You're preoccupied, thinking about numerous things. The keys are in the vehicle. You realize, "Oh, no. I locked my keys in my car." Don't worry. There are solutions.
The information below contains tips and suggestions on what to do.
In case of an emergency, a pet or child locked in the vehicle, dial 911 ASAP. If you must break the window, do so as safely as possible. Pick a window away from anyone inside.
Your first solution should be the one with the most significant possibility of success and the lowest opportunity for damage.
• Check all the doors. While this might be obvious, it has resolved this issue on more than one occasion.
• If all fails, call roadside assistance for auto lockout service. If you are affiliated with a roadside help program, like AAA, be sure to call them as well. It may not be the quickest technique, but an auto specialist with the right tools is usually worth the wait.
You might find that forcing your way into your vehicle may be your only option. A metal rod is durable enough to grip under pressure but flexible just enough to bend. A coat hanger will probably break the glass, but it flexes too much when compressed.
You can also use a tire iron. Just remember not to swing too hard. The goal is to break the glass to open your door, not smash out the entire window.
Or, In the First Place
In the end, this is an issue that is certainly avoidable. Having a spare key on your vehicle is a solution that doesn't require money, skill, or effort. It can be as easy as tying an extra key in an easily accessible and secure location. If your automobile has a trailer hitch, some choices convert the hitch into a little safe with room for a couple of keys.
If you do find yourself outside the car with your keys inside, call us at Buffalo Roadside Assistance. Our technician gets the job done with minimal damage to your vehicle.