How to Unlock a Car Door Without Your Keys
Getting locked out of your car is always a hassle, but it doesn't need to require a locksmith. There are a variety of ways to unlock your car door with household items that will prevent you from having to pay a hefty fee for professional intervention. Perhaps the most common method is unraveling a coat hanger with pliers to create an instrument that is straight on one end and hook-shaped on the other. Sliding this between the window opening and the weather stripper will loosen the lock and let you in.
- You can use a piece of string the size of your index finger to floss back and forth against the side of your door, loosening the lock enough for it to release.
- By using a wedge to hold the door frame outward, you can pry open the top of the door with a thin but durable tool.
- You can maneuver the control arm in a way that opens the car door by unraveling a coat hanger with pliers and sliding it between the weather stripping and window.
“The next time you lock your keys in the car, you’ll want to try these genius tricks.”