If you’ve been locked outside of your car in the past, then you understand how awful, inconveniencing, and stressful it can be. It’s even worse when it happens in the middle of the night, if you’re stranded in a place you’re not familiar with, or if you’re in a rush to get to an important appointment. Here’s some excellent tips to help prevent you from getting locked outside of your car.
Lock doors with your key fob
If your car keys come with fobs, start training yourself to only lock and unlock your doors using it. This way, you’ll always have your keys on you in order to lock the door.
Replace all drained batteries
After some time your key fob batteries might need to get replaced. If your key fob isn’t working, then it’s battery has most likely ran out of fuel. If this happens, simply go to your local automobile parts store to replace it – or call a trustworthy locksmith.
Bring Spare Keys with you
Cars almost always come with two sets of keys. For the most part, car owners simply leave the extra set of keys at home. What if you get locked out when you’re out Downtown, far from your home? What if your phone is off, at home, or nobody is available who can drive you to pick up the spare? In these situations, having a third key is a total life saver. Your local locksmith can easily and quickly make you an extra car key that you can leave in your pocket, bag, at your desk, or in a secret spot inside your car.
By following these tips, you can greatly minimize the chances of getting locked out of your car. If there’s a situation where you really do get locked out, give us a call. We provide 24/7, 365 days a year emergency lockout service, and can be at your location, no matter how obscure, in a matter of minutes.