Your car plays a crucial role in your life. From the work commute to days out with your family, this vehicle helps you survive and make precious memories. So, when there is a problem with the car, it becomes an urgent matter in order to get life back to normal. One common problem is when you suddenly find that the car door refuses to open from the inside or the outside.
Here are some reasons why that might happen and what you can do to fix it.
Rust and Dirt in the Car Door Lock
An accumulation of rust and dirt in the lock of the door is the most common cause of a door not opening. The gathering of these minute particles causes the door or lock to jam.
A simple solution to this issue would be to use a silicone-based lubricant to clean out the lock.
However, if that does not work, it is important to note that there are other reasons your door could jam. Do not try to force it, as you will only cause more damage leading to more expense.
Damaged Parts in the Car Door Lock
When the parts within the door may have damage, it prevents them from working properly. This could happen after an accident, even if the accident was a small bump against another vehicle. Any accident can cause structural damage inside the door.
To fix this, you would need to take the door apart and look at the damage. It may be that something simply needs reconnecting, or it could be that a piece has snapped. Whatever the issue, you would need to take the door off first.
Broken Lock or Deadlock
The deadlock is a feature in many types of cars. When the fob that activates the deadlock is faulty, or when the lock itself has damage, it will stick in the lock position.
Your lock could also have a failed lock assembly. The easiest way to fix these two issues is to enlist the help of a reliable locksmith.
Your Reliable Locksmith
At Quickly Locksmiths, we offer a roadside assistance service to help you stay on the move throughout Miami, Florida. It is a simple job for us to gain access to your car through a broken lock. We will fix your locks in no time.
If you need assistance with your car door locks, contact Quickly Locksmith at (305) 984-9922 or through our contact us page.