Albuquerque 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!
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.
If you lock your keys in the trunk, don't panic. Just keep calm and follow the following steps.
Get In Touch With Us
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.
Once you call us, we get the ball rolling immediately and will keep you updated on the progress. We respond with the same rapidity, professionalism and technical know-how no matter what hour you put your call in. We've been doing business in your area for a long time and are proud of our reputation, and we want your service call to be a part of our history here. For your convenience, we accept a wide range of payment options. We can provide you with a receipt for any payments made, and we won't ask for payment until you are satisfied with our work.
How Do I Help 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
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.
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 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!
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.