It happens to all of us and it makes us feel stupid each and every time! I am talking about locking yourself out of your car of course. I know you probably feel like kicking yourself right now, but take solace in the fact that you’re not as much out of luck as you think! If you’re somewhere near a major town, chances are there is a car locksmith nearby, ready to save the day. Pick up the phone and make the call, or if you’re really stingy, then here’s a few other ways to get back inside.
Ever thought about how criminals steal cars? Well, now you have the chance to try it for yourself, on your own car of course. Older cars have locks that are fairly easy to pick. What you need is a long tool like a screwdriver and also a tension wrench.
Your goal is to push the pins in the lock back, so that you can turn the ‘key’ and open the lock. Keep in mind however, that this only works on older types of locks. Modern cars have locks that are much more sophisticated and don’t respond as easily to attempts at picking them. There is of course, also the problem that lockpicking isn’t really an accepted activity to partake in. At least not in most neighborhoods.
So, why not give a car locksmith a call? A car locksmith is a locksmith like all others, except they specialize in cars and car keys. Many people think that locksmiths can’t replace a transponder key or computer chip key, but they can actually do that in most instances.
The right locksmith for the job is someone who can respond quickly, is fully trained (can answer your questions) and is insured. The last part is pretty important as if something goes wrong, you will not be left to foot the bill. If you have a smart phone you can try using Google or Google Places to find a locksmith near you. emergency locksmith chicago