How a Tow Service Can Help When You Are Locked Out of Your Car


As embarrassing as it can be, getting locked out of your car is not as uncommon as you might think. When you are in a rush or have your hands full, it is easy to put the keys down and accidentally close the car door. But when you do, who can you call to open the door for you? There are several options you may want to consider.

Towing or Roadside Assistance Companies

Towing companies often carry a kit with tools to unlock the doors of your car or truck, and the drivers are training to use them. You won't have to worry whether they'll damage the car or truck that they are unlocking. Most vehicles can be opened with a lockout kit, though traditional methods of sliding a jimmie inside the door to grab the lock is not as effective as it once was. 

Doors on newer cars have security blocks welded into the door frame above the lock to stop thieves from unlocking the door, but it also prevents others from getting in. Many times the tow company will use a small airbag to open a gap between the door and the body of the vehicle. The operator can then reach in with a thin wire and unlock the door from inside the car. 

The unlock kit the driver uses may also have door wedges, and tools that go around the glass included allowing different options depending on the model of the car that they are opening. It is vital that the operator is trained in how to use these tools or they can be largely ineffective.

Mobile Locksmith Service

You could also call a mobile locksmith service to come open the door. The locksmith may use some of the same techniques as the tow company would, but the locksmith often has many very specific tools at their disposal that they can use to open the car door. 

In addition to traditional lockout tools, a locksmith may be able to make a new key for the car with the information they can get with the vehicle identification number. They may also have a special set of keys that they can use to bump or wiggle the tumblers inside the lock and get the door open.

These keys are highly specialized and only available to locksmiths, but the keys can open many different cars and trucks with minimal effort. If you need to unlock your car, visit websites like to connect with local companies that can help.


23 April 2020

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