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24/7 Car Lockout Service

When you're in a car lockout situation, don't panic: just call our expert car locksmiths for the fastest, most affordable car door unlock services in the nation!

Car lockouts happen very often. In fact, these are one of the most common locksmith emergencies. Most people, however, tend to think that it’s the kind of silly situation that would never happen to them… until it actually does happen to them.

Car lockout can be very a very frustrating and time-consuming situation. Not being able to get into your own car, when you really need to go somewhere, or when there are important documents or tools you need for work locked inside - this does sound like a nightmare, doesn’t it? But relax, there are ways to be prepared for the emergency and make it a less stressful experience when it happens to you. But first, let’s take a look at the possible reasons for car lockouts.

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Common Reasons For A Car Lockout

You may find it unbelievable or ridiculous even, but one of the absolutely most common reasons people get into a car lockout is when they lose their car keys. Many times it turns out that the car key was lost at home or at work. But when you can’t find your key in your bag or where you normally put it, it’s very easy to start to panic and call for a locksmith right away. But before you do that, try to keep calm and retrace your steps by asking yourself some of these questions: where did you last see your car keys or could anyone have taken them. You should look in all the places you were even near to, as sometimes we leave our keys in most impossible spots (like the fridge or bathroom).

 

Things are a bit different when you can’t find your car key for a long time, as this might mean that they got stolen. Having your car keys stolen is not always as obvious as being mugged or having your bag stolen. Sometimes you may not realize right away that a pickpocket or other thief took your car keys. If you are not sure where your car keys are for a couple of hours or more, don’t wait and call a locksmith to change the car door locks immediately. This way you will not only regain access to your vehicle, but will also keep it safe.

 

A lockout emergency can also occur when your car locks get damaged or broken. You might have felt some resistance when turning the key in the lock, but ignored it and now it doesn’t work any more and you are locked out of your car. Sometimes we don’t even realize that the lock is damaged, as we only use the remote key to open the car. When the remote breaks, all of the sudden we are unable to unlock the car and enter it.

 

Another common situation that most people find quite embarrassing is locking the car keys inside the vehicle. It really happens more often than you think. Pulling up at a gas station and stepping out of your car just for a moment to pay for the gas and buy some chewing gum, leaving your key inside and pressing the manual lock button to keep the thieves out and there you are - keys trapped inside and you are locked out of your vehicle by a gas pump. Other similar scenarios include locking the keys in the car trunk or leaving the key in the ignition while only rushing back to your house for some important documents you forgot to take.

 

Call Us In A Car Lockout Emergency 

call car locksmith servicesThe most natural reaction in all of the above-mentioned situations is frustration, stress or even panic. So what you should start with is a deep breath and calming down a little. There is solution to any situation, don’t worry! If you have a spare car key then your problem is solved and you can quickly get on with your day with minimized stress. But if you don’t, then the real ’fun’ begins.

 

You can try to enter your car without the key, if a window happens to be open and you can reach for the inner handle, or perhaps the trunk was not locked properly. But in no circumstances should you try to force the door, pick the locks by yourself or break windows. Don’t do anything that might cause more harm. Instead, call the nearest car locksmith and simply get professionals to help you. It is advised to keep the number for a locksmith company in the directory of your phone, so as to be prepared for an emergency.

 

Help! I  Locked My Keys in My Car

Similar lockout scenarios to this one happen every day across the country, but what is more important is how they get resolved.

The first safeguard that will help you in a car trunk lockout is to ensure that you have a duplicate car key. It's much easier and cheaper to duplicate a car key than to create a new one or pick a car lock without causing any damage to the car. We provide spare keys for our customers across the country on request. This also serves as a necessary safeguard against lost, broken or malfunctioning keys.

When it comes to the quality of spare keys, we insist on the best for our customers and you can be assured that when we cut a key for you, the cut and material is all high quality so the teeth won't fade or wear down over time.

As helpful as this sounds, your spare key can only be of use if you are in a position to retrieve it when the lockout occurs, for example, if it happens outside your home. If it happens while you are out of town, your spare keys back home won't be of any use.

