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.