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Car Door Lock Replacement & Repairs

Looking to have a lock replaced on your vehicle? Our lock change service is here to assist you with your lock installation needs 24/7.

Car door locks are the basis of any car security system. Locks keep you and your passengers safe, but also protect the car from being stolen. This is why car door locks should be serviced regularly and properly maintained. They are also those parts of the car that are used most often, and yet many car owners don’t pay too much attention to their locks until they stop working or other type of car lock emergency happens. Our car locksmiths can help you change any type of car lock.

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Our auto locksmiths can change all car locks including:

  • Car door locks
  • Gas tank locks
  • Car ignition locks
  • Motorcycle locks
  • Motorcycle storage box locks

No matter what type of locks for cars you are trying to change, our auto lock replacement locksmiths are here to assist you.

When to Change Car Locks

The reasons why you might need a car locks installation, be it car door lock replacement or new ignition cylinder installation, are various and may happen from time to time. One of the most common is when your key doesn’t turn in the car door or even if it turns it, the car doesn't respond properly, the key gets stuck, etc. These can happen due to some mechanical damage of the lock or the key, as well as due to a more complex electrical issue. Generally, if you notice that your car doesn't lock and unlock normally, contact a car locksmith service for help. A professional locksmith will easily diagnose the problem and find the best solution.

Faulty Car Door Locks

If you ignore the first signs of your car locks not working properly, you may end up in a car lockout situation, when the locks will stop working altogether, leaving you with no possibility of entering or starting your car. It may happen that your car keys are either stolen or lost. In most cases of losing the keys, you will only need a car key replacement. But if your keys were stolen or you are not sure how and where you lost them, it is best to have your car locks replaced immediately. This way you eliminate any risk of your keys getting into unauthorized hands.

After Ignition Lock Replacements

Another situation when car door locks replacement might be needed is after changing your ignition locks. It is common that after you had your car ignition replaced, the locksmith will give you a new set of keys, instead of rekeying the new cylinder. This way, you might be left with two keys - for the car door and for the ignition, which is not a very convenient option, and not all car door locks can me rekeyed. This is why sometimes when you change ignition cylinder; you should also consider car door locks replacement.

Whatever the reason for your car locks failure, it is highly recommended to call for professional help, instead of trying to repair the locks on your own. These are complex devices with electrical systems connected to them, so it might be dangerous both for you and for your car to try to fix the problem on your own. You can also loose insurance or warranty on some parts, if you insist on repairing it yourself and altering them in the process.

Your Car Lock is Broken

If a car door lock works properly, then whenever you turn your car key in the lock, the latch mechanism locks or unlocks the door right away. If your car has a power door lock then you should be able to lock or unlock all the doors of the car with just one turn in the front door lock. But if your car door lock is damaged, jammed or the cylinder is simply worn-out, you might encounter difficulties when locking or unlocking your car door. If you ignore these difficulties for too long, the car door lock cylinder can cause the key to get stuck or break off inside. In such cases, you should always contact a professional locksmith who will assess the damage and probably offer a car lock change. 

You Lost Your Car Keys

Another situation when it is recommended to replace car locks is when you lose your car keys or - the worst case scenario - when they get stolen. Both losing and getting your car keys stolen pose danger to the safety of your vehicle and any property that’s inside. Many times, it can lead to a car lockout, which means that one is unable to enter your vehicle, not to mention to start or drive it. Sometimes you may not be sure what exactly happened with the key. If it is not returned to you or found within hours, the best thing to do is to contact emergency car lockout services for a locksmith to rekey or change your car door locks as soon as possible. Otherwise, you will never know who can have access to your vehicle. The process of rekeying is just changing the cylinders in your car door locks. It’s an easier and faster service than changing the entire lock, however sometimes it absolutely necessary to replace the locks completely. Especially when you have a remote key that opens your car and the key gets lost or stolen. In this situation the locks need to be replaced and a new key programmed, so that the old one will not be able to open the new locks and start the ignition.

Your Door Lock Keeps Jamming

Other situations when you should consider changing your locks include: a sticking door lock or locks; broken or faulty door latches or when the central locking system stops working for some reason.

All these signals should not be ignored, as driving with faulty or damaged door locks or ignitions can be very dangerous, and might eventually lead to bigger problems and costs than having your car door locks changed.

