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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.

Car Lockout Services

Emergency car lockout services we offer:

. Few dispatch locations – for fast response.

2. Locked keys in car – any make, any model.

3. Locked keys in trunk – any make, any model.

4. If necessary, car key replacement on site.

5. Emergency lockout services available 24/7.

What should I tell a locksmith when I need my car unlocked?

First, mention the year, make and models of the car.

In addition, mention where the keys are e.g. trunk, front seat or if they lost as it may affect the price.

Moreover, ask for ETA and a quote. This may prevent unnecessary hassle and misunderstandings.

Finally, always ask for an invoice as you may be able to claim the money back from the insurance company.

I locked my keys in my car who do I / should I call?

Call an automotive locksmith who specialize in emergency car lockout services.

2. Call roadside assistance service such as AAA.

3. Your insurance company may be able to connect you with an independent contractor they work with.

4. You can try to call a towing service. Please keep in mind that usually, they are not as professional as locksmiths in unlocking cars.

How does a locksmith open the car? What method does he or she use?

There are a few ways to unlock a car. The most two common ways are:

  1. Slim Jim tool
  2. Air wedges and a rod

Let’s go over each option.

How much does it usually cost to have your car unlocked?

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.

How do I get my keys out of my locked car?

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.

How does a locksmith open the car? What method does he or she use?

There are a few ways to unlock a car. The most two common ways are:

Slim Jim tool:

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.

Air wedges and rod:

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.

FAQ Car Lockout Services:

Q.) My keys are locked in the car and I don’t have a spare key. How much does it usually cost to get my car door unlocked?

A.) The price for car lockout service varies and depends on a few things:

  1. Type of car
  2. Hour of the day
  3. Your location
  4. The service you use(Emergency locksmith, towing service, insurance, etc)

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:

Automotive locksmith:

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.

Towing service:

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.

Q.) I am locked out of my car. Who do I call to unlock my car door?

You have a few options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith – Most automotive locksmiths offer 24 Hr. emergency car lockout services.
  2. Towing service – Tow truck drivers usually carry unlocking tools and can unlock your car for you.
  3. AAA, Onstar or insurance – Depends on the type of insurance you have, you may be eligible for a free emergency roadside assistance which may include free car lockout service.
  4. Police – They may open the car for you for free depends on their availability.

Q.) Can AAA unlock my car?

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.

Q.) Will the police unlock my car for me? I locked my keys in my trunk and wanted to know if the cops can come and open my car door.

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.

Q.) My keys are locked in the car. Are you able to send someone to my location to unlock my door and get the keys out of the car? I drive a 2010 Ford Focus.

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.

Q.) I just locked my keys in my car and my car is running. Are you able to unlock high-security vehicles such as Lexus, BMW, Audi, and Range Rover? If so, can you send a tech to unlock my 2009 Lexus RX330?

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!

Q.) My ignition/door key just broke off in my door lock on my car. I have a spare key in my glove box but I am locked out and need help. Can your locksmith extract the broken key and unlock my car? I drive a 2008 Pontiac G6 if that helps.

 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!

Q.) My son locked his keys in his car. It is a 2013 Chevy Equinox and he does not have a spare set of keys. Would you be able to send a locksmith to his location to unlock his car? Also, can your technicians make him a 2nd set of keys in case this were to happen again? His car keys have a little remote that locks and unlocks his car. Can your technicians provide the remote as well?

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.

Q.) My keys are locked in the car. What is the safest way to unlock the door without damaging the frame? How is it usually done by a professional locksmith?

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.