If you often travel by car, then you know how distressing and annoying it can be finding yourself locked out of your car. One of the reasons leading to automobile lockout is locking the car keys in your car.
These situations happen when you need to get moving and are often very daunting. So what should you do in such circumstances? In this article, we examine the alternatives you have in case you find yourself locked out.
Call a Professional Locksmith to Offer Lock Picking
Lock picking is one of the alternatives. However, you must ensure that a professional locksmith does it. Otherwise, you might end up damaging your locks leading to the much more expensive process of replacing the car door locks.
To ensure this doesn’t happen, a locksmith will use safe lock picking techniques using advanced tools. The procedure takes just a few minutes and you will be able to access the car and get moving. This actually works even when you lock the keys in your car trunk.
Using a Coat Hanger to Retrieve the Locked Keys
A traditional method of retrieving the locked keys is using a coat hanger wire. This can be done if you have access to the wire. Unfortunately, you might not have access to the coat hanger if you are locked out while at the office.
If you have a coat hanger, you need to create a loop and try to retrieve the locked key through a possible opening on your car door glass. This puts the window at risk because you might break the door glass while trying to force the wire through, consequently, this is not a very good alternative.
Accessing Lock Mechanism Using Slim Jim
A Slim Jim is often not easy to find. However, if you have access to it, slide the device between a narrow slit on the door glass and the car door. Try to reach the lock mechanism and twist the Slim Jim to pull up the lock mechanism.
These are some of the alternatives you have in case of an automobile lockout issue. We strongly urge you to consult a professional locksmith which is considerably safer compared to other alternatives. In addition, a professional locksmith will end up being the cheapest of the other alternatives.
Contact Jay on 082 651 6416 if you are in the greater Randburg area.