Vehicle Locks Installed Professionally

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A car door lock replacement may be also required when you experience problems with car boot or car trunk locks. Don’t forget that in most car models the boot or trunk can serve as a way to enter the vehicle and it doesn’t take a master thief to know that and take advantage of a broken trunk or boot lock. While of course you can try and repair or replace car locks by yourself, but the safest and fastest way is to call professionals. A trained locksmith will replace your car locks quickly and smoothly, causing no additional damages or scratches to your car door. Car lock change requires tools and a of course, a good helping of know-how, so it is much safer to rely on certified locksmith. The only thing that is advisable to do when you experience problems with turning the key inside the lock or other similar issues is to spray the lock with some lubrication. However, if this doesn’t help, you should wait no longer and contact a team of locksmiths to take a look at your car door locks.

Keyless Car Lock Installations

It might also be that you don’t experience any of the above-mentioned issues, but simply want to upgrade your old locks with new keyless car door locks. Keyless systems are very convenient. They offer central control over all locks and great amount of security. A remote control for a keyless system is usually built into an ignition key. The car door locks do not have a separate key, just a remote control system. By pressing a button on the key, all car doors lock or unlock.

Even though car door locks are normally operated by the same key as the car ignition lock, however, those two locks are two separate and different devices not to be confused with each other. The ignition lock of a car is where you put the key to start up the engine, and it can only be accessed once the car door has been opened. This means that if you have problems or complications with the car door locks, you don’t necessarily need to replace your car ignition lock as well. However, it might be more convenient to get car door locks replaced and get a car ignition lock replacements at the same time, so they operate with one key or the same system, like the already mentioned keyless car door locking system.

Car Lock Installations On-the-Spot

All locksmith services we offer are not only for all makes and models of cars, but also for all types of motorbikes, trucks, commercial vans and industrial vehicles. We offer repair and replacement of all types of car locks available at the market. We work with traditional locks and keys, as well as with the latest smart technologies, replacing and installing smart car locks and offering advice on how to program and use them. Our technicians can even help you with installing required apps, so you can go through the settings together and be sure you know what to do with your new keyless smart locking system.

Our team can be contacted at all times, whenever there is a problem or an emergency. We always try to reach you as fast as possible. We use only high quality, certified parts and locks. You will be informed about the price and parts we will use prior to the service. We are transparent and honest. No hidden costs on the service or on the parts, and no surprises.

Car Lock Change Price

The car door lock replacement process does not take long for a professional locksmith, and the costs tend to be very similar to a DIY car door lock change. So you shouldn’t worry that the service will be pricey, as changing the locks yourself also requires buying tools, new locks and keys. Our locksmith will offer the most suitable parts for your car model, so you there is no risk of buying the wrong type of lock or overpaying. This is especially true, since you will get a price estimate before we come to your location, no additional costs and no surprises, only professional and certified services for your car locks issues.

Take a look at our super low prices and you won’t hesitate to call our car lock change services now!

FAQ

My car lock is no longer working smoothly. What should I do?

If your lock does not lock and unlock smoothly there are a few things you can do to troubleshoot it before you call on our professional service. The first thing you should do is check to see that the lock operate smoothly with your door open. Hold the door open and turn it with your key. If everything works fine then it is not an issue with the lock. The problem is instead with the alignment of your door and the car frame. You can also look at your door and frame to see if there any warps or twists in it. You should check to verify that your door completely rests against the doorstop and remains in place. If, for example, you have a weatherstrip on your car door it might be physically obstructing the pathway. Metal doors and metal frames can twist and start to rust as they get older. In such cases it might be time to call upon our professional services to come to your location and fix the issue.
 

Do I need high security locks for my car?

If you want to keep your property and assets secured, it is recommended that high security locks be installed. There are many types of locks available for different car brands. Some of these come equipped with video surveillance functions so that you can view who is approaching your car door. Others connect to smart phone technology such that you can keep track of who is using your car, where they are going, and when. Conversely, you can unlock the car doors to give access without being physically present. There are many options and each designed to fit different needs. As such it is recommended that you contact our customer service department will dispatch a professional to your location to go over what options best suit your situation.