What to Do When You Get Locked Out of Your Vehicle

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It is common to feel a little silly about locking yourself out of your vehicle. You should not panic because you must find a way to get it open without causing damage. Read on to find out what to do when you get locked out of your vehicle.

Sign Up with a Car Lockout Service

Many locksmith companies provide lockout assistance for motorists. If you get locked out your car, then you must contact the service. Locksmith companies are keeping up with trends. They have more than one way you can contact the company. You can contact them through a phone app or telephone.

The locksmith company is notified within minutes that you need help. You will receive a text or phone call back from a locksmith in your area. The company will tell you when the locksmith will arrive and the estimated cost. This service does not require a membership.

Call the Police

If you are in an unsafe area, then you should call the police. The officer should be able to open the car. If not, he will find a service to open your vehicle. Regardless, the police officer should wait with you until help comes.

Call a Tow Truck

Tow truck companies can help people who are locked out of their vehicles. They provide lockout services. If they are unable to unlock your vehicle, then the driver can tow your vehicle home. You can dial 411 to get in touch with a tow truck company.

Locate Your Spare Keys

Most drivers have more than one set of keys for their vehicles. If the spare key is at home or your spouse has it, then you can ask your spouse to bring the spare set. Some dealers can make a key to open your doors. This key will not work in the ignition, however. To get the key from the dealer, you will need your vehicle identification number (VIN) and a ride to the dealer. You can find the VIN on the lower part of the windshield on your driver's side.

Break the Window

Breaking the window is the absolute last resort. Some drivers break the window when children are locked in the vehicle. If you break the window, the you will have to repair it. 

The goal is to get your vehicle unlocked as soon as possible. Most lockout services can come out within minutes and unlock your vehicle in no time. 

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