The ignition is one of the most crucial elements of your car. It is the point from which all other operations begin and end. Sadly, this is also one of the components that is most prone to frequent failure due to the amount of wear and tear it receives from entry and removal of keys, frequent movement from turning keys, and tampering by thieves.

Luckily, most ignition problems can be diagnosed and repaired with minimal hassle. Auto Key Services is equipped with all of the latest tools for diagnosis and repair and our certified locksmiths have years of experience under their belt, so we can get you all fixed up and on your way in no time flat.

What Are The Signs Of A Faulty Ignition?

A faulty ignition can be tricky to diagnose if you don’t know what to look for. For Instance, many people assume that their car’s inability to start is caused by a dead battery. This often leads to car owners purchasing a battery they don’t need for a problem they don’t even have. Other times, the problem is apparent, such as when a key blade has snapped off in the ignition.

Here are a few common indicators that you might need to call a locksmith to have a look at your car’s ignition:

  • Broken Key Stuck In Your Ignition
  • Dirty Or Clogged Ignition
  • Damage From Criminal Tampering
  • Key Won’t Turn / Stuck Ignition
  • Faulty Ignition Switch
  • Key Enters Ignition But Can’t Be Removed
  • Key Won’t Exit Ignition
  • Car Won’t Start
  • Key Turns But Engine Won’t Crank

Shouldn’t I Just Go To A Mechanic Or My Dealer?

While your dealer or a certified mechanic could certainly fix your ignition problem, there are some compelling reasons to go to a locksmith instead:

1. We Come To You

Unlike a dealer or mechanic, locksmiths come to you to fix your problem. Since we offer emergency service, we are always equipped and ready to meet you on-site to remedy your problem, usually without the need to move your car. This means you won’t have to worry about paying for a tow to get your car to the garage.

2. Scheduling

Whereas dealers and mechanics have set hours of operation, locksmiths come to you when you need help, almost always offering same-day service. You also won’t have to worry about leaving your car at the garage or dealership for an extended period of time while you wait for repairs.

3. Specialized Expertise

Dealers and mechanics have a less specialized level of expertise than locksmiths when it comes to problems like faulty ignitions and locks. A locksmith’s specialized expertise in their field allows them to offer more accurate diagnostics, faster service, and more reliable repairs- all at lower prices than mechanics or dealerships can offer.

Mechanics have limited specialized expertise in dealing with the complexities of a car’s ignition and will often simply replace the whole assemblage instead of working through the tumblers and ignition wafers to rebuild or repair the faulty component. Unsuprisingly, repairing a faulty component of an ignition is much cheaper than buying a new ignition altogether.

4. Price

Mechanics and dealerships offer less specialized work at a premium price. By having all of the necessary replacement parts and tools on hand for any problem related to ignitions or locks, we are able to offer extremely competitive prices that dealers and mechanics can’t touch.

It’s also important to point out that mechanics typically change out parts immediately by simply replacing them with new ones. Locksmiths, on the other hand, have specialized knowledge of ignitions themselves and save you money by fixing the individual components of a faulty mechanism- This is almost always a more economical way of repairing a problem.


Auto Key Services is a fully qualified car keys duplication company in Kampala – Uganda. We are the 24 7 locksmith for your car.

Our professional team of mobile car technicians are industry experts in cutting replacement car keys, remotes or key cards, transponder key and car key transponder programming. Unlike many main car dealers or competing services, the Auto Key Services staff are equipped with cutting edge equipment providing services for all major models of vehicles, new or old, directly to you at the roadside. And did we tell you we are the guys to call when you have lost your keys and need to unlock a car door?