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What to Know When Replacing Car Keys

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How often do you lose or break and later replace your car keys? If you are in this category, you should consider having an auto locksmith on speed dial. But before that, understanding certain aspects of car key replacement and repair will help you through the replacement process.

Which Parts of the Car Key Should You Be Keen About?

Studies show that approximately 28% of car and house keys get lost at least once a week. When replacing, you need to know and understand the body and frame of a car key. It will help you decipher what you need when replacing the car keys. An auto locksmith can also understand and help you better with your proper elaboration.

Blade

The blade has the warding, bitting, and tip, making every car key unique and per the manufacturer's setting. A key’s tip describes the farthest end while the ward and the bitting are responsible for the unique contours on both sides of the blade.

Shoulder

The shoulder of the car key prevents the whole key from over-inserting when igniting the vehicle.

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How to Get Keys Out of a Locked Car

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Don’t be ashamed for locking keys in your car — millions of drivers find themselves in your situation every year. And even though newer models make it more difficult to lock them inside, it just happens sometimes. You may not make it to your next destination on time, but all is not lost. Here are a few lifesaving tricks auto locksmith services may recommend. 

First Make Sure You Are Locked Out

Before you start evaluating the easiest way to solve the problem, take a moment to ascertain the situation. For instance, you can check that the rest of the doors are locked too. You can also try getting into your car through the trunk if it’s not separated from the cabin. If none of that helps, check out the tips below. 

In Case of an Emergency

If someone or an animal is locked in the car, dial 911 immediately. And if help takes too long to arrive, you can resort to forcible entry. Just ensure that you break a window away from any occupants. You can use tape to cover the window before breaking it. That way, the broken glass won’t scatter as much. 

Use a Shoelace or String

It might sound strange, but locking your car keys inside can be a desperate time. Thus, you have to make use of what you have. This DIY trick will only work if you have post locks, and the string can fit between the door and the frame. 

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