Ignition Repair and Replacement
Professional Ignition Services in Brooklyn & Queens, NY
There’s nothing more frustrating than spending part of your day dealing with a vehicle issue. You need your car to get you places, and when it can’t, it’s not more than a hunk of steel and malfunctioning engineering.
If your car won’t start, there’s a good chance the issue is with the ignition switch. At Locksmith Jet, our team is trained and prepared to handle all ignition services, including replacement and repair. Our emergency team is available day or night to help you get into your car and get it started.
What Models Do We Specialize In?
Our expert team of locksmiths is capable of handling any lock or key emergency for all makes and models of vehicles in the New York area. So, whether you have a brand new car fresh off the lot or a reliable classic that has decades of experience on the road, our team will be able to help!
Of course, not all locksmith companies can say they can fix such a range of vehicles. We’re proud to state that we also specialize in several models of automobiles that other locksmiths will avoid. So, if you are having key or lock issues with one of these models, make sure to give us a call today:
We like to go above and beyond for all of our customers. That’s why we specialize in these models, while still offering our service for any make and model of car.
Ignition Switch Repair and Replacement In Brooklyn & Queens, NY
Our team is ready to help you with all your ignition replacement or repair needs. We can change out switches, wafers, and wires to make your car the dependable vehicle you rely on once again. Should repairing the ignition be out of the question, we can also replace the ignition switch for you on-site to make sure you can get on your way quickly.
We know the best consumer is an informed one, which is why we have some of our most frequently asked questions about ignition switch repair and replacement below. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
If we’re going to repair or replace your ignition switch, you should be aware of what it is. It’s an essential part of your car, but one most people don’t really think about until it becomes an issue. It should be noted, though, that if you have a newer car that has a push button to start your vehicle, you likely lack an ignition switch.
True to its name, the ignition switch is an electrical switch. It’s turned on by the process of turning on your car. When you place your key into the ignition and turn it, you’re turning the lock cylinder that turns on the ignition switch.
The ignition switch has four positions. When your automobile is not running, this is considered the lock/off position. You put the ignition in the lock/off position anytime you turn off your car and remove the key.
The accessory position is also used fairly often. If, without starting the engine, you ever turn on your car to listen to the radio, roll down the windows, or keep the air conditioning on you’ve turned the ignition switch to the accessory position. Basically, if you’re attempting to turn on the battery without using the engine, you’re going to use the accessory position.
One of the final two positions is the run position. This ignition position provides power to the engine controls but does not start the engine.
The final position is the start position. This turns on the entire car, including the engine, so you can start driving.
Typically, the ignition switch is reliable. It’s designed this way as its the key, no pun intended, to get your car running. However, there are situations where the ignition switch will need to be repaired or replaced.
There are four main symptoms of a faulty ignition switch:
- Engine won’t start or stop
- Keys get stuck in ignition
- Engine dies at unexpected times
- Electrical issues cause dashboard, lights, and the radio to begin to flicker or turn off
When your ignition switch is need of repair or replacement, you won’t be able to turn your car on or off. Why would a damaged ignition switch prevent your car from turning off? Think of the ignition like a light switch. If your lights are on when the light switch breaks, it doesn’t turn off the lights. In fact, it keeps you from turning them off.
The same is true of an ignition switch. When it’s malfunctioning, it’ll keep the car in whatever state it was in when the switch broke. So, if your car is on, it’ll stay on. If your car is off, it’ll stay off. Neither is great and both require the switch to be fixed.
If your keys are getting stuck in your ignition, the switch may actually be working fine, but a critical component, the connection, is broken. This will make it difficult to put your key in the ignition and almost impossible to pull it out of the ignition. Either way, you’ll have a hard time operating your vehicle until the ignition connection is repaired or replaced.
No one wants their engine to die. It is perhaps the most important part of your vehicle. Without it, you don’t really have a car as much as a cramped, non-mobile home. Unfortunately, if your ignition switch is faulty, you are likely to experience your car’s engine stalling or dying, even as you’re driving. This is especially dangerous to you and other motorists, as it can happen unexpectedly and in places of high traffic. Generally speaking, this is the most common symptom of an issue with your ignition switch.
Once your ignition switch begins to malfunction, your car will start to lose some electrical power. This affects the accessories of your car, like internal and external lights, your radio or stereo system, and dashboard components. It can feel your automobile is haunted, but it’s probably an issue with the ignition switch.
None of the symptoms listed above are pleasant to deal with. Of course, you may be able to handle a faulty radio for a short time, but as soon as your car stalls or refuses to turn off, you’ll be dealing with an issue that’s an order of magnitude more pressing.
So, if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a malfunctioning ignition, you should have an expert check it out immediately. If you’re dealing with your keys getting stuck, your car’s engine dying, or your car refusing to turn off, make sure to call the experts at Locksmith Jet immediately. We can diagnose the issue and work to resolve it for you so you can get back on the road.
We’re a trusted, dependable, and honest locksmith service with a focus on helping customers with what they need at an affordable price. We’re available for both routine and emergency services, and we’re proud of the many recurring customers we have.
Our emergency services are available throughout New York City and at short notice. We can help you get your car started by repairing or replacing your ignition switch, as well as cut new keys and replace key fobs in the unfortunate case of them being lost.
Because we offer so many services, we can help you with any number of lock-based situations and emergencies. Whether you’re locked out of your home, car, or business, we can help you regain access and feel secure.
Professional Automobile Services
When you need professional ignition services in Brooklyn or Queens, Locksmith Jet is the place to call. Our team is focused on getting you the help you need as quickly as possible and resolving the situation at an affordable rate. Our locksmiths and technicians are dedicated to using their knowledge, skills, and customer-focus to ensure we resolve your issues.
We’re also prepared to help you with other automobile emergencies, too. We can help you unlock car doors and trunks, open up jammed glove compartments, and get your fuel tank door operating once again. We can solve lockout problems involving all types of automotive locks. We can fix and repair smart key fobs and re-cut new keys for you, too!
Our services come at reasonable rates, especially when you compare them to automotive repair shops who might need to order specialty parts that leave you waiting for days for your car to be fixed. We don’t just save you money, we save you time!