It’s highly recommended that you ensure that you have your car keys with you before you close your car doors; however, in some cases you can forget and lock the keys inside the car. What should you do in such a scenario? Here are tricks that you should put into use:
Use a shoelace
You should use the shoelace to open the door. You should start by tying a slipknot in the middle of the shoelace and work the string into the door. You should then pull the loop tight around the lock and pull up the lock to unlock the door. When you unlock the door you will be able to access your keys.
Classic wire hanger trick
This trick works on both vertical and horizontal locks. While it’s very effective in these locks, it usually doesn’t work with newer or luxury vehicles. This is because these cars have many electrical wires that can be easily damaged in the process.
If your car is old you should get a hanger and bend it so that it’s straight and looks like a fishing pole with a hook on the end. You should then slide the hanger in between the window and the weather stripping while taking care not to scratch your car. You should move the hanger until you are able to hook the door mechanism. When you find the pin for the door mechanism you should hook it and pull it up.
Pick the lock
Here you need to find a safety or straight pin and then lubricate the lock. Once the lock is fully lubricated you should insert the pin into the key hole and wiggle it around until you hear the lock open. If you can’t find a safety pin you should use a straightened paper clip.
Find access through the trunk
If you have locked your keys inside the car and your trunk is still open you should try to access the keys by crawling through the trunk. When you open the trunk you should find the emergency cord. The cord usually opens the trunk to the inside of the car. Once open you should crawl into the inside of the car.
These are some of the tricks that you can use to retrieve a key that has been locked inside a car. If you are unable to retrieve the key you should highly consider hiring the services of a professional locksmith. To avoid similar incidents in the future it’s wise that you have a spare key.