Being locked out of your car can be a frustrating experience that can bring your day to a halt. For some, this frustrating experience can be an entirely manageable and stress-free experience. For others, it can lead to stress, anxiety and even fear depending on the particular circumstance, such as if you were locked out of your vehicle in an unfamiliar area. Circumstances such as this can be dangerous, so Alchin Locksmiths feels it necessary to outline some tips while waiting for one of our mobile locksmiths. These tips can be applied regardless of the circumstance you may find yourself in.

Stay Safe:

Safety should be your top priority when locked out of your vehicle, especially in a potentially dangerous situation. Suppose your car is in a secluded area. In that case, if you feel any sense of danger at any point, we recommend relocating to a more populated area such as a main road, office block or outside a shopping centre until one of our technicians arrive.

If you still feel unsafe, consider calling a close relative or friend to keep you company until one of our locksmiths arrives at your vehicle. Looking busy and connected by calling a family member or friend is a great way to pass the time while also distracting yourself from a frustrating and stressful situation.

Do Not DIY:

It may seem tempting to try and resolve the situation of being locked out of your car through your own means. However, Alchin Locksmiths implores you not to attempt to break in to your car under any circumstance. Tampering with the vehicle without a qualified technician can ultimately damage your vehicle, requiring a repair or an entire replacement part instead of the original lockout service.

In addition to damaging your vehicle, trying to break in to your picking vehicle in public may be seen as suspicious behaviour, resulting in unwanted and unhelpful police intervention if a well-meaning passerby notices you and decides to intervene by calling the police.

If you find yourself locked out of your vehicle, do not attempt to take matters into your own hands. Instead, give us a call and one of our qualified locksmiths will be there as soon as possible to help you get back into your vehicle and on the road again.

Do Not Smash Your Car Window:

It is never a good idea to smash your car window, even in the most desperate of situations. Smashing your car window will put you at risk of injury, and if that is not warning enough, it may not be covered by your auto insurance company. This means that if you decide to take matters into your own hands, the repair cost may come straight out of your wallet costing a lot more than the cost of a locksmith.

Find a Place to Wait:

Once you have made the call and are waiting for one of our qualified locksmiths to get you back on the road, we recommend finding somewhere comfortable to wait. We suggest that you re-enter your home, workplace or wherever you were just visiting. Due to Australia’s weather ranging so widely, we do not wish you to be uncomfortable while waiting for one of our locksmiths and can give you a call on approach when we are 5 – 10 minutes away.

Give us a Callout:

If you have lost your keys, locked them within your vehicle, or maybe even broken them within the lock, do not panic.  Just give us a call as our qualified team is equipped and ready to help you as soon as you call us.

Our team at Alchin Locksmiths are trained for situations where you find yourself locked out of your vehicle or have lost your keys. Our technicians can utilise various safe techniques to open  your car and will get you back on the road and on with your day. Some of these techniques include utilising special tools, manipulating linkages, and professionally picking your lock. We carry a large range of keys for most makes and models.



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