Car Lockout Service in Washington DC

There are several reasons that a person may get locked out of their car. Many of them are preventable, like placing the keys down while rummaging in the trunk and forgetting to pick them up. Other preventable reasons include having a dead battery or a malfunctioning ignition interlock device.

Car Lockout Washington DC offers a round-the-clock emergency service at affordable prices. Their professionals arrive at clients’ locations in less than 30 minutes and are fully equipped to deal with any lock problem.

1. Locked Keys in the Trunk

The car keys are one of the most useful items that we possess, but they are also the easiest to misplace. This can be due to absentmindedness, a simple mistake, or even a prank. It’s important to keep an extra key around in case this happens, or ask a friend or family member to bring it to you when you need it.

In some cases, you can get out of this situation on your own by checking to see if the trunk button is still activated or working (usually found in the driver’s door or near the rear seat). It may also be possible to reach inside the backseat and operate the trunk release lever there. If these are not options, you can also try using a shoestring or a wire hanger to create a hook, but if all else fails, it’s time to call for help. This is when a vetted car locksmith can really save the day.

3. Ignition Interlock Device

Many states require the use of an ignition interlock device for certain convictions. These devices are similar to the breathalyzer machines that officers use during DUI arrests. They must be installed in any vehicle that the person owns, operates or leases. The cost of the device is borne by the individual. There are a number of approved providers including Draeger, Smart Start, Guardian, and Intoxalock.

The device is a small, portable breathalyzer that you must blow into before starting your car. It records the results and logs them. At random times, the device will prompt you to perform what is called a “rolling retest.” These tests should always be taken while the vehicle is stopped.

Depending on the state you live in, you may be able to avoid an IID requirement by entering a pretrial diversion program. These programs can lead to the dismissal of DUI charges or a reduction in their severity. However, you must comply with all the requirements of the program to be successful.

4. Lost Keys

Nothing is more annoying than losing your keys. It always seems to happen when you’re least prepared for it and is never at a convenient time. Try to be more careful and if you have a smart key, consider getting one that has a Bluetooth tracker so you can locate it. It can save you money in the long run! You can also call your local locksmith for a standard key replacement. They are very affordable.