Central locking: characteristic and description
If twenty years ago it was possible not to worry about car theft, but now the situation has changed dramatically. Leaving the car using only mechanical means in the yard or in the parking lot will not be enough. In order to fully protect their "iron friend" from intruders, motorists install special security systems. One of them is the central lock, which we will talk about today.
This device is an automatic door lock system of the car, which can be carried out both centrally and decentralized method of control. At the same time, using a special keychain, the driver can at any time close or open the fuel cap, trunk, sunroof (if it is included in the configuration) and, of course, the doors. In addition to all this, the central lock has a built-in alarm, which instantly responds to the slightest touch to the body and even the door handle. This device can be attributed directly to the two types of additional electronic tools for the car.Firstly, the central lock performs a protective function (in this case, against theft). And secondly, this device contributes to the additional comfort of the driver. The design of this device consists of several elements:
- The control unit system.
- Input sensors.
- Special actuators (they are also called actuators).
Most of these systems have a central locking control unit, which is designed for a range of up to 10-15 meters. Wireless control is carried out using a special receiving antenna, which is located in the keychain itself. This is very convenient for those drivers who have both hands involved (for example, when you need to put some big box in the trunk).
What to do if the central lock does not work?
The malfunction of this electronic device is a very big nuisance for motorists. After all, when the system is not working, there are practically no chances to get inside the car - the car will only trigger an alarm. This problem can be resolved only with the help of a complete repair product at a service center.And this process consists in the following steps: first, the mechanics conduct computer diagnostics of the entire electronic system, after which the display will highlight the specific cause of the failure. At the same time, not a single centimeter of paintwork or a certain mechanism will suffer. Often, the repair process does not last long, and within a few minutes your central locking system will work again.
Causes of faults
The most common cause of breakdowns is the penetration of unnecessary elements, such as road dust, water, dirt, and so on, into the lock. These substances adversely affect the functionality of the entire door blocking system, since often the central lock does not have any additional means of protection against them.