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I left my keys inside my car! How do I get back in?

I left my keys inside my car! How do I get back in?

I left my keys inside my car! How do I get back in?

For any driver, it is a nightmare scenario. All it takes is a moment of carelessness but can lead to hours of anguish. Hearing that ‘clunk’ of the central locking system locking, followed the dawning realisation that your keys aren’t in your pocket or handbag, but still in the car or locked in the boot is something that many people will have experienced at one time or another.

It may be embarrassing, but fortunately it is a situation that can be easily resolved.

While your first instinct might be to smash a window to get to your keys, that isn’t the best way to go. Not only does it carry danger from the broken glass it creates, it will also cost money to get the window panel replaced afterwards.

Likewise, it isn’t recommended to use other methods you might see advocated on the internet such as putting a coat hanger down the side of a window between the weather stripping – that could cause more damage to your car and possibly invalidate your warranty.

If you can get a spare pair of keys ferried out to you by a friend or family member, that is possibly the easiest option to get back into the car. But if that isn’t an option, then an auto locksmith, such as Inta-lock Locksmiths in Peterborough, are the people to call.

An auto locksmith has a wide range of ways to get into your car – no matter what make, model or age it may be – and get your keys back and you on your way again.

For example, all the auto locksmiths at Inta-lock Locksmiths in Peterborough carry specialist lock-picking equipment – which isn’t available to members of the public – which means they can get into any car without damaging it. 

Locksmiths are also trained to use different methods on different makes and models of cars – training that is constantly updated to keep up with the ever-changing technology used by manufacturers on their keys and the new models that appear on the market each year. There has never been a car or key that has stumped an Inta-lock Locksmith yet.

Another way of getting into a car is to use an air pump, which makes a gap in the weather stripping on the door and enables the unlock button to be pressed. 

When you call an auto locksmith, they will be out to you as soon as possible. Inta-lock Locksmiths in Peterborough are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year so can come out to you whenever or wherever you need them.

The good news is that when the auto locksmith does get there, often, getting into a car where the keys have been locked in can take a matter of minutes and be done without causing any damage to the vehicle. 

Then you’re back on the road again – and wary to make sure you have your keys with you before you leave the car or close the boot!


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  • Spencer Jordan
    February 19, 2020, 8:35 pm REPLY

    I appreciate you talking about how costly it is to break the window and get the keys that way. My son just locked his keys in the car at school and he can’t get to them. I’ll try to call a service that can go out there and unlock the car for him.

  • Jarom Linton
    February 26, 2020, 9:40 pm REPLY

    My son is stuck at school right now because he locked his keys in the car this morning. I need to call an auto locksmith because we don’t have any spares. It’s great to know that the locksmith will be sure to get there as soon as they can to open the door.

  • Joe Hall
    March 30, 2020, 8:59 pm REPLY

    It makes a lot of sense to ask family for a spare key if it’s available. Unfortunately, my daughter doesn’t have this option and her keys are trapped inside her car. She needs to call a locksmith that can come out and open the car for her before it gets dark.

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