What to Do If You’re Locked Out of Your Vehicle

Have you ever experienced the sinking feeling of discovering that your keys are sitting on the seat of your now-locked vehicle?

If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky, and use this post as an opportunity to educate yourself about what to do in the event that you do end up leaving your keys in a locked car. Read on to learn more, and make Fort McMurray Locksmith your first call if you need fast and affordable car locksmith services. We’re available to help 24/7 and will do everything we can to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Don’t Panic

Losing access to your vehicle due to a lockout can be extremely frustrating and stressful. You may experience sweaty palms, shallow breathing, pounding heartbeat, and racing thoughts — some of the most common symptoms of an anxiety attack. Take slow, deep breaths and try to put things into perspective: Being locked out of your vehicle is inconvenient, but it’s a problem you can solve. Once you’ve calmed your nerves and collected yourself, move on to the next step.

Consider Your Options

Many people keep spare keys in their wallets and purses but forget about them after years have gone by. If you can’t remember whether you have a spare key, it’s worth taking a moment to look.

If you’re sure that you don’t have a spare key on you, take a moment to consider your circumstances. Do you need to be somewhere urgently? Could you take a cab to work and come back to your vehicle later in the day? Would your employer accommodate waiting for a car locksmith to help you out?

At Fort McMurray Locksmith, we take pride in providing fast service that minimizes disruption to your day. We’ve been in your circumstances and know just how important it is to be able to get back on the road!

Don’t Break the Window

There are very few circumstances that warrant breaking a window in order to retrieve your keys. In addition to paying much more for a new window than you would for car locksmith services, you risk covering the interior of your vehicle with glass. This is both dangerous and extremely difficult to clean. In fact, you may need to seek the services of a professional car detailer to make sure that every shard of glass has been removed!

Be Prepared Ahead of Time

Do you keep a plumber’s number on the fridge just in case you need service at a moment’s notice? We recommend doing the same thing with our locksmith services. Keep our contact information in your phone and/or on a slip of paper in your wallet so that you have a lockout plan.

Contact Fort McMurray Locksmith

In addition to general car locksmith services that can help you get back into your vehicle, Fort McMurray Locksmith also offers automotive key extraction, key duplication, and ignition rekeying.

We’re here to help — just give us a call and let us know what we can do for you!