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What to Do if you Lock your Keys in your Car

No matter how careful you are, there may come a time when you lock your keys in your car. If this happens, you may struggle to devise a plan for retrieving your keys and moving on with your day.

First things first, answer this question: do you have another set of keys? If so, retrieve these keys to gain entrance to your vehicle. From there, you are back in business.

For those who don’t have a spare set of keys or are not in position to use them, here are some other tips:

1. Contact a locksmith. This is probably the best thing to do, as a professional will know which steps to take. Furthermore, he or she can gain entrance to your vehicle without causing any damage.

2. Use a wire coat hanger. This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Insert the hanger between the side of the window and the rubber molding. From there, hook it around the door button and pull up.

3. Gain access to the trunk. In some cases, you may not have access to the cabin of the vehicle, however, you can get into the trunk. In this case, you may be able to move the rear seat and crawl through to retrieve your keys.

Many of the newest cars on the road have a “smart key,” meaning the doors won’t lock with the key inside. However, this is not the case on older vehicles (and some newer models).

If you are having any other trouble with your vehicle, such as an electrical issue with your door locks, contact us for professional advice.

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