We all share the same worries of vehicle theft, vehicle breakdown, running out of fuel, and those terrible hit-and-run accidents that leave the owner empty handed and out of luck.

Perhaps the most disturbing fear is leaving work, the grocery store, or a business meeting only to notice you have car keys locked in car with no easy or reasonably quick method of finding a solution.

Like the rest of us, we begin to consider sudden alternatives to gain entry to the vehicle. Perhaps you begin wandering around seeking an ample sized stone or broken piece of concrete. Next comes the decision on which window is the best choice to be broken. Yet, even the smallest of windows like the corner rear glass in the side passenger door could mean costly repairs.

While it’s difficult to provide a good estimate considering all the different types and models of vehicles and the availability of parts, the average repair is several hundred pounds. And, if you have full coverage insurance, you had better hope the insurance claims department believes it was not a self-inflicted wound.

Besides, most deductible levels are above and beyond this type of repair. The obvious next solution is to contact an emergency service such as the police or motor vehicle repair station. They will attempt to “jimmy” the lock with a slim metal rod that they insert either in between the weather proofing and the window, or in between the weather proofing of the door jam.

Neither of these solutions is fool proof and could create expensive damage to the vehicle by breaking the glass, destroying the weather stripping, denting the sheet metal and scratching the paint, or impairing important electrical components inside the door frame including side-impact air bags. By far the best solution is to contact Car Key Replacement and hire the services of a vehicle locksmith.

Below are a few of the car makes and models we specialise in. Complete our short enquiry form and we will call you back to discuss the options available to you.