My car keys have been stolen, what should I do?
If you are about to get into your car and you suddenly discover that your keys have been stolen, your first reaction may be to panic but as long as you have the number of a professional automotive locksmith, there is no need to worry. At Action Lock Service we have helped numerous motorists in Perth and the surrounding area who found themselves in this situation in the past and we decided to put together this short guide to ensure that anybody else who had their keys stolen in the future would know what to do. Follow the steps below and you can resolve the problem quickly and easily.
Stolen Car Keys: A Step-by-Step Guide
While your main priority may be to gain entry to your car and get to wherever it is you were planning to go, you can most easily and efficiently tackle the situation by following these steps in order.
- Call the Police – If you are sure that your keys have been stolen rather than lost, or you have good reason to believe this is the case, the very first thing you need to do is to call the local police and provide them with as many details about the theft as possible. If you had other keys, on the keyring, such as your house keys, you should let the police know this as well.
- Call Your Insurance Company – Once you have let the police know what has happened, you will need to contact your insurer to find out whether your policy covers the cost of replacement locks/keys in the event of theft. While you should not have too much difficulty locating an experienced auto locksmith who charges reasonable rates, there is no point in paying for it yourself if your insurance company is willing to foot the bill. If you have also lost your house keys, you should call your home insurance company too.
- Call a 24 Hour Locksmith – The very next thing you need to do is to find a reputable 24 7 locksmith in the area who is able to attend the scene immediately. When you call, you should ask for details of the services that the company in question provides, to make sure they are capable of dealing with the type of locking system that is fitted in your car. If your car came with programmable keys, you will probably only need a car key replacement service but if you have an older vehicle with conventional keys, you will need to find a firm that can replace all the locks as well, including the ignition.
That is basically all you need to do, apart from calling friends, family, or anybody else who may wonder where you are. You should also remain close to your vehicle, paying particular attention to anybody nearby who looks suspicious in any way.
If you have your car keys stolen in or near Perth and you are in need of a highly-skilled mobile locksmith, please do not hesitate to call Action Lock Service without delay.
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