3 Easy Ways To Protect Your Car Ignition From Damage
Picture this: you’re ready to start the day and get going in your car. You slide your key into the ignition, but it won’t turn. You take a closer look and realize that the heavy keyring you carry around has worn out the ignition beyond a quick repair, leaving you frantically trying to figure out how to fix it. At Baltimore Door N Lock, we’ve seen this problem all too often – not only does it stop drivers from getting where they’re supposed to be, but it can also be an unpleasant surprise expense.
Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to protect your car’s ignition from damage. Here are three of them:
Remove Weighty Key-Chain Items
Excess keys and trinkets connected to your car’s keychain add extra strain on the ignition cylinder every time you insert and remove your key. Over time, this can cause the car key not to twist out of or fit into its lock position anymore. To avoid this issue, make sure that your car’s keychain is limited only to those keys necessary for daily use.
Disengage Ignition Lock Properly
Sometimes drivers might mistakenly move their steering wheel after turning off their engine or vice versa – and in doing so, they bind the steering wheel lock with the ignition lock. This makes it difficult for drivers to turn on their engine again without breaking their key off in the cylinder – an expensive proposition as well as an inconvenient one! To prevent this problem from occurring, ensure that your ignition lock is disengaged by turning the steering wheel back and forth before any other action is taken. Never try to force-twist the ignition lock as it might break off inside the cylinder and cause more damage than good!
Make Sure You Use The Right Keys For The Right Car
It may seem like common sense but double check what vehicle you are using before inserting or turning any key! Some drivers may unintentionally unlock the wrong car and try to start its engine. Similarly, they may try to insert the wrong key into their car’s ignition, and causing some damage. If you ever find yourself in this situation, it’s best not to attempt and try to fix it by yourself, you can create even more problems. Instead, call a mobile locksmith such as Baltimore Door And Lock so that we can help without any further damage to your car’s ignition.
Follow these three easy steps and you will ensure that your car’s ignition is protected from any damage – allowing you get back on the road quickly!