What to do if you get locked out of your car?

 

 

 

Let’s face it, at some point or another you’ve probably locked your keys in the car.  This can be an incredibly frustrating experience. It can happen to any of us at one point or another.  Here are a few tips to keep your cool, and get your engine started and back out on the road!

Call a Tow Service

The fastest and easiest way to get back into your car is to just call a tow service.  There are many locksmith competitors in the Gold Coast area.  Car Locksmith Gold Coast has the best lockout rates in the Gold Coast area.

Do It Yourself

There are many different methods you can use to retrieve your keys out of your car on your own.  For instance, you can use a credit card, hanger, Slim Jim or even a tennis ball (you read that right a tennis ball).  Please keep in mind that these methods are to only be used to get into your OWN vehicle.

Roadside Assistance

This may seem like an obvious option however, it can be easy to get flustered in the moment and forget you even have this lovely option.  If you pay extra to have this feature, either with your insurance policy or simply purchased on its own, then this would be a good time to give them a call.  Just call the provider, and a professional locksmith will be dispatched to your location to assist you.  AAA is a great company for this.

Keep a spare key

You can either keep a spare in your purse, home or by a magnetic hide-a-key and place it in a good location on your car.  This way you can always be assured that if you leave your keys in the car you have a backup, and you can be your own locksmith.  Be sure to do your research on these methods, so that you don’t damage your car.

When to call the Police

I used to be a dispatcher for 911, and I will tell you that should you call to report that you have locked your keys inside your car, and there is no life being threatened in the car, then you can expect to wait for quite some time.  These are considered low priority calls, and depending on your Police Department’s policy, they may or may not unlock the door for you. Only call 911, if you have locked your keys AND a child or pet in the car; or if there are any other safety/emergency concerns.

Whether you choose to go with Gold Coast Locksmith or a different route, be sure to stay calm and be safe. Utilize one of these options above to point yourself in the right direction.  Of course, the best thing to do is to have or a different route, be sure to stay calm and be safe. Utilize one of these options above to point yourself in the right direction.  Of course, the best thing to do is to have the plan beforehand, that way if you find yourself in this predicament you will know just what to do!…

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