How To Get a Repair or Replacement for a Snapped Car Key

Let’s face it, snapped car keys are a nightmare. We all need our vehicles, usually on a daily basis – so, finding ourselves not only with no key but with no other means of getting into or starting vehicles can be very isolating and worrying!

That is why it is so important to know what to do if you happen to snap your own car keys. At Vehicle Key Services, we’ll help to replace or repair your car key as soon as it happens – consider us an extra emergency service! Is your car key snapped in ignition, or even in a door? No problem – here’s how we can help.


How do I get a replacement for a snapped car key?

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There are, essentially, two main ways of getting a replacement for your snapped car key.
The first way is to call your local garage, or directly call your car’s manufacturer. You will have to wait until business hours to reach them, however, by which time you could have missed work, school, an important event, etc.

Your garage or manufacturer should then send you a replacement for your car keys without much quibble. However, this can take weeks, even over a month, to take place! During this time, obviously, you will not have use of your vehicle. Some garages can provide replacement cars in the meantime, but most do charge you for the time that you use them – that’s extra costs just stacking up!

So, all in all, you have to spend more and more money just to keep moving, and wait potentially weeks to get back on the road in your car. That doesn’t sound particularly helpful, does it?

Or, there is always the second solution. You can call an auto locksmith to come and help you as soon as possible – for a one-off fee!

A quality auto locksmith should be with you within a few hours, depending on where you are. They will ensure that your key is safely removed from your ignition or door and that you have a functional replacement set of car keys to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Of course, you will need to ensure that the auto locksmith you choose has the tools to safely remove the key, and program your new car keys specifically for your vehicle.
They should also be easy to reach at any time, any day, and at a price that suits you!

Finding that kind of service isn’t always easy – which is why so many people rely on Vehicle Key Services for emergency support in a pinch!


What if my car key snapped in the ignition/door?

Our car keys can easily break in bags, pockets, on the floor, etc. Of course, this is a pain in itself, but it is much worse when the key actually breaks in an ignition or door. Not only have you lost the use of the key, but you cannot even use a spare if you have one. And, what if you snap the key in the door and then cannot even get into the vehicle? Nightmare, right?

Well, you can rest assured that not all hope is lost. An auto locksmith will be able to remove your keys from your door or ignition without damaging the vehicle. Then, all that’s left to do is find your spare keys or get the replacement ones!


Why call Vehicle Key Services?

If you are based in Sheffield, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Lincoln, Retford, Worksop, Goole, or any of the surrounding areas, then the only auto locksmith you ever need to call is Vehicle Key Services.

We have helped our customers with countless broken and snapped car keys over the years, so you can believe us when we say that this situation is nothing new to us! Although it may seem like the most outrageous situation, you are not the first person to snap their car keys, nor will you be the last!

The main thing to do is hire an auto locksmith that you can trust to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and reasonably priced.

Fortunately, you can get all of that and more with Vehicle Key Services. But, don’t take our word for it! Trust our years of experience, happy customers, and solid reputation. You will not find another auto locksmith that you can reach any time, any day, and that will get you back up and running as soon as possible.

So, don’t even think twice if your car keys have snapped. Contact Vehicle Key Services on 07811020796, or email us at, and we will get to you faster than you can say, “Oh, snap!”.