No, You Don’t Need a New Ignition

As a full-service locksmith, Desert Locksmiths handles a full range of automotive security and re-keying issues. A complex machine like a vehicle has many moving parts, but when you can’t get them moving, this is an issue. We’re here to help.

Lost or stolen keys, damaged and worn locks, or even keys that are stuck in the ignition – we will be able to solve your automotive emergency and change the entire system if need be. Desert Locksmiths will re-key, service, or replace your lock system, ensuring you can get in but keep others out!

Many times when keys no longer turn a car’s engine over or get stuck/break off in the ignition, the first thought is to call a dealership or mechanic and replace the ignition. This can be 100% avoided and cost much less if you call Desert Locksmiths. The majority of ignition issues we see can be resolved by re-keying your car key from the ignition, rather than replacing the entire ignition itself.

Desert Locksmith is the most trusted locksmith in the Northern Nevada, employing a mobile response team. Automotive security issues normally occur when you’re on the road and we pride ourselves in getting to your location within 20 to 30 minutes after receiving your call.

new car keys from desert lockBroken Keys in Ignition

Have you broken the key in the ignition? Desert Locksmiths can extract the broken key and inspect the ignition to re-create a new key. Our expert locksmithing technicians have the capability to replace and repair a damaged ignition on-site, not leaving until we have absolutely resolved your emergency.

There are two major ways to recreate a key – by impression or by calling the dealer for a car code and performing the cut. We are confident in our ability to remedy any automotive security issue that may arise. We service all makes and models and are happy to help you no matter what time, day or night.


It should go without saying, but we really like to be clear, our policy is strict when it comes to the nature of our work. As a trusted Reno locksmith, we need to ensure that the vehicle we are helping you with is in fact, yours. To do this, you must provide one the following:

How do you prove the vehicle we are working on is yours? Easy.  

  1. Driver’s License that matches the name on your car insurance.
  2. A title or bill of sale that matches your license
  3. Address and phone number
  4. Photo proof of who you are with your name that can be connected to your car!
  5. Credit/Debit cards that match the name on the vehicle

It’s that simple. We will not hand over the keys or perform any kind of ignition replacement if this information is not verified. However, sometimes we lose our IDs and are not prepared for the unexpected. We understand and will find a way to verify. We are here to help you, not make life more complicated.

If you are looking for a fast, friendly, and local locksmith in Reno for your automotive locksmithing needs, give Desert Locksmiths a call today and let us help you.