Question: I broke my key off inside of the lock, do I need to replace the entire lock?
Answer: Depends. Most locksmiths will flatly tell you that they need to replace the entire lock because that makes them the most money. However, we teach our technicians to always try to salvage the lock if possible. Sometimes a simple magnet can get the key out, sometimes we can take a lock apart to get to the broken key, and sometimes we, unfortunately, have to replace the entire lock. It’s all going to depend on how furious you were when you broke the key, and what type of lock it is. Either way, we’ll always try to fix the issue in the fastest, most cost-effective manner.