Car Owners: It is Important To Rotate Your Tires Regularly

After I bought my first car, I have to admit that I never knew the importance of tire rotation. I learned my lesson the hard way when the tread of my front tires wore down very quickly, while my back tires were still in great shape. I thought that the traction of the back two would make up for the front two. I learned I was very wrong one day when I slammed on my breaks while driving in the rain. I rear-ended the vehicle in front of me. Thankfully, no one was injured. However, I learned that if I had rotated my tires regularly, I could have avoided that accident. I know there are many new car owners who don't know much about cars, which have since became a passion of mine, so I decided to create a blog to share all my tips to help others!

4 Tips For Dealing With Being Locked Out Of Your Car

Automotive Blog

Being locked out of your vehicle is definitely a high stress situation that you never want to have to deal with. However, these things do happen, so it's important to know what you need to do to handle it efficiently. Here are four tips for doing this:

  1. Try Getting Through the Trunk: If your trunk is open because you were putting groceries or other goodies in it when you locked your keys in the main part of your vehicle, you may be able to get to your keys through the trunk. This is because you should be able to push down the back seats from the trunk to get to your keys. If not, then you will need to move onto the next tip. 
  2. Try a Wire Hanger: If you happen to have locked your keys in your vehicle outside of your home or a friend's, grab a wire hanger from the house. You may be able to get into your vehicle with one of these. You can wedge the wire hanger in between the door to get to the lock mechanism. Hook the hanger onto it and pull up to open your car door. Keep in mind that there are risks that come with this that you may not want to take if you have a new vehicle. These risks include breaking the lock and having to replace it or scratching the vehicle. 
  3. Hire a Lockout Service: If getting inside your vehicle through the trunk doesn't work and the wire hanger trick doesn't work, then you will probably need to call a lockout service from a place like Jim's Garage Inc. They will be able to safely get into your vehicle with specialized tools that will not cause damage to your vehicle. Although these services may cost a lot, you can save by comparing prices between different services in your area. 
  4. Have a Second Key: To avoid the situation altogether, you need to be smart about where you store your spare key. This means giving the key to a friend or family member so that they can meet you where you are stranded to give you the key. Or you can keep it in your wallet, although there is a chance that your wallet can also be locked in the car with your cars. 

When you know these four tips for dealing with being locked out of your car, you can be sure that you are more likely to handle the situation in a stress free way. 


30 November 2016