Locking keys in the car can be quite a frustrating experience. Assuming that you have chosen not to risk hiding a spare set of keys, here are some things that you can do to attempt to gain entry into your car without a key.
If you usually tend to leave your keys in your car often, it can be advisable to hide an extra set of keys somewhere on the vehicle. A small magnetic box that can stick to the metal surface of a steel frame or body is best. Ensure that you place it in a hard-to-reach obscure area where it won’t jiggle loose and fall off.
You need to get professional assistance if your car has door locks recessed inside the interior door handle.
Luckily, most new car models come with electronic door openers that won’t allow you to lock the doors while the keys are in the vehicle. The downside is that if you ever lose the device, it could cost you hundreds of dollars and several days to replace and you will probably have to get the car towed to a dealer who will then order a replacement key.
If your vehicle uses an electronic door opener, you might get the door opener, but if you have lost it outside the vehicle, you may be unable to start the vehicle without it.
Finally, if you require professional assistance, you can call emergency road assistance and ask whether they can open the door. If not, you should ask them to send an auto locksmith. Fortunately, the auto manufacturer codes each car key, and if you have the key code along with some personal identification, the locksmith will make you a new key. Write down you key code number and keep it somewhere safe where someone at home can read it for you if you are facing an emergency.
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