Imagine this scenario: It’s midnight and you just left a movie theatre. You’re heading to your car and digging through your pockets or your purse to find your car keys. It’s dark outside and there aren’t many people around. Your friends have all left, and you’re alone. You suddenly realize that you don’t have your keys! Did you lose them? You peek inside of your car window, and all of a sudden you see your car keys sitting on your car’s passenger’s seat. You can see them… but you can’t get to them. Your keys are locked in your car! You immediately try to get inside of the car. No luck. You briefly think about smashing your car window. You decide that wouldn’t be a good idea. Now the panic is starting to set in. How are you going to get to your keys? What Are You Going to Do?
In the situation described above, you might try calling a friend or relative who has access to your car’s spare key. But at midnight? Is this such a great idea? The next best option is to call a locksmith that has experience with automotive lockouts. In almost all situations, a locksmith is able to gain entry into a locked car very quickly – and without causing any damage to the car. The only problem is figuring out which locksmiths have automotive lockout experience, and which do not.
How to Find an Automotive Locksmith?
If you’re locked out of your car at midnight, in the dark, and you’re by yourself, you’re not going to want to spend a great deal of time figuring out which locksmith to call for help. How are you going to know who you can trust to get the job done, and how are you going to know the locksmith will actually show up? This is exactly why we recommend that you plan ahead for emergencies. In other words, before you lock your keys in your car, have the name and phone number of a reputable and trustworthy automotive locksmith programmed into your phone so you will have it when you need it.
Finding the name of a reputable automotive locksmith should not be difficult. Simply ask your friends and family members for referrals. Or, take a look on the internet and find a local locksmith that has testimonials or referrals published on its website. Or, look at referral websites that contain reviews written by actual customers.
Once you have determined the name of a trustworthy automotive locksmith, make sure to verify that the locksmith is licensed and insured – and ask for an estimate before you hire anyone. Make sure that an outrageous fee is not charged for a late-night call. Don’t get stuck alone and in the dark. Plan ahead for emergencies. Be prepared!