So You Locked Your Keys in Your Car
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12/5/2013 10:30:23 PM
clacker wrote:

"With one hand holding the tennis ball firming against the car door take your other hand and push at the back of the tennis ball. This will push the air from the tennis ball into the lock and hopefully open the lock through air pressure."

This youtube video was just a hoax, they even debunked it on mythbusters. lol.
5/13/2015 7:58:38 AM
markus wrote:

Please don't call the cops to unlock your car. That's not what your tax dollars are paying for. A lot of agencies don't unlock cars any more due to liability issues and complaints from locksmiths. If you are careless enough to lock your keys in your car, you need to pay for the service or have someone bring you a spare. If you lock a child or pet in your car in the summer, that's an emergency, and they will likely break your window (which you will have to pay for), but a simple case of "I locked my keys in my car", no. You made the mistake, you own it.
5/17/2016 9:53:43 AM
Mike wrote:

This is an interesting article, which raises a few concerns. As posted by Markus, please do not call the police or fire department etc. when you are locked out and there is no one or thing in danger. This ties up emergency responders and puts them in a bad position if the vehicle is damaged in the process. If a child or another helpless person is locked inside, then it is an emergency which is a different scenario and should be treated as an emergency where authorities are notified and immediate help is needed.
If you attempt to unlock a car with makeshift tools and “tips and tricks” you picked up off of the internet, you risk serious and expensive damage to the vehicle. Torn weather stripping, broken linkages, bent metal, scratched paint and interior damage are just a few problems that are seen time and time again, when locksmiths are called out to unlock a vehicle after unsuccessful attempts. Also, be very wary of anyone who walks up and makes suggestions or wants to try on your car. If they damage it, what is to prevent them from shrugging and walking away.
If you find yourself locked out with no access to spare keys. Move to a safe location and contact a professional. A true professional will charge you a reasonable rate and use the proper tools and techniques to get the job done.
Also, if someone suggests a one tools fits all approach, be wary. With today’s modern vehicles there are many tools and techniques that need to be utilized.
Here are just a few of the questions you should ask any service tech you contact.
-Are you licensed (where necessary) and insured?
-Where are you coming from (be wary of long distance outsource scams) and about how long will it take to get here?
-Who will be coming? (make sure the company/person you think you are requesting is the company that will be arriving.)
-What will it cost? (Be very wary of any service tech who leaves that question unanswered or open-ended)
-Do you have the vehicle specific tools to open this vehicle without damage? (again be wary of any one size fits all approach)
Remember they will want to ask you a few question as well, such as do you have the right to open the car, and they may want to see some form of identification.
12/28/2016 8:13:43 AM
Maya wrote:

just call these guys
12/28/2016 8:15:41 AM
moses wrote:

or call : (202) 536-4040
11/23/2017 5:36:46 PM
Jason wrote:

The person that wrote this article must be in junior high school at most. This has to be the most ridiculous article ever written by someone who has never been in this situation because they are not old enough to drive yet or has never researched anything before writing an article. The tips to opening your own vehicle will do nothing but destroy your property and cost you a lot more money than calling a professional. And who the hell carries a tennis ball around so they can attempt this fake method of unlocking your car?

If you do lock your keys in your car please call a professional locksmith to unlock it. Do not call the first number that pops up in your Google search. There is no such thing as a $19 service call or unlock. These people are scammers that end up telling you that your lock was harder than the standard lock and bill you more for it. Make sure the price quoted is the final only price you will be paying. A professional locksmith will be able to quote that price over the phone before even seeing the car.

This article is a joke.

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11/24/2017 10:42:27 PM
Fitz wrote:

No,most police are NOT trained to unlock vehicles without damaging them. The release form should read "in the ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY that your vehicle is damaged in the ATTEMPT to unlock it"
You need to call an actual professional. If you're locked out of your vehicle a REAL locksmith, with year, make and model, should give you an EXACT and TOTAL price over the phone. If they say the "technician" will determine the price, or labor "starts at" - CALL SOMEONE ELSE. Don't be a victim.


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