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Having your car key stuck in the ignition is such a stressful situation - you're probably on your way somewhere important and worried about being late. You don't want to risk leaving the keys in your car to go get help, so give Towing Tacoma a call and we will help you troubleshoot the issue. We have knowledgeable mechanics standing by to assist you with diagnosing the problem that's causing your key to be stuck. We can also help with a tow to a local automotive shop or locksmith.

If your key is stuck in ignition there are a few simple checks you can do first, but proceed with caution. Attempting to fix the problem in a forceful way could result in damage to the key, ignition, or worse. The first thing to do is check the key to make sure it's in the “off” position. Seems simple - but you'd be surprised how commonly that's the issue. You also want to make sure the vehicle is in “park.” If it's still stuck, jiggle the steering wheel back and forth gently while you try to remove the key. Sometimes the steering wheel locks the ignition so a quick adjustment is all that's needed to get the key out.

You can try using a lubricant to loosen the key, or using a bobby pin or pliers to try to remove it, but we recommend calling for a professional at that point to avoid the key breaking inside the ignition. If it's not budging, it's most likely not the fault of the key itself. If you've still got the key stuck in the ignition after those quick checks then it's time to consider you might have a dead battery or other mechanical issue. Causes for key's sticking range from a dead battery, to loose cables, to a faulty lock cylinder. Many people are unaware that ignition lock cylinders are made to last only about 60,000 miles.

Whatever the reason for your key being stuck in the ignition, Towing Tacoma can quickly send a mobile mechanic with tow truck out to your location, whether that be home or at the office. We will check all of the quick options previously mentioned here and if there seems to be a bigger problem we will make sure to get you safely to a local mechanic shop or professional locksmith. Your car is no good to you if it's not working! Give us a call and we'll get you back on the road quickly with friendly, professional service.
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Having your car key stuck in the ignition is such a stressful situation - you're probably on your way somewhere important and worried about being late. You don't want to risk leaving the keys in your car to go get help, so give Towing Tacoma a call and we will help you troubleshoot the issue. We have knowledgeable mechanics standing by to assist you with diagnosing the problem that's causing your key to be stuck. We can also help with a tow to a local automotive shop or locksmith.

If your key is stuck in ignition there are a few simple checks you can do first, but proceed with caution. Attempting to fix the problem in a forceful way could result in damage to the key, ignition, or worse. The first thing to do is check the key to make sure it's in the “off” position. Seems simple - but you'd be surprised how commonly that's the issue. You also want to make sure the vehicle is in “park.” If it's still stuck, jiggle the steering wheel back and forth gently while you try to remove the key. Sometimes the steering wheel locks the ignition so a quick adjustment is all that's needed to get the key out.

You can try using a lubricant to loosen the key, or using a bobby pin or pliers to try to remove it, but we recommend calling for a professional at that point to avoid the key breaking inside the ignition. If it's not budging, it's most likely not the fault of the key itself. If you've still got the key stuck in the ignition after those quick checks then it's time to consider you might have a dead battery or other mechanical issue. Causes for key's sticking range from a dead battery, to loose cables, to a faulty lock cylinder. Many people are unaware that ignition lock cylinders are made to last only about 60,000 miles.

Whatever the reason for your key being stuck in the ignition, Towing Tacoma can quickly send a mobile mechanic with tow truck out to your location, whether that be home or at the office. We will check all of the quick options previously mentioned here and if there seems to be a bigger problem we will make sure to get you safely to a local mechanic shop or professional locksmith. Your car is no good to you if it's not working! Give us a call and we'll get you back on the road quickly with friendly, professional service.

Towing Service Tacoma
2611 N. 16th St, I-108
Tacoma, WA 98406
253-313-1900