More and more cars are equipped in the so-called central locks opened with a special key. Still a large percentage of car keys have classical elements similar to those which usually open door in houses. If lock in our car is not working properly, there are mainly two solutions.
Replacing the entire lock
First, you can decide to exchange the entire lock in the car. To perform such operation you should call a locksmith. Locksmith dismantle the castle and in its place will mount a new one. Replacing the entire lock process is quite fast.
Repairing the damaged lock
a) A much cheaper solution is to repair the damaged lock in the car. Let's remember that usually just in that way a burglar can get into the vehicle.
b) Therefore, such car lock should be efficient and functional. Usually such repair involves replacing some broken parts, but the other acting parts are not removed.
c) This is a much more demanding task in terms of complexity, because the locksmith must have knowledge of the structure of individual parts of the lock. He must know what and how to mount that everything worked smoothly.
d) Unfortunately, every mistake of locksmith may result in serious problems, including damage of the entire mechanism. Then you will have to replace the entire castle. You do not have to make decision on your own. In decision if should be replaced the whole lock for a new one or some part of the damage lock would help you a professional locksmith.