Locking yourself out of the car is a very common problem that many people face every day. Reasons why this problem happens are many, whether you lose your key or you lock it inside the car, but luckily there are some tips that will help you unlock your vehicle even without a key.
Of course, if it’s an emergency such as a child or dog locked inside the car, you should call the police to help you unlock the car as fast as possible. Also, if you try to unlock the car yourself, you need to pay attention not to cause any damage like breaking the window and so on.
Below you will find some easy ways that you can try in order to unlock your car without a key.
Check the trunk of your car
Many cars, especially the ones with manual lock, have the trunk open even if the doors are closed. So, if you realise you’re being locked out f your car, check the trunk. If you’re lucky enough and realise that he trunk is open, you may be able to get inside the car through it and open the car manually. And if your keys are locked inside, you won’t have to call a locksmith or to go to the dealership for cutting a new key.
Try to unlock it yourself with some simple tricks
One well-known method is the one where you use a coat hanger. All you need is a wire coat hanger. Try to straighten it up at one side and make a hook at the other side. Then you need to slide the coat hanger between the window and the weather stripping. Next you need to find the control arm and pull onto it the coat hanger and open the door.
If your car has an automatic lock, you can use a tool to make some space between the door and the car’s body ( but be careful not to damage the door ) and then you need to insert a metal rod inside the car between the space you’ve created and press the button that unlocks the car.
Call an auto locksmith
Sometimes none of the tips mentioned above work, so finally you need to call a professional locksmith in order to unlock your car without a key. An auto locksmith has specialized tools and skills in order to unlock any model of car.
Car lockout situations are solved by them within minutes without causing any damage to your car. It is recommended to find an emergency locksmith that works 24/7 because you never know when you might face a car lockout.
Whether your keys are locked in the car or you lost them and you need a new key, locksmiths are the right ones to help you. They can also extract broken keys from your car lock and can help you by making a spare key for you. Besides, they won’t break your car window or force anything that could damage your vehicle.