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What to Do With a Car Lockout
What NOT to Do With a Car Lockout
In a moment, we’ll look at some clever ways to be proactive about car lockout situations, and even how to avoid them. Before that, though, we need to look at some of the things our customers have done in the past, and explain why these are not wise steps to take.
Jimmy, jam or bump the lock – These are steps that will usually end up ruining the lock (meaning you now have to pay to have new locks, new keys and maybe even a new ignition cylinder). They will also run the risk of harming the door, leading to a much more expensive repair. This is particularly true if you ram a shim or jimmy between the glass and the door as it might interfere with other systems, too. Also, keep in mind that most modern car locks cannot be bumped the way that door locks can, and so you should never try this approach.
Call numerous locksmiths – Also, please never call two or more emergency locksmith services in order to get at least one there quickly. This means you now have multiple mobile locksmiths heading to your area, but it also means that only one gets the job. This is unfair to the 24-hour locksmith services, and some will actually demand payment for the call.
Breaking in – Please, whatever you do, never try to break into your car. Whether you attempt open a window force or pry open the door or lock, you run the risk of pretty severe injury to yourself, damage to the vehicle, and major problems with your auto insurance provider. Also, please never try to squeeze into spaces not meant for people to pass, small side windows or the rear windows in pickup trucks are not really sized for an adult, and you may get injured or stuck, and then face more expenses. And while the Internet says that entering through the trunk is a good idea…it isn’t.
Instead of panicking when this sometimes unavoidable blunder occurs, just be a bit proactive. You’ve already started by reading this. Make sure you have our name, contact information and other details available (either by entering it into your phone or making note of our business name and using it if you need to get in touch with a reliable provider during a car lockout). Even if you don’t have a phone and find yourself knocking on a stranger’s door to get some help, knowing a trustworthy and experienced car locksmith‘s name will give you peace of mind.
Be Prepared for Car Lockout
So, what’s the best way to respond to a car lockout? To be prepared for it. However, as you prepare for it, you can also start to train yourself to avoid it. Our goal at Locksmith Pro is to create a long-term working relationship with our clients. We believe that once you find reputable and skilled locksmith services you can then turn to us for any locksmith needs. Usually, we try to help you avoid costly car lockout issues by offering some savvy tips and advice. After all, why pay us repeatedly for something that is almost too easy to avoid? To support you in your effort to avoid car lockout service, we recommend the following tips:
Train the Brain
Many of our customers who find themselves making repeat calls for car lockout services tell us that they overcome this issue by creating a routine for exiting the car. Counting out loud, with each number meaning a single step (i.e. “One, engine off. Two, keys in bag or pocket. Three, exit car.”) often works. It may seem extreme, but if you find that you are a bit sloppy about your keys, you need to retrain yourself in order to ensure safety and security. After all, the keys you are so often forgetting could also have house, office and other keys, too. With mention of keys…
Have a Spare Car Key
Buy a Steering Wheel Lock
Some Things to Consider
Now, up until this point we have discussed the how and why of car lockouts and some steps to avoid them. We did not yet touch on a few of the real headaches of the situation, or how to deal with them should they occur. So, let’s take a few moments to look at them now…
We encourage you to keep our number 844-777-LOCK on your cell phone’s speed dial to ensure you can always get in touch at any time. Whether it’s for a car lockout, emergency locksmith issue, another task for a locksmith for cars, Locksmith Pro has the car locksmith services you need.