Replacing the car locks isn’t something most people often think about. Just as with any other lock in your life when it has been compromised you might want to have it changed.
Besides cutting new keys for your vehicle, automotive locksmiths are able to change your cars locks. Including the ignition lock.
Below are the main reasons for replacing car locks.
Damaged car locks
Occasionally the lock barrels on the doors can be damaged. Either through accidents or from someone attempting to break into your vehicle. Your lock may be loose or stiff making it unusable. An automotive locksmith can service the locks on your car and key it to match the rest of your car.
Over time your car key may have weakened or been damaged. This is commonly seen by people using their key to unlock the boot and use the key to lift the door up. If your key has snapped off in a lock you may need to replace the lock. The new lock can be keyed alike to your car and a new key also cut and programmed to work with your car.
Lost or stolen keys
When the keys to your home have been lost or stolen you might look at changing the locks to your house. The car is no different. By replacing the locks of your car you help to ensure that those missing keys can’t be used to break in or steal your property.
New vs Old cars
If your vehicle was made from 1995 to now, there is a good chance it has a transponder chipped key. Something to consider when looking to change the locks to your car. Transponder keys were designed with extra security in mind. The key disables the engine immobiliser when inserted into the ignition. When changing locks on your car the ignition may also need to be changed to match.
Older vehicles without transponder chips do not require programming of the key when replaced. Blank keys can be cut to match the locks of your old car.
Not all cars are easily serviced by automotive locksmiths and instead need to go through the dealership. Please contact us with the make and model of your vehicle to assist us with ensuring that we are able to service your car.