Locked out” is a scenario familiar to many – that sinking feeling as the car door closes, and you realize your keys are inside. Whether it’s locking keys in the car or a lock malfunction, Hoist Towing and Recovery offers valuable tips for drivers in Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Dewey.
Check all the locks first
If you don’t have your keys, you might find that simply checking all of the doors is the answer to your problem. An open window or a door that was not successfully locked can be your way back in. If you get in because a lock doesn’t work properly, be sure to get it repaired immediately. If you do have your keys but your principal lock is broken, follow the same advice and test every door including the hatch. Also, your car’s remote key may be the source of the problem, so if you have a physical key be sure to try it, too.
Call a friend
Whether or not you’ve thoughtfully given a spare set of keys to a family member or friend, being locked out of your car can leave you in a potentially vulnerable position. If they can’t bring you a key, call them anyway to either be with you or take you somewhere safe while you wait for professional help.
Call for professional help
In an emergency situation (car running, children in the car, extreme temperatures that are hazardous to children or pets), call your local police department first. If you’re a member of a roadside emergency club, take advantage of your membership fee and call them to open your car. You can also call a local locksmith. If the car lock itself is causing the problem, they may be able to diagnose and repair it, and replace keys if yours have been broken or lost. Your trusted local towing company is also fully trained and capable of getting you back into your car.
Drivers in Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Dewey encounter a variety of issues that might result in being locked out of their vehicles. Ensuring a quick and safe resolution is crucial to you and to us. In case of an emergency that poses a risk to passengers’ lives, dial 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, such as being locked out or needing roadside assistance, whether you’re at home or elsewhere in Prescott, Prescott Valley, or Dewey, turn to the expertise of Hoist Towing and Recovery. Contact us at (928)-660-0606 for prompt assistance.