30 October 2012

What To Do if You Are Locked Out of Your Vehicle

It has happened to the best of us. Getting locked out of your car can be quite inconvenient. I have done it while my car was running. Thankfully, I was in a small town full of neighborly people and I was able to get a ride home. Now that I have children I want to be sure that I am prepared if this is to happen again, especially in the winter! It helps to keep a spare key on you and to have your cell phone in your pocket instead of a bag or purse, where it could get left in the car.
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What to do if you get locked out:
  • Whip out that trusty cell phone!
  • See if someone has a "jimmy." It is a device that you slide between the window and the door. It can save you a lot of money.
  • Call your insurance company. Our plan covers service calls and tows. Definitely a must!
  • Call your local police station. Many times they will have the tools to help out. It's worth a shot if you don't have coverage through your insurance.
  • Call a locksmith, like Quick LockWorks, Calgary locksmith. They will be able to unlock your vehicle quickly and professionally, for a fee.
  • No reception? You may need to break a window especially if you have kids in the car.

Be sure your registration and license are up to date. The last thing you need is a locked car and a ticket.

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