Overland Park 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Consider a Backup Key
It's always prudent to have a backup key handy. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people don't think of doing this for their automobile. That's the main reason why locksmiths offer emergency trunk opening services! People often don't consider the importance of a backup means of getting into their trunk until their car keys are locked in it. Fortunately, if we're out on a service call opening your trunk, we can quickly and easily make backups for you as well. We do it on the spot, and it adds only a little time and extra expense to the service call. For that small expenditure, you'll have peace of mind knowing you won't have to make an emergency call again if you have another trunk incident.
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.