So you've done the unthinkable: you locked yourself out of your car. Rest assured, it happens to everyone, but that doesn't stop an unplanned lockout from being all the more frustrating. Few things are worse than spoiled plans—especially if that spoiling is caused by human error, forgetfulness, or exhaustion.
So what should you do? After the moments of sheer rage and panic have passed, definitely call Unparalleled Parking. We're a Twin Cities valet parking service that also offers swift lockout help, no matter your location within the area. Our valet company drivers get in and out of hundreds of cars daily; should they make the same easy mistake of locking themselves out, they always carry the tools needed to fix the problem.
While we're on our way, though, you need to take steps to ensure your safety, especially if it's late at night. Read on to discover how to keep yourself and others safe in the event of a lockout.
Reach an Observable Area
In certain circumstances, such as broad daylight, you may feel comfortable waiting beside your car for your transportation company to arrive. If it's late at night and you feel unsafe waiting outside, move to a well-lit, public area; keep your car in view if possible. Bus stops and convenience stores work well in this respect.
If you will not be waiting beside your car, keep in contact with us. Our valet lockout services will need to meet with you so we can unlock your vehicle!
Do Not Accept Help from Strangers
Although you may be tempted to vent your frustrations to the passerby, refraining from doing so can save your life. Admitting you've locked yourself out is admitting to being stranded in the city with nowhere to go—in other words, you're admitting you are vulnerable.
If you need emotional support in a situation like this, call a friend and inform them of your case. Let them know you've reached a valet lockout service and will call them again soon to confirm that you are safe.
While it's only recommended to call 911 if it's an emergency, if you get locked out of your car in an unsafe location, you can call emergency services to get help. Most likely, the police will either need to break a window in an emergency or tow your vehicle to a safer location until you can open the door.
Use Your Roadside Assistance
Many people have roadside assistance under their policies and don't even know it, and this feature can be a beneficial option, especially in lockout situations. While it may take them a little longer to get to your location, they can unlock your car, and the services may already be included in your warranty. If you don't have the contact information, it should be inside your owner's manual, or you can call your dealership to get the right information.
Locked Out? Call Unparallelled Parking
We're a Twin Cities valet company eager to be of service in any way we can for over a decade. If you need a quick and cheerful valet lockout service, we're your guys.
If you have a need, we will work hard to meet it, so to find out more about our services or to request help, call us at 651-300-1515, or you can message us online, and our team will get back to you quickly.