Switching cars is easy to get excited about when you are buying a newer vehicle, even if it is used. After purchasing a used car, you may start thinking about upgrades that you can make. Improving the sound system, seats or engine may have come to your mind. However, you should not forget to think about safety and security when you are working on the vehicle.
Hiring an auto locksmith to make some of these upgrades to your used car will offer you many benefits while also improving the car in other ways. This post discusses these benefits.
Install Keyless Entry
A great project to undertake is installing a keyless entry system. This will make it more convenient to own your vehicle because you can unlock the door from far away. One thing that you will need to decide on is whether you want the system to unlock one door or all the doors.
You may end up driving with your family more often than you drive by yourself. This is a good reason to have the system unlock all the doors. You can click the button from inside your home and then your family can start entering and getting buckled. They can even load the car up while you are handling other tasks to save time.
A huge benefit of a keyless entry system is the panic button on the remote. This will set off the car’s alarm, which is perfect for alerting those around you in a situation where you do not feel safe. In addition, when you are lost in a parking lot, the keyless entry system will give you audio feedback.
Rekey Door Locks
When you buy a home, it makes sense to change the locks to prevent break-ins. You can apply the same line of thinking after purchasing a used vehicle. Replacing or rekeying the door locks will provide you with the same outcome of improved safety, and rekeying a car is not as intensive as rekeying a home.
Make Duplicate Keys
Rekeying the door locks means you will need new keys, which makes it the perfect time to duplicate them. Having a single key has its disadvantages, for example, if you lose the only key you may be stuck somewhere unable to get into your car.
When you make duplicate keys, you can give them to your family, but you can also hide one or two in various spots for easy vehicle access after losing a key. Inside your home's vinyl siding is perfect for when you always want to have a spare key on your property. It is a safe option because siding takes up so much space that a burglar cannot examine all of it without being noticed.
Rekey the Ignition Cylinder
Maximizing car security is an excellent investment for your new vehicle. You can rekey the ignition cylinder to prevent anyone from using the vehicle unless they have a new key. This feature further improves the security you get from rekeying all the door locks. Even if you forget to lock a door or someone were to break a window, the car would not turn on with an old key.
While it may be worth replacing the ignition lock cylinder if the one in the car is old and the key does not turn smoothly, rekeying is a less expensive option that may take care of the same problem. You can keep costs to a minimum by getting a rekey instead.
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