Car Lockout Prevention

Car lockout

There are specific tips that can help you save time and money down the road by helping you prevent auto lockouts from happening to you.

Getting locked out of your car can be a real bummer. The fact that automotive lockouts happen to nearly everyone at one time or another is of little comfort to an individual who is in the middle of experiencing a frustrating car lockout episode. Our team of professional locksmiths helps individuals get back inside their locked vehicles all day long. Over the years, we’ve picked up some practical tips that can not only help you when you’re locked out of your car but can also help you prevent auto lockouts from happening to you. Following these tips can help you save time and money later on, by helping to minimize the number of times you get locked out of your car.

  1. Keep your keys in a set place. You should always have one specific place where you keep your car keys when they’re not in use. Is there a drawer near your front door that you always drop your keys in? Maybe you have some small hooks hanging up inside the coat closet that you use to hang up and your car keys daily? Maybe you like to keep your keys inside a small pocket in your purse.  Whatever option works best for you is totally fine, the important thing is that you find a spot to keep your keys that works well for you. Doing so will help ensure that you always have access to your keys when you need them and that your car keys don’t get lost.
  2. Make duplicate car keys ahead of time. Copying your car key in anticipation of a possible car lockout situation is a great idea. You can choose to keep your duplicate car keys anywhere you feel like, including in your own home, at a neighbor’s house, or even at your mom’s place. Having an extra key on hand will save you a lot of time and money in emergency fees, and will help you get wherever you need to go right away.
  3. Never leave your keys in the trunk of your car, even for just a second. When bringing in your groceries, it can be very tempting to put your keys down inside the trunk of your car for a few minutes. In our experience, many times, when people think they’ll remember to take their keys out the trunk, they forget. We know that this happens all the time because when it does, we are usually the first ones to hear about it.
  4. Get yourself some keychains. A big, bulky set of car keys can be a very clear reminder of where they are at all times, as it is difficult to forget your car keys when they are a heavy bunch that weighs down your purse or pocket. If you don’t like big, heavy keychains attached to your car key, you can always get yourself a carabiner clip or a wristband keychain that you can affix somewhere on your person for easy and convenient access all day long. Keys holders are a great way of keeping track of your car keys all day long.
  5. In the event that you do find yourself experiencing a car lockout incident, you should always keep OnTimeLocksmith Service’s number saved on your phone. Having a reliable locksmith service that you can call in a pinch will help you remain calm and collected in what is always a stressful situation. There’s no reason to feel alone when our automotive locksmiths are just a simple phone call away.  

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Jannie W.
W. 29th street

Dave is great! He was punctual and professional. And after installing the new locks on all of our doors, he cleaned up after himself! The same cannot be said for the last service I hired… would definitely recommend and use again!

Adrian Stanton
S Kenton Ave

We live not too far from Chicago and I spend about a hour and a half to get to my office. Mornings are always in a hurry for me and a broken door would be the worst I could expect. However, this was exactly what happened. I had no time to lose and so I called 247 Ontime Locksmiths. The expert guy from Locksmiths could fix the problem and I could go to work.

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E Van Buren St

My car door didn’t open at all. Just a phone call to 24/7 Local Locksmiths and in less than 15 minutes I could drive my car again! Good job!