22 Sep Trunk Unlocking Tips
As “Oh, no!” moments go, locking your keys in the trunk can rank right up there. Unlike your car doors, trunks are designed to be nearly impregnable. There’s no place to slip in a coat hanger or slim-Jim, and even if there were, the locking mechanism can’t be grabbed and pulled to open. Are you starting to understand why safety experts recommend locking valuables in your trunk?
Fortunately, one simple act might save you a lot of headaches—unlock your car doors before opening your trunk. Nearly all cars have a trunk release in the passenger compartment somewhere. It may be in the driver-side door, in the glove box or console, or in or under the dashboard, but it’s probably in there somewhere.
Activate the Ignition Switch
If you’re lucky enough to get inside your car, you may find that the trunk lock needs power from the ignition in order to work, and that means you need your key but it’s locked in the trunk. Now you have a bigger problem. There are ways to pop out the switch and use a jumper from a light switch or the car’s battery to activate the lock, but chances are you won’t have what you need to do it unless you keep insulated wire and tools handy and know how activate the switch. And even if you do, where do you keep your toolkit? In the trunk, of course.
Remove the Back Seat
You can also try removing the back seat to get access to the trunk and fish around for the keys or actually crawl into the trunk and use its interior safety latch to open it. Of course it’s probably dark in there so you can’t see and you may not have an opening large enough to crawl through.
Call for Spare Keys
At some point, it’s time to call for help. If you have a spare key at home or with a family member, a phone call may bring the help you need. If nobody’s home, calling a friend or a taxi might work—as long as you can get into your place. Remember, your house keys may be locked in the trunk, too.
Get a Locksmith ASAP
Why waste time, money and aggravation, not to mention possible damage to your car’s electronics or interior, when help is just a call away? The pros at Alexius Security Lock & Key, Denver’s Hometown Locksmiths have the necessary knowledge and equipment to solve your trunk lockout dilemmas.
Lock problems seem to come at the worst possible times. When you need fast, affordable locksmith services, call Alexius Security at 303.974.0215. Our mobile locksmith service answers every call 24/7 and responds promptly, arriving with the tools and know-how to get you going. We work on everything from cars and motorcycles to RVs, boats, aircraft and construction equipment, including those with sophisticated locking and theft-prevention systems, and all of our services come with an upfront, honest price quote before the work is done.
Alexius Security Lock & Key, Denver’s Hometown Locksmiths, has served the Metro Denver area with honest, affordable locksmith services for over 16 years. Our staff is highly-trained, professional and courteous. Our business is bonded and insured and our products and services are guaranteed. That’s why we’ve received a Better Business Bureau Gold Star certification five years in a row and are part of Angie’s List and the Tom Martino Troubleshooter Network.
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