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Are Your Car’s Power Locks Broken? We Can Help!

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Are Your Car’s Power Locks Broken? We Can Help!

If you have owned the same car for many years or bought an older model used vehicle, it’s not unusual for the power lock system to give out eventually. Whether your vehicle has a keypad on the door, a keyless remote, or regular power locks, it’s important to get them repaired so you don’t end up locked in or out of your car. Lucky for you, at Frank’s Auto Glass we can repair your power locks quickly and efficiently the very same day!

Why Did My Locks Fail?

The most common reason for broken power locks is a worn out actuator. The actuator is made up of a motor, gears, and a cable that expand or retract in order to unlock or lock the doors. When the electrical current within the lock system no longer interacts with the motor, the action to lock or unlock isn’t received and therefore doesn’t work. Other lock system failures can be caused be actuator mechanical linkage problems or when a latch assembly interferes with the motor and prohibits it from moving.

How Do You Fix Them?

If the actuator is the cause of the locking system failure, all we usually need to do is remove it, repair or replace the motor or linking mechanism, and then put it back in the vehicle. In most cases, the system failure is isolated to an issue in only one of the locks, so there usually isn’t a need to repair or replace every single actuator within the vehicle.

If you’re having issues with your power lock system, contact Frank’s Auto Glass today to schedule an appointment!

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I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

Over 50 years of service to the Chicago Area