It could be argued that finding yourself locked out of a vehicle is even worse than finding yourself locked out of a house or business. With a building, there’s usually more chance of there being someone else around with a spare key, or of there being an alternate method of gaining entry. But in the case of a modern car, locked out tends to mean well and truly locked out. In such situations, you will need an automotive locksmith.
At Peninsula Locksmiths & Security, we offer a 24-hour emergency callout service that covers not just residences, etc. but motor vehicles, too. When you can’t get into your car but desperately need to go somewhere (even if that somewhere is just back home again), our technicians can be on the scene quickly to first of all open the car door, and then sort out a replacement regular key or transponder key if one is required.
While You’re Waiting for the Vehicle Locksmith to Arrive…
Our earlier blog entry on “What to Do if You’ve Been Locked Out of Your Business” provides some good advice on staying calm, running through your logical options and making the most of the time while you are locked out.
Not all of the points made will apply in a car-related situation, but it’s worth reading for a few handy reminders – e.g. contact anyone who should know you are currently stranded so that they aren’t worried when you don’t arrive at your original destination on schedule.
Different Problems that are All Solvable
- Key broken off in door. Your friendly mobile locksmith for cars can help.
- Key locked inside car. Again, an automotive locksmith is the solution.
- Key missing, car locked. Still not a problem for a vehicle locksmith who will have you back on the road as soon as possible.
Why You Shouldn’t Break into Your Locked Car Yourself
Unlike a vehicle locksmith who has specialised tools and knowhow on gaining entry safely, you are likely to do permanent damage that may even affect other systems within the car. This is going to cause additional hassles and cost you more money in the long run.
Also…depending where you are, being seen breaking into a sedan, ute, van or whatever isn’t a good look! Someone might think you are a thief and report you to the police. Even supposing you are able to force your way through a door or window, if you can’t find the key or it’s not useable, you may then have to leave the car open, which is against the law in Queensland and punishable with a fine.
Locked Out of Your Car? We Ready to Save the Day!
Peninsula Locksmiths & Security’s experts are available 24/7 to assist in unfortunate lockout situations. A respected name across Redcliffe and the greater Moreton Bay region, we combine cutting-edge tech with first-class service. We’re happy to answer your questions up front – indeed, our automotive locksmith will have a few queries of their own about the make and model of the vehicle, etc. – and also offer obligation-free quotes. You can phone us on (07) 4519 3130, email us at [email protected] or submit an enquiry via the form on this site.