Locked Your Keys in Your Car?

What To Do In Case You Locked Your Keys in Your Car

Here are some ways you can get back in your car to get your keys.


The first thing check to see if any of the other doors are unlocked, or if any windows are down far enough for you to reach your arm into the car to open the door. As stated before, you can always call a locksmith to come and unlock your car for you. You can also call your insurance company to see if your policy covers locking your keys in your car and what they can do or offer to get you back in the driver seat. However, if your insurance doesn’t cover lockouts, and you don’t want to pay for a locksmith there are a few things you can do to get it unlocked.


Classic wire clothes hanger. To do this, you will need a long wire or hanger, a long screwdriver, and a rag or other type of cloth if you have one. You will need a long straight wire to do this, so if you are using a hanger, straighten it out as much as you can, but leave the end as a hook. Now, you will use the long screwdriver to pry the top of the door open just enough to put the hanger though. If you do have some type of cloth, you can use this to help prevent scratching the paint. Put the hook side of the wire through the gap and try to unlock the door, roll down the window, or get your keys.


Use of a tennis ball. Yeah, a regular tennis ball. This will work on electronic locking system. First, you will need to find a way to poke a hole through the tennis ball, about the size of your key or a screwdriver. Place the tennis ball over the lock on the car door with the key hole on the tennis ball facing the lock. Hold it there in place and then press the ball as hard as you can against the lock. The air pressure from the ball when you pressed on it should pop the lock and unlock your car. This may not work with all cars, but if you find it does work, don’t leave home without your lucky tennis ball, and by lucky I mean the one with a hole in it.