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Tips on How To Unlock A Steering Wheel

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Usually, Saco drivers don’t even realize they have locked their steering wheel until they are trying to hit the road. If you are having problems starting your vehicle, or your key won’t turn in the ignition, it’s possible your steering wheel has been locked. No need to worry if you haven’t experienced this before; it usually happens by accident and unlocking a steering wheel is pretty easy. Find out more with Dover Honda!

Steps to Unlocking a Steering Wheel

Follow these simple tips to increase your chances of successfully unlocking your steering wheel, as well as help you avoid damaging any internal components of your vehicle.

  • Avoid Excessive Force: You can’t muscle your way out of a locked a steering wheel. In fact, forcing the wheel can damage parts of the steering mechanism. Instead of using brute force, simply turn the key to the “on” position and use varying amounts of pressure while wiggling the wheel back and forth.
  • Try Different Techniques: If you aren’t able to get the key to the “on” position, slowly turn it in the ignition with one hand while slowly adjusting the wheel back and forth with your other. Doing this can help realign things and get you back on the roads in Bow.
  • Use a Different Key: If you find your key will no longer turn in the lock of your vehicle, you can head to your local Honda dealership and have them make you a new one. Over time, it is possible that your key is no longer able to engage your vehicle’s tumblers as a key’s shape can deteriorate with regular wear and tear. A dealership will be able to make a fresh key using the serial number of your vehicle so you aren’t getting a copy of a worn key.

Contact Dover Honda for Additional Help

If you have followed all our advice and tips on how to unlock a steering wheel, and are still having issues, you can get in touch with the experienced service technicians atDover Honda for additional help. A member of our team can help walk you through unlocking your steering wheel and put you back on the road around Stratham. We also can provide other tips on tire care or removing stickers from your car.

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