Broken Honda key

We were called out to broken key on a Honda (2013 model). The customer said the key had broken in her pocket and she was stuck 40 miles from home.

Unsure what to do she had called her breakdown company who sent a patrol man out. He took the broken part and put it in the ignition, saying this would work as he had done it before. It didn’t work and she was told a new ignition would be £400 plus labour.

She then called us at Coronation Auto Locksmiths Ltd. We were unable to pick the broken part out of the lock because the recovery man had forced it in, so we removed the ignition, opened it up and removed the broken part, then cut her a new key and sent her happily on her way. SB (Petts Wood)