Accidentally locking your keys inside of your car can be a stressful experience. Luckily, there are a variety of different ways that you can retrieve your keys. If you think you are in danger, call 911. The police may be able to unlock your car door themselves. In the case that they can’t they will find someone who will but at your expense. If you’re not in danger, then it’s important to first make sure that there’s no easy way to access your car, like a spare key (some people have a discreet metal box attach to the exterior of the car, stash a key in your wallet or purse, or have a friend keep one for them) or an open door. If you have checked all of your doors and you still can’t get into your car, then you can call someone for help or use a tool to pick the lock on your door. A lot of times people can try opening the car doors with a hanger or wire, this method can sometimes damage the mechanics of your window (if not done properly). You can also call a towing service, but make sure that they have the right equipment to unlock your car. If all that fails then maybe you can call roadside assistance for help getting inside your vehicle. Roadside assistance can’t guarantee that they will get you in your vehicle or services may not be 24/7. Then you can call a professional Auto locksmith in your area.
Professional locksmiths tend to have the fastest and more efficient methods to opening your vehicle. Here is s a short list on steps for what should do when you lock your keys in your car:
- Remain Calm (stressful situations can lead to impulse actions)
- Check for any point of access (open window or open door or even a trunk)
- Check for spare key (whether you call someone to bring you spare or you have spare)
Getting locked out of your car is no fun, but it is something you might have to deal with one day. While prevention is always the best choice, it helps to know other ways of dealing with the situation when it happens. Take notes, remember the tips, and stay safe out there!
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