Companies selling replacement parts for trunk locks include Auto Parts Warehouse, JC Whitney, 1A Auto and Pep Boys. Auto Parts Warehouse and JC Whitney sell a variety of equipment brands, while Pep Boys' online catalog offers only LockSmart. 1A Auto lists its replacement parts by automobile make, model and year.
Auto Parts Warehouse sells Direct Fit, OES, Hella, AC Delco and Auto Trust replacement trunk lock parts, offering free shipping on qualifying orders. 1A Auto parts provides free shipping and how-to installation videos on its website. JC Whitney sells Garage-Pro parts and offers a 30-day guarantee and free shipping. Pep Boys offers discounts for online orders and free shipping on qualifying orders.
Trunk locks are different from other locks on a car because they are usually divided into three sections: the emergency trip lock, automatic release and lock mechanisms. The number of tumblers in the lock cylinder varies by car, with more expensive or safety-focused vehicles having more than the customary six- to 10-tumbler mechanism. With the correct lock for the make and model of the vehicle, replacing a trunk lock is an easy task requiring only the replacement lock cylinder, a hammer or rubber mallet and a flat head screwdriver.