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Your local auto locksmith explains why calling a tow truck for car key problems isn’t a good idea

Sales Galmier - Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 

You’ve locked yourself out of your car. The keys have snapped off in the ignition. Or you’ve lost your only set of keys.

Whatever the cause, the result is the same: you’re stranded.

Stranded in the company car park.

Stranded at the local shopping centre’s underground car park.

Stranded at the gym’s tiny car park round the back.

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If you’re one of the 69% that commute using their car, this is a risk you run daily. Sure, the chances it’ll happen are rather low... but guess what? It sure does happen.

For some people, their first port of call after suffering from key problems is to call a tow truck.

Why?

Well, the most common reason is that many people think that their car manufacturer or dealer is the best place to go when you suffer car key problems. And how else are you going to move your car there? A tow truck, of course.

However, we’re not quite sure why you’d do that when a mobile locksmith can come to you and solve your key troubles on the spot.

So why skip the call to the tow truck company and instead dial your auto locksmith’s number?

 

Don’t bother calling a tow truck!

With the amount of time it would take to:

  • Call a tow truck
  • Wait for them to arrive
  • Retrieve your car (assuming their truck even fits)
  • Get towed to your dealership (if they’re still open)
  • Wait for a new set of keys (which, by the way, at a dealer can take days)
  • ...And only then start driving home!

You’re probably better off walking!

One of the biggest issues people face when they call a tow truck is something they often neglect to consider: the simple fact that the tow truck mightn’t even fit!

Unlike the classic American-style tow truck (essentially a ute with a boom mounted on the back), for the longest time Aussie tow trucks have been converted from actual trucks.

As in, flatbed trucks.

Needless to say, getting your towie into a narrow, underground, or small car park can be a struggle, to say the very least!

If all you want to do is get back on the road, calling a towie to an underground carpark isn’t the best choice to make.

 

So who should you call instead? An auto locksmith

We’re going to come across as biased here, but your first port of call after suffering any key-related calamities should be your local automotive locksmith!

As a car key specialist, your auto locksmith can be relied on for all your car key problems including:

Make sure you choose an auto locksmith who also offers a mobile locksmith service, where they come to you!

After all, the whole point is that you’re unable to get into and use your car - why bother trying to get it elsewhere when we can come to you?

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Do you need help getting home tonight?

If you ask us, your car key problems should be looked at by an auto locksmith, not by a dealership, and certainly not by a tow truck operator.

Save yourself the headache - and the extra time - by calling a mobile locksmith right off the bat.

As a licensed master locksmith with more than 10 years of experience, you can trust Galmier Locksmiths to get you back on the road quickly when you run into key problems.

Servicing Melbourne’s entire Bayside area, we offer quick and reliable service for all your auto locksmith needs… as well as all your other lock and key problems too!

Give us a call on 0407 022 234 or use the contact form here to get in touch with us.

Better yet, why not save our number in your phone? Your future self will thank you!