When You Find Yourself Locked Out of Your Car, Do Not Try To Get in by Yourself
You already know the moment you find yourself locked out of your car will come at the worst possible time. It will be right after leaving the grocery store with a cart full of freezer products on a summer day in Broomfield. Perhaps, you are running late for a meeting in Longmont and run back into the house for a paper you need. Or you are on your way to the airport to catch a flight. When you lift the handle and realize you are locked out, you will immediately scramble for the fastest solution. You might consider breaking one of the small windows in your car or allowing someone with a coat hanger the chance to get into your car. Here are some things to consider before going that route.
Damage to Your Car
It might seem an easy thing to slide a coat hanger down between the window and the door to unhook the door lock. However, it is actually quite tricky to do without damaging the seal or paint around the door. These seals will need to be replaced once they are damaged because they will allow the outside elements into your vehicle. A professional locksmith has specialized tools that will allow him to get into your car without damaging any part of it.
Cost of Replacing a Window
As you stand outside your locked car, it is easy to think that it will not cost that much to replace that small window towards the back. It is the perfect window to break you think, because it allows you to unlock your car, and it is small enough to keep your car from getting too hot or too cold before you replace it. You will be surprised to learn that the small windows can be some of the most expensive to replace.
Leaving Your Safety to Chance
When you are standing beside your car trying to get inside without the keys, you are going to draw a lot of attention. People will feel free to approach you and offer help. In many cases, you will let your guard down, when you need help. This leaves you in a very vulnerable position because you really do not know the type of people who are approaching you.
For your safety and the protection of your car, you should seek the services of a professional locksmith to get you back in your car. Flatirons Locksmiths is always ready to help you get back on the road. Contact us as soon as you realize that you are locked out of your car.