Being locked out of your own car is never any fun. It always seems to happen at the worst time, too. Either you’re late for work, or you need to get your child to school on time for an important exam, or you’re in a rush for some other reason (such as running late for a dental appointment).
Whatever the case may be, it’s never a convenient time to discover that your car door won’t open from the outside! We’re not talking about locking your keys inside your vehicle. We’re also not talking about losing your keys. This is about the door mechanism not working, and you’re left outside of your car unable to get in, despite having car keys in hand.
It’s just as bad when you can’t get out of your car! Being unable to open your car door when you’re inside your vehicle is a panic-inducing moment as you wonder how you’re going to get out of your predicament. You feel trapped, your heart starts to race, and you break out into a cold sweat.
In such a situation, most people either call for help (if they have their cell phone with them and they’re in an in-service area), or they crawl over seats and the gear selector to reach another door and get out.
Hopefully you’ve never had to experience being unable to get into or out of your car because a door has stopped working. But if you ever do find yourself in such a situation, here are some things to consider.