What To Do if You’re Locked Out of Your Car

What To Do if You’re Locked Out of Your Car
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    Every time something unfortunate or frustrating happens, you likely lose the capacity to think clearly.


Amid the confusion and frustration, it can be difficult to figure out your next steps. So, this is what to do if you’re locked out of your car.

Stay Calm

The first order of business when you’re locked out of your car is to stay calm. Losing focus and growing concerned only hurts you in the end. Take deep breaths to center yourself and clear your mind.

Though you may be late to class or a study session, it will not get you there any quicker if you are constantly worrying about making it there on time. If do not feel safe where you are with your locked car, then call 911 just in case. Many police officers even have car lock pick sets that can unlock your car door easily.

Find Roadside Assistance

If you are a member of a roadside assistance program, this is one of those situations you should call them. Though they will not always arrive in the timeliest fashion, you can connect with a service provider quickly.

If you do not pay for roadside assistance, you should inquire about a tow truck in the area. Typically, calling 411 will connect you with services locally.

Extra Keys

Many car dealerships can craft a temporary key upon verification of ownership. Though you may not be able to start your car with this key, it will allow you inside the car to retrieve your locked in key.

Also, look for your spare key if you received one upon purchase. Chances are you have one but had little need for it until now. Find a ride back to your dorm or call home to see if your spare key is somewhere easily accessible.

Knowing what to do if you’re locked out of your car can give you peace of mind in one of the most challenging situations. If you are on campus, there are likely public safety or campus police officers who can lend a hand as well. Contact the chain of emergency personnel to get back into your car in a timely fashion.

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