600 dollars, that is If you’re lucky enough to find someone (what’s worse, It wasn’t an engine issue in the first place). 

For an unpleasant, daunting situation like this, when dealing with an unreliable mechanic or stuck somewhere with a car key that doesn’t rotate, We’ve put together a team of trustworthy auto locksmiths in NJ who are qualified to tackle any make and model of vehicle. Don’t let your car down give us at Automotive Car Keys a call!

We deal in a variety of issues cars face which leads to them being shut down, starting from the key not going into the ignition cylinder, car stopping mid travel abruptly and cylinder rotating with the key. We feel that we can handle it all throughout New Jersey

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Some Common Ignition Related Issues

Contrary to popular beliefs, It’s not always clear what problem a car has until you actually look into the hood. So until we get to look under yours, here are some common issues that we’ve seen people face when their ride suddenly stops while we’ve been working in New Jersey. Mind you, alot of the time people try and either jam their key in the cylinder harder or try the old ‘smack the ignition’ trick to get it working. That really doesn’t help and definitely makes our work much harder than it already is, as trying a DIY may make things even harder to fix and especially to figure out.

Car Key Doesn't Turn

Your key will not turn in the ignition. Quite an emergency. Luckily, this is just an inconvenience, not a real emergency. A worn out ignition lock can cause the key to turn with difficulty. As a result both key and cylinder will start wearing out and get damaged. Eventually a worn cylinder or key can jam the ignition lock assembly. This can be inconvenient, and costly if it occurs at the wrong time, such as when the car breaks down far from home or when stranded on a busy highway

Ignition Cylinder Lock Breaks

Usually these cylinder locks last for years and many modern cars are coming with keyless systems but a conventional tumbler system has still not gone out of sight and commonly found in many vehicles going around. These cylinder locks don’t malfunction easily and wears and tears off over time. So when they start failing they show some signs and symptoms. 

Rattling Sound When Starting Car

Grinding or rattling sound when you attempt to start your car? Losing the ability to start your car may frustrate and anger you. Ignition lock cylinders are made in a variety of materials. With everyday wear and tear and exposure to the elements, these cylinder can become brittle, which may lead to cracks that become bigger over time. When this happens, the ignition key will no longer fit into the cylinder, and without this part, you would not be able to start the vehicle.

Diagnosing Ignition Problems

A vehicle’s ignition switch is one of the most important parts of a car. It allows you to start your engine, keep your accessories running and turn on your interior lighting. Because it’s so important, there are multiple ways to diagnose ignition switch problems.

If the car’s engine won’t crank, or you have trouble turning on the lights or other accessories, the problem might be with your ignition switch. You can look at the wiring and fuses underneath the steering column to find out if they’re all connected properly. If they are, you’ll need to check the switch itself.

To do this, remove the keys from the ignition and try turning them back and forth using only your fingers. If you can get them to move, but it takes a lot of effort, then something is wrong with the switch. If that doesn’t work, you can also try lifting up on one key while also pushing down on another key in an attempt to jiggle them loose from their position in the switch. If this doesn’t work, then it’s likely that you need to replace your ignition switch altogether. 

However there can be other potential problems with your engine so in order to make sure that its the ignition switch causing problem then call a professional auto locksmith service provider in New Jersey. 

There are many reasons that you may need to change your locks that include.

  • You’ve lost your key and needs lock rekeying services
  • Your lock has been damaged
  • When your keys are stolen
  • The lock mechanism is worn and no longer works reliably
  • You are willing to upgrade your door lock system.
  • Your current lock is deplorable and you want a security system.

Ignition Cylinder Repair in New Jersey

The ignition cylinder plays a large role in how a vehicle operates. It controls all of the different functions that are required to make it run, including cranking of the engine and turning on and off the spark plugs. Without it, a vehicle would be unable to run at all. When there is trouble with an ignition cylinder, it tends to occur suddenly and without warning. There may be a problem with a spark plug or the cranking function, or actions such as putting gas in the tank can trigger an error message for some drivers.

Here’s What to do

The first step when trouble occurs with your ignition cylinder is to have it repaired by our pros. They offer affordable prices for these services and multiple locations across the New Jersey. 

You may have tried some of the garages in your area, but you were disappointed with the job and price? Whatever it was, you know you can’t take any chances with the cylinder

We can handle most complicated jobs, from major work to simple replacements. We will get the job done right the first time, so you don’t have to worry about having problems down the road.