If you are like the vast majority of the people out there, your car is one of the most expensive assets you own (aside from your house, of course). Naturally, you will want to protect it from thieves with the best safety systems and locks.
The most common ones are the lock cylinders and the electronic locks – and each of these systems poses advantages and disadvantages too. If you want to learn more about these types of locks (and if you want to determine which one is best for a car), make sure to read on because we have put together some of the best bits of information.
* Cylinder locks are among the most common types of car locks. They use a cylinder that is opened by a key either through a series of pins that mold according to the contour of the key teeth or according to one-piece wafers too.
* One of the main advantages related to cylinder car locks is the fact that if the key is damaged (for instance, if you drop it and one of the metal pieces falls off), you will not be able to open the car’s door in any way.
* Furthermore, it is considered that cylinder car locks can be quite easily picked as well. However, the truth is that there are very special tools used to do that and that there are not many people who actually own these tools.
* Last, but definitely not least, cylinder locks are considered disadvantageous because they can get frozen in the winter – and the driver doesn’t have much else to do than wait for the ice inside the lock to melt down.
* On the other hand, electrical car locks solve all these problems. The first electrical locks came with a keypad right above the door handle, but the more modern ones are activated with the help of a remote control or with the help of a key fob (which activates automatically as long as it is near the lock).