Tips For Handling Car Lockout Emergencies

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Did you ever lock yourself out of your car by mistake, or because you were in a distressful situation that made you completely forget about the keys in the ignition before you got out of your car and closed the door? This happens to a lot of drivers, so don't beat yourself up too much about it. What you should do, however, is learn a few practical ways of getting out of such a mess the fast and hassle-free way, or know how to better prevent such things from happening.

Don't Drive While You Are Tired/Drowsy

Most people spend several hours a day driving to and from work and running errands, but there are also cases of people people who can spend even more if they live in remote areas and need to telecommute 5 days a week. Most of these people take these rides without recording any incidents; but there are of course exceptions in the form of accidents, some more serious than the others. To prevent them, including accidental lockouts outside of vehicle or the loss/misplacing of car keys, you will need to avoid driving when you are exhausted physically and mentally, feeling sleepy and drowsy or unable to keep your focus on the road.

Double Check You Have Your Keys In Your Hand

When you are getting ready to get out of the the car, pull the keys out of the ignition and double check you have them on you before putting your feet on the ground and closing the door behind you. It only takes a fraction of a second for the door to lock behind you with no way of getting back in without using your key – or at least no easy way back in. so you should do anything in your power to avoid that. Stick a post-it now on your windshield or somewhere else inside the car where it is easily visible and write a reminder to grab the keys out of the ignition if you tend to be a forgetful or highly stressed person.

Have An Emergency Locksmith Number On Speed Dial

This is the ultimate solution you might want to use to get back in an accidentally locked car. But it is also the cleanest and safest, as you will not risk having your vehicle damaged because of improper lock picking tools and procedures. Some drivers might be as desperate as to break their window with a brick or some other pointed and hard tool they can lay their hands on; avoid this as it will cost you a lot more to change the windshield or a side windows than to call emergency locksmith help like the service here Take a look at their flat rates and find out how much it would cost you to have your car locks picked by licensed and insured professionals offering their service in the Phoenix area on a 24/7 basis.

They can reach your address within a few short minuets and almost immediately unlock your car, no matter the make and model. They also handle transponder key reprogramming in case you have misplaced or lost your keys and need new ones and fix jammed ignitions.

Use The Hanger Method

Use a clothing hanger and try to reach into the door and disengage the lock-pin mechanism. Use a thin tool that is also rigid and feed it between the weatherstripping and the glass. Straighten a wire coat hanger and arm yourself with patience and dexterity.

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