Tips on How To Unlock A Steering Wheel

Most drivers near Pueblo don’t realize when their steering wheel unlocked until it’s an inconvenient moment. If you’re having problems starting your vehicle, or if your key won’t turn the ignition, it’s possible your steering wheel has been locked. It’s usually easy to undo – just follow this simple guide on how to unlock your steering wheel, or contact us today for extra help.

 

Steps to Unlocking a Steering Wheel

Your chances of successfully unlocking your steering wheel go up, and your chance of avoiding damage go down when you follow these pieces of advice:

  • Avoid Excessive Force: A locked steering wheel doesn’t respond well to muscle. In fact, forcing the wheel can damage parts of your steering mechanism. Instead, gently turn the key to the “on” position, and use varying amounts of pressure while working the wheel back and forth.
  • Try Different Techniques: If you can’t turn the key to the “on” position, slowly turn it in the ignition with one hand and adjust the wheel back and forth with the other. Doing so can help realign your steering column and allow you to start your car.
  • Use a Different Key: If your usual key isn’t working, hitch a ride to our dealership – or your local dealership, if you’re reading this guide from afar – and have a new key made. A key’s shape can change with regular wear and tear, so it’s possible that your key no longer engages your vehicle’s tumblers. A fresh key made from your serial number ensures you’re getting one that should work.
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Contact Perkins Motors for Additional Help

Tried all of these tips already and still having issues? Visit our service center in Colorado Springs for extra help. Contact us today, and a member of our team will help you try some new steps. You’ll be back on the road near Castle Rock in no time!

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