After all, the modern lifestyle is so hectic and who can keep up with it without a car!? We’re sure you got our point – cars are important; car lockout equals disaster. But stressing you out is, in no means, the purpose of this article. Even better, we are here to teach you how to avoid it. This can’t be done without knowing what makes car lockouts so common. In this article, Royal Locksmith tells you, from our experience, what are the most popular reasons that leave people unable to unlock their vehicles.
Leaving Keys Inside
We can talk about the importance of keeping an eye on the car keys as much as we’d like and it seems like people don’t seem to get it! Leaving car keys inside and locking the door behind is the most common reason for becoming locked out of the car. If you are one of those people who always seem to forget to grab the keys before leaving the car, here are some helpful tips that may come in handy:
Buy The Most Bizzare Keychain – The reason behind your problem is that you don’t see your keys in the vehicle. So the solution would be to make it as visible as possible. A great way of making your car key pop is to buy a bright colored keychain that is so big that it makes it hard to ignore. Do you remember those bizarre fluffy toy-chains from the 2000s? Yup, we’re talking about something of the same fashion.
Get Loads of Spares – Not a fan of eye-catching accessories? No worries, there’s still hope for you. If you can’t kick the habit of locking your keys in the car, you need to make sure that you have a spare key on you all the time. Royal Locksmith can duplicate your car key right now (not kidding, we are 24/7), on the spot, no matter where you are in NYC. Once you get your spare keys, make sure that you put them in proper places. In our experience, wallet and phone case (if the key fits) work best.
Breaking The Key
Let’s move on to the next common cause of car lockouts that we come across almost every day. We use our vehicles daily lock and unlock them several times throughout the day. Because of such excessive use, lock and door hardware starts showing signs of wear and tear. As a result, your poor, worn-out key may not be able to take the pressure any longer and snap into the lock cylinder. As a result, you are unable to unlock your car and no spare key is going to help you until the broken piece(s) is removed from the lock. So what can you do in such a situation? Here are your options:
Get Broken Pieces Out By Yourself – One of the solutions is to try extracting the key from the lock by yourself. If the broken piece is not truck too deep, you can use precision tweezers to grab it and pull it out. Be super gentle tho – one faulty movement and you may push the key further inside. If the tweezers are useless in your case, you can try taking the lock apart, removing broken pieces, and putting the lock back together. We can’t say that this is a highly recommended practice because messing with a car lock without knowing exactly what you’re doing may cause more damage to the lock or even a door.
Get Professional To Do It – To avoid damaging your lock, the safest and most convenient way to extract the broken key from the car lock is to call a Reliable locksmith to do it for you. It is much better to put this matter in professional hands to make sure that the problem is solved effectively, without any excesses and you can get back on the road fast. For quick and affordable key extraction service.
Losing The Keys
Losing car keys is another popular cause of car lockouts and it is probably the most frustrating thing in the world. Not being able to remember where your keys went when you could swear that you had them in the pocket is the worst! Let’s see what can be done in this situation:
Use Spare Key – Try to remember whether you have a copy and if you do where it is. If you have it somewhere, ask your friend or a family member to bring it to you so you can unlock your vehicle. No spare keys? Moving on…
Call For Car Lockout Assistance – If you’ve lost your keys and don’t have a back up one, the only solution is to call the locksmith for car lockout assistance. Make sure that they offer mobile service and service your location for a more hassle-free experience. The locksmith will open your car door using special tools and make you a new set of keys (even though you lost the original).