How do I fix a broken car key?

How can I fix a broken car key? I have a mechanical key, and the part that goes on my key ring snapped off a few days ago. I don't know how to fix it, but I don't want to have to buy another key. How do I fix this?

Answer
A broken key is super irritating! Luckily, there’s a quick fix—all you need to fix your key is a drill, a small nail, and some patience. Here’s what to do:
  • Using a small drill bit, drill a hole on the side of your key. This hole should be the size of the nail.
  • Take the nail and trim it to the length of the broken part of the key.
  • Dab glue on each hole you drilled and insert the nail.
Easy-peasy!
If you want to make sure that all aspects of your car are in tip-top shape, you might want to consider updating your car insurance. The easiest way to do this is through Jerry app—we’ll get you customized quotes from top providers so that all you need to do is choose the policy that works best for you! No drilling required—we promise.
Best of luck with the repairs!
Ben Guess
Answered on Oct 25, 2021
Ben has a BA in Journalism + Design from The New School, as well as three years’ experience in content writing and data journalism. They are deeply interested in how the car industry intersects with issues of inequity in the world, as well as in making auto insurance more accessible through writing. When they’re away from the keyboard, they enjoy baking, embroidering, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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