Why Does My Gold Canyon Car Key Get Stuck in the Ignition?
There is perhaps no more important component in your car besides the ignition. It is the only way you have to start the car. If the ignition fails or your key gets stuck in the ignition, you have no other option for starting the car. You'll be stranded wherever you are. If it's the middle of summer in Gold Canyon, that means being stuck in unbearable heat.
Calling a Gold Canyon auto locksmith who specializes in car keys cut on the spot can help. The locksmith may be able to remove the key and cut you a new one, or the locksmith may be able to perform an ignition replacement.
Here are a few reasons why your key might get stuck in the ignition:
Worn Out Ignition Cylinder
The ignition cylinder is the unit that holds the key when you try to start the car. There are numerous moving parts in the engine cylinder, and if any of them are worn down, the cylinder won't work properly. Some pieces may have slightly lost their shape, so they don't interact with other parts the way they should.
Debris like lint or dirt can also block parts in the ignition cylinder, causing it to work improperly and the key to get stuck. Cleaning the ignition cylinder can solve the problem of debris, but worn out parts will require a total ignition replacement.
Car not in "Park"
You cannot start a car if the transmission is in gear. A manual transmission must be set to a neutral position, and an automatic transmission must be set to "park." If the transmission is in gear, the key will not move, and neither will the ignition. If you can't start your car, look to your gear stick first. If the shifter is in the right position then you'll need to consider other sources for the problem.