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My Car Key Won’t Turn!

My car key won’t turn!

For those of you not aware of this, ever get in your car, put your car key in the ignition, and realize you can’t turn the car key? According to About.com Auto Repair, it happens to everybody. Before you rip the head off the key trying to force it, try this more gently approach. Your car has a steering lock that clicks into place when you take the car key out of the ignition. This prevents thieves from being able to steer your car if they hotwire it. Sometimes the wheel is turned to just the right place to keep your key from being able to disengage that steering wheel lock. All you have to do is turn the wheel a little bit in either direction while you turn the key, and voila! Everything’s moving again.

Ok, so I’m sure this gave a laugh to some because this is ‘old news’, but believe it or not, there are some of us out there that did not know the reason for the steering wheel locking in place. Just trying to be your source of information whether old news or new. 🙂

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