Every day, someone in America gets locked out of their car, whether it’s because they lost their car keys, or locked their keys in their car, or their fob battery is dead, or something else. It can be inconvenient and annoying, and, if you get locked out somewhere dangerous, it can even put your life in danger. You can do something about it and unlock your car door with these techniques.
Check the Hatchback
If your trunk is open, and you have a hatchback, you may be able to get inside your car. All you’ll have to do is push the back seats forward and wiggle through into your car.
Get Your Spare Key
If you have a spare key and someone can bring it down to you. Or, if you can get a cab or Uber, you can collect the spare key yourself.
On the other hand, Replacement Car Keys Gold Coast suggests that you should speak to a locksmith who can get to you with a new spare key. Typically, you will have to pay between $75 and $100. You’ll just have to give that locksmith details about your car so they can make the right key.
Call Roadside Assistance
If you are a member of the American Automobile Association (AAA) you can get roadside assistance. All you have to do is call them, and they will send someone to unlock your car door for you.
If you have car insurance, it should have a roadside assistance option. You may not recall signing up for this option, but there’s a good chance you do have that option. If you aren’t sure, you can call your car insurance provider, and see if you are eligible for roadside assistance.
Break into Your Car
This option is a bit risky, because someone might see you and think you are breaking into someone else’s car, and call the police.
First thing is, you should get to your car’s unlock control, whether it’s a button or switch. That control will be in the center, or, on the driver’s door, or, in some cars, each door will have one. Figure out which is the easiest control to access.
You don’t want to damage your car door, so you have to be very careful in the next stage. You need to create a gap that will allow you to insert some tool that will help you reach your unlock control. Rubber or wood are great materials for wedging an access point. The top of your door is the best place to try and create an opening.
Normally, you should start from the driver’s side, but if you have many options, then work from the side that’s easiest to operate from, depending on whether you are left- or right-handed.
When you have created the gap, you can slide in your tool, and reach for the unlock control, such as a wire hanger, and push the unlock control. If you don’t have a wire hanger, look for something else that’s thin, and flexible.