A broken key stuck inside the ignition is a fairly common problem. This is due to the fact that there is more resistance on these locks than others and they end up being operated throughout the day than you think.
Sometimes when your car won’t start it could be due to a faulty ignition system. It is common for your car to have some kind of ignition protection system. There are many types of anti-theft systems, and are increasing by the year. An automotive ignition locksmith needs to keep up with all the old types being updated and the new one being developed. This requires constant training throughout the year.
One of the first systems used in mass production was the VATS. Passkey was the one that had the little “chips” embedded near the shoulder of the key. Passkey || worked off of the same principle. They both used an electrical resistance that the computer then either grant or deny access to start the vehicle.
Transponder keys are more popular in modern vehicles. They are little pellets that are imbedded inside the key. A radio frequency is sent from the ignition when the key is placed there. These radio waves power up the key, then it transmits a signal back to the ignition. If the BCM (body control module) recognizes the key, it lets the vehicle start.
Laser cut keys have been around for quite some time now. Not all locksmiths have the equipment to cut these types of keys. A qualified locksmith with the correct equipment can only duplicate laser cut keys.
Baltimore Mobile Locksmith technicians go through technical training throughout the year. We ensure that they have the proper technologies to complete any job. Our fully equipped trucks can arrive to your ignition problem 24 hours a day 7 days a week.