 

Choosing An Auto Locksmith Near Me

Depending on the surrounding circumstances, a car lockout can happen in the middle of nowhere or around your usual travel routes. Most people search their phone for a locksmith near their location, using the phone's GPS as a guide. But if you are not near your home, you might get connected to any old locksmith that may:

  • Not be available 24/7
  • May not have a very reliable service record
  • May not be qualified or experienced
  • May not be mobile and able to come to your location
  • Might be fairly expensive

It is important to choose a specialised car locksmith that is available near your location, wherever the lockout occurs. That's why you should choose 247 Auto Locksmith: we are experienced, qualified, specialised in car locks of all makes and models and able to come to your location wherever you are. All our locksmiths are trained and tested to pass our high standards and are outfitted with all the latest tools of the trade.  Plus, whether you are stuck on a ranch in New Mexico or in a busy New York suburb, whether the lockout occurs at midnight on a Saturday night or in the middle of the working week, you know you'll pay the same affordable locksmith prices you have come to know and appreciate.

 

Our Emergency Car Locksmith Services

When you call our emergency lockout services, you can expect a technician to arrive at your location within 30 minutes or less. We have a countrywide spread, so there really isn’t a place we cannot reach. And as we offer help in emergencies, our lines are open 24/7. You can call us anytime and we will be ready to get you back into your car as soon as possible. Our locksmith will either fix the problem right away and unlock your car or, if you prefer, only diagnose the source of the problem for minimal cost. We pride ourselves on top quality services with cheap locksmith prices.

 

So if you are looking for the nearest car locksmith, check out our offer and save our emergency number in your phone to be prepared for the unexpected.

 

Car Lockout FAQ

What do I do if I locked myself out of the car?

When you lock yourself out of your car, there is no need to panic. Instead, call upon your car locksmith services. For most people, this is an issue that only happens once in a while and does not take long to fix. When you lock your keys in the car, all you have to do is make sure you are safely near the car, but not in a dangerous location. For example: if you are parked in a dark area of a parking lot, stand under a light and call our number. We will dispatch a technician to your location. They will arrive within 30 minutes depending on where you are in relation to where they are. Our mobile units will keep you apprise to their whereabouts as soon as they receive the call. Once at your location, our technicians will use top of the line equipment and skills to get you back into your car.

I’m locked out of my car, can you help me?

Yes. This is one of the most common reasons that people call upon our locksmith services. Being locked out of your car can happen for many reasons. Sometimes your car keys simply worn down from use, sometimes the lock gets rusted. Sometimes your smart locks need to be reprogrammed or your keys have been physically lost. This can happen to anyone, day or night and our locksmiths will arrive within 30 minutes to diagnose the problem, fix it, and get you back inside.

Why is it important to have a locksmith certification for car unlock services?

You want the locksmith who helps you with your problems to be certified. A certification means that they have undergone a significant amount of training and knowledge required by the state. This also means that they know how to service locks and keys and are well-trained when it comes to security-related devices and different vehicles. Certification is a very important component as is proper licensing. Both of these guarantee that the company you work with will keep your vehicle secure and handle your car properly. That is why we work hard to train all of our locksmiths and why you can rest assured that we are a great company with which to work.

I locked my keys in my car. Will my car insurance cover the cost of the locksmith?

Most auto insurance policies do include roadside assistance. However it is best that you verify with your insurance company beforehand so that we know where to send the bill. If your insurance does in fact cover it, then you can be reimbursed for the invoice from your insurance company.

How long will it take tounlock and get back in my car?

The timeframe for getting back in to your car can vary. This process can take anywhere between five and twenty minutes depending on how complicated it is, and what caused the issue. For example, if you tried to get into your car but broke the key off in the car lock, our technicians will first have to remove the broken bit from the car lock before they can open it for you. That can take longer than just opening your car door if you've left the keys in the ignition.

What causes car lockouts?

There are many different situations that can cause car lockouts. Becoming locked out of your vehicle can be frustrating and downright scary at times. Each day, thousands of people get locked out of their vehicles and need help to get back into them.

  • Keys locked in the car in ignition
  • Lost keys
  • Stolen keys
  • Broken key in ignition
  • Broken key in one of the vehicle locks
  • Bent key
  • Lock malfunction
  • And more

If you become locked out of your vehicle do not panic. Just call 24/7 Auto Locksmiths and we will have someone right out to help you. Once you speak to someone in our office we will have a mobile locksmith out to meet you in 30 minutes or less. Our locksmiths use vehicles that have all the required tools so that they can get you back into your vehicle fast.