Car door handles might need replacement or repair due to frequent use. There are at least two handles on each car door, one on the inside and one on the outside. The handle is used to lock and unlock the door and goes through a lot of wear and tear over time. This might lead to its failure to work.

Sometimes, it is the exterior of the door handle that requires replacement while as in other instances, it could be the internal mechanism that is causing the issue. However, in most cases, when the exterior door handle has stopped working, the interior could also be faulty. Ask an expert mechanic to inspect the door handle and see what needs replacement.

If the door lock handle is broken due to any physical damage, you should also get the door lock switch and actuator checked.

Why do you need Exterior Car Door Handle Replacement?

The exterior car door handle is meant to open the door from the outside while as the interior car door handle opens and closes the door from the inside. If the exterior car door handle stops working, it would be difficult for you to use that door from the outside. You might need to enter the vehicle from another side. It can be nuisance and hence it’s better to get the exterior car door handle replacement done as soon as possible.

Common Symptoms of Faulty Car Door Handle

If you find it difficult to open or shit the car door, that might mean the car door handle is faulty. Ask an expert mechanic to inspect your car doors.

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How is the Replacement Done?

If the exterior car door handle needs replacement, it will be done in following steps:

  • Door Panel is removed to gain access to the door handle
  • The broken door handle is removed
  • A new door handle is installed
  • The door latch is inspected to see if its working properly
  • If a fault is found, it is also replaced
  • Door is checked for operation
  • Door panel is reinstalled

Wrapping Up

Schedule an inspection with Swezo’s expert mechanics as soon as you face difficulty in opening and shutting your car door. If you force the door, that might cause further damage. Take expert help immediately.

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