Los Angeles KEYS LOCKED IN TRUNK
How Do You Handle A Car Trunk Lockout?
We have been helping the people out with their automotive locksmith needs for many years. One of the most common calls we get is for a set of keys locked in a car trunk. It happens all the time; the keys slide out of a hand or a front pocket without the person realizing, or they set them down inside the trunk while loading some heavy items and then forget they are in there. Everyone does it at some point or another, but it can be a shock when it happens.
We understand the feeling of frustration when you realize your keys are stuck in your trunk. You start to worry that your whole day will be disrupted and a chain reaction of horrible things will occur. There's no need to worry, however. We can get your trunk open and your keys recovered in almost no time at all!
The Art of Opening A Locked-Out Trunk
Opening a trunk used to be simple, and still is on some older models of cars. The locksmith could either pick the lock or, on some models, get in through the back seat by one means or another. Technology has increased to stem the rising tide of thefts from car trunks, however. That means enhanced security measures on some vehicle models, which is good for keeping out thieves but bad when you lock your keys in the trunk. Fortunately, a skilled locksmith still has a variety of options for retrieving your keys.
Locksmiths have to be familiar with the security features on each make and model of vehicle, the details of which are often not made public to deter car thieves. That's why calling a trained and experienced locksmith for your locked trunk is so important. A good locksmith will describe their range of capability on their website so that you can get an idea of whether or not they'll be able to open your trunk, or have to go straight to a re-key.
If you lock your keys in the trunk, don't panic. Just keep calm and follow the following steps.
Get In Touch With Us
We keep our customer service lines open all day and night. Need emergency service at an odd hour? No problem. We can rapidly dispatch a trained technician to you at any time. You can expect a response within half an hour under most circumstances. We'll stay in touch and won't keep you waiting and wondering what is going on.
We keep all of our contact information online in a format that you can access with a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Over our years of serving local residents we've learned that it's important to have a variety of communications options available, especially in an emergency situation. The quickest way to us is to call us, but we're also always just a tap or click away on the internet.
What to Do When the Locksmith Arrives
The locksmith will get your information from our dispatcher, but it can help to give them a quick overview of the problem. Our locksmiths have seen many a trunk lockout during their career, so they'll almost always be able to get straight to work.
Don't gamble with inexperienced locksmiths who might take forever to show up, not be properly equipped or not know how to deal with the safety features of your vehicle. We have been doing this in the metro area for years. We pride ourselves on both the quality of our service and our fair pricing; we don't take advantage of your emergency situation. We also accept a variety of payment options and will always issue you a receipt.
Rekeying a Lock
There are some circumstances in which a trunk cannot be opened by manipulating the lock or by circumventing the security features. In these cases, our locksmiths are able to fashion a new key just by examining your lock. What's more, our mobile response vans come equipped with all of the tools needed to do this on the spot in a timely manner. It's true, we can create and cut a new key from the back of our vans, just like that! We can even create backup keys for you at the scene, whether or not a re-keying is required. We train our technicians to handle any circumstance so that we can always come through in an emergency for you.
Backup Keys: Always a Good Idea
Did you know that less than 10% of all car owners keep a backup copy of their automotive keys? It's something that people generally don't think about until an emergency lockout situation strikes. A backup key is the quickest way to recover from locking your keys in the trunk. We can create a backup for you on the scene after we've restored access to your trunk. It doesn't take long and is only a modest added cost, but could prevent you from ever having another emergency lockout call with the vehicle. Some people give their backup keys to trusted family and friends to hold in case of an emergency, while others hide the key underneath the car somewhere using a small magnet.
Whatever service your trunk situation might require, we'll get to you fast and get it done for you fast. We understand that a trunk lockout can range from a big inconvenience to potentially something that can disrupt your whole life. Just keep our number in your emergency contacts list to have quality help at hand any time a problem strikes.
In an emergency situation, you don't want to play around with inexperienced and untrained locksmiths. They might go straight to a service that is needlessly expensive, they might leave you stranded for hours, or they might even damage your trunk. call us for a fast, professional response that gives you the best result at the most affordable price.