What to Do if You’ve Been Locked Out of Your Car
Uh-oh! You just slammed your car door only to realize your keys are locked inside. What on Earth are you going to do?
First of all, don’t panic. Take a few deep breaths, remember that this happens to just about everybody sooner or later, and follow these helpful steps to try to open your car door and retrieve your keys.
The Shoestring Method– Are you wearing shoes with laces? You can actually use one of them to open a car door lock, provided you are driving a late-model vehicle with the kind of locks that pull up. Just tie a small loop in the shoelace, work it through the side or top of the car door, and use the loop to pull up the lock. Not only will your car door unlock, but you will feel like MacGyver for pulling off the move!
The Coat Hanger Method– This tried-and-true favorite works with both pull-up locks and horizontal locks. All you need is a wire coat hanger, which you untwist and work through the side of the door. Use the hanger hook to either pull up on the lock or push the horizontal locking mechanism into the unlocked position. It takes a lot of patience but ultimately can pay off!
The Rod and Screwdriver Method– This one may not be for first-timers, as it can cause body damage to your car door if you are not careful. Use the screwdriver to pry open the top of the locked car door, and then insert a long rod through the gap. Use the rod to disengage the car door lock.
If you try all these methods and still come up empty, or if you’d prefer to leave the job to the pros, give Pro Solutions Locksmith a call. We will quickly and safely unlock your car door any time, day or night. Our 24-hour emergency service guarantees that you will never be stranded alone with a locked car door. We proudly serve residents of Brandon, MS and surrounding areas, and you can be sure that our locksmiths are experienced, reliable and trustworthy.
At some point in our lives, we all lock ourselves out. Don’t panic- Pro Solutions Locksmith is here to help you out quickly so you can get back to your busy life. Give us a call today at 601-985-9285 and let us get you out of a jam.