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Rekeying the locks of people’s cars aren’t a priority for most people, and are mostly pushed to the backs of their minds. This is an important thing to consider, especially when you buy a car from someone you know well or as a listing from a private sales site. Most people only expect to exchange money, titles and keys, and expect that to be the end of the conversation. Aside from buying a new car, though, there are several other reasons as to why you should change your locks. Here’s what you need to know:
For starters, it is in your best interest to change your locks, especially after purchasing from a private seller you do not know. Doing this is a great way in order to significantly lessen the chances of your car being burglarized by someone holding a copy of the keys to your car without your prior knowledge. You should also change your car locks if they’re damaged to the point that the key snapped in two while it’s in the lock. An automotive locksmith has the ability to fix or replace the lock, depending on their assessment of the damages in your car lock.
Here at Sherlock Locksmith, we believe that your cars are as important as your home; and sometimes, their keys might get stolen as a result of forgetting them at a restaurant or the street. If you can get it back in no time, then there’s no problem; but it’s a whole other story when you try your best to look for it and you can’t find it anywhere. If your keys are in the same keyring as your home, then you have to get your locks rekeyed as soon as possible.
Out of all of these reasons, perhaps the number one situation where you should call a trusted automotive locksmith to change your car’s locks, is because of vehicle transponder keys. If your car was made after the late 1990s, chances are that your vehicle has a transponder chip. Transponder key systems were designed to cut down on theft and break-in attempts by installing a vehicle immobilizer in your car’s engine. When you insert your car key into the ignition, the immobilizing system of your transponder chips will be disabled so that you car will be able to run, and goes great lengths toward the prevention of hot wiring and general car theft. If you get your car locks replaced, however, you will also have to either have the cylinder for your ignition lock changed as well or carry two separate keys for both the car door and the ignition.