Oh, snap. That’s exactly how fast it happens when you discover you’ve locked your keys in the car. The brief moment of panic that most experience in that split second is normal. Take a moment, let the feeling pass then start considering your viable options. Some circumstances require prompt solutions (such as if a child or pet is locked inside or if you are in a potentially dangerous location), while others can be solved with a little time and patience.
Here are some questions to ask yourself if you find you’ve locked yourself out of your car. Once you’ve made it through this list and if you’re still locked out, feel free to contact us at Big Red Locksmiths to come to your rescue. It’s what we do every day and we can help you, too.
Is it an Emergency?
Getting locked out of your vehicle requires a swift resolution. Don’t waste valuable time beating yourself up for the mistake of the lockout or trying to think of ways to open the door on your own. If you can’t get someone there to open the door very quickly (especially on a hot day or if you are alone in a dangerous locale), your only option may be to break a window and gain entry. If you don’t have the fortitude to do this yourself, call 911.
Are All of the Doors Really Locked?
While this may sound like a silly question, you should take a quick second in a non-emergency situation to check every door (including a rear hatch) to make sure you can’t easily get in and solve the problem on your own. In many cases, you’ll discover that one door maybe is unlocked and allows safe, easy entry.
In a Do-It-Yourself Mood?
Do you enjoy a challenge? Is there a possibility you can open that pesky locked door yourself? Of course, locksmith professionals have certain tools at their disposal and if you are doing it on your own, there are a few things you’ll need to make the attempt. While several methods have varying degrees of success, we won’t provide them as 1) they are widely ineffective in unskilled hands and b) you should contact a professional Omaha Locksmith versus damaging your own vehicle.
Call a Professional
There are many local professionals who can come to help unlock your car door and get you on your way. You might want to see if you have a roadside assistance program for your automobile that includes lockout service. Some auto insurance policies may also cover the cost of having your car unlocked in such a situation. Of course, Big Red Locksmiths solves issues like yours day in and day out and is ready to help, as well. All it takes is a simple phone call.
Locked out of your car and need help? We have professional, certified technicians ready to answer the call and get you back on the road. Call Big Red Locksmiths at 402-554-0499.