Did you lock your car keys in the trunk, lose them, or misplace them? This can happen when preparing for a crucial appointment or heading home after a tiring day at work. The feeling can be awful, prompting you to break into your car. Unfortunately, breaking into your vehicle will cost you more in repairs. So, what should you do to get out of your unpleasant situation? This blog post shares practical ways to help you access your locked car.
Call a Friend to Bring You the Spare Car Key
Maybe you have a spare car key at home or a friend’s or relative’s place. In that case, you might be lucky to call them and request them to bring it to you. While you may wait a little longer, especially if they are away from your location, you may avoid the hassles of attempting DIY methods or hiring a car lockout service. Unfortunately, this can only work if you don’t lock your phone inside the car and have a spare car key where a friend or relative can bring it.
Seek Professional Help
If the first option fails, seek professional help. A quick online search will list websites of local roadside assistance companies or locksmiths providing a car lockout service. Also, your car insurance provider might help if this service is part of your coverage. A Winnipeg towing company can send a professional to unlock your car and help you get the key within minutes. However, this depends on your location. A professional locksmith can also help if you can’t access a roadside assistance service. However, contact a reputable locksmith providing car lockout service. A reliable professional will unlock the car without damaging the door, window, or other parts. Also, they can make a new car key if you have lost yours.
Use the Manufacturers App
Some car manufacturers have phone apps with remote locking and car starting functions. However, these applications require vehicle owners to pay a subscription fee and are available for some makers only. These apps allow vehicle owners to set them up and pair their cars with the phone. You can use your car manufacturer's app to unlock your vehicle if you have already done that.
The procedure for unlocking a car using the manufacturer’s app varies from one maker to another. For instance, Tesla requires the vehicle owner to use a key card to authenticate or set up a phone that you can use as the key. If you share your credentials and account with a family member or a friend, the phone app will allow them to unlock your car from any location and even start it, letting you drive home.
Although it’s easy to try Do-It-Yourself methods to access your locked vehicle, you may damage it. Therefore, try the above method to access and drive your car without damaging it. Seeking professional help is the most straightforward way since it gives you the peace of mind knowing that an expert is working on your vehicle.