One of the most common problems our car locksmiths in Melbourne receive? Lockouts.
We understand that it can be slightly embarrassing to admit that you’ve managed to lock your keys inside your car. Don’t worry, though - as we mentioned above, plenty of motorists make this mistake, so you aren’t alone!
So you’ve joined the thousands of Melburnians who’ve managed to lock themselves out. Luckily, this is such a common occurrence that entire businesses (such as ours) have sprung up around helping out with these issues.
What should you do while waiting for a car locksmith to arrive on-scene?
The do’s and don’ts
DON’T: smash a window
The only time smashing a window should even cross your mind is if it’s an emergency, like if you’ve also locked a small child or pet in with your keys.
Otherwise, this is a tactic that should be avoided at all costs!
Smashing a window is dangerous, and expensive to repair. Not to mention, car windshields are made of surprisingly tough stuff (which is why busses have special tools for breaking glass).
Not to mention, it just looks super dodgy - expect a visit from the boys and girls in blue if you resort to taking a hammer to your car window!
DON’T: try to force the lock
The insides of car locks can be sensitive, with delicate pins and tumblers inside. These pins and tumblers are easy to damage, especially if you jam your keys in with too much force (which is incidentally one of the leading causes of a worn out lock or ignition).
If you try to force the lock with a screwdriver or hairpin, you’re simply inviting disaster. Best case, it simply won’t work - worst case, and you won’t just be locked out, but you’ll have to pay for lock repairs!
DO: call a car locksmith in Melbourne
Locked yourself out? Leave it to the professionals!
And we aren’t talking about roadside assist, either. While they’re great at what they do, they’re mechanics first and foremost - there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to solve lock and key-related issues.
A dedicated auto locksmith on the other hand has the training, skills and tools to get you back into your car without damaging your car.
In fact, we here at Galmier Locksmiths are so confident in our ability to unlock doors, that we have a guarantee: if we can’t resolve your lockout, we’ll waive our fee.
3 reasons you should call our car locksmiths
1) Our car locksmiths can work with a wide variety of cars
Australians are spoilt for choice when it comes to cars. With this variety comes a couple of issues - one of which is whether or not your auto locksmith can unlock your specific model.
Luckily for you, Galmier Locksmiths can help.
With over a decade of industry experience, Alex and his team of car locksmiths in Melbourne have worked on just about every car make and model sold in Australia. We service a wide variety of car makes and models including:
2) Our auto locksmiths are mobile
That’s right - we will come to you.
Like we said, we understand that when you find yourself in a jam it doesn’t always happen at the most convenient time, or in the best place for that matter!
Whether you are at work, home, stranded in a car park or on the side of the road, we will come to you.
No need to call a tow truck to tow you back into the dealership - our friendly team will drive our fully kitted-out work vans to where you’re stuck and get you back into your car straight away, wherever you’re stuck.
And while we’re on that subject...
3) We serve a wide range of suburbs in Melbourne
When you call your auto locksmith, you want to make sure that they service the area that you’re actually stranded in. No point calling someone based in Fairfield if you’re stuck in Portsea!
Our team at Galmier doesn’t just service one or two suburbs - we offer our car locksmith services throughout Melbourne’s south-east:
- South Yarra
- St Kilda
So, it doesn’t matter if you find yourself a long way away from your car dealership - we’ll come to you, no matter where you are.
From South Yarra to Malvern - our mobile locksmiths will be there to look after you!
Looking for an auto locksmith in Melbourne?
Pick Galmier Locksmiths - a mobile car locksmith with your best interests at heart
The truth is that there are so many different things that go wrong with the locks on your car.
On top of accidentally locking your keys in the car (something we totally understand!) you might also find yourself with:
- Lost keys
- Broken keys
- Faulty transponder keys
- Worn or bent keys
- Busted locks or ignition chambers
That’s why our team and our mobile car locksmith is fitted out with all the gear and equipment they need to help you in an emergency.
So, do yourself a favour: pull out your phone and save our number in your contacts so that you can get in touch with us easily and quickly in an emergency.
Our car locksmith number is 0407 022 234 - give our team a call whenever you need us!