Keys Locked in Car - How to Get In

Have you ever faced this situation where you're out with car keys locked in car? This article will tell you how you can save yourself from a big drama in this case! Read on...

"I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in." ~ Virginia Woolf

This quote made me actually think of the fact, that we dreaded being locked out with the keys locked in car! In fact, we should be happy that we were not actually locked in and had a chance to do something about it! The latter is a rare scenario to take place, but the former is something that is nearly inevitable! I mean, most of the car owners have faced this situation of being locked out of the car, watching the keys dangling in the ignition...and trust me, nothing can be more frustrating than that!!! If you haven't faced this situation till date, thank God and continue to pray so that you don't face 'the bad car problem day' ever! The first thing you need to do is try to keep your cool, though that's not an easy thing to do in a situation like this, this will definitely help you do the much-needed thinking.

How to Unlock a Car When the Keys are Locked Inside?

How to retrieve keys locked inside a car? If you are expecting some unrealistic or magical answers then that isn't what we have here! Trust me, I have read many websites mentioning weird things like unlocking a locked car with the help of a tennis ball, drilled hollow from the center, or using a hanger wire to open the lock and what not! My question to people who suggest this would be, 'Who the hell would keep a hanger, or a drilled tennis ball with them all the time?!!!' Even if these things 'supposedly work', I would prefer keeping a spare key with me instead of a drilled tennis ball! Which is what you have to do!

Keep a Spare Key Handy: I know that you don't lock yourself out with keys locked in car on purpose! But some people are just prone to this, always accidentally! There is no harm in getting a spare key made, it doesn't even cost $10, which is nothing in comparison with the other options that you might have to choose later on to get inside your locked car! There are many magnetic key cases available under for less than $10 which can be hidden under your car on a metal surface. So that every time you have locked yourself out with your car keys locked inside, you can take the spare key and get in the car without any trouble! Keeping a spare key with a trusted friend or relative can also help in such cases.

Become a AAA Member: Becoming a member of AAA (American Automobile Association) helps as they provide 24 hours roadside assistance, which includes lock-out services as well, along with many other services like towing service, battery service etc. The best part about the membership is that you can avail all these services by paying less than $70 a year! Isn't it totally worth it?



Get in Touch with Your Insurance Company: If you don't have a spare key or the AAA membership, then most likely you will have to get ready to spend some money from your pocket. Therefore, your next step should be to get in touch with your car insurance company as soon as possible and check if they cover the lock-out service. If they do, then you don't have much to worry about!

Get in Touch with the Towing Service: Now since you would not have much of an option, you can call for a car towing equipment which would cost you money (about a $100 or more), but then it's definitely better than being stuck without any help! If your insurance company covers that, there is nothing like it!

Get in Touch with the Police: For those of you who are not willing to spend money for unlocking the car, you can call the cops to come to your rescue. They do keep many tools with them and can definitely help you unlock the car... without any charge! Although these days I've heard that they have stopped doing that in some cities because of the additional cost! So... let's move on to the next option...

Get in Touch with the Car Dealer: Another way to get the spare key made is to get in touch with the car dealer as soon as possible and provide him with the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) number which is usually located on the dashboard in front of the driver's seat. This number would help the dealer make a duplicate key within a few minutes. Although, this way would only work if you can see the VIN from outside and if you can arrange someone to go pick the keys for you.

There are other options that are known to be helpful like the slim Jim. The reason why I haven't mentioned it on the aforementioned list is because the success of this device works only depending on the type of car that you have, as it works only on old cars of the 1990s. The new modernized cars don't unlock using this tool as the new cars have improved car safety techniques! Many people also say that if your keys are locked inside, you can use your cell phone to call home or wherever you have your spare keys. They say that if you hold your cell phone a few inches away from the door and the person on the call presses the unlock button from wherever, the lock opens up instantly! However, many people also say that this is just a hoax and this stuff doesn't work! Therefore, instead of checking out all the tricks and tips to open a car with keys locked in car, just remember, call for AAA roadside assistance by becoming a member, or just keep a spare key hidden in the magnetic key case. For now, just pray that you never ever go through this situation again! Good luck! :)

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