Getting locked out of your vehicle is one of the worst things that can happen on the road… especially when you are out on your own — and even worse if it has gotten dark outside. When you are locked out of your car or truck, first of all, call a local locksmith — then, be sure to avoid these three things to help you stay safe while you await their arrival…
1. Don’t try to break into your own car. That’s asking for trouble.
The number one mistake that people will make while waiting on their locksmith to arrive, is trying to get into their car on their own while they wait. The problem with trying to get into your car on your own is that it is very, very unlikely that you will make it in successfully and even less likely that, if you do, you will not do so without damaging your vehicle dramatically.
2. Don’t stay by your care in an unsafe situation.
If you have found yourself locked out of your car in a dark, abandoned parking lot, a bad part of town, off in the creepy woods or some other place that just feels unsafe in general, please get to safety first and have your locksmith meet you at a safe location and then have you point them towards your vehicle. As long as you have a cell phone to keep in touch with your locksmith, there is absolutely no reason to worry that they will not be able to find where you have moved to get to safety. In fact, they will prefer that you move somewhere safe.
3. Don’t except a ride from a stranger.
Unless you are using a safety tested app like Uber or Lyft, please do not take a ride with a stranger. Your safety could be in danger. Always air on the side of caution when it comes to who you get into a car with even in dire circumstances.
4. Don’t panic.
The worst thing that you can do when you are locked out of your vehicle car is to panic. When you begin to panic, you begin to lose the ability to think clearly and this is the last thing that you need when you are stranded out on your own. This can lead to making poor decisions such as those listed in the list above. If you do nothing else, don’t panic. It will help you follow steps 1 through 3 with a lot more ease, keeping you safe until help arrives.
As you sit and wait for your local locksmith Toronto to show up with the help that you need to get back in the road, always have an emergency number handy just in case. Staying safe is your number one priority and your locksmith will do everything that they can to get to you in a timely fashion to make these emergencies less likely to happen. Any time that you feel that you feel in danger, please do not hesitate to call your local emergency service. It is always better to be safe than sorry — especially when you are waiting in the dark alone.