It is a terrible feeling to be walking back to your car after an afternoon of shopping at mall, only to put
your hand in your purse and after digging around for a while, come to the conclusion that the keys are
not there. As you get closer to the car, you only hope they are somewhere in the car, because if you lost
them in the mall, you also lost house, garage and work keys.
Well, there they are just sitting on the driver's seat, safe and waiting for you to come back and retrieve
them. A great idea if you could get in. Some people hide a key under the hood of the car and although it
sounds like a good idea, the safely issue always comes up when you consider this option. Hopefully
when you bought your insurance policy you remembered to buy that handy little add on called roadside
assistance. Most insurance companies offer it for a very nominal price and on days like this, it can
come in handy.
Calling a locksmith is probably the best idea at this point. You could try bending a coat hanger to get in
the car, but most people are never successful and it takes a lot of time you could be waiting for the
locksmith to come. Never try to jam the lock or pick it yourself, because you could damage it and then
the locksmith might have a difficult time getting it open.
A good locksmith is usually licensed and bonded and a professional at what he does. They will often
respond very quickly and because they are familiar with the community they can easily find you if you
give then a street address or a landmark such as the mall. You will need to wait close to the car so you
are available when the locksmith arrives. Most of them will have well equipped vans that have all the
tools necessary to unlock a car. You will be amazed as you watch the locksmith open the door. With the
right tools, the locksmith will make it look like a piece of cake.
A good locksmith company does a lot more than just helping people get into their car they can make
new keys, install security locks and rekey old locks for safety reasons. They are usually available 24
hours a day because you never know when an emergency will arise. Some of them will also be able to
help with a can of gas or a dead battery if you end up stuck on the side of the road someday. You can
always feel safe when you know that a professional locksmith is on his way to rescue you.
Unfortunately it is not the best idea to get help from a Good Samaritan on the street who might offer to
help, it is usually better to wait for the professional to arrive. In the mean time, find somewhere safe to
wait and be glad that you are in good hands because before you know it you will again be on your way.
You might consider putting an extra key in your wallet or purse, but if you forget, no worries because a
24 hour locksmith is only a call away.