24/7 Mobile Locksmith
Car Lockout Services
Many people locked out of their car every day trust 24/7 Mobile Locksmith for fast response.
We offer complete car lockout services 24 Hr, usually within 20 minute response.
Our car lockout service is available for all makes and models, so whenever you have locked keys in car, just give us a call, we will be there shortly.
That depends on the year, make, model, time of day, your location and more.
To unlock a car door during usual business hours can range somewhere between $40-$170.
However, this price may vary.
You can either try to do it yourself or call for a locksmith/AAA service.
In case you would like to try yourself, you will need to have a rod and air wedge to create a space in the door. Most people don’t possess either the skill or tools to do that without damaging the door frame and therefore we recommend a professional locksmith.
There are a few ways to unlock a car. The most two common ways are:
Let’s go over each option.
Slim jims are different metal tools, which the locksmith can stick at a certain point in the door, to pop up the door lock. In addition, there are many types of slim jims, as they are many different types of door locks.
Today, most locksmiths don’t use this method as it may damage the door. In addition, the locksmith has to carry many different varieties of slim jims, and therefore it’s less effective.
Finally, it has more risk of damaging the door while trying to unlock it.
The most common way, secure and fastest to unlock any type of door lock.
The process is easy. The locksmith sticks an air wedge at the door frame to create some space. Then, using a long metal rod, they can just move the door lock to unlock position.
The process is fast and works the same way for most car models. Therefore, it doesn’t really matter what kind of car you have, it can be easily unlocked.
A.) The price for car lockout service varies and depends on a few things:
Generally speaking, during regular business hours the price ranges between $40-$100.
However, after business hours, on holidays, etc the price can go up to $200.
In addition, for high-end cars such as BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, etc the price can be even higher.
Now, let’s go over your options and specific price for each option:
The safe way to go. Locksmiths are very experienced and professional when it comes to unlocking cars. Therefore, you can be pretty sure the won’t damage your car while unlocking it.
The price usually is a bit more expansive than the other options – about $80 to unlock a car during business hours.
Tow trucks drivers usually carry car unlocking tools in their truck. However, not all of them are experienced in unlocking cars and therefore you may risk damaging your car. The price, however, is a bit cheaper than an automotive locksmith and usually cost about $60.
The police may be able to unlock your car for you. However, they probably let you sign a waiver, just in case they damage the car which may happen as they are not experienced in unlocking cars.
in addition, there is no fee for unlocking your car by the police but once again, it really depends if they do offer such service and on their availability.
You have a few options:
A.) In short, yes. AAA, as well as other emergency roadside assistance companies, usually cover car lockout services for their members. However, it depends on the type of membership you have.
In addition, in cases where you are located outside their service area, or they don’t have an available technician, they may send an automotive locksmith to you and reimburse for the charge. Therefore, make sure you keep the invoice.
A.) Emergency services such as the police may open the car for you, depends on the type of car, their availability and the state you are located. They may make you sign a waiver before they do.
However, keep in mind that most police officers are not as professional and experienced in unlocking car as automotive locksmiths and therefore be aware that they may damage the door.
A.) Yes, we can absolutely send a trained locksmith technician to your vehicle to unlock your car keys. All of our technicians are trained for these specific circumstances and they come equipped with the necessary tools to help you in any automotive emergency situation. Some of these tools include Super/Slim Jim’s, Auto & Air Wedges, One Hand Jacks, Long Bars, Quick Long Reach Tool, and Vertical Button Tool.
A.) Each of our trained technicians has the necessary tools to unlock any year, make, and model of a vehicle, including high security. Once your information has been dispatched by one of our customer service representatives, you will receive a call from our technician within 5-10 mins. Our technician will provide an ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) and you should expect our technician on-site within 20 minutes after the call. We provide 24-hour emergency assistance 7 days a week!
A.) Great question! Yes, we can send our technician to your vehicle to extract the broken key AND unlock your vehicle without causing any damage to your door locks. Our technicians come equipped with extractor tool sets that come in various sizes to fit your specific door lock. These tools are small and flexible enough to get into any locking mechanism with ease and precision, making the extraction quick and easy!
A.) Yes, our auto lockout service technicians can provide each service you’ve requested. They are licensed and trained for automotive lockouts, ignition keys, locked keys in the car and key FOBs (remote keyless entry system). We will send a technician to your location, have him unlock the car, then he will laser cut the key blank using a cutting machine. After that is complete he will program the new transponder ignition key using a key code that he has purchased beforehand. Once that is complete the technician will then program the factory key FOB/remote to the vehicle.
Air Wedge To Unlock Car Doors
A) The safest, easiest, fastest and most common way to unlock any type of vehicle, including semi and trucks is with an air wedge and a rod and should be done by a professional locksmith. The process is very easy.
First, the locksmith inserts the air wedge into the door frame and create a tiny space which allows them to insert the rod into the car. Afterward, they simply can unlock the door and gain access.
In addition, we highly recommend not to try and do it yourself with different tools, as it may damage the door frame.