It’s happened to just about every one of us at least once, and it’s a pain to deal with. Today we’re going to look at four things you should do if you get locked out of your car.
Try to Remain Calm and Think
Easier said than done, right? The first thing you should do when you realize that you’ve just locked yourself out of your car is try and take a deep breath. Think about your options. Are you sure that you locked all the doors? If you’re not sure, try to open the other doors. Did you hide a spare key outside of your car? Can you call a friend or family member to bring you a spare key?
Consider Roadside Assistance
If you have a membership to AAA or another standalone roadside service, they may be able to unlock your car free of charge. If not, many insurance companies offer a roadside assistance plan that includes lockout services. Be aware that this may be something you will need to pay out of pocket for and be reimbursed later on. Having a roadside service unlock your car can be expensive, often starting at $25 or more.
Handle It Later
If you’re already running late and don’t have time to wait to get unlocked, you might need to leave your car until later. This might mean calling a friend or family member for a ride, using a ride-share service like Uber, or taking public transportation. While taking a different means of transportation may be inconvenient or cost extra money, you might also be able to refocus and figure out a solution for later in the day.
Call Omega Locksmith
Depending on your situation, it might be best to trust unlocking your car to the professionals at Omega Locksmith. We’re always available to help you get back in your car and get going. Omega Locksmith of Chicago is run by a licensed locksmith. Call us anytime at 773-277-5625 and we’ll meet you anywhere in Chicago within thirty minutes. We also offer residential and commercial locksmith services. Call Omega Locksmith today!