What information do I need to provide before a locksmith can unlock my vehicle?

  • Your location
  • Personal identification
  • Vehicle make and model
  • Vehicle registration number
  • VIN (found on vehicle registration papers)

There are several reasons why you may find yourself locked out of your vehicle and unable to gain access to the interior. While this is a frustrating, often embarrassing, situation, it’s important to keep your cool and take the best course of action available to you – call a car locksmith in your local area. Here are several of the most common reasons why motorists find themselves locked out of their vehicles and the actions that our emergency locksmiths in Perth are able to take.

Keys Locked Inside the Car

Now that most motorists use the transponder on their keys to lock and unlock the car, locking one’s keys inside the car occurs far less frequently than it used to. However, people often still find themselves locked out because they’ve locked the keys in the boot.

Fortunately, this is usually a very straightforward task and an auto locksmith will be able to unlock the boot of your car (without causing any damage) so that you can retrieve your keys.

Keys Broken or Damaged

It’s rare for this to occur with the keys to a relatively new car. However, motorists with older cars may find that the teeth on their keys have become worn and that it sometimes takes a bit of jiggling to engage the pins to the depth required to turn the cylinder. If you don’t have a new set of keys cut soon, it may reach the point where you can’t start your car or open the door.

Whether it’s the keys or the transponder that’s broken or damaged, we can quickly cut you a new set of keys or repair/replace the transponder and help you gain access to your car once again. And if you’ve found yourself locked out of the house, that’s no problem either.

Keys Lost

If you’ve lost your car keys and have a spare set at home, your best option here is to go home and retrieve the spare set so that the locksmith can quickly cut you a new set. However, as you may have also lost your house keys or find yourself without keys somewhere far from home, you can still call our locksmiths to have a new set cut after you’ve provided the following information:

  • Your location
  • Personal identification
  • Vehicle make and model
  • Vehicle registration number
  • VIN (found on vehicle registration papers)

It’s important to have all the information above prepared in readiness for the locksmith to cut your new keys, as we need to verify your identity and VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), etc. before the new keys can be cut.

Action Lock Service provides 24-7 callouts, so wherever you find yourself locked out of your car and for whatever reason, please don’t hesitate to take advantage of this service we offer to motorists across Perth and the surrounding areas. To contact a qualified locksmith at any time of the day or night, call (08) 9240 7200, or for general enquiries, send an email to [email protected] or click here for our contact form.

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