What Should You Do If Your Car Locks Itself And You Don’t Have Keys With You?

If you find yourself in a situation where you've gotten locked out of your car with no keys to be found, then make sure you follow these important steps.

Ever gotten in a situation where your car locks itself and you don’t have keys with you? Well, you are not the only one. It is a common occurrence for people to lock their keys inside their car by accident, and if your car locks itself without you pressing the lock button then it is already more serious. In such cases, there are several things that you can try to unlock your car, and in this article, we will go over some of them and give you advice on what to do in such a situation.

Call A Locksmith Immediately

The first step is to call a locksmith. You can give them all your information and they’ll be able to come up with the most ideal solution for your problem. They’re not just limited to unlocking locked cars, but also working on jammed or broken ignitions, opening trunks or hoods of vehicles, etc. Locksmiths are trained professionals who know what they’re doing, this means you don’t have anything to worry about if you go through them. You can easily find a locksmith service provider by doing a quick search on Google, and checking their company website for contact information. You should make sure you look for local locksmiths, as they’ll be able to arrive on the scene faster.

Call Your Insurance Company

If you have automobile insurance, then call your insurance company first thing in the morning. Give them all the information about the incident and they’ll be able to help you with being towed back home or even getting a new key/remote for your car if it got stolen or lost during this unfortunate event. You can also visit their website and check out some of their helpful tips on what to do if something were to happen to your car while you are parked somewhere. This will help you get prepared for any of these unfortunate circumstances happening without knowing what exactly you should do or how to go about doing it. You can also look up more information on google maps, seeing as basically every business is listed there.

Call AAA Or Other Towing Service Providers

If you are a member of AAA or any other automobile association then call them first. They will be able to help you out by providing the appropriate services that they offer. Sometimes it is possible that your car’s battery died due to which the doors got locked automatically, in this case, AAA might send somebody who can come and jumpstart your car without any trouble. More often than not there are other ways in which these companies will be able to help you out, so if for some reason nothing works out at least make sure you get all your money’s worth by calling them up. If you are not a member of AAA or any other roadside assistance program, then it might be worth getting yourself enrolled in one. 

Do Not Attempt To  Pick The Lock Yourself

Unless you are a locksmith, then there is no reason why you should be attempting to pick the lock yourself. You might end up making things worse for yourself if that happens or maybe even break your car’s keyhole by using something unprofessional and unsuitable. The best thing you should do is to get in touch with a professional locksmith who will be able to unlock your car just the way it should be done without any hassle. Also, don’t try to unlock your car with someone else’s key or by smashing the windows. You will end up paying more through these methods and insurance companies don’t usually cover the damages caused in such cases.

Call Your Car Dealer

If you have a car that comes with a computer chip keyless entry system, then the best course of action to take would be to call your dealership as soon as possible. They might be able to help you by coming up with a unique solution through which they can enter your vehicle without needing any keys or remote control fobs to do so. In some cases, all this might entail is giving them the number of the car’s security system, and they’ll be able to get a replacement key done by the end of the day. Just make sure you have all the necessary information about your car with you so that they go through the whole process more efficiently.

If you even find yourself in a situation where you’ve gotten locked out of your car with no keys to be found, then make sure you follow these important steps which will ensure that you get back inside your car safely and sort this whole problem out without much trouble. The aforementioned tips should give you a nice starting point in case something like this happens to you in the future and it’s very likely that you will be able to figure out what to do from there. Good luck!

Tom Brown
Tom Brown is an automotive market enthusiast living in the United States. He holds a diverse background in automotive marketing and enjoys utilizing that to produce insights into the inner workings of the industry.