Capital Locksmith is proud to offer round-the-clock car lockout assistance to Seattle drivers. Have you been locked out of your car? Forgotten or lost your keys? Keys locked in the car? Left them in the ignition or on the driver’s seat? We get it. It happens to everyone – even the most responsible car owner. While it’s a frustrating situation, it doesn’t have to ruin your day. By calling a professional locksmith, you’ll be back in your car and out on the road again! Choose Capital Locksmith to assist you!
Our quality services and affordable prices make us one of the top choices among Seattle locals for lockout assistance. What’s more, our mobile unit is available 24/7 to come to you in any emergency. Day or night, we can arrive fully equipped for the job.
If you’re looking for a licensed, bonded, and insured local locksmith, Capital Locksmith is the right choice!
Commonly Asked Questions
How Do We Get Into Your Vehicle When You’re Facing
A Car Lockout?
A lot of what Capital Locksmith does on a daily basis is open doors for customers who’ve locked themselves out of their cars or lost their keys. Keys locked in the car? We have several kinds of methods and equipment on hand for assisting you with your car lockout:
Every locksmith’s got a Slim Jim tool in their arsenal. It’s been a staple of the locksmith industry for decades, and for good reason – it works! It’s a simple tool that we slip between the glass and weather stripping of your window and use it to unlock the door.
J & L Tools
J & L Tools are another industry standard, used on older cars that have lock and unlock switches on the door panels. We simply pass the tool through the top of the window and use it to release the unlock button.
Key Analyzer & Mechanical Code Key Cutter
When you’ve lost your car key and need a new one made on the spot, we can sometimes use a code key cutter to make you a new key. We use a key analyzer to measure the electrical resistance values of your lock, and then use the code that’s produced to make a key identical to your original key.
Most modern cars these days come with either transponder keys or keyless entry systems. When you’ve been locked out because the transponder isn’t working or the system is faulty, we will perform a reprogramming.
How Can I Avoid A Car Lockout?
You may be a careful and responsible car owner, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t susceptible to losing or forgetting your keys now and then. We all run into this problem at some time. The best way to avoid a car lockout is to always exit your car with keys in hand, and most commonly, people face a situation where their keys are locked in the car. Try following these tips:
Have a Locksmith Contact At-The-Ready
When an emergency strikes, you don’t want to spend extra time searching for the right person to call. Get ahead of the problem by having a locksmith you trust – Capital Locksmith – programmed into your phone to call in case of emergencies. You may never need it, but just in case you do, you’ll be glad you have it on hand!
Keep a Spare
The best solution is usually the simplest – keep an extra key! On top of that, make sure it stays on you at all times: in your wallet, in your purse, or in a hideaway magnetic key box placed discreetly on your car. It’s great to give a spare to a loved one, but they aren’t always prepared to come to you in your time of need. If you need an extra, just ask us! Key duplication is one of the many services we offer.
Replace Your Key FOB Battery
Most cars these days are designed to not lockout the driver if the key FOB is inside. It’s a convenient feature, but won’t work with a dead FOB battery. If your car is becoming slow to unlock or isn’t responding to the FOB, we recommend replacing the battery in order to avoid getting locked out.
Trust The Professionals
When it comes to car lockout there’s so much DIY lock and key “advice” on the internet, it may be tempting to think you can get yourself back into your car when your keys are locked in the car, eliminating the need for a locksmith. However, what these articles and “experts” don’t tell you is that these DIY methods often don’t work and often cause you to damage your door or locks in the process. That’s why we encourage you to give us a call when you’re keys are locked in the car! We know our stuff, and have years of experience helping our customers during their lockout emergencies, all while protecting their cars from minor and major damage.
Call Capital Locksmith at (206) 208-6786 to ask about our car lockout assistance service!