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What to do if you lock your keys in your car

We've all been there. You go to fish for your keys and can't find them. You look through the window of your locked car door and there they are, dangling in the ignition. Here are some simple tips on what to do in the sticky scenario of locking your keys in your car.

Do you have a spare key?

Before immediately calling a locksmith, try to remember if you have an extra key hidden somewhere. If the key is not near your car, think about calling someone who can fetch it for you, or take a taxi cab to the site of your spare key.

Now might be a good time to make a mental note to make a spare key with a locksmith soon, in the case you don't have one handy.

Try your hand at breaking in to your own car

This is the least glamorous of options. If the window is slightly opened, you may be able to unlock the car with a metal coat-hanger (if your car has tapered lock buttons). In this case, you can form a small hook with the hanger and work it between the car and the door. As you move it you can attempt to catch the button and unlock it.

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Another home remedy is to drill a hole into a tennis ball, and then press the ball with great force into the door's lock until the ball pops. Theory holds that the air pressure of the pop will force the lock to open.

And if none of that works?

Call a locksmith who will possess the necessary unlocking tools and the know-how to use them.

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