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  • Abbie Jones

Emergency Car Lockout; How to Stay Calm and Get Back on the Road Fast

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Being locked out of your car is a frustrating and stressful situation, so it is easy to panic if this happens to you. But, Keytek® Auto Locksmiths are here for you! In this blog, we will guide you on what to do when you get locked out of your car, and try to help you relax by putting your mind at ease that you'll be back on the road soon!

Locked Out of Car

Whether you've accidentally locked your car keys in your vehicle, or you've lost your car key's altogether, Keytek® Auto Locksmiths are here to help no matter the circumstance! These are our helpful instructions for what to do when you've been locked out of your car!

Contact Spare Car Key Holder

If one of our family members or a friend has your spare car key, give them a call so that they can come and rescue you! If you are the only person with access to your spare car key, or you don't have a spare car key, then call an Auto Locksmith to come and unlock the car for you. We recommend that you always have a spare car key for any vehicle, which our Auto Locksmiths will be able to provide you with.

Claim On Your Car Insurance

If your car insurance provider includes car key cover as standard in their policies, then you may be entitled to getting comprehensive coverage on your vehicle, even if you've locked your car keys in the car! So, it's worth giving them a call to claim on your insurance. If you do not have car key cover in your car insurance policy, then we recommend that you consider adding this cover as an insurance add-on if your insurance provider allows you too.

Call an Auto Locksmiths

Our engineers at Keytek® Auto Locksmiths are here to help! We are available 24/7 to assist you with your car, providing the fastest arrival times in the trade, aiming to get to you and your car within an hour of you giving us a call. What's more is that we will also offer you a second car key at a reduced rate!

How Much Does It Cost for a Locksmith to Unlock a Car?

On average, it can cost upwards of £150* to unlock your car, but this price can change depending on make and model of your car, if you need a new car key or if there are any damages to the car key itself. At Keytek® Auto Locksmiths, we are proud to offer a price match guarantee, meaning that if you find a quote cheaper somewhere else, we will be happy to match it!

Will Local Police Unlock My Car?

It may seem tempting to call the police when you are in a car lockout situation, but we would recommend that you don't. The police may not be able to try and unlock your car unless there is a small child or a pet inside of it. And even then, the police do not have the specific tools and skills to gain non-destructive entry to a vehicle, meaning they would physically need to break into the car. This is why it is best to call an Auto Locksmith, who has the knowledge and tools to enter your car successfully when you're locked out.

Don't Panic!

As stressful as being locked out of your car is, try not to panic! You will get back in your car within no time, whether you contact your spare car key holder, or call an Auto Locksmith. You will be back in your vehicle and on the road in no time!


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