What to do if I lose my car keys? Don’t worry, I’m clumsy, so I know what to do when I lose my keys. Let me walk you through what to do if you lose your car keys.
1. Check the surrounding area
Yes, this is pretty clear, but it needs to be said. If you lost your car keys recently and they are not locked in your car, your best bet is to find them.
Try to remember the last place you used them and look for them there. I think you’ve already tried to do this, so I won’t say much more.
2. Check your insurance
If your car keys are in the car, you have two ways to get in. You can either break the window to get in, or you can call a locksmith. I would recommend calling a locksmith.
But before you do either, you should call your insurance company to see if these kinds of problems are covered by your policy. If they do, they probably have a locksmith they want you to use. If they don’t, you’ll have to find one on your own.
You can make a claim on your home insurance if you lost your car keys near your house.
If your car keys were stolen, you can use your car insurance, but the cost of stolen keys can add up to be more than what you get from your insurance. Often, you would have to change the locks and keys on your car, and the cost to renew your car insurance would probably go up.
3. Gather necessary information about your car
Before we call the locksmith, we need to write down some important information first. You want to know three things:
The cars VIN number
The VIN number is a 17-digit number that tells the locksmith what car you’re talking about. It’s like the fingerprint of the car, and every VIN number is different.
The car’s VIN number is on the dashboard on the driver’s side.
Write down the year, model and the vehicle number
This is also important information. I assume you know your car’s number, but if you don’t, you can find it on the white sign on the front and back of your car.
If you don’t know what model or year your car is, it should say so on the back, or at least what model it is. You can then look up your car on Google and get the information from there (Has to be the same car).
4. Call the locksmith
If you called your insurance company and got no help or suggestions, the only thing left to do is to call a locksmith. If you live in a larger city, you can search for “automotive locksmith.” If you don’t, your best bet is to call the nearest locksmith.
Tell him what’s going on and, if he needs it, give him the information. They will help you make a new key and get into your car from there.
5. Ask for a spare key
If you’ve lost all of your car keys or someone has stolen them, the locksmith will have to make you new ones. You can also call a car dealership near you and ask about their prices to see if there is a big difference. Most of the time, I just have my locksmith do all of this for me because the price is about half as much.
Ask the person who is making you a new car key if he can also make you a spare key. So, if you lose your car keys again, you won’t be stuck like you are now.
If there is anything else you need to tell the locksmith, he or she will tell you.
Make a list of locations
If you’ve lost your car keys and can’t think of where you might have put them, here are some ways to help your mind remember.
I usually write down all the places I’ve been since the last time I had the car keys, like the garage, my mother’s house, the kitchen, the bathroom, and the living room.
Then you go through the list in order and carefully look in every possible place in the room. You should look in the bathroom even if you never bring your car keys in there.
Try to visualize the last time you used the car keys
Close your eyes and try to remember how you used the car keys the last time. This can be very helpful, and it can help you find your lost car keys a lot of the time.
Before you try this exercise, you need to be calm and clear your mind. You also need to be able to focus for at least a few minutes to get your mind going.
Check where the keys should have been
Check your drawers and other “clever” places where you tend to put things. When we organise our things, we often forget where we put them afterward. Make sure to check your clothes and pockets, too.
This is how you can find your lost car keys at home, if you do it right.
How much to get a key made for your car?
The cost of getting a new car key made depends on the model and brand of the car. To make you a new car key, you can expect to pay between $200 and $500.
If you have an old car and the key to it is the same as the key to your house, you can expect to pay a lot less. I think you would pay about $50 for a key like that.
Can a locksmith make a new key for my car?
Yes, a locksmith can give you a new car key. To do this, you need to give the locksmith the following information: Your car’s year, make, and model, as well as its VIN number.
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