Auto Lock Repair in St. Catharines, ON
With vehicles becoming increasingly computerized, it's no surprise that there are more ways to unlock your car than ever. Depending on if you drive a Toyota, Honda, Ford, Hyundai, or something else, you may unlock your car differently.
Here are some ways you can unlock your car doors:
- With a key.
- By pressing the unlock button next to the driver's and passenger's seats.
- By using the combination lock outside the vehicle.
- With a keyless entry remote control.
- By pulling up the knob inside the car door.
- By a signal from a control center.
Your vehicle is locked and unlocked by the body controller, or a computer in your car that takes care of several convenience features of your vehicle, such as making sure the interior lights of your car stay on until you start the car, or reminding you to turn off your headlights or take your key out of the ignition if you forget. When you press the lock or unlock button on your vehicle's key fob, the body controller monitors radio frequency and when it gets the correct digital code from your fob, it provides power for the car doors to lock or unlock.
Part of the body controller is the actuator, which activates when the radio transmission is received from the key fob. When activated, the actuator moves a rod attached to the rear of the door lock mechanism. The rod applies pressure to the lock open switch on the back of the door lock mechanism which opens a pair of jaws on the door lock mechanism. This allows the car door to open when you lift the door handle. We at Boyd Automotive & Tire understand how your car's locking system works, so if you are in the L2S 0B3 area and are having car troubles, don't hesitate to call us.
If you ever get locked out of your car or are having trouble with your car key fob, you can call the police, AAA, or Boyd Automotive & Tire in St. Catharines. We at Boyd Automotive & Tire pride ourselves in complete customer care. In addition to auto lock repair, we also offer services in tune-ups, transmission repair, scheduled maintenance, and oil changes, fluid services and tune-ups.
Your Local Auto Repair Shop for Auto Lock Repair
We at Boyd Automotive & Tire in St. Catharines have been fixing cars since 2002. Serving residents of St. Catharines, Fonthill, Jordan, Lincoln, Niagara Falls, and beyond, our owner Stu Boyd and team of technicians have decades of combine experience and are experts in all things auto repair.
Here are some reasons why you should choose us:
- Locally owned and operated since 2002
- Only OEM and OEM-approved parts/components
- Shuttle on all services, loaner on major service
- Alternative payment options (see our financing page)
- Our diverse team is sure to have an expert in the make and model of your vehicle
If you are in Ontario Province or surrounding areas, feel free to schedule an appointment with Boyd Automotive & Tire today! You can give us a call at 905-685-5821 or schedule an appointment with us online .