How To Avoid Being Locked Out From Your Vehicle

Being locked out of your car is never a fun experience. If it happens when you're away from home, you'll spend time waiting for a locksmith to meet you in a parking lot, and then hope that they can get into your car without causing any damage. Thankfully, there are some ways that you can prevent an auto lockout from happening to you.

Give A Friend Your Extra Key

Having an extra car key at home is not going to do you any good since your car keys most likely contain your house keys as well. That is why it's a good idea to give an extra car key to a friend or family member in the area that you can trust. It will be easy to give them a call and have them meet you at your car, that way you can get in using a key instead of trying to use force.

Just letting a friend have an extra door key should help you get in if your keys are inside the car. However, it won't do you any good if you've lost your keys. Most new cars require a special key to start the car that has a microchip in it, which can be quite pricey to get a duplicate of.

Hide A Key

Another technique is to hide a key in a place that is difficult to see. You can purchase a magnetic box that will stick to the metal underside of the car. Nobody will be able to see it, and only you will know where to find it in case of an emergency.

If you feel uncomfortable putting your car key in the box, put a house key there instead. You'll then be able to at least get into your home where you hopefully have a spare set of car keys.

Use A Remote Car Lock

Many security systems have the ability to unlock your doors in case of an emergency, which can be ideal for people that lock themselves out of their car often. This can either be done by using an app for a smartphone or calling a security service that can do it for you after verifying your identity.

If you find yourself locked out without a backup solution in place, be sure you contact a locksmith for vehicles in your area for assistance. They have the tools and experience to help get you back into your car.