Car key extraction or recovery is a tricky process but one that is crucial to a car owner’s safety. The simple fact of not having a spare key in your vehicle would make it very easy for thieves or intruders to gain access to your vehicle.
Car owners are advised to keep their keys in the ignition and in a safe place to prevent them from getting stolen. The first thing you need to do if you have lost a key is to ensure that your ignition key is still in working order. It is important to ensure that there is no oil, fluid, or coolant leaking on the dashboard, doors, or windows.
You can use a screwdriver to put the car ignition key back into the ignition. You should then move the key in a clockwise motion from the inside of the car to the outside and back again, to ensure that the screw remains seated firmly in place. Once the screw is removed, you can remove it by sliding it out of the way, leaving a little bit of the screw behind. If there is any metal stuck to the screw, it may be a good idea to lubricate this part of the screw.
You should now be able to access the keys inside the ignition. You will find your car keys inside a small compartment under the hood. You should now be able to remove the key with the help of a screwdriver to ensure that all the keys are removed.
After you have cleaned up the key, if necessary, it is then a good idea to reinstall your car. This will ensure that you get back into your vehicle if you need to. This will also prevent anyone from being able to steal your car. To reinstall your car make sure you turn the ignition key off and on and that the car door is fully open before removing the key.
If you happen to have lost any keys you can call up the Police and ask them to recover the car. This is especially important if you have had your car stolen, so if you lose any car keys you should contact the Police as soon as possible. You should also make sure that you never leave your car keys in a car trunk or outside your vehicle. If you cannot retrieve them yourself then you should consider having a locksmith come out and retrieve the keys.