Everyone’s been there at one time or another. Losing your car keys can be a nightmare, especially if you have somewhere important to be, or if you’ve driven somewhere and now have no way of getting home.
Of course, the truth is that losing your car keys alone is almost always an impossible event. Why is this? Because it seems that no one ever only loses their car keys. When we lose their essentials, we always seem to lose at least two out of the following at the same time:
Our car keys.
Our house keys (sometimes on the same keyring, which we chastise ourselves for later).
It seems that when this world was created, the prohibition of losing only one of these at a time would have been baked into the very physical laws of the universe. On top of that, we never only lose our car keys, but always lock something essential in our car when it happens. It’s just how things work.
Joking aside, what should you do if you lose your car keys? What if you’re in that situation right now? Well, never fear, we’re going to suggest a few steps so you can get back to driving as soon as possible.
Make Alternative Arrangements
You may be thinking ‘oh, why didn’t I think of that?’ but the truth is that the quicker you can contact those you know about where you are, what your situation is, and that you don’t have an alternative way home as of now, the more you may find a reliable way out. Telling the parking attendant the issue may allow you to leave the car there overnight, telling colleagues before they leave may help you get a ride home, or checking the train times for the station two miles away may be an acceptable walk to make.
Notify Your Trusted Relatives Or Friends
It’s important to make sure people know where you are if your schedule is upending. Calling your boss, your partner, your children, your colleagues or your friends, or perhaps all of them depending on your day, is important. This way, your safety is assured, and sending your location through your smartphone app may be appropriate. This can help you in case your phone runs out of juice.
Utilise The Best Mobile Locksmith
Mobile locksmiths deal with situations like this all the time, which is why you shouldn’t feel embarrassed to call them out even if you’ve lost every single item on the list above. Mobile locksmiths can help unlock your car as well as provide transponder key replacement so that you can access your vehicle appropriately and drive home with care. Keep the number to hand if you can in your offline address book, so that you don’t have to Google with worry trying to find a service just in case this happens.
With this advice, you’re certain to get out of the sticky situation of losing your car keys. Until next time, of course.