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Do you have somewhere in your home to keep your valuables and important documents safe? If not, now is the time to look into getting a safe. I never thought that I needed to have a safe in my home, but since we had a fairly serious fire, my opinion has changed. Unfortunately, the fire had damaged the part of my home that I store all of my important paperwork. This caused me a great deal of work that I really didn't have the time to do since I was working to repair the damage to my home. Since that time, I have had two fireproof safes installed in my home and you would never even know that they are there. Learn about the different options in safes that you have to decide what would be best for your family.

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How Does A Locksmith Get Into My Car Without Damaging It?

Is there anything more annoying than accidentally locking your car keys inside your car? Without a spare set, you have no choice other than to call a locksmith for help. A locksmith can get into your car with three methods that will not cause any damage.

The Slim Jim Method

The best tool any locksmith has to unlock a car is a slim jim. Even though it shares the same name, it is not that tasty meat snack you can find at your grocery store. The tool is essentially a thin and long metal strip that locksmiths use for jimmying their way into a car through a window. All without causing damage!

The locksmith will reach down into the car's door panel and trigger the locking mechanism manually, thus releasing the lock. There is a reason that car thieves also use slim jims to open locked car doors: it is a fast and effective way to unlocking a car door.

The Wedge Method

Slim jims do not always work at unlocking a car door, which is why locksmiths also use the wedge method. It involves inserting a wedge into your car's window at the top that looks very similar to a long and thin doorstop, but made out of metal, vinyl, or plastic. The wedge will slightly open the window, creating an opening just big enough to activate the car's unlock button.

There are also alternative wedges that are inflatable. Once a locksmith gets the wedge between the glass and the weather stripping, they can pump it up to make the gap bigger and gain entry to the car's locking system.

The Auto Jiggler Method

Not all locksmiths can use a jiggler to open a car door, as it requires a lot of skill to do so. They will start by using a variety of demo keys to find the key that fits your vehicle. They only need to find a key that is close to the original, but not an identical match.

The locksmith will then use force to jiggle the pins against the jiggler key. With enough skill, they can finesse the locking mechanism and allow the key to turn, unlocking your car.

Being locked out of your car doesn't need to result in a broken window. Contact a reputable locksmith in your area, and they can use these methods to help you get back into your car.