How to Avoid Getting Locked Out of Your Car

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Are you always locking keys in car? Inconvenient, huh? The disbelief that sets in soon after you discover that you cannot access your car because you locked the keys in or lost them can be overwhelming. This is especially so if you did not have a spare key. This feeling is usually followed by dismay. You now can’t make it to the important meeting you’d scheduled in an hours’ time and have to settle on using a taxi for the rest of the day. Whether it’s your first time or you keep doing it again and again, you might want to have a reliable locksmith on call. They can help you get back in your car within no time.

But is it possible to avoid this situation altogether? Here are some tips to avoid getting locked out of our car.

1.      Always Use the Key Fob to Lock the Car

Always Use the Key Fob to Lock the Car

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Modern cars come with a key fob that enables you to lock the vehicle from a distance. Even so, many people still lock their cars by hitting the lock button on the doors before shutting them. Doing this greatly increases the chances of leaving the keys inside. By making a habit of using the key fob to lock the car, there is no chance of ever locking the keys inside since you always have the keys with you.

2.      Have a Spare Key

Have a Spare Key

Credit: PixabayIt’s a good idea to have a spare set of keys. If you don’t, you can always have it made depending on the type of keys and how expensive it would be. You can replicate a normal key without a fob at your local hardware store. Your dealership can always give you a spare fob. Once you have the spare keys, it’s time to decide where to keep them. The best place to leave the spare keys is in your home where you can always access them in case of a lockout. Nonetheless, you can always keep the spare in another convenient place.

3.      Get a Big, Flashy Keychain

Get a Big, Flashy Keychain

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By making sure your keys are always on you when you leave your car, it is impossible to lock them inside. Many people lose their keys in the car when they place them on a seat. They can easily fall through the cracks and crevices in the car and increase the chances of locking them in. When you have a flashy keychain, it becomes increasingly hard for you to leave them behind and makes them easier to find should they go missing. You can use charms or lanyards on your keychain. They’ll go a long way towards ensuring you never lock yourself out.

4.      Replace the Batteries

Replace the Batteries

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If your fob no longer works as it should and are finding it hard locking or unlocking the car with it, you might need to replace the batteries.  Avoid falling into the trap of using the traditional key attached to the fob is dead or when the batteries have run low. Instead, head over to your local auto parts store and buy a new battery for the fob. This way, you’ll avoid having to lock your car without having the keys in your hand.

5.      Call Your Locksmith

Call Your Locksmith

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You can never be too safe, so it’s always best to have a lockout service provider on call to help when despite all your best efforts you still lock your keys in your car.