Try not to panic if you have lost your car keys or locked them in your car. Simply call a locksmith. Many people use make-shift attempts at unlocking a car but these can be quite damaging even if you do not see the results right away. Using a tow truck driver to pry the corner of your door open and using a long rod to attempt to hit the unlock button will damage your car door and you won’t realize it until you hear the wind at the edge of the door when you’re driving down the road. Also, police rarely have all the tools or special training needed to open your car without damage. A botched car opening job can easily do $300.00 worth of damage to the inside of the door panel. These methods I would never recommend, instead, use a locksmith. These are trained professionals that use finesse, not force.
1. Non-destructive entry
Make sure you do research before choosing a locksmith and keep the number on you in a safe place like a phone or a wallet. Try to choose a reputable company with certified workers. Locksmiths go through some pretty intense training before they are considered certified. If you get locked out, certified locksmiths will never damage doors or frames and will likely be insured, so in the rare case something does get damaged while they are trying to help, they will pay for it, not you.
2. Stress-free and friendly
Getting locked out of your car, losing your keys, or having your keys stolen, is very stressful for anyone. Companies that specialize in this are usually quite friendly, compassionate and experienced. Do your research and find a locksmith company who’s number one goal is to get to your location and get you back into your vehicle as quick and secure as possible. Also many companies can make you new replacement keys and remotes.
3. On-call 24/7
The great thing about most locksmiths is the fact that they are always open for your convenience. You can never expect when you might lose or lock your keys in your vehicle. So you can call a locksmith up at any time and they will attend to your needs as soon as possible.