What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you’re stranded outside your car, with the keys locked inside in the wee hours of the morning? You’re probably wondering if you should break into your car and have it repaired later, right?
But wait, what if you’re considered a thief breaking into your OWN car? Sounds funny, doesn’t it? But that’s exactly what you’ll look like to anyone walking by or even the cops.
Here’s why it is not the best idea to try taking matters into your own hands and leave it to the professionals.
Damage Your Vehicle
One of the main problems with trying to break into your own car is the fact that you could damage it. If you attempt to pry and open the car with possibly a clothes hanger, it will damage the seal around your window. Tampering with your lock could potentially damage it beyond repair.
If law enforcement officials happen to see you trying to break into your car they would consider you a thief. This can lead to an arrest, until you’re able to prove the ownership of your vehicle.
Make Yourself A Target Of Crime
At times, when we’re too desperate to get home, we tend to do anything that comes to mind, without paying attention to our surroundings. There’s a high chance of you falling victim to a crime in case you break your car window in an unfamiliar neighborhood and there’s someone already tailing you. Your car could be stolen in minutes and you could be mugged.
Call the police
Most police departments don’t respond to a lockout unless they know the location you are in is going to put you in danger.
Calling a Tow Truck
Tow trucks will cost you more money. In case you have insurance coverage, you will need to contact your insurance service provider who will then contact a towing company, asking them to reach out to you. It is a long and lengthy process, especially if you are short on time.
The best option is to call up a professional automotive locksmith to help you open your car. They have the proper knowledge and tools to do so.