Scenarios When You’re Most Likely to Lock Your Keys In Your Car
There are certain scenarios when you’re more likely to experience problems than others. Working on your laptop with a glass of water nearby is one of them. Your toddler carrying dishes while walking on the hardwood floor in socks is another. You can even experience these scenarios with your vehicle.
Whether your car broke down on the side of the road, you’re at the beach because of high temperatures or you simply travel with children frequently, certain scenarios increase the likelihood of locking your keys in your car. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
At the Beach
Wait, the beach? What does water and sand have to do with keys? Well, it has more to do with high temperatures and the fact people are trying to cool off at the beach, pool or another body of water. People don’t want to swim with their keys and risk losing them (or damaging them) and leaving them with their towels means someone else can steal them. So, many people leave them in the car, which is the perfect example of scenarios we’re highlighting. Instead, consider investing in a waterproof wallet or key holder.
With the Kids
Traveling with children brings all sorts of complications in itself (e.g. bathroom breaks, arguing, etc.). But it’s also a scenario when you might lock your keys in your car, especially if your child handles them at any point. Children don’t have as much life experience and might not know the risks of losing keys or locking them in the vehicle. Try to educate them about the importance of keeping keys safe and be sure you have tabs on your keys at all times.
During a Breakdown
Stress can cause us to do things we wouldn’t normally do. When your car breaks down, it’s definitely a stressful situation. Many people end up locking their keys in their car after their car strands them on the side of the road, meaning they might have to call an auto locksmith to get them out (as well as a tow truck to move the dead vehicle). Try to calm yourself during these situations and keep your keys with you as much as possible.
These are just a few scenarios when you might lock your keys in your car. If you ever find yourself in one of these situations, be sure you have the A-1 Locksmith number on hand. Give us a call at (972) 284-7500 if you have any questions or are interested in auto key services.