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    Repair lock or replace lock?

    Locksmiths

    If a lock breaks, is it smarter to repair it or just get a replacement instead?

    Asked by Bill on 17th Dec 2020
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    "If a faulty lock component can be ordered and replaced then that should be fine. To try and repair the lock may cause the lock to fail in future in a big way making it harder to gain entry therefore costing more in the long run for locksmiths time."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Rotherham and Doncaster locksmith

    "Better to replace then you know you’ve a good chance of it lasting"

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Locsmith Kings

    "It would really depend which lock, replacing the lock is probably going to cost you less it you find a like for like."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Modtech247

    "It depends what type of lock it is. If it’s a mechanism lock inside your Upvc door then it can be repaired. But generally if it’s a faulty broken lock that keeps playing up, replacement is simpler and secure."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    All London Locksmiths Ltd

    "If it is a uPVC it more than likely the gearbox has failed and is cheaper to replace than the whole multipoint locking system.
    If it is a Nightlatch or mortice depending on the make and model it may be cheaper to repair than replace."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    Castle locksmiths

    "You are better off changing the lock. If you manage to fix it there’s always that chance it could break again and you could end up locked out or locked in"

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    JPR Locksmiths

    "Honestly it depends on the type of lock and what's wrong with it.

    Normally it's better to just replace it, most locks are pretty hardy so if one thing breaks other parts may not be far behind."

    Answered on 22nd Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    S.L Locksmiths

    "If you are talking about a cylinder lock then i would suggest just replacing it."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Jul 2018 - report
    Carter Locksmiths

    "It is better to get it replaced as the lock will not work"

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Reach N Shine Window Fascia Gutter Cleaning Handyman Professionals

    "its cheeper to buy a new one as the time and cost to fix it is more than a new one

    hope this helps
    regards David"

    Answered on 22nd Dec 2020 - Member since Aug 2016 - report
    Holder’s Locksmiths & Glaziers

    "It’s completely dependant on how it has broken and what type of lock it is. If the damage is minimal and it is a very expensive lock the best to repair if possible. If it is major damage to a cheap lock then it would be best to replace. I hope this helps"

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Turners of London Locksmiths

    "Always replace if it lets you down and your on the outside it’ll be more costly."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Eve Security LTD

    "In my opinion it will be better and safe for you to change the lock, that way you know that you have a safe door."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    J & Co Property and Garden Maintenance Ltd

    "It will be better to get the lock replaced rather than repaired.
    At least you know if the lock is replaced with a new one the security level is high."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report

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