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Car Trunk Lockouts: What Should You Do When You Lose Your Keys?
So you went to put a heavy load of stuff in your trunk, and your keys slid out of your pocket while you were doing it. Or maybe you put your keys in the trunk while moving a bunch of groceries in or out, and forgot to pick them back up before slamming it shut. So now what?
First of all, don't feel embarrassed. This is by far one of the most common calls that we (and other locksmiths) get as far as automotive issues go. It's a mistake that everyone makes at one time or another. If you don't have any other access to your trunk, don't worry. It's no problem for a skilled locksmith to get the trunk open in a short amount of time, and We have the best locksmiths in your area waiting on call for you. We'll come to where you are, and in most cases we'll have you back on the road in under an hour.
The Art of Opening A Locked-Out Trunk
Opening a trunk used to be simple, and still is on some older models of cars. The locksmith could either pick the lock or, on some models, get in through the back seat by one means or another. Technology has increased to stem the rising tide of thefts from car trunks, however. That means enhanced security measures on some vehicle models, which is good for keeping out thieves but bad when you lock your keys in the trunk. Fortunately, a skilled locksmith still has a variety of options for retrieving your keys.
Locksmiths have to be familiar with the security features on each make and model of vehicle, the details of which are often not made public to deter car thieves. That's why calling a trained and experienced locksmith for your locked trunk is so important. A good locksmith will describe their range of capability on their website so that you can get an idea of whether or not they'll be able to open your trunk, or have to go straight to a re-key.
If you lock your keys in the trunk, don't panic. Just keep calm and follow the following steps.
Get In Touch With Us Using Our Contact Information
We keep our customer service lines open all day and night. Need emergency service at an odd hour? No problem. We can rapidly dispatch a trained technician to you at any time. You can expect a response within half an hour under most circumstances. We'll stay in touch and won't keep you waiting and wondering what is going on.
We keep all of our contact information online in a format that you can access with a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Over our years of serving local residents we've learned that it's important to have a variety of communications options available, especially in an emergency situation. The quickest way to us is to call us, but we're also always just a tap or click away on the internet.
What to Do When the Locksmith Arrives
No matter what time you call, we send you a fully trained and qualified technician equipped with all the tools they need to solve your problem. In most cases, they will be able to quickly open the trunk and reunite you with your keys.
Don't gamble with inexperienced locksmiths who might take forever to show up, not be properly equipped or not know how to deal with the safety features of your vehicle. We have been doing this in the metro area for years. We pride ourselves on both the quality of our service and our fair pricing; we don't take advantage of your emergency situation. We also accept a variety of payment options and will always issue you a receipt.
When Trunk Locks Need to be Re-keyed
Rekeying of a lock can mean a replacement of the cylinder, but more often we can simply make a new key for your existing cylinder. This is done in circumstances where the locksmith simply cannot get the lock open with their tools for some reason, and there are no other known ways to open the trunk without causing damage to it. Fortunately, whatever the circumstances might call for in terms of re-keying, we can handle it on the spot with the tools we have on hand. Our team spends a lot of time keeping up with automotive industry developments and making sure we have the right tools for any job.
Consider a Backup Key
Did you know that less than 10% of all car owners keep a backup copy of their automotive keys? It's something that people generally don't think about until an emergency lockout situation strikes. A backup key is the quickest way to recover from locking your keys in the trunk. We can create a backup for you on the scene after we've restored access to your trunk. It doesn't take long and is only a modest added cost, but could prevent you from ever having another emergency lockout call with the vehicle. Some people give their backup keys to trusted family and friends to hold in case of an emergency, while others hide the key underneath the car somewhere using a small magnet.
We understand that an automotive lockout can be scary and frustrating. After all, we see them all the time! Our goal is to put your mind at ease and to get you back on schedule as fast as possible. We're also happy to set you up with a backup key so you can avoid future emergency calls. We strive to get to you within half an hour of your call, no matter when it is placed. Restoration of access to your trunk usually takes significantly less time than that!
All in all, we aim to have you back on the road and smiling in no more than an hour from when you call. For reliable, dependable automotive locksmith service, just keep us in mind and give us a call any time.