Hartford KEYS LOCKED IN TRUNK
How Do You Handle A Car Trunk Lockout?
So you went to put a heavy load of stuff in your trunk, and your keys slid out of your pocket while you were doing it. Or maybe you put your keys in the trunk while moving a bunch of groceries in or out, and forgot to pick them back up before slamming it shut. So now what?
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.
The Art of Opening A Locked-Out Trunk
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.
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.
Stuck with an emergency trunk lockout? The process for getting it fixed couldn't be simpler.
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
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!
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
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!
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.