Chicago KEYS LOCKED IN TRUNK
Car Trunk Lockouts: What Should You Do When You Lose Your Keys?
We have been helping the people out with their automotive locksmith needs for many years. One of the most common calls we get is for a set of keys locked in a car trunk. It happens all the time; the keys slide out of a hand or a front pocket without the person realizing, or they set them down inside the trunk while loading some heavy items and then forget they are in there. Everyone does it at some point or another, but it can be a shock when it happens.
We understand the feeling of frustration when you realize your keys are stuck in your trunk. You start to worry that your whole day will be disrupted and a chain reaction of horrible things will occur. There's no need to worry, however. We can get your trunk open and your keys recovered in almost no time at all!
Car Trunk Locks
Opening a trunk used to be simple, and still is on some older models of cars. The locksmith could either pick the lock or, on some models, get in through the back seat by one means or another. Technology has increased to stem the rising tide of thefts from car trunks, however. That means enhanced security measures on some vehicle models, which is good for keeping out thieves but bad when you lock your keys in the trunk. Fortunately, a skilled locksmith still has a variety of options for retrieving your keys.
Locksmiths have to be familiar with the security features on each make and model of vehicle, the details of which are often not made public to deter car thieves. That's why calling a trained and experienced locksmith for your locked trunk is so important. A good locksmith will describe their range of capability on their website so that you can get an idea of whether or not they'll be able to open your trunk, or have to go straight to a re-key.
If you lock your keys in the trunk, don't panic. Just keep calm and follow the following steps.
Get In Touch With Us
Our contact information is available on our website, and you can reach us by phone at any time. Our operators will process your call immediately, and no matter what the circumstances we ask our technicians to get to you within 30 minutes. There may be some unusual circumstances that cause things to take a little longer, but the majority of our calls for trunk lockouts are resolved in less than an hour from start to finish.
Once you call us, we get the ball rolling immediately and will keep you updated on the progress. We respond with the same rapidity, professionalism and technical know-how no matter what hour you put your call in. We've been doing business in your area for a long time and are proud of our reputation, and we want your service call to be a part of our history here. For your convenience, we accept a wide range of payment options. We can provide you with a receipt for any payments made, and we won't ask for payment until you are satisfied with our work.
What to Do When the Locksmith Arrives
Though the dispatcher will likely ask for a quick rundown of your problem, it's good to also give a quick explanation to the locksmith. That way they can confirm whatever information the dispatcher has sent them. You can then relax while our trained technician gets to work restoring access to your trunk as quickly as possible. Our locksmiths will arrive with a mobile van that comes equipped with all of the latest tools needed to handle any kind of automotive situation. If it is possible to open your trunk without making a new key or otherwise altering the lock, they will do so immediately.
In some odd cases, they may have to fashion a new key on site. Either way, they'll make sure the problem gets resolved.
When Trunk Locks Need to be Re-keyed
There are some circumstances in which a trunk cannot be opened by manipulating the lock or by circumventing the security features. In these cases, our locksmiths are able to fashion a new key just by examining your lock. What's more, our mobile response vans come equipped with all of the tools needed to do this on the spot in a timely manner. It's true, we can create and cut a new key from the back of our vans, just like that! We can even create backup keys for you at the scene, whether or not a re-keying is required. We train our technicians to handle any circumstance so that we can always come through in an emergency for you.
Backup Keys: Always a Good Idea
Did you know that less than 10% of all car owners keep a backup copy of their automotive keys? It's something that people generally don't think about until an emergency lockout situation strikes. A backup key is the quickest way to recover from locking your keys in the trunk. We can create a backup for you on the scene after we've restored access to your trunk. It doesn't take long and is only a modest added cost, but could prevent you from ever having another emergency lockout call with the vehicle. Some people give their backup keys to trusted family and friends to hold in case of an emergency, while others hide the key underneath the car somewhere using a small magnet.
Whatever service your trunk situation might require, we'll get to you fast and get it done for you fast. We understand that a trunk lockout can range from a big inconvenience to potentially something that can disrupt your whole life. Just keep our number in your emergency contacts list to have quality help at hand any time a problem strikes.
All in all, we aim to have you back on the road and smiling in no more than an hour from when you call. For reliable, dependable automotive locksmith service, just keep us in mind and give us a call any time.