Broken Key Replacements Perth Can It Be Copied Mobile Emergency Locksmith Services
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Keys can break, when this happens, no-one wants to throw out their lock and get it replaced. So, inevitably, the question arises, can you actually copy a broken key and how well will that copied key perform? Well, the quick answer is yes, but there are a few exceptions to the rule, dependant upon a number of different factors. Let’s delve a little deeper into emergency key cutting and copying.
What to Do First:
When the key first breaks, you need to try and locate as many of the broken pieces as possible. The locksmith will need as much of the key as possible in order to make the replacement. This is important; be careful where you take the pieces of the key to be copied into a new key. An unskilled locksmith, may not be able to make a copy for you, they may damage the key fragments trying and make it harder to make a copy. Always choose a locksmith with extensive key cutting experience and a good reputation.
How Can You Get a Broken Key Out of a Lock?
As we’ve seen, getting as many parts of the broken key is very important if you want a copy. However, there are other considerations, what if you have a lock with your broken key stuck in there? There are a few things that you can try, the lock can be lubricated, and a pin or tweezers could be used to try and free the broken key parts. This may work, but you may not have any of these things with you, and you could be locked out of your house or car. It may be necessary, to call a 24/7 local locksmith to remove the broken key parts and ensure that the keyway is clear. Then you will be able to retrieve and use your spare key and get a new spare key made.
Can the Key be Copied?
The answer is a tentative yes, but the amount of damage the key has sustained is the determining factor. It may be the case that the key broke cleanly and you have two parts. This would be the best kind of damage and copying the key would be fairly easy. However, if the key is broken into multiple fragments or it is very twisted, it may not be possible to reconstruct it.
If you’re in need of a locksmith, key cutting service or need an emergency call out. Get in touch with us here at Locksmiths Perth 24/7, we are your professional local locksmith, and we’re here to help. We provide a variety of key cutting services, such as key cutting, lock rekeying, residential key cutting and commercial key cutting. We have a 24/7 hotline for emergencies for 365 days of the year, and our rates are the best in the Perth area. Our team is standing by to take your call and answer any remaining questions that you may have.