Why You Shouldn’t Try to Break into Your Own Car

If you’ve ever found yourself locked out of your own car, you know how frustrating it can be. Typically this happens when you’re running late or otherwise having a bad day, and getting locked out is just the icing on the cake. However, as tempting as it can be to try and solve this problem yourself, it’s actually quite unadvisable to try and break into your own car. At A1 Lock and Key LLC, we understand the temptation, but we urge you to leave it to the professionals, and here’s why:

Why You Should Never Try and Break into Your Own Car

You Could Hurt Yourself

Depending on the method you choose to try and break into your car, you’re likely putting yourself at serious risk of injury. Breaking a window is dangerous for obvious reasons, and using tools like a crowbar or screwdriver is much harder than it seems. The tools could slip out of your hands and break the window or cause you other injuries.

You Could Damage Your Car

Without the right tools and know-how, it’s extremely likely that you will cause some sort of damage to your car while trying to break in. Common damages include damage to the car’s door lock, the window mechanism, or the window itself. But you could also scratch the paint or dent the body paneling while trying to break in. So, even if you save time and money by avoiding a locksmith and doing the job yourself, you’ll now have to spend money to repair your car. In fact, depending on the damage, it may even be more expensive to repair than a call to a locksmith would have been.

You Could Get Arrested

Finally, consider how you will look as you attempt to break into your own car. A passing police officer will have no way of knowing that it is your own personal car, leaving him or her to assume that you are a thief. And, because your registration information is likely inside your glovebox, it can be very difficult to prove that you are the owner of the car.

If you find yourself locked out of your car, don’t risk the complications that come with breaking in. Instead, contact the experts at A1 Lock and Key. We serve Indianapolis, IN, and the surrounding areas with automotive, residential, and commercial locksmith services. Request service online or call us at (317) 775-0332.