Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Have you ever seen a padlock on a car door?

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I came across this amazing Jeep Grand Cherokee while jogging last week.

My first question is, can the cost, time and effort it took to install both the padlock, and the latch above, really be a better option than just getting the door fixed?  Especially when you consider the added annoyance of having to unhook and re-hook them every time you get in and out of the car.

Also, how does the system work?  Is the latch there just to keep the door shut while driving, while padlock prevents people from breaking in when parked?

Either way, you must have to open the window to lock the door after getting into the car--unless there's another makeshift contraption on the inside?  And if that's the case, why is the top latch there at all?  Was it just the first attempt at a solution before the superior padlock system was put in place?  So many questions...


  1. Seems like it's preventing someone from getting out of the car more so than breaking in ...possible transportation for prisoners? or a time-out spot for the car owner's children?

    1. That would be pretty crazy, new meaning to locking your kids in the car!


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