What to do if you’re locked out of your car this Christmas
Posted 12/20/21 by Elspeth McIntyre
It’s Christmas Day, and you’ve locked yourself out of your car! Of course, you didn’t plan for this; no one does. But alas, here you are stranded with your presents trapped inside your vehicle.
Unfortunately, most times when a car lockout happens, it happens at the most inconvenient time. You’re already running late to your family event or picking the kids up from their Christmas play!
This blog post will give you a plan if the worst does happen this winter!
No matter the specific details, you need to know what steps to take to resolve the issue quickly; continue reading below for our emergency response guide to being locked out of your car.
After being locked out of your vehicle, the first thing you want to do is find safety. Check your surroundings. Are you in a safe, public, and well-lit area?
If not, make your way at once to the nearest safe place; this might be a petrol station, shop, or well-lit public area. Taking this step is essential if your phone is locked in the car.
If you’ve managed to lock your phone inside your car, don’t panic; make your way to a safe place. You’ll most likely be able to use a phone at these places if needed.
Contact 999 if You Feel Threatened
If you feel threatened or unsafe for any reason, don’t wait to contact emergency services. Calling 999 will provide you with safety in a few minutes.
Have You got a Spare?
Before panicking, try to think about anyone who may have a spare key. For example, if you bought your car from a dealer, they more than likely supplied you with two keys. Did you store the key in a safe place? Did you give your spare key to a family member or friend?
If you stored your spare at home, is there someone who can bring you the extra key?
Try to take a minute to think of these options if you’re still at a loss; this is when we would suggest moving on to the last step — calling a local auto locksmith.
Call A Mobile Auto Locksmith
When safety isn’t a concern, you can call an auto locksmith, like 3D Autokeys. When searching for ‘an auto locksmith near me’, it is essential to see that they can supply mobile services — coming to you to assist you in getting back into your car.
Mobile auto locksmiths just like ours can get you back in your car and on the road in no time!
While you have the locksmith and they are supplying you with a new key, this is an ideal time to get a spare key cut! Keep this in a safe place in your home or give it to a friend or family member to ensure you can avoid being locked out in the future!
Dealing With a Car Lockout?
When dealing with a car lockout, these steps will ensure you are safe and back in your car as quickly as possible.
Why not bookmark this page for future reference? Then, you can refer to it at any given moment. We know you don’t plan to lock yourself out of your car but trust us when we say it’s so easily done, and when it does, we can almost guarantee it will be at the most inconvenient time.
Our out of office emergency line is available most days this festive period. It’s not just Santa who will be saving Christmas!
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