We never think much about our dependence on locks for providing safety and security to our loved ones. But in case the lock mechanism dysfunctions, it can create panic situations and that is the time when we realize the importance of locks.
Temperature changes can significantly affect locks and result in various malfunctions. As the temperature fluctuates, locks of your vehicle, home, office, etc. gets affected adversely.
Nothing is completely safe from the summer sun. It has tremendously adverse effect on mechanical objects. A professional locksmith can diagnose all such problems accurately and solve them accordingly. Deadlocks and house keys are the most sensitive and get affected quickly by high summer temperatures. Sometimes, the lock may be affected by the warping of the wooden door. Most doors are made of wood, which is affected by heat and humidity in summers. High temperatures can distort keys which can make it difficult to work properly for its lock. Locksmiths can also resolve such distortion occurrances in summers. You can call them to get a cure for the heat affected locks and keys.
In winters, cold weather affects the locks, doors, windows and keys as a result of which these get contracted and jammed due to frozen hinges and mechanisms. This causes improper functioning of locks. Winters affect cars very badly. Most common problems faced by car owners are frozen doors, door locks and power windows. To deal with frozen car locks, you can try spraying de–icer into the look to melt the ice on the lock, you can also heat the metal keys to get rid of snow inside the lock. For frozen power windows, avoid pressing buttons hard to open window instead insert credit card or plastic comb or plastic sheet between glass and weather strip. This will break the ice deposited there. If you are not in a hurry, then let the car get warm which will automatically melt ice in the power window. You can also use hair dryer to melt the ice.
Try to park your vehicles inside the garage to avoid temperature effects on your vehicles and try to protect the locks on your front doors as these are the one which get affected most by the temperature.