If you’re reading this, you’re likely not locked out of your car at the moment. However, you will find this useful if you are locked out of your car in the future. In the course of a year, hundreds of thousands of people lock themselves out of their car or lock their keys in their car. If that happens to you, you will have a couple of options to choose from. If your car is old enough, you might be able to get into the car yourself. Otherwise, you’ll need a locksmith to help you out.
Hertfordshire locksmiths will be able to get into your car in a number of different ways depending on the car itself.
- They might slim jim your vehicle open. There is a latch in your door that locks and unlocks it. A slim jim is a very skinny piece of metal that can be used to hook the latch and unlock the door.
- They might reach into the vehicle. In other cases, if you can see where the keys are, they might try to snake a wire into the vehicle and hook the keys.
- They also might try to pick the lock, which is the most difficult way to get into a vehicle.
Picking a Lock
Sometimes, a locksmith has to actually pick a lock. It’s less common than you might think. A lock has a series of tumblers that have to be depressed in a specific way to unlock the door. To pick the lock, the locksmith will lift each tumbler individually in a way that mimics the legitimate key.