I got locked out of my car! What do I do?

I got locked out of my car! What do I do?

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Car lockouts are a common problem

We receive innumerable calls every year.  This incident is rising due to keyless ignitions and security systems becoming "more advanced". While we appreciate improved anti-theft systems and other car security measures, it can be a bit of a bother when you can't even "steal" your own car!I got locked out of my car! What do I do?

If you subscribe to any services that provide roadside assistance you may be in luck by simply giving them a call.  Most services will be able to give you the aid you need and may even pay for an emergency mobile locksmith for you.  Don't think you're condemned if you're not a part of an automotive club. If your car is relatively new, most new cars come with road-side assistance during their initial warranty period. While your owner's manual should tell you all about this, it's probably locked in your glove box, inside the car.  If you don't see a window decal displaying this information you can call the dealership that you purchased the vehicle from.  They will be able to provide you with the phone number needed. 

If your car is older or you don't subscribe to major auto clubs that provide road-side assistance, ask if you can add roadside assistance to your insurance policy. If you're staring at your keys inside your car, rather than paying for an expensive replacement key that needs to have a chip programmed for modern vehicles, a locksmith can help you by creating a temporary key that will unlock your doors but may not start your vehicle.  Don't hesitate to give us a call.  We're happy to discuss your options.

You may hear various strange tips and tricks such as using shoelaces, hangers, or even blood pressure cuffs.  There is a laundry list of reasons why we do not suggest doing this at all, which summarily boil down to potentially damaging your vehicle and simultaneously wasting your time.  If you're considering a bizarre method of recovering your keys, give us a quick call and we'll be glad to discuss the definite dos-and-don'ts. Speak with a professional locksmith first.

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