KEYS LOCKED IN TRUNK
Car Trunk Lockouts: What Should You Do When You Lose Your Keys?
It happens every day. Someone unknowingly drops their keys in the trunk of their car and then shuts it.
Or maybe you put your keys in the trunk while moving a bunch of groceries in or out, and forgot to pick them back up before slamming it shut.
So now what? First of all, don't feel embarrassed.
This is by far one of the most common calls that we (and other locksmiths) get as far as automotive issues go.
Our services include opening a trunk for you as well as creating a new key for your lock.
If you don't have any other access to your trunk, don't worry.
If you accidentally lost the keys to your car in the trunk while loading or unloading it, we can provide you with immediate help.
We'll come to where you are, and in most cases we'll have you back on the road in under an hour.
What's Up With Your Trunk Lock?
So why is the trunk lock such a problem? With older model vehicles, it really isn't.
New security features are often added, which is why it is important to consult an experienced locksmith company that keeps up with automotive developments.
But as cars have become more sophisticated and as thieves have become more keen on stealing from trunks or using them as an entry point, car manufacturers have upped the security measures used in the trunk along with the rest of the car.
This requires locksmiths to keep up with all the new stuff being implemented in each new model of car.
Some trunks are designed such that if you lock a key in them, it's virtually impossible to get them open without another key - even for a highly trained locksmith. In these cases, what we do is to re-key the lock for you.
That means creating a new key for you right on the spot. This is possible using our fully kitted out mobile response vehicles.
We've got all the tools we need on hand to make a new key or even perform a complete new locks installation.
So what steps should you take once you've realized the keys are locked in the trunk?
Contact Us For Your Trunk Lockout Needs
We understand that most customers these days immediately go to their phones and search the internet for a solution to immediate problems like a trunk lockout.
Our operators will process your call immediately, and no matter what the circumstances we ask our technicians to get to you within 30 minutes.
There may be some unusual circumstances that cause things to take a little longer, but the majority of our calls for trunk lockouts are resolved in less than an hour from start to finish.
We pride ourselves on having the quickest response time in your area no matter when you call. We aim to have someone to your location within 30 minutes.
What to Do When the Locksmith Arrives?
Though the dispatcher will likely ask for a quick rundown of your problem, it's good to also give a quick explanation to the locksmith.
For your convenience, we accept a wide range of payment options.
We can provide you with a receipt for any payments made, and we won't ask for payment until you are satisfied with our work.
Our locksmiths will arrive with a mobile van that comes equipped with all of the latest tools needed to handle any kind of automotive situation.
If it is possible to open your trunk without making a new key or otherwise altering the lock, they will do so immediately. Our target time for restoring access to a trunk after arrival on the scene is 15 minutes.
In most cases, they will be able to quickly open the trunk and reunite you with your keys.
In some odd cases, they may have to fashion a new key on site.
Either way, they'll make sure the problem gets resolved.
You'll be back on the road and having a good day again before you know it!
When Trunk Locks Need to be Re-keyed
This is done in circumstances where the locksmith simply cannot get the lock open with their tools for some reason, and there are no other known ways to open the trunk without causing damage to it.
Fortunately, all is not lost in these situations. The industry-leading training of our technicians and the tools they come equipped with allow them to create a new key for you right there on the premises.
This process will take a little more time, but it will get you back on the road with minimal hassle, and our re-keying costs are reasonable.
It's always prudent to have a backup key handy.
Many people never even consider having a backup key for their automobile.
That's the main reason why locksmiths offer emergency trunk opening services! People often don't consider the importance of a backup means of getting into their trunk until their car keys are locked in it.
The best time to have a backup key made is when you first get the car, but it's always better to be late than to never do it.
A trunk lockout often shows people the importance of keeping a backup key somewhere.
In addition to opening your trunk on the scene, our car unlock can also make a new key for you right away.
We know you need help fast when you lock your keys in your trunk.
While it may seem like a silly accident, it can cause major problems.
After all, we see them all the time! Our goal is to put your mind at ease and to get you back on schedule as fast as possible.
We're also happy to set you up with a backup key so you can avoid future emergency calls. We strive to get to you within half an hour of your call, no matter when it is placed.
We won't take advantage of you when you're in an emergency.
All in all, we aim to have you back on the road and smiling in no more than an hour from when you call. For reliable, dependable automotive locksmith services, just keep us in mind and give us a call any time.