Louisville 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.
First of all, don't feel embarrassed. This is by far one of the most common calls that we (and other locksmiths) get as far as automotive issues go. It's a mistake that everyone makes at one time or another. If you don't have any other access to your trunk, don't worry. It's no problem for a skilled locksmith to get the trunk open in a short amount of time, and We have the best locksmiths in your area waiting on call for you. We'll come to where you are, and in most cases we'll have you back on the road in under an hour.
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.
Some trunks are designed such that if you lock a key in them, it's virtually impossible to get them open without another key - even for a highly trained locksmith. In these cases, what we do is to re-key the lock for you. That means creating a new key for you right on the spot. This is possible using our fully kitted out mobile response vehicles. We've got all the tools we need on hand to make a new key or even perform a complete lock replacement.
Stuck with an emergency trunk lockout? The process for getting it fixed couldn't be simpler.
Get In Touch With Us Using Our Contact Information
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.
We keep all of our contact information online in a format that you can access with a desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Over our years of serving local residents we've learned that it's important to have a variety of communications options available, especially in an emergency situation. The quickest way to us is to call us, but we're also always just a tap or click away on the internet.
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.
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
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
Many people never even consider having a backup key for their automobile. That's why trunk lockouts are such a frequent problem. The best time to have a backup key made is when you first get the car, but it's always better to be late than to never do it. A trunk lockout often shows people the importance of keeping a backup key somewhere. In addition to opening your trunk on the scene, our automotive locksmith can also make a new key for you right away. Our rates for key duplication are very competitive in your area, especially as compared to dealer costs if you are out of warranty. Dealerships also sometimes require days to cut your backup key; we can do it in minutes.
We know you need help fast when you lock your keys in your trunk. While it may seem like a silly accident, it can cause major problems. You might lose your job, leave a child at school or even have a health emergency, just to name a few of the worst possibilities. We take pride in both our quick and professional service, and our integrity. We won't take advantage of you when you're in an emergency.
Keep our number in your phone contacts, and have peace of mind knowing that you're going to be okay even if the keys get locked in the trunk.