A Guide on What to Do When You Lock Your Keys in the Car

A Guide on What to Do When You Lock Your Keys in the Car

12 October 2018
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Forgetting your car keys inside your car is normal. However, it can be difficult to retrieve the keys if you lock them inside the vehicle. If you don't have a spare key, one way or another you have to get the keys back. Here are ways to help you retrieve your keys.

Confirm if the doors are locked

While panicking is normal, it will not help you in any way. Before you call for professional help or do anything else, check if any car door or the trunk is open.

Look for the spare key if you have one

If you have a spare key, do you remember where you placed it? Can someone bring it to you? Most of the time, getting a spare key is not the first option. However, having an extra key can save you money and time. An additional key comes in handy in situations such like this.

Unlock the door yourself

Locksmiths do not use magic to unlock car doors, so it is also possible to do it yourself. Some companies do employ 24 hour mobile locksmiths who have the right tools and skills to do the job. But if you are going to unlock the door yourself, you will need specific items, like some type of wedge or a blood pressure cuff to create a gap between the top of the door and the interior of the car. The blood pressure cuff won't break or rip, and it can withstand a lot of pressure.

Steps to unlock your car door

If using a blood pressure cuff, slide it between the driver's door and the car frame. Inflate the blood pressure cuff until you create a small gap. Don't blow up the cuff too much through, because it can damage your door. After that, insert a wire hanger or any thin object through the gap and maneuver it carefully to press the unlock button.

As you have seen, it is possible to unlock your car door without your key. There are many other tools that you can use to do the job effectively. For example, a hammer (specifically the claw on one end of the hammer) or sharp rock from the roadside can also help. When unlocking your door, ensure that you focus on the edge of your car window. Note that glass is relatively more fragile than other materials, so make sure that you don't hit the window and break it.

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Under Lock And Key: Keeping Everything Safe

Hello out there! I run my own computer business, and, as you can imagine, I have quite a lot of expensive equipment in my office. Over the years, my colleagues have never ceased to amaze me with their security arrangements. They will have complex passwords on their computers, but flimsy locks on their doors and cabinets! Being so security conscious, I have developed more than a passing interest in the latest developments in locks, keys, and safes. Having gathered all this knowledge, I started this blog for other folks who have a similar obsession. Hopefully, you will find my discussion topics stimulating and we will all stay safe by keeping up to date with the latest locking systems.

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