How to Deal with a Broken Car Key and Other Problems

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If you’re planning to drive somewhere in Omaha and suddenly discover that your car key is broken, it’s normal to be unsure of what to do. Although this may seem like a difficult problem to remedy, it can actually be taken care of promptly. What matters most is ensuring that you call an experienced professional to deal with the situation. As long as you have a seasoned locksmith taking care of the problem, you’ll be back to driving in no time.

How Do Car Keys Break?

There are a variety of different ways that car keys can break. At Big Red Locksmiths, one of the most frequent causes that we see with our Omaha customers is a key breaks when it’s accidentally put into the wrong lock. For example, if someone is in a hurry and pulls their keys out, they may accidentally jam their car key into their front door. If the key goes in, and then they turn it, this can break the key.

Another issue that we see on a regular basis is keys getting worn out to the point of being stripped. While this type of key is still in one piece, the reason it doesn’t work properly is because the ridges used to turn a lock are no longer properly defined. When this happens, it’s possible for the key to snap off inside a door or ignition if it’s turned with too much force.

What If It’s a Transponder or Smart Key?

Although most people know that a skilled locksmith can easily replicate a standard house key, we receive quite a few questions about what needs to be done if the key in question is a transponder or smart key for a car. If you ever break or lose that type of key, the good news is Big Red Locksmiths can get a replacement to you in a timely manner. Not only do we pride ourselves on quick responses, but we offer the highest quality of locksmith work.

Call Big Red Locksmiths to Promptly Get Back on the Road

No one ever wants to discover that they can’t start their car because there’s a problem with their key. But since this is something that happens to people in Omaha every day, it’s reassuring to know that there’s a fast way to fix the problem. Because we’ve been serving Omaha for over two decades and have always maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, you can count on us to help when you need it most.

Since broken or lost car keys can happen at any time of the day, we provide around the clock service. So regardless of when you call, you can count on being able to reach a skilled member of our team. If you want the peace of mind that goes along with knowing you can get reliable locksmith help if you ever need it, the best thing to do is save our number in your phone: (402) 554-0499.


  • "Big Red Locksmiths provide GREAT service from start to finish! I have been very pleased with their work for many years! Fast reliable service always!"

  • "Big Red Locksmiths came highly recommended when I needed a duplicate key for my Ford truck. The personnel at Big Red were friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and efficient! I expected to wait some time for my key to be programmed, but I had barely become settled in the waiting area when my key was ready and waiting. The key has worked great with no problems! The key is sturdy and obviously high quality... unlike other places. It was a pleasure doing business with Big Red Locksmiths!"
  • "Great trustful service. I was in a late night pinch and Big Red locksmiths saved the night fast and with a smile. Any time of day I trust Big Red!"
  • "Unfortunately/fortunately I have had the need to use Big Red several times in the past. They are always so professional, on time, responsive and pleasant to work with. HIGHLY recommend putting them in your contacts so you have the number when you need it most."

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