How to repair and replace locks?01/01/2014 Back To Blog
If you find that the door or car lock has not been functioning properly of late, it’s time to stop pushing the issue in the back burner and do something about it before it’s too late. Lock repair is important for the overall security of the home or car. Alternately, spend time atleast once a week to check if all locks at home function properly. Who knows? You might notice a broken lock or key and take preventive measures and this is something that most of us should be doing.
- Damaged locks need to be remedied immediately. First it is important to assess the extent of damage to see if it can just be repaired or should be replaced.
- Lock maintenance is an important aspect that is often overlooked by home owners. Regular cleaning and lubrication will go a long way in ensuring that the locks function well over time.
- Repairing locks should ideally include a wide range of lock types like the ones in vaults, safes, cabinets, doors, automobile, motorbike and residential types. Stay well-equipped with tools and expertise on how to install new locks after a break-in and analyze if the situation demands enhanced security features.
Car lock malfunctions
In case of sudden repair or breakdown of locks, time is an important factor. It always helps if you understand the door mechanism first as repairing is more than just removing and replacing the knob and latch assembly. Also there are several types to locks like the key-in knob and mortise that function differently.
In case of emergencies at night when you are outside the home and the car lock malfunctions, it can always be remedied by taking preventive care. So plan in advance so that this type of situation can be avoided as much as possible.