Locked Keys In the Car? How to Retrieve Them
Every day someone somewhere locks their car doors with their keys safely in the ignition. While some cars have key pads on the outside that allows you access by simply typing in your code, not all cars have this feature. Locking your keys in the car is usually an inconvenience costing you time and making you late for appointments or your job. However, in some cases locking your keys in your car can create a dangerous emergency situation that can cause you a good deal of stress and even fear, So knowing what you can do when you locked your keys inside of your car can make it easier for you to deal with the situation.
Once of the best ways to save yourself a lot of worry and stress should you ever lock your keys in your car is by spending a little time planning ahead.
• Carry a spare door key in your wallet or purse- One of the quickest ways to retrieve car keys you’ve locked in your car is by carrying a spare key with you in your wallet or purse. Having a spare unprogrammed key made that will unlock your care door means that you won’t lose any time if you are locked out of your car and you won’t have to worry about how you will get back in. Just a few minutes planning and another short period of time having an extra key made can make a huge difference as whether you view those locked in keys as a mild inconvenience or a real emergency.
• Leave a spare key with a friend or relative- If you don’t feel comfortable carrying a spare car door key with you then leave a spare key with a friend or relative you trust. However, keep in mind that the person holding your emergency key may not be available when you need them the most, and even if they are available, it will take them several minutes or more to bring the spare key to you.
Put Safety First
If you happen to lock your keys in your car in an area where you don’t feel safe, then your first concern should be your own physical safety. If you feel unsafe or in any kind of danger and can’t get into your car call 911 and quickly explain the situation. In some cases, the police may be able to unlock your car for you. If not they may either call a local locksmith to aid you getting into your car or call for a tow to have your car towed to your home, business, or safe place until you can retrieve your keys. If your car has to be towed it may cost you some money, but your safety should come first.
Call a Mobile Locksmith
If you aren’t in danger and you haven’t planned ahead and don’t have a spare key available to unlock your car door itself, then your best bet is to call a mobile Locksmith. Many local locksmiths provide emergency services at all times of the day and night and while you will have to pay for the emergency call the cost of getting a replacement key for your car door won’t be too expensive as long as you don’t want that is programmed.
How Not to Retrieve Keys Locked in a Car
One thing you should never do to retrieve locked keys in your car is try and pick the lock yourself. While this might work in a few instances, in the majority of cases you will end up damages your door lock or getting something jammed in the lock making the situation far worse than simply having your keys locked inside the car. If you damage the lock, a locksmith should be able to repair it or at least change it, but the expense of having to have your car lock changed or repaired in an emergency situation can be extremely costly.
Keep a Locksmith’s Number Handy
You should always keep the number for a local licensed locksmith handy because getting locked out of your car isn’t the only lock or key problem you are likely to have. Locks are mechanical devises and can malfunction, break in occur requiring you to want security locks installed, and your ignition key can break or malfunction and you may be in a need of a new programmed key. In almost all cases, your need for a locksmith will occur in an emergency situation and having a number handy will allow you to make that emergency call and get a quality locksmith when you need them the most.
If you live in the Queens area and are looking for a dependable and licensed locksmith then we here at HomeRun Locksmith should be your locksmith of choice.
Not only do we provide services for you if you are locked out of your car we also provide a full line of locksmith services 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Other Services We Provide,
Some of the services we provide include:
• Lost key replacement
• Key-less remote entry repair and installation
• High security lock installation and repair
• New transponder keys
• Safe repair
• Duplicate key services