Ignition locks

Mechanical ignition locks are there to start or stop the engine. As soon as the driver turns the key in the ignition, the engine will start.

How does the mechanical ignition lock work?

The lock is comprised of little plates or detents. Only when all the detents are assembled in the right order, will the associated car key turn the lock. This is because the mechanical construction of the lock has exactly the same combination of positions as the recesses in the car key. These dimensions (depths) are converted by the manufacturer into an indirect key code. This code forms the ‘DNA’ of each car lock or key. Car Lock Systems supplies car keys – and locks to the right code.

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Ensure regular maintenance

Ignition locks are used frequently. It is good to treat car locks occasionally with a special lubricant intended for this, available in the Car Lock Systems webshop.

Mechanical key code

With a broken ignition lock, Car Lock Systems can provide a new lock to exactly the same key code as the original lock. Car Lock Systems can also determine the mechanical key code using a picture of the existing key. This is useful if the key code is not known.

Repair by Car Lock Systems as a cost-effective alternative

The Service Team of Car Lock Systems is very competent in the repair of all possible problems with ignition locks. We can restore and ship the lock the same day in almost all cases.


Some new car models are equipped with a start/go function with a start/stop button. These buttons do not have a mechanical security function. That is why we do not have products in our range for this.

Car Lock Systems promises:

speed  –  delivery within 24 hours

quality  –  original OEM car keys

precision  –  coded car keys and locks

flexibility  –  almost all car makes, models, and manufacturing years

versatility  –  also commercial vehicles, trucks, and accessories

safety  –  excl. delivery to car dealerships + vehicle check

Are you a private individual? Then ask your workshop, dealer, or mechanic for a car key or lock from Car Lock Systems.