Cincinnati KEYS LOCKED IN TRUNK
How Do You Handle A Car Trunk Lockout?
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!
What's Up With Your Trunk Lock?
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.
So what steps should you take once you've realized the keys are locked in the trunk?
Get In Touch With Us Using Our Contact Information
We keep our customer service lines open all day and night. Need emergency service at an odd hour? No problem. We can rapidly dispatch a trained technician to you at any time. You can expect a response within half an hour under most circumstances. We'll stay in touch and won't keep you waiting and wondering what is going on.
You can always contact us by phone. We have operators continually available to take your call and quickly get our team working on your trunk lockout situation. We pride ourselves on having the quickest response time in your area no matter when you call. We aim to have someone to your location within 30 minutes.
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.
Rekeying of a lock can mean a replacement of the cylinder, but more often we can simply make a new key for your existing cylinder. This is done in circumstances where the locksmith simply cannot get the lock open with their tools for some reason, and there are no other known ways to open the trunk without causing damage to it. Fortunately, whatever the circumstances might call for in terms of re-keying, we can handle it on the spot with the tools we have on hand. Our team spends a lot of time keeping up with automotive industry developments and making sure we have the right tools for any job.
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.
We understand that an automotive lockout can be scary and frustrating. After all, we see them all the time! Our goal is to put your mind at ease and to get you back on schedule as fast as possible. We're also happy to set you up with a backup key so you can avoid future emergency calls. We strive to get to you within half an hour of your call, no matter when it is placed. Restoration of access to your trunk usually takes significantly less time than that!
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.