After losing my house keys for the 20th time last month, I decided to make a big change in how I secure my home. For my safety and to protect my valuables, I found a locksmith in my area who specializes in keyless locks. A keyless systems keeps absentminded people like me safe. The system is easy to use and doesn't require any type of key to secure my home. If you keep losing your house or car keys, see a locksmith. My blog offers tips on how to select the right security locks and systems for your home and car, as well as advice on how to stay safe if you lose your keys before you install a new security system. Thanks for reading and stay safe.
Sieger Van Zwienen
Chances are you have locked yourself out of your vehicle before, and if you're like most people, it probably couldn't have happened at a worse time. That's just the way fate seems to go. Here are six tips to help get you back on the road again.
Call The Police
If you find yourself locked out in an unfamiliar city or in a dangerous part of town, simply call 911. Depending on their case load, they may come and open it up for you, but mostly likely they will just call a locksmith or tow truck for you. You will have to pay, of course, but at least you will be on your way and out of a scary spot.
Call Your Roadside Assistance
Many automobile insurance policies offer roadside assistance as part of their benefit package. Hopefully you have proof of insurance in your wallet and it isn't locked in the car, but if it is, simply call your insurance carrier and ask them to check your policy for you. Even if you opted out of that rider, they can still find the name and number of a locksmith in the area for you. Before you hang up, be sure to add this feature to your policy if you don't have it; it's usually very inexpensive.
Call Your Dealership
If your car is relatively new, under warranty yet, or you have a longstanding, good working relationship with them, they may be able to help you out with a spare dummy key that will open the door for you to get in and retrieve your own keys.
Download An App
Newer cars frequently have "smart car" technology. This can include using an app on your phone to remotely control your vehicle. You may also have a keypad on your vehicle that will allow you to unlock it with a personal identification number.
Call A Locksmith
A professional locksmith is often the quickest and simplest way to get back in your vehicle. A locksmith is also a great option if you have lost your keys rather than locked them inside your car. A locksmith can help you gain access as well as cut you a new key.
Keep A Spare Key
Ideally, you have an extra copy hidden away at home or on your spouse's set. Additionally, magnetic key holders can be purchased from your local auto supply shop. This will allow you to insert a key into a little box and tuck it under the key somewhere, such as out of sight up in the wheel well. You'll want to be careful doing this in high crime areas, however.