What To Do If Your Car Keys Have Been Locked In The Trunk

What To Do If Your Car Keys Have Been Locked In The Trunk

Car keys are essential to your everyday life because, well, they allow you to get in your car and get stuff done. 

However, many people will have an emergency with their car keys at some point in their lives. Trust us on this one, we have handled our fair share of such incidences. So we’re really not judging you if you’ve accidentally gotten your keys locked up in your trunk.

Keys locked in the boot of the car are a common and frustrating problem for drivers. If your keys get accidentally locked in your truck, you’ll be desperate to find a quick solution. 

Here are a few of our expert tips on what you should do if this happens to you:

Have spare key(s)

One of the key pieces of advice we’d like to give you is to get yourself a spare set of car keys. Car key duplication is a car hack that every driver needs to tick off their emergency kit. 

So to start with, if you don’t have a spare set of car keys, you may want to take a look at some of the other reasons why you need a duplicate car key. 

Already have a spare set? 

It’s easy to get stressed out at the possibility of losing your car keys, and you may forget about your spare set of keys in the process.

They’re likely to be securely stored inside your house, and you will only need to walk a few steps to get to them. 

Preferably, in case you’re not near home, your spouse or roommate could be able to deliver the spare keys to you.

CARKEY HACK: Always ensure that you keep the spare keys in one central place, that makes it easier for you to not only find them yourself but to direct someone else on where to find them in the event that you can’t go pick them up yourself. 

Use the boot Release Button

The boot release button, which is located inside the vehicle, is another simple solution. Modern vehicles have this feature.

If you have access to the interior of the vehicle through an open door or window, you can be able to find a solution right away.

In your glove box, to the left of the steering wheel, on the underside of the steering wheel, a lever located on the driver’s side floor, on the driver’s side door, or inside the middle console are some places you may not think to look for your boot unlock.

Fold Your Seats Down

Your car will have fold-down rear seats if it lacks a boot release button. If that’s the case, all you have to do to get the keys is fold the seats down and wiggle your way into the boot.

Override the Locking Mechanism

If you need another choice, you might be able to circumvent the boot’s locking mechanism.

Each make and model has a different step-by-step procedure for completing the job, which you can review online.

In most cases, however, you’ll need to have a battery source on hand. You can also release the boot by creating a short in the car’s fuse box.

Call a Locksmith

You will not be comfortable overriding the boot locking mechanism unless you have extensive automotive or mechanical experience.

If this is the case, if you’ve exhausted all your options, don’t worry; there’s always a simple solution. CarKey Masters offers this form of locksmith service at reasonable rates.

The CarKey Masters team can come to you and help unlock the lock for you, if you’ve locked your keys in the boot. 

Being in a situation where you need your car keys but they aren’t available can be frustrating.

Put CarKey Masters on the speed dial for all of your locksmith needs.

Until next time, cheers!

Njoki Karingi
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