Short Course on Options – What You Should Know

By | January 27, 2017

What to Do in a Car Lockout Most probably, you’ll lock your keys inside your car sometime, and those odds are increasing. Why? Keyless ignition and state-of-the-art electronic anti-theft technologies. If this happens to you, these steps will pull you out of the situation quickly and safely: Dial 911.
A Simple Plan: Cars
Safety is always priority, so call 911 if you believe you’re in danger. In plenty of cases, cops can unlock the car door. Otherwise, they could call a tow truck, which you should expect on your tab, of course. Your safety is guaranteed.
The Art of Mastering Vehicles
Ask for roadside assistance. Those fees paid to auto clubs actually pay off. If you don’t have a roadside service subscription, you have other options. New cars usually come with roadside assistance throughout the whole basic warranty period. Your owner’s manual will provide the details, but most likely, it’s also locked inside in the car with your keys. Maybe you can see the number to call on some window decal. If none of that works, just ring a dealership (one of the key reasons to always have this number with you in your purse or phone). A dealer might be able to make you a cheap temporary key just to open your car doors so you can get your keys inside, but not to start the vehicle. You’ll likely need your vehicle identification number, which you can find on lower edge of your windshield (driver’s side), to prove your ownership of the car. If your car isn’t new or you’re not part of any organization providing roadside assistance, call your auto insurer and inquire about adding the service to your policy. Also keep an eye out for trucks patrolling major highways to provide emergency aid to motorists. Get a tow truck. If you’ve run out of free options, consider towing services that provide lockout assistance. Always keep an extra key. Stashing an extra key in your wallet can be lifesaving. You can get one of those small magnetic containers that can hold keys and be placed on a vehicle’s underside. Or just leave a spare with a friend or relative who can rescue you. If you’re keyless, get a locksmith. Lastly, if you actually lost your key, you’re going to need a locksmith. But again, you will need to show evidence of ownership of the car you want them to open up for you. For a replacement fee, you may have to pay at least $200. For higher-end models, don’t be surprised if the price goes much, much higher. Take note that you can only get the key only from a dealer, who will also have to configure the remote for you.