How To Retrieve Keys Locked In Your Car
Every driver knows the feeling of panic and frustration when they realize they just locked their keys inside their car. It can be a huge pain in the neck and expensive if you have to resort to a locksmith. Always having a spare on your person is the best form of advice, but most people do not do this. The great news is if you keep some supplies on hand, or can find a nearby drug store, you could easily unlock your vehicle yourself.
If your car has a locking mechanism inside where you pull up to unlock, then a little old shoelace could do the trick. Grab the shoelace and make a slipknot in the middle of the lace that is bigger than the head of your lock. Jimmy the shoelace into the door, by starting at the top corner and moving the lace down. Slide the string all the way inside the vehicle. With a lot of patience and time, place the loop around the lock, tighten the slipknot and pull up, unlocking your door.
The metal hanger method is best used for older cars that have either vertical or horizontal locks. Unravel the hanger and form it into a hook. Once the hook is formed, slide the hanger on the bottom portion of your window, between the weather stripping and the glass. Push the hanger to the corner of the window to have access to the interior. Maneuver the hanger to your lock or handle, hook and pull. It might take a few tries, but is well worth the result.
The next method is a rare occurrence, but if you notice that your trunk is still open you can easily get into your car without any assistance. Look around in the trunk of your car for the emergency tab or cord. It is typically placed on the roof of your trunk. Pull the cord and watch your passenger seats fold forward, giving your free reign of your interior.
Before you try any of the above methods, make sure that all of your doors are indeed locked. If these practices don’t work for you, it is cheaper to call for help than bashing in one of your windows.
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