What is Lock Change? Changing a key lock is how it sounds. When a key lock needs to be changed, it simply means switching from the existing or already broken lock to a new or separate piece of key lock hardware.
A lock change can be a quick process or an extended process depending on the reason behind the lock change. Lock changes are sometimes required for a variety of reasons including locking keys in place on the vehicle, locking vehicles outside, locking vehicles during winter, changing out keys, and locking keys to vehicles. The following are some of the most common uses for a lock change.
Locking Keys on the Vehicle – Often times the locks on cars need to be changed before using them again. This is very easy if you have just bought the car or if it is brand new. All you need is to take the key and turn it in several times to unlock it and get to the new key that comes out. You can then use the new key to gain access to the car.
Locking Doors During Winter – One of the most common reasons for a lock change is locking doors during the winter months when doors become colder than they should be. Locks can become broken or lose their locking capabilities during the winter months. When this happens you need to replace the key. The same holds true if the locks were damaged during the spring when door handles became brittle and had to be replaced by professionals or if doors were left unattended.
Locking Vehicles Outside – During the summer months the heat can cause the locks on your vehicle to lose their locking abilities. If you drive to work or to the store every day and still have trouble getting in or out of the vehicle, you could have the lock changed. By doing this you are less likely to have a bad weather affect your vehicle and therefore, your wallet as well.
Locking Vehicles During Winter – As previously mentioned locking vehicles during the winter can help prevent problems such as those above. If the vehicle is already locked and you don’t have access to it for a certain period of time, changing the lock could help prevent further damage from being done. Also, locking the vehicle on cold days can keep things warmer than on the inside, thus keeping your car cooler for longer.