Since most of today’s keys are made with nickel, they are generally much stronger. However, this doesn’t mean it’s impossible for a key to break. The more a key is used, the more likely it is to break over time. Every time you rotate the key, you are gradually weakening its structure. And if your lock or door is faulty, making it harder to turn a key, there’s an even greater chance of it snapping.
The real question is whether it’s possible to fix a broken key at all?
Technically, it is not impossible to fix a broken key, but this is not the best option. Even if you had to repair a key, it will never function as well as it once did. Plus, there is a high chance of it snapping in exactly the same place. You could also end up causing more issues for yourself if a broken key snaps off at the wrong angle in your lock. This will leave you locked out and require you to call a locksmith to meet you at your location.
A much better option is to take the broken key to a local locksmith such as Quickly Locksmith so that they can use the parts to create a new key. If the key is not restricted in any way, making a new key is quite simple – this applies to both house and car keys. In the case of a car key, your locksmith may also need to reprogram it to work with your vehicle.
As you can imagine, your locksmith would need to be a licensed distributor for a particular lock brand to assist you with a new key. The good news is that most reputable locksmiths are.
Contact us on (305) 984-9922 should you need assistance with a broken key or a key that’s broken off in a lock.