If you have been locked out of your own car you know how frustrating and worrisome of the experience can be. Not all car lockouts occur due to forgetfulness or carelessness. Sometimes lockouts occur simply because your car door lock fails to function correctly or because your car key may break off in the lock. When you are locked out of your car, gaining access back into your car becomes a major priority. Knowing what you can do to reduce the risk of becoming locked out of your car, and what you can do if a lock out does occur will help reduce your feeling of frustration and panic if such an emergency arises.
Reducing Your Risks of Getting Locked Out of Your Car Locksmith
In the good old days, getting locked out of your car didn’t use to be such a big deal. Car door locks had little knobs on the top of lock. As long as your window was opened a tiny crack you could slide a long wire inside and pull up the knob unlocking the door from the outside. However, the same feature that made your car easy for you gain access to when you locked yourself out, made it simple and easy for theives to break into your car as well. So manufacturers decide to make cars more theif proof, which means that the old way of breaking into your car much more difficult for owners who are locked out to gain access as well. However, there are some things that you can do in order to reduce the risk of your ever getting locked out of your car. Here are some steps you take.
- Keep a Spare door key on your person. You don’t have to pay the big bucks to have your car key copied and programmed to start your ignition, you can simply copy your car key to enable to unlock your door in case you lose your car keys, misplace them or lock inside your car. By making a spare key that will unlock your door and keeping it in your wallet or on your person will at least allow you gain access to the inside of your car.
- Getting in the Habit of Removing Your Keys From the Ignition Each Time you Turn off Your Car. Even if you are not planning on getting out of your car, if you make a habit of taking your car keys out of your car every time you turn off the ignition, then you are less likely to leave the keys in the car when you get out.
What To Do If You Door Lock Malfunctions
Many people tend to panic when they insert their key into their car door lock and find that the key won’t turn or the door simply won’t open and try and force the lock using the key. This often results in the key breaking off in the lock. Instead of panicking carefully remove the key and try it in the passanger side door. If the problem is a malfunctioning door lock the passanger door should be able to be unlocked giving you access to the inside of your car. If the passanger door doesn’t open either then the chances are that your key has become worn and simple isn’t connecting with the lock correctly.
When To Call a Locksmith
All too many times, when people find themselves locked out of their car regardless of the cause, their first thought is too try and break into the car themselves. This may actually be the worse thing you can do. Trying to break into your car, by placing an object into the lock or trying to pry open the door can and almost always does result in costly repairs to car door or door lock.
Instead of trying to force your way into your car when you are locked out is too call a licensed professional locksmith.
In this day and age, most locksmith have a mobile van that is set up to allow them to answer emergency calls and contains all the tools they need to be able to unlock your car door or to repair a door lock or remove a broken key from the lock without causing further damage to your vehicle. Furthermore, they can repair or replace your door lock or make you a new transponder key right on the spot saving you time, effort and frustration while having you on your way safely and quickly.
Car Lock Services in Queens
If you live or work in Queens and find yourself locked out of your car and need the assistance of a car locksmith then HomeRun Locksmith can help you get into your car and on your way. Not only does HomeRun Locksmith answer emergency service calls at any time of the day or night, they are also fully licensed, insured and bonded. As members of the Queens community HomeRun Locksmith offers reasonable rates and guarantees 100% satisfaction to all of their customers. We pride ourselves on our fast, friendly and professional services and have made it our mission to help our customers feel safe and secure by offering them the highest quality services available. We have a number of locksmiths so you never have to worry about waiting “your turn” to gain access to your car. One simple call and one of our licensed locksmiths will be on their way to your location within minutes.
Once our locksmith arrives, he will diagnose you lock or key problem, explain what needs to be done to resolve the problem and with your consent will instantly go to work so that you can once again have access to your car.
We can also gain you access to your car in non-emergency situations and will even treat your non-emergency call with the utmost urgency because all of our customers needs are important to us.
For more information visit our website at www.Homerunlocksmith.com or give us a call at 844-786-5625 and see how we can help you if you are locked out of car.
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