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a car key inside the car on the seatHow to handle being locked out of your vehicle.

It happens to us all. Perhaps you were in a rush or your keys didn’t quite make it into your pocket. Either way, you’ve now found yourself in a sticky situation. You’re locked outside of your vehicle and the keys are in the car. It’s not the best situation to be in, which is why we’ve rounded up a few tips to help you get back on the roads.

First, double-check that all of your car doors are locked and that you are indeed locked out. Now that you’re sure it’s locked, it’s time to take stock of your options. Begin with the spare key – do you have one? If so, who has access to it? Can you ask a neighbor or roommate to bring it to you? If this isn’t possible, move onto the next step.

Do you have roadside assistance? It’s possible that you have it either through your car insurance or from the car dealership. Roadside assistance programs will, generally, cover call outs if you have been locked outside your vehicle, in addition to towing, dead batteries, empty gas tanks, and even flat-tire changes. If you do have roadside assistance, call them right away to find a solution.

If the above doesn’t help, call out a professional. Most towing companies offer lockout services, and if they don’t, they should be able to steer you in the right direction. Other options include professional locksmiths and automotive repair businesses.

These tips should help you if you’ve been locked out of your vehicle. Remember that it’s an easy mistake to make!

Work with an insurance agency who has your best interest in mind. Contact the industry professionals at Abbate Insurance, serving New Haven and neighboring cities in Connecticut for quality auto insurance today!

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