Christmas is over, January is officially upon us and it’s really cold outside. With dark nights, rain, icy winds and quite possibly snow likely at this time of year the last thing you want is to get locked out of your home or car but unfortunately it’s all too common. Luckily, there are locksmiths out there who can help you get back inside into the warmth or on the move again.
If having to spend extra time defrosting your car each winter morning isn’t bad enough, losing your car key can cause a serious inconvenience, from being late to work or school to missing that important meeting. There are many reasons why you might lose your car key from leaving your keys in a shop to losing them on holiday. Car keys being locked inside the boot is also really common. Having a spare car key can be the saviour in these scenarios but unfortunately not everybody has one. It is really useful to have a spare key available and stored in a safe place. Check with a local locksmith to see if they are able to cut you a new key, sometimes they are able to do this from the roadside.
Car key theft is sadly another common occurrence but keeping your car keys inside a zipped up compartment inside your bag can help reduce the risk, as can keeping your keys out of sight inside your home. Don’t take the risk of leaving your keys visible through a downstairs window or letterbox. If you don’t have a spare key then get in touch with a local locksmith near you who can help you get back inside your car if you are locked out this winter.
If you get locked out of your home, then another family member or a housemate could be just the person to let you back inside. Whether it’s a family member you need to contact or a locksmith, always make sure that your mobile phone is charged. A trusted neighbour or family member living nearby could also help if you have given them a spare key for your home. Even if you haven’t given your neighbour or family member a spare key they may be able to help the situation by letting you sit in the warmth with a cup of tea while you wait for the locksmith to arrive.
Whether you’re locked out of your home or your car, there are 24-hour locksmiths out there on hand to help you get a new key cut or lock changed swiftly. Find a local locksmith in your area and avoid been stuck in the cold for too long this winter.
Information courtesy of Tradesmenin.com