New Orleans 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
So why is the trunk lock such a problem? With older model vehicles, it really isn't. Locksmiths usually have no trouble opening up older trunks for you. But as cars have become more sophisticated and as thieves have become more keen on stealing from trunks or using them as an entry point, car manufacturers have upped the security measures used in the trunk along with the rest of the car. This requires locksmiths to keep up with all the new stuff being implemented in each new model of car.
It's important to know what a locksmith's procedure is when handling a trunk lockout. Some lack the training or expertise to bypass certain trunk security features and can only re-key the lock, which will necessarily be more expensive. Our experienced team will assess the situation and open the trunk without re-keying if it is possible. This can save you quite a bit of money.
So what steps should you take once you've realized the keys are locked in the trunk?
Get In Touch With Us
We understand that most customers these days immediately go to their phones and search the internet for a solution to immediate problems like a trunk lockout. That's why we have made our contact information easily accessible to you online, no matter what type of device you are on. We're always just a click or a tap away.
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
The locksmith will get your information from our dispatcher, but it can help to give them a quick overview of the problem. Our locksmiths have seen many a trunk lockout during their career, so they'll almost always be able to get straight to work.
Our target time for restoring access to a trunk after arrival on the scene is 15 minutes. If the trunk can be opened without re-keying, this is usually about how long it will take. Our locksmith will make sure the situation is resolved to your satisfaction before requesting payment. We accept both cash and a variety of cashless payment options, and we do issue receipts for all payments. You'll be back on the road and having a good day again before you know it!
When Trunk Locks Need to be Re-keyed
In some circumstances, the trunk may be designed or damaged in such a way that the locksmith cannot manipulate the door or lock open manually. Fortunately, all is not lost in these situations. The industry-leading training of our technicians and the tools they come equipped with allow them to create a new key for you right there on the premises. This process will take a little more time, but it will get you back on the road with minimal hassle, and our re-keying costs are reasonable. You can trust our experienced technicians to diagnose the situation and come up with the best possible solution, no matter what the circumstances are.
Consider a Backup Key
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.