Technology has changed a lot in the past few decades. For example, there used to be push-bottom locks in automobiles. These weren’t a very sophisticated security system, and if you got locked out of your car, it was possible to use a metal coat hanger to get back in. Granted, this technique didn’t work every time, but it did work often enough that plenty of people would give it a try when they had no other options. Despite the fact that technology has changed, many people think that this dated technique will still work.

Don’t bet on it. More than likely, you’ll just make the situation worse by damaging your car, and you’ll still have to get in touch with a Houston locksmith. Automobiles today have a push button that isn’t easily accessible. You might be able to get the coat hanger into the car, but it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to push the button down. Of course, that means that it will also be difficult for a thief to access the vehicle. However, that doesn’t help you if you are locked out with no way to get back into your car.

Let’s say you happen to have an older vehicle and you really don’t think you have the budget for a locksmith right now. You might feel like picking up that metal hanger, assuming that if it doesn’t work, you’ll only be out a little time. That is actually flawed thinking. You have to apply quite a bit of pressure to access the vehicle with the hanger, and that means the other end could wind up injuring you. The last thing you need is a visit to the doctor because you hurt yourself trying to get into your car.

Don’t Harm Your Vehicle

The most likely scenario, though, is that you will wind up hurting your car. Not only could you chip off some paint, but you may also cause problems for the rubber that plays a vital role in keeping the interior of your car from being exposed to the elements. If it gets damaged, you may get wet when it rains or be subject to loud noises from the outside of the car. In addition, if you do get the hanger inside the car, you could damage the interior as you try and maneuver it toward the lock. It’s going to take you a while as well, and you probably won’t get the car open. All you’ll do is damage the vehicle, and be on the hook for costly repairs after you finally get a locksmith out to your location.

When someone gets locked out, their mind instantly begins to search for an easy solution. However, trying to use a hanger to access the vehicle could actually cost you a lot of money. In comparison, if you call a locksmith, a professional will come out to your location and access your vehicle using the proper tools and techniques. Getting locked out is a pain, but you shouldn’t try to handle it on your own. Instead, get in touch with a Houston locksmith as soon as possible.

Contact Pop-A-Lock Houston for immediate assistance now!