What does a Door Lock Cylinder do?
Most older cars (and cheaper cars) are locked and unlocked by way of the door lock cylinder and actuated by a conventional key. Usually a car with a conventional key has at least one lock either side of the car.
How do you know there is something wrong with the Door Lock Cylinder?
- When the door lock doesn't turn fully.
- When the door lock cannot be locked or unlocked with the key.
When should you consider a Door Lock Cylinder replacement?
Due to the fact the door locks are used everytime you get into and out of the car, they are particularly prone to deterioration. It is important they are maintained regularly.
If you are experiencing problems with a door lock cylinder it is advisable to have them inspected and, if necessary, replaced. Always service the door lock cylinders as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.
What happens during a Door Lock Cylinder replacement?
- Mechanic will inspect the door locks, by removing the door panel.
- If necessary, the mechanic will replace the door lock cylinders.
- Mechanic will inspect the doors.
- Mechanic will put back the door panel and finish the job.
- Mechanic will make adjustments if necessary.
How much does a Door Lock Cylinder Replacement cost?
The cost of a door lock cylinder replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your door lock cylinder replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!