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What To Do When You Get Locked Out Of Your Car?

Ever locked yourself out of your car? Frustrating, isnt it? Dont worry; its pretty common these days. There are several reasons why we might lock ourselves out of the car, but whatever the reason is, Im sure all we want is to get back in again.

If you ever find yourself in this predicament (again), here are some tips that might prove useful to you:

Use Tools such as a Coat Hanger and Shoe Laces

If you left your key inside your car, you could get it back yourself by doing any of these two methods. Though I have to warn you, doing so is too risky with no guarantee that youll be able to recover your key. A hanger and other tools will easily damage your car and a shoelace will only work on models that have a pull up door lock mechanism.

But if you must and you have no other choice, there are tons of instruction videos from YouTube such as this one:

Do not do any of these if you are not prepared for the potential damage it may cost (and the potentially high amount of money needed to fix your car); also if you are prepared to face the police because of your suspicious activity.

Call for Roadside Assistance

If you have insurance, then this is your best option. Though you may have to wait before they can reach you, at least you wont have to fear damaging your car and shelling out extra money.
Call the Police

Another option is to call the police and let them do the breaking in for you. Police officers have the capability to unlock car doors. While this is a good idea when you are in a dangerous area, please consider other choices first. The police have a lot on their hands and you might be keeping a police officer who is supposed to be crime-fighting. But if you feel that you may be in danger, call the police immediately.

Call the Tow Truck

Before calling the police, consider calling a tow truck if you have the cash. Call the nearest towing company and theyll be happy to assist you.

Call a Locksmith

The options above are only recommended if you have locked your keys inside your car. If you lost your keys, then simply using tools to open your car wont do. You will need to call a locksmith and they can make a new key for you. Just make sure that you have the make and model of your vehicle, registration number, and other needed information (if the documents are inside of your vehicle, then feel free to do one of the above options first). If you need information from a locksmith as to how they can help you with your car key problem, click here.

However, keys of some higher-end models may only be bought at the dealer. Either way, be prepared to shell out hundreds of bucks.

Information in this article may not be used for unlocking cars that are not your own. That is illegal and you will face consequences. Please make sure that it is indeed your car youre trying to unlock.