Locking yourself out of your car can be a frightening experience. Fortunately, there are ways you can get into your locked vehicle.
1. Call a Mobile Locksmith
A mobile locksmith Minneapolis MN, can come to you, wherever you are, to help you get back in your vehicle. Locksmiths are equipped with the tools and knowledge to get your vehicle unlocked quickly, without doing any damage. If you have roadside assistance coverage on your insurance policy, you may be able to get reimbursed for the cost of this service.
2. Use a Wedge and Rod
You can purchase a wedge and rod made specifically for opening car doors at many auto supply stores. The wedge fits into the gap at the top of your car door, prying it open enough to fit the rod through the gap. Then, depending on the type of lock, you either hook the rod around the pin or use it to push or slide the button to open the lock. If you do not have access to these tools, you may be able to use a thin tool, such as a putty knife, and a wire coat hanger. Be careful not to damage the weather stripping on your car door when attempting this.
3. Go in Through the Trunk
If your trunk is unlocked or you have the trunk key, but not the door key, you may be able to get inside your car through the trunk. Many vans and SUVs have a hatchback that opens directly into the vehicle, making it easy to get inside. Some sedans have rear seats that fold down. Look for an area you can push on or a cable that you can pull to lower the seat and then use that opening to crawl into the interior of the vehicle.
Locking yourself out of your car can be a real hassle. These three methods can help you get back in your vehicle.