Being locked out of the car is a situation none of us want to end up in. It can get even worse if you’re getting late for an important meeting, or the weather outside isn’t in the best of its mood. Although most people won’t agree that they could get trapped in a car lockout situation, it’s the most common problem that automotive locksmiths have to deal with. 

If you find yourself stuck in a situation where you lost your car keys or forgot them inside your car, be mindful of what you decide to do! Ahead, we’ve rounded up a list of do’s and don’ts to help panic-stricken car owners effectively deal with a car lockout situation.

Don’t Panic!

Most car owners end up making wrong decisions in frustration—such as damaging their car lock, or worse, breaking their car window—which may end up leading to expensive repairs and replacements. We understand that it might be too much to ask for, but it’s imperative that you stay calm and collected when you’re locked out of your vehicle.

Check All the Doors

Many times it’s just the driver’s door that’s locked. If you left your car keys inside the car, be sure to check if any of the passenger doors are unlocked or if you left a window open.

Find a safe place

If you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere and you’ve made sure that all windows and doors are locked, your first plan of action should be to find shelter. If you stay under the scorching sun for too long, you’re likely to get dehydrated. Turn on your Google Maps and look for the nearest shelter—whether it’s a restaurant, a bank, a grocery store, or an office building. Go there and wait until your automotive locksmith arrives.

Call an Insured and Licensed Local Locksmith

While you may come across several DIY methods to regain access to your car, it’s best to avoid them and let the professionals handle your matter. Attempting to unlock the car on your own may lead to costly damages to the lock and your car. Make sure you have a reliable local locksmith’s contact on your emergency dial pad at all times. They’ll reach out to you in no time and unlock your car safely and make you another car key if the need be.

Do Not Break-In

Who would break their car window in their right mind, right? But, we’ve seen many car lockout cases where owners attempted to break into their car because of frustration, or they simply “didn’t have enough time” to call an automotive locksmith.

A bit of patience can save you from an expensive window replacement. Most locksmith companies offer emergency automotive locksmith services to help their clients in distress. So, even if you’re short on time, you can give them a call, and you’ll be on your way to your destination in less than 30 minutes.

Bulldog Locksmith can be your savior in a car lockout situation. We are a local automotive locksmith in Irving that offers quick and high-quality services at affordable prices. We also provide a variety of commercial and residential locksmith services that are fully insured, bonded, and licensed.

Call us at (682) 204-4570 for a free quote today!

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