Getting locked out of your car is frustrating and inconvenient, especially when you need to get where you are going promptly. If you find yourself the victim of an auto lockout, the experts at Highway 30 Garage will give you access to your vehicle and get you back on the road in next to no time. That being said, prevention is better than the cure, and there are several steps that you can take to avoid a car lockout. Follow these simple and practical tips to prevent getting locked out of your vehicle.
Never Leave Your Keys in the Car
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s easy to lay the keys on the seat or in the cupholder when you are busy and in a hurry and exit the vehicle hitting the lock button on the way out. Another common mistake is to put your keys down as you get items out of the truck and forget to pick your keys back up before promptly closing the trunk. Newer vehicles have sophisticated locking systems that make it almost impossible to open without professional assistance. Resist the urge to put your keys down before exiting the car. Instead, get in the habit of putting your keys in your pocket, briefcase, or purse before getting out of the vehicle.
How Often Should Key Fob Batteries Be Replaced?
By nature, when we leave our homes or jobs, we hurrying to pick up the kids or meet an important client. A dead car fob can put a damper on your day and is easily avoided by taking a few moments to replace the battery.
Where Should You Keep a Spare Car Key?
Hiding a set of keys on the exterior of your vehicle is never advisable because unscrupulous car thieves are familiar with all of the best places to hide a set of keys. That being said, you should keep at least one set of keys somewhere convenient that can be easily retrieved when you need them. For example, keep a set of keys in your office or home or give a family member, trusted friend, or neighbor a set of keys and ask them to keep them in a safe place.
Gadgets & Tools to Prevent Auto Lockouts
If you like gadgets and gizmos, there are several options available that can be used to help you find your keys and prevent auto lockouts. For example, you can attach a beeper to your car keys that can be activated using your cell phone. Other options include an app downloaded on your phone that can give you the position of your lost keys on a virtual map to help you locate them. If you are looking for a simple solution, you may wish to consider attaching a tag to your keys or key fob that has your name and number. If someone finds the keys, they can contact you to let you know they have been found.
Towing, Roadside Assistance & More in Cassia, Gooding, Jerome & Twin Falls Counties in Magic Valley, Idaho & Jackpot, Northern Nevada
If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being locked out of your car, truck, or van, the experts at Highway 30 Garage will arrive promptly and get you back on the road safely in record time. To learn more about roadside assistance and professional towing services, contact the experts at Highway 30 Garage today.