Imagine the following scenario: You are driving to an important business meeting, which will start in a few minutes. Suddenly you heard some unusual sound and you decided to stop the car and to check if something is wrong with your vehicle. You start to examine your car from outside. Fortunately, everything is in order. Now you can continue driving, but… wait a minute, you cannot open your car door! Guess why? Because your key is in the car, the car is locked and you are outside your vehicle.
To say it briefly, such situation is called car lockout. To make this scenario more dramatic, we can add cold winter day, rain, snow or wind, etc. Although it’s a very frustrating situation, you have to keep calm, because panic can not help you. The best way to unlock your car quickly, is to call a qualified car locksmith, or an emergency locksmith, who can come to you soon and unlock your car without any damage to your vehicle.
However, there are some tricks, that can help you to minimize the risks of car lockout:
We recommend you to develop a habit of always making sure that a key is with you before leaving your house, office or other places. You can have a special pouch for your car keys in your bag, briefcase, purse, etc. Additionally, try to keep your car keys always in the same place at home.
Attach some noisy key chain accessories to your car keys. This will make your keys heavier and it will become harder to lose keys. Also, it will make a noise if keys fall onto the floor.
Keeping a spare key in your bag, purse or briefcase can ensure that you have an additional key in case of losing your car key or misplacing it.
It’s a good idea to have spare keys in your home, office or to give one to your relative or close friend. If you experience car lockout, you can go to the closest place to get an extra key or you can ask someone to bring one to you.
Check electronic keys
Regularly check that your electronic key fobs are working properly. As soon as you notice that your electronic key has some problems, you should get an assistance of a professional car locksmith, who will examine it and tell you if it needs to be repaired or replaced.
Replace malfunctioning keys
Replace malfunctioning or faulty keys as soon as possible. If you try to use a damaged key, it might become stuck in the ignition or in your car door.
Never leave your keys in the car
It’s very important to remember not to leave your keys in your car or in the trunk. However, if you have to do it, at least roll down your car window in case the door shuts. Closing the trunk with the keys inside may cause a car lockout. Try to avoid placing the keys or bags with keys in the trunk.
Save the number of a reliable auto locksmith
If all fails and you find yourself locked out of your vehicle, don’t worry, your problem can be solved very soon. It’s always a good idea to have the number of a reliable car locksmith stored on your phone for emergencies. A skilled technician with proper tools can let you back in quickly.
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