Everybody has done it. You come out of the grocery store or work, walk over to your car, only to realize that you’ve lost your keys are that they are dangling from the ignition. Of course, because you know that locks are your first line of protection against break-ins, all of your doors are securely locked. This can be one of the most frustrating situations that you can encounter, especially if you are in a hurry but the weather is bad.
Your reliable AJ’s mobile locksmiths servicing Croydon offer these suggestions for the next time you end up locked out your car:
Available at hardware stores, magnetic lockboxes allow you to stash an extra key in a small box that is often protected by a keypad or dial code. This box is unfastened the underside of the car or you can easily access it and use the extra key. This is also a great place to keep extra house key for if you’re ever locked out of your home.
License Plate Key
And alternatives the magnetic lockbox that may be a good choice if you live in an area with particularly rough weather, are often drive over difficult terrain, is hiding a key behind your license plate. Simply have a copy of your key made and use a power drill to drill a small hole in the top. Remove your license plate from the back of your car and slip this key over one of the screws then reattach her license plate. As long as you have something to remove the screws such as a dime or Swiss Army knife, that key will be waiting there for you.
Keyless Entry System
Advancements in security technology have made it possible to install keyless entry systems into your car. These systems can allow you to access your car using a keyfob, or by inputting a code into the keypad.
Of course, if all else fails you can contact our trustworthy 24hr Croydon locksmiths and key technicians to come let you into your car. While he’s there, perhaps you can ask about getting an extra set of keys made.