How to prevent a car lockout situation from ever happening

Getting locked out of your car is no fun, especially if you’re away from home. Taking preventative measures against a lock out then can be the best way of staying on the road.

To help you out, Five Star Towing in Long Beach has compiled a list of 10 ways you can prevent a situation where you find you’ve been locked out of your car.

  • Attach noisy accessories to your key chain so you’ll hear your keys if they fall to the floor.
  • Make it a habit to check for your keys before you leave home or your workplace.
  • Leave a spare key with a neighbor, friend, work colleague, or nearby family member.
  • Keep a spare key in a secure, but accessible, place at home.
  • Keep a spare key in your everyday bag, brief case, or an item of clothing you wear on a daily basis.
  • Carry your key(s) on a lanyard or use a karabiner to connect them to your belt, helping to prevent accidental loss.
  • Consider vehicle locks that can be opened with your cell phone.
  • Regularly check that spare electronic keys or fobs are working correctly.
  • Replace damaged or malfunctioning keys as soon as possible.
  • Keep the contact details of an auto locksmith or towing company accessible!

With these simple pieces of advice, you stand a good chance of avoiding a lock out. If you do find yourself locked out of your vehicle, give Five Star Towing a call and we’ll get you back in and back on the road before you know it.