More often than you think, ignoring the ignition key can be frustrating and a waste of time. There are several reasons why the ignition key will not play, and some of them depend on your car type, or the situation when the key does not play. However, there are several ways to resolve this issue, which is worth a try before calling the emergency locksmith to come. One thing to remember that any possible issue can occur anytime when you have the car, including the key that can’t work as well as it should.

Press the key and turn the wheel slightly left and right, to find a free gap for the key to rotate. The most common reason for keys that do not want to be played in modern cars is, usually, the lock wheel is in a locked position tightly. When this happens, you should try to turn the key more forcefully, while trying to shake the steering wheel. For those with the high sense of humor, this is usually called “rocking rock”.

Clean and lubricate key cylinder. Spray moderately by using an electric contact cleaner to clean it from dirt, followed by a silicone spray, or drop a small amount of liquid graphite liquid, to lubricate it. Be careful not to dirty the carpet. Let the air circulation flow freely, and avoid the occurrence of fire. When you have finished lubricating, try again.

Check the key. Place on a flat, hard surface, check whether the key is perfectly flat or there is a bent part. If it looks crooked, grab a block, or similar hard object that can be used to hit the key so that the shape is flat again. Do not use a hammer or an iron hammer because it can damage a key, made of soft iron.