Part of the locksmith trade is working on vehicles, which requires specialised tools to help them unlock the vehicle without damaging it. We will take a look at some of the ways they unlock cars below.
Specialist Tools To Manipulate The Lock Buttons
Modern makes and models of cars have their internal unlock buttons mounted on the doors and can be manipulated by using specialist manipulation tools. Each of these tools has their own shape and size depending on their application, designed to reach down to manipulate these buttons by passing them through the door frame or on the other side of the vehicle.
These specialist manipulation tools include rods, which are one of the most resourceful tools an automotive locksmith can have. These tools have a variety of uses, including pressing buttons, pulling handles, or controlling levers, and as a result, can be are applicable to many different types of car locks, such as the car door or boot. One of our own locksmiths with nearly a decade of experience regards this tool as an “extension of his arm”. As well as allowing locksmiths to unlock car doors, it allows them to retrieve things that are out of reach and have even had to use them to retrieve keys that have dropped down drains or difficult to reach places.
It is crucial to use care when using these tools, as inexperienced people may cause paint scratches, damage the door frame, weatherstrip, or even disable the side airbags. Many times we have seen people attempt a DIY-home job, and instead, ended up with an expensive bill from the damage they caused. The experienced locksmiths at Rechenberg have had intensive training and thoroughly understand the operation of these tools. This enables them to effectively control the internal lock mechanisms to get you back on the road as soon as possible. In addition, our experts use anti-scratch equipment to make sure that no damage will be inflicted on your vehicle, so you can be sure your car is in safe hands.
Manipulation of Linkages Within the Door Itself
Locksmiths have a wide array of tools that can be utilised to unlock car doors. These tools are typically thin pieces of mental with hooked ends and are commonly inserted in between the car’s window and weatherstrip, enabling the locksmith to manipulate the linkages, levers and rods that operate the door.
Although this process may seem simple enough, using this tool requires extensive knowledge and training from the auto locksmith. Without this vital experience, one may damage or even disable the airbags of their vehicle, leading to excessive costs that could have been easily avoided.
This method for unlocking cars is generally for older vehicles, as the security on new vehicles has been imroved from car manufacturers reducing the accessibility to these linkages, or installing anti-manipulation mechanisms to foil the attempts of this method.
Using specialised tools to manipulate the lock buttons and internal linkages are suitable for any cars that do not have a deadlock. However, in those cars that do deadlock, often seen in newer car models, specialist picks are required.
Picking the Car Lock
A more advanced method of unlocking a car door is through manually picking the external lock. This utilises torsion tools that apply torque to the top and bottom of the car lock while the locksmith inserts a pick and manually picks the wafers, allowing the lock to rotate and unlock, as it would if a key was used.
Lishi picks are an exclusive range of titanium picks used to unlock car doors. When using a Lishi pick, the locksmith first needs to identify the keyway and decide on the most suitable pick to use. Then, the Lishi pick is inserted into the car lock and each wafer inside the lock is set one at a time so they are in the correct position. Once this is completed it allows the Lishi pick to turn and unlock your car. Although this method of unlocking a car door is time-saving, one pick does not fit all keyways.
Auto locksmiths can unlock vehicles quickly and safely without damaging them by using the above methods. If you find yourself in a situation where your lock is inoperable, you should call a locksmith to help you out so you’re back on the road in no time.
If you need an experienced local locksmith that services the entire Bundaberg region, including Gin Gin, Childers, Burnett Heads, Innes Park and Elliott Heads, then look no further than Rechenberg, Bundaberg’s #1 Locksmith Choice. We work with commercial, residential and automotive locks, and are happy to perform everything from lock fitting to emergency callout services.
At Rechenberg, we understand that keeping your family safe is the most important thing in the world. And that keeping your assets protected can save a whole lot of unnecessary hassle and inconvenience.
Since 1971 we have been providing reliable and affordable Locksmithing Services for the residents all over Bundaberg. For more information about our services please call (07) 4150 1234 or send us a message on our website https://www.rechenberg.com.au/contact-us/