Getting locked out is not fun. It’s even worse during winter in the Northeast, such as in Avon, CT where historically it stays below freezing for much of January. In the winter, some people have even been locked out of their cars while they are still running. Lock out service is
Beyond the embarrassment of being locked out there is also the inconvenience. Wherever you were going, you are now going to be late. If you have groceries in the car, they could spoil in summer, or freeze in winter.
If you have a pet in the car you may need to take more drastic measures if the lock-out service is going to take a long time to arrive. For all the pain being locked out may be, it’s a lot easier to deal with than a broken window.
Should you find yourself locked out of your car you have a few options. If you have a membership with a road club, such as AAA, then you would call them for help to get back in your car. If you are lucky and have a membership with a service such as OnStar they’ll be able to unlock your car for you immediately. You may also have a roadside assistance plan with your insurance provider, credit card, or cellular provider. In each of these cases the price to you will usually range from free to $50.
If you find yourself locked out of your car without any roadside assistance plans then you still have a few options. Most cars come with more than one key, and the other one is not likely also in the car. If you have a friend or family member who can get the other key to you, then you’ll probably make it out for the cost of a beer and some ribbing. Your other option is to contact a locksmith to come let you in the car. If you only need entry to the car, it’ll likely run $50-$75. If you also need a key made the price can increase anywhere from $4 to $100+.
If you get locked out of your car in Northwest Connecticut call Collinsville Auto for help. Our 24 hour roadside assistance line is always ready to take your call and send help.