How do Locksmiths get into cars?

Locked out of your car? Don’t panic – call the locksmith

Locking your keys in your car is a nightmare – but something that is so easily done. All it takes is a second’s absentmindedness and you’re on the outside looking in at your keys in the car. 

While sometimes you might be able to get back into the vehicle – perhaps if the boot is unlocked and you’re agile enough to climb in from there – on most occasions, you’re stuck. This is where your friendly neighbourhood auto locksmith from Inta-lock Locksmiths steps in.

We wouldn’t recommend trying to bodge your way into the car using any half-remembered homespun methods – putting a coathanger down the side of a window between the weather stripping could cause more damage to your car or invalidate your warranty, for example.

However, an expert auto locksmith will have a variety of ways to get you back into your car – whatever make, model or age it is – and on your way again. 

All the auto locksmiths at Inta-lock Locksmiths carry specialist lock-picking equipment – that isn’t available to the public – which means they can get into your car without causing any damage. They are also trained to use different methods on different makes and models – training that is constantly updated to keep up with the ever-changing technology used by manufacturers and the new models that appear on the market.

Another way of getting into a car is to use an air pump, which makes a gap in the weather stripping on the door and enables the unlock button to be pressed. However, this doesn’t work if the car has been deadlocked – which means that it cannot be opened by using the internal door handle.

Sometimes, a key might snap off in the lock. But again, Inta-lock’s auto locksmiths can help. They can remove any broken key parts from the barrel and then use specialist tools to read the code of the lock and cut a new key that will fit.

Of course, technology is developing quickly, and many keys now have transponder chips, but these can still get broken or damaged. In cases such as this, the locksmith has specialist equipment to extract the security data from the car’s ECU and programme that into a new transponder chip for the new key. Once that has been done, the locksmith will programme the new key details into the car’s memory and delete the previous one. This is important if you have lost your keys – it means anyone who finds them won’t be able to gain access to your vehicle.

Depending on the issue, getting into a car can take minutes – if they have been locked in the vehicle, for instance – but if there is problem with the key that needs fixing, then it can take longer. However, even if it takes a while, there will always be a solution – Inta-lock Locksmiths have never been beaten by a lock.

So, if you lock your keys in your car, or the key breaks in the lock or you’ve just lost it – don’t panic. Inta-lock’s trained auto locksmiths will be out to you as quickly as possible wherever you are in the Leicestershire area, whatever time of day you call. Whatever your make of car – from Alfa Romeo to Volvo – Inta-lock’s locksmiths will be able to get you back into your car and on the road.