There’s nothing worse than locking yourself out of your car. It can be equally as frightening whether you are away from home or outside your own front door with the keys to the house locked inside the car.

First of all, don’t panic. This isn’t the end of the world and you’ll soon be on your way. Second, think safety first. Here are 3 tips on how to stay safe during an auto lockout.

Tip #1: Move to a Well-Lit, Populated Location

If you are locked out of your car, don’t linger in an unlit area or on a deserted street, or a parking deck, lot or garage, especially if you are alone. Head toward a public place to be safe during your auto lockout. Look around for an open restaurant, gas station, convenience store or business where other people are around.

Call Quality Lock’s 24/7 Locksmith Services, or your locksmith, from this safe location using your cell phone or the business phone, not from alongside your car. If you think you are in danger, call 911.

Tip #2: Don’t Wait Next to Your Car

Once the locksmith states they are on the way, remain in the safe location during your auto lockout, but within sight of your car. Do not stand next to your car, especially on a busy or an empty road. If you cannot see your car from the safe location, direct the locksmith to meet you at the place where you are waiting. You can travel to your car together once they arrive.

Tip #3: Call a Family Member or Friend

To stay safe during an auto lockout, it is always best to let someone else know your situation, so call someone you know and explain where you are and what you are planning. If they can come and wait with you, that would be best. Don’t tell others you are stranded and don’t ask strangers to help you; especially those who stop to ask if they can assist. Someone who is stuck on the side of the road can be a prime target for criminals who can easily break into your car and steal it, or worse.

Bonus Tip: Try to Avoid Auto Lockouts in the First Place

To cut down on the likelihood that you’ll experience an auto lockout, set in place a routine to make sure you have your keys with you once you leave your car, like always having them in your hand when you exit the automobile. Also, carry a spare key in your wallet or purse, and in your home and office.

Auto Lockout? Call Quality Lock, LLC.

At Quality Lock Locksmith, we want you to know how to be safe during an auto lockout. We also want you to know that your car doesn’t need to be towed—as a mobile locksmith, we can arrive quickly and create a new key for you on the spot, for both foreign and domestic vehicles. Keep our 24/7 Emergency Lockout services phone number handy. And contact Quality Lock for a free quote for non-emergency locksmith services.

Quality Lock Doesn’t Just Open Locked Cars, We Can Also…

  • Cut new keys on the spot
  • Program new keys
  • Cut and program keys for foreign vehicles
  • Create replacement transponder keys
  • Laser cut keys
  • Originate keys
  • Duplicate keys
  • Create high security keys, sidewinder keys, and proximity keys
  • Create factory remotes
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