If you’re out running errands, going in and out of stores, then there is a great chance that you may accidentally lock your keys in your car. Accidents like this happen all too often. If you don’t have a spare key on you, then this could be extremely frustrating especially if you don’t have the tools necessary for a DIY solution. 

Thankfully, in this digital age, all you have to do is grab your phone and search for “roadside assistance company near me” so that you can contact the nearest vehicle locksmith and get your much needed automotive unlocking services. However, in case locksmith services are unavailable within the area, the next viable solution to make is to avail a long distance towing. Nonetheless, if you are stuck in the highways of Union, New Jersey, there should be a reliable roadside assistance and towing company that you can call and can respond in minutes.

But of course, the best practice is to avoid all of these hassles and the troubles they come with, this is notwithstanding the embarrassment that you have to suffer because of being locked out of your own vehicle.

Below are some things you can do so that you can avoid getting an emergency vehicle locksmith service:

 ●      One spare key is the key.

More often than not, we leave our spare key at home or at the care of somebody else. While this is a clever way in ensuring your keys won’t get lost at once, in some cases like this, bringing at least one spare key will come in handy. To refrain from losing them both at once, make sure to attach them on different key chains. And to avoid getting locked out, as much as possible, make it a habit to never leave it without at least one spare key.

You can try making a mental checklist of things that you should do before stepping out of the car like — turning off the ignition, do you have your wallet with you, check if you have your mobile phone with you, and most importantly, if you have your car keys with you. You can do this effectively by having a bright, easy-to-spot keychain that is attached to your car keys so that it will be easier to keep track of where your car keys are.

      Consider investing in a car key finder.

There are a plethora of car key finders you can find in the market, including on Amazon. They are a GPS tile that goes on the keychain and when you have this tool, you will be able to easily find where your car key is. Just see to it that you invest in a car key finder that can precisely detect the location of your car keys. Some of the best key finders are Tile Pro, Chipolo One, and Tile Slim.

      Consider using a long keychain or one that buckles into something

If you attach a longer keychain to your car keys, it will be a lot easier for you to know that you still have your keys attached to the car’s keyhole. If you can buckle your key into something, it will be a lot easier also to know that your key has not yet left your car, and you don’t have it with you.

      Make it a habit to lock your keys from the outside by using the fob on the car key.

You can utilize the fob that is found on the car key when you lock your door. Of course, this can only work when your car keys have this kind of mechanism. With this type, you can ensure that you have your car keys with you because if not, you will end up leaving your car unlocked, thereby compromising your car’s security.

  • See to it that the batteries in your fob are working

If your car key’s fob happens to stop functioning, you should immediately head over to your local automobile store and have it replaced. However, if the problem is not because of the batteries, then you will have to lock/unlock your car doors old-school style.

If, however, you ended up still locked out, don’t frown. Give us a call at Union Tow Truck. We know the dangers you could be in; we’ll be there in minutes no matter how seemingly inaccessible your area is.