Getting locked out of your car can make it difficult to get where you need to go. You may also run the risk of keeping a pet, a child or an important item trapped inside of an environment that is too cold or too hot. Therefore, calling a locksmith may be your best option to resolve the situation.
Unlocking the Solution
A professional can come to you in a matter of minutes to ensure that you get into your vehicle as soon as possible. If you don't have a working key or the key is locked inside of the car, it may be possible to jimmy the lock and gain access to the interior. If you don't have a functioning key anywhere, a locksmith may need to create a new key from scratch.
Generally, keying an older car is easier than keying a new car due to the technology modern keys have inside of them. Most of them have chips and other sensors that enable you to start, lock or arm the car from some distance away. With an old key, your professional will simply take a blank key and create one that matches your make and model.
For modern keys, it may be necessary to cut a blank fob with a laser, which could take one or two hours to complete. However, once a single key has been made, programming additional keys is relatively easy and affordable. Therefore, it may be in your best interest to have two or more made to avoid being locked out of the vehicle in the future.