What To Do When You’re Locked Out of Your Car

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Okay, you are going to need a metal rod, a doorstop, and.. okay, we’re kidding! Please don’t break into your own car.

Not only can you cause unintended damage to the vehicle, but you can even hurt yourself in the process. Locking yourself out of your car is many things: annoying, frustrating, inconvenient, embarrassing even, but it is not the end of the world. Far from it.

In fact, it’s very easy to find a way out of it that doesn’t involve having someone call the police on you because they saw someone breaking into a car. Keep the following in mind if you ever find yourself when locked out of your car.

Consider Your Options

When locked out of a car, anxiety might cloud your better judgment at first. You might spiral and immediately panic in regards to what you’re going to do next. We’d like to encourage you not to do that and to first weigh in your options.

For example, do you have the spare key anywhere near?

Most people forget they even have a spare key since they don’t have much use for it most of the time. Think about where you last put it first, and try looking for it if you can. If that’s not an option because you’re either far from your home or don’t have access to where the key is at the moment, then consider what other option is at hand.

Locked Out of a Car

Vehicle Insurance

Most car insurance plans offer some sort of roadside assistance, which you are probably already aware of.

However, a lot of people don’t know that this can possibly include these situations. Most times it’s not as easy as just calling up your insurance and requesting roadside assistance.

First of all, while most plans do include some kind of roadside assistance feature, you need to specifically ask for it to be part of your plan.

Additionally, because of corporate bureaucracies within insurance companies, it might not be as convenient if you are in a hurry or in a compromised situation. Lucky for you, most insurance plans offer refunds if you end up having to resort to a third party for help. This takes us to…

Contacting an Automotive Locksmith

Ultimately, this will always be the best option available when locked out of a car. Automotive locksmiths specialize in vehicle lockouts, knowing how to properly open a car without damaging the vehicle. The best automotive locksmiths, such as Nela Locksmith, will even offer 24/7 services because, as we all know, there is no good time to find yourself locked out of a car.

It’s as easy as giving us a quick call and letting them know where you are. We will be there in no time and promptly open your car and get you on your way.

No long calls with insurance agents or possibly illegal methods involved in the process!

Locked Out of Your Car?

Nela Locksmith is well aware of the inconveniences of being locked out of your car. That is why we offer 24/7 emergency locksmith services at your convenience. Just remember, next time you find yourself in such a predicament, to give us a call. You can reach us by calling us at +1 323-472-5625

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