Being locked out of your car is the worst!
You’re frustrated, angry, or even frightened (depends on your location). There are lots of circumstances that could lead to you being locked out of your vehicle. Whatever the circumstance, it’s not nice.
The key is not to freak out. That’s funny because you’re actually freaked out because of the key. Anyway, let’s look at some common scenarios that you can lock yourself out of your car and what you can do instead of freaking out.
Scenario 1: Breaking Your Key in the Lock
Your ex-husband is simply the worst! Why does his new girlfriend always have to hug you? You’re so upset. You storm to your car, trying to get it open. The button isn’t working. You’re on the verge of an explosion. You use your key and somehow all your anger is transferred to the lock and then click! Or not! That was the sound of your key breaking in the lock. Can your day get any worse?
Scenario 2: Losing your Key at Home
You have to be at work in 30 minutes. You grab your bag and your keys and gulp down the coffee. Oh, you’re going to be late. You just cannot be late. You have a presentation to make. You sprint to your car and pull out your keys. Wait, there are no keys. But you grabbed them or did you? Oh no! You run back to house. You search frantically for it. You cannot find it. You’re 5 minutes late. Oh burger! You’re going to be so late to work. Can your day get any worse?
Scenario 3: Losing Your Key at the Office
It’s the close of work. You want to go home and just drop on your bed. You walk out of your office and into the parking lot. You see your car, the portal to convey you to your fortress. You get to it, pull out your keys. No, you didn’t, because they aren’t in your pockets or in your briefcase. You rush back to the office; they aren’t there either. This is happening. Where could you have dropped them? You have no idea.
Scenario 4: Locking Your Keys in the Car
This is the worst. The key is actually staring at you in the face, but you just can’t reach it. Wait! You’ve got a spare key. You smile. Wait a minute, it’s in your glove compartment! Oh no! You can’t do anything about it. You locked your doors using manual lockdown. What can you do?
All the scenarios discussed are very common. The normal response to these is massive freak out. I’m here to ask you to calm down. Let’s discuss practical ways you can prevent this from happening to you.
Have a Spare Key Handy
A lot of drivers have a spare key, but they make the mistake of keeping it in the glove compartment. Now accessibility is as important as availability. Instead of keeping your spare keys in the glove compartment, you could:
- Keep it with a trusted friend
- Have it on you at all times, preferably attached to a piece of jewelry
- Keep a copy in your office.
Contact a Locksmith
This is the best option. If you want to go with this, it is best you go with a reputable firm with trusted employees. It’s important to note that if your keys are locked in your car, you may want to be around your car while waiting for the locksmith to ward off burglars.
Alcatraz Locksmith will help you. We understand how frustrated you feel, that is why we always have a professional ready to come to you ASAP.