How Can a Locksmith Get Into My Car?

Have you been locked out of your car and don’t have a spare key? Or perhaps your key broke in the door lock? If either of these scenarios applies to you, the easiest and most reliable way to get back into your car is to remain calm and call an automotive locksmith Campbell. A professional locksmith will head over to you within minutes and get you into your car without causing any damage to your locks. Automotive locksmiths have the proper training, experience, and tools to unlock your vehicle quickly and efficiently. How do locksmiths get into your car in the first place? In this article, we will uncover the most popular techniques that automotive locksmiths use to unlock cars in a matter of minutes!


Reprogram Your Key

Let’s say that you’re having trouble unlocking your car with your transponder key. It’s possible that your transponder key wasn’t programmed correctly. If that’s the case, a locksmith can reprogram your car key for you and make sure that it works with your car’s computer. Transponder key reprogramming needs to be done by a professional who has the knowledge, experience, and right equipment.


Immobilizer Re-flashing

Some cars contain a theft deterrent, called an immobilizer. This adds an extra layer of protection to your car and will prevent your car from starting if a thief attempts to steal it. However, if the immobilizer stops working it may not allow you to start your car even when using a key. Give an automotive locksmith Campbell a call, they should be able to resolve this issue quickly. 


Extracting Broken Keys

Car keys aren’t invincible. Sometimes they break from wear and tear, when a car lock is faulty, or if too much pressure is applied to them (when you’re in a rush). If your key breaks in a car lock, a locksmith can extract the broken pieces using special key extraction tools. Once extracted, they’ll make you a new key to unlock your car with. While it may seem simple to just remove the broken key pieces yourself, we advise you to call a locksmith since you may cause further damage to the lock.


VATS Passkey Decoder 

One of the greatest features of modern cars is keyless remotes. If you lock your keys in the car or lose them a locksmith can use a VATS passkey decoder to determine the electrical resistance values of the car. A mechanical key code cutter is then used to cut a new key, without needing the original. 



Using a Slim jim is a rather outdated method but still works well on older models. When a car is refusing to unlock, an automotive locksmith will take a slim jim—which is a thin piece of metal—and slip it between the glass and weather stripping on a car door to access the lock. Although the process may seem simple enough, it actually requires a lot of skill, knowledge, and experience to open the car without damaging parts of the vehicle. 


Real Time Locksmith Can Unlock Your Car

If you’re locked out of your car, don’t hesitate to call Real Time Locksmith. We’ll send one of our Campbell locksmiths over to you in a matter of minutes! We’ll then assess your situation and get you back into your car as quickly as we can, using whichever method is appropriate depending on your situation. If you’ve been locked out in the middle of the night, don’t panic! An automotive locksmith Campbell is always available 24/7. We’re also happy to create a new key for you on the spot to prevent future lockouts.

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