In today’s world of advanced technology, of electronic keys, fobs, central locking, and even remote cell phone locking, getting locked out of your car seems quite impossible. Unfortunately, even with all the developments in technology, car lockouts do still happen.
Being locked out of your car is usually the last thing that you want, or need, and it always seems to happen at the most inconvenient times and in the oddest places. Emergency car lockouts have a knack for occurring after midnight on a cold winter’s night, and after everyone else in your party has already left and therefore cannot help you.
This is why it is so important to be prepared by having a plan for such an emergency. Fortunately, emergency car lockouts can be avoided if you implement the following steps.
- Keep A Spare Key In Your Wallet
A simple option is to always keep a spare key in your wallet or handbag. You should remember however, that most cars have an alarm system and you will need a spare key as well as a fob, to prevent the car alarm from being triggered when you unlock the doors.
Unfortunately, this option also comes with risks because if your wallet or handbag is stolen, at worst, the thieves will also have free access to your car, and at best, you will have to replace your locks, keys and fob.
- Keep A Spare Key On Your Car
Some people feel comfortable with keeping a spare key and fob on their car. You can buy specially designed magnetic boxes online for this purpose. Once you store your key and fob inside the magnetic box you can attach it to any secret location on the outside (underside) of your car.
Again there are risks involved with this method because if someone finds your spare key they can steal your car. You must remember that only you should know where your magnetic box is located and you should always remove it before you have your car serviced.
- Leave A Spare Key With Friends, Family or Neighbors
You can also keep copies of your keys with trusted friends, family members or neighbors. It is important that they are not only trustworthy but also reliable because you will need them to come to your rescue at any time of the day or night. Something to consider when making your choice of whom to leave your spare keys with is their location; your spare keys need to be at a location near enough to you to be accessed easily, quickly and without needing to unduly inconvenience your friends, family or neighbors.
The only drawback to this option is if the person with your spare key is unavailable or unable to assist in an emergency.
- Call Your Local Locksmith
One of the simplest and best solutions in the event of a car lockout is to contact your local Locksmith in Chicago. Most locksmiths offer a 24 hour emergency call out service, and no matter what time of day or night, or what season it is, they will always come when you call them.
Be prepared by finding a locksmith in your area who does emergency call outs and make sure that you have their phone number stored on your cell phone.
Emergency car lockouts no longer have to be a concern if you follow these few simple steps before the emergency occurs.