7 Oct 2013 admin 0
You just go out of your car and closed the door, but something is wrong. Darn it! You locked the car door and the keys are still in there! Here are 4 things you can do when you lock yourself out of your car. Tips from the car locksmith Greensboro, NC.
Open car door with coat hanger
*Do not use this method if you have power locks or windows!*
Unbend a hanger until you have a long rod. Bend one end to create a small hook. Carefully pull back the weather stripping on the car door and push in the hanger, hook side down. Once the hanger is in about 20″, move the hook (you can’t see it) towards the interior of the car. Pull up and down, moving the hanger around until you see the door lock start to move. If you can feel resistance and the lock moved pull up firmly and hopefully the lock with open! Here is another tutorial. This way of opening your car door can seriously damage your cars interior, so use at your own risk. The better option is to call a professional locksmith to open it for you as they are insured against damage.
Does someone have a spare key?
It is always a good idea to get a spare key of your car door made in case of an emergency. These keys can be made in most cases for under $5.00 and can save you from calling a locksmith. Do you have a trusted friend or family member that will hold on to a key for you? In that case you can call them up and have them drive to you and unlock your car!
Call the Car Dealership
Do you have a new car? If so, you can call the dealership and ask if they have a copy of your car key. In many situations they might! Give them a call.
Call a Professional Car Locksmith
If none of these methods word for you or you do not want to waste the time or possibility of damaging your car, a professional locksmith is the best option. Locksmith can get you back in your car the quickest, they are insured case of damage to your car and many charge a very reasonable rate. Sometimes is can be challenging to find a locksmith you can trust, so do you homework and find a good BEFORE you them one. Ask friends and family who they use. Were they happy with the service and the price? Did the locksmith arrive when they said they would? Were they dressed professionally? All of these are good questions to ask when inquiring about a locksmith. Once you find a locksmith you believe is a good one, program their number in your phone so that they can be reached with minimal effort. When you are in an emergency situation you want to get help at that moment and not have to search for a number or call 411. We hope at locksmith greensboro these tips are helpful the next time you get locked out of your car and need help.