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  • Abbie Jones

How Do I Open My Car Door Without a Key?

man trying to open car door without a key

Consider the following scenario: you're pressed for time, you've just ended a long day at work, and all you want to do if get in your car and drive home. But when you reach for your pocket, you realise with a sickening feeling that your car keys have vanished.

Panic comes in as you consider how you're going to get back on the road. In such cases, it might be tempting to try the car door yourself, but before you do, it's critical to understand the potential risks involved.

The Dangers of DIY Car Door Opening

Attempting to open a car door without a key is a task that should be left to trained professionals. While it might seem like a simple feat in movies or television, the reality is quite different.

Newer car doors have complex locking mechanisms. These mechanisms are designed to stop unauthorised access. They won't unlock the doors if they sense someone trying to break-in.

Improper handling or the use of improvised tools can cause significant damage to your car's door, handle, or lock. This could result in costly repairs or even render your car temporarily unusable.

Why Consult Professionals

When faced with a locked car door and no key, it's crucial to contact a reliable Auto Locksmith service like Keytek. Our professional possesses the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools to safely open your car door without causing any damage. They have expertise in dealing with a wide range of car models and can quickly and efficiently resolve your lockout situation.

How To Open My Car Door Without a Key

Long Reach Tools

Long-reach tools, which are typically used for older cars with an unlock button on the interior panels, allow the door to be reopened from the inside.

To begin, a wedge will be used to create a little opening, often between the top of the window where the glass meets the weather stripping, or between the door frame. The long-reach tool can then enter the created space and press or lift the button to unlock the vehicle's doors.

Lishi Picking

Lockpicking, one of the most conventional methods used by Auto Locksmiths to open locked cars, can cause damage to the vehicle if not performed by a professional.

Advanced locking equipment, known as Lishi tools, is used on certain cars. To reopen the door, these instruments function by picking the wafer in the lock. The information acquired from the wafer also enables the creation of a new key with the usual simplicity, guaranteeing that any lost or damaged keys may be replaced immediately.

Keytek's Locked Out of Car Service

Keytek is a trusted locksmith company that specialises in providing professional car lockout services. Our skilled Locksmith is equipped with the latest tools and techniques to open car doors swiftly and efficiently.

With their expertise, they can gain access to your vehicle without causing any harm, ensuring that you're back on the road in no time.

The Importance of Professional Assistance

By relying on professional Locksmiths like Keytek® Auto Locksmiths, you not only ensure the safe and damage-free opening of your car door but also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with professional assistance.

While the temptation to try opening a car door without a key may be strong, it is essential to prioritise the safety and well-being of your vehicle. Their expertise and experience will ensure that your car door is opened efficiently and without causing any damage.

Remember, when faced with a lockout situation, it's best to leave it to the professionals and avoid any unnecessary risks. Stay safe, stay informed, and choose the right experts to handle your car lockout needs!

How Much Does It Cost to Unlock Your Car?

The average cost for a Locksmith to come and unlock your car is upwards of £150. This price can change though, depending on make and model of your car, if you need a new car key or if there are any damages to the key itself.

Here at Keytek® Auto Locksmiths Poole we offer a price match guarantee, meaning that if you find a cheaper quote elsewhere, we will price match it!

Can You Lock Yourself Out of a Keyless Car?

It is possible to lock yourself out of a keyless car. This mainly happens when you don't have a keyless car key in your possession. Another way that this can happen is locking the car by pressing down on the button next to the window, meaning if you somehow push that down and then shut the car door with the key inside, then you will have locked yourself out of your car.

If this has unfortunately happened, give Keytek® Auto Locksmiths a call on 01202 830625, and we'll be able to get you back into your car!


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