Car key lost? Start your car with these 6 tips

Car key lost? Start your car with these 6 tips

You probably recognize this … The moment when there is slight panic arises. You feel in your pants pockets, look still in your bag and realize you have lost your keys. How annoying for you. It happens with some regularity that car keys get lost. It’s a hot topic on the Internet. Everyone loses their car keys from time to time.

For that reason, on this page we have 6 tips elaborated. We also discuss the pros and cons of these methods, because there is a solution for every situation! Among other locksmiths: the experienced  locksmiths at Locksmith 365 are on site within 30 minutes. We are available to you 7 days a week.

Over the past year, we have made car locks for the following car brands, among others: Volvo, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Skoda, Porsche, Dacia, Audi, Chevrolet, Citroën, Toyota, Peugeot, Nissan, Opel, Renault, Fiat, BMW, Dacia, Alfa Romeo, Nissan, Saab and so on. This also applies to all years, versions and models

Here’s what you need to do:

> Step 1: open your car without a key.

> Step 2: Get started with the tips below.

The solutions below are covered in this article:

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Car key lost? Remember the spare key

Because of the panic and terror, it makes perfect sense for you to lose track. You lost your car key and it can happen. But have you thought about your spare key? Or someone else in possession of your car key? The use of the spare key is much discussed on the Internet:

“My father-in-law lost the master key the other day, so we tried to start it with the spare key. We had never used this one before, but it worked.”

“I learned 1 thing from this incident: always make sure you have a spare key!”

“Not to be stupid or anything, but why in God’s name don’t you have a spare key(s)? I have 4 keys to my car.”

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Lost the key to your car, now what? Grab the screwdriver

And while you’re at it, grab a drill. Those are the two tools you need. Here’s how it works:

> Drill a way through the key cylinder

You destroy the existing lock pins in no time

> Insert a screwdriver into the cylinder and start it up

Be careful not to damage your car with a screwdriver.

“I lost my car key, but I have a drill and a screwdriver. Now what?” On a forum we got an answer to this question:

“Fortunately, I had a screwdriver with me and was able to start,” he said.

“When I start the car directly on the starter motor with a screwdriver it is ‘start run ‘ with no problem.”

“They pull out the ignition or something, and then you can start m with a screwdriver.”

Screwdriver

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Lost your car key, now what? No worries, call locksmith

In some cases, it may not be possible for you to solve it yourself. In this case, a truly professional locksmith should be involved. On the Internet, we came across many forums where this solution was discussed at length:

“Around here there is a locksmith who can make all car keys. My neighbor had 2 made for his Pajero last year and they work perfectly.”

“A skilled locksmith can do something like that.”

“In these cases there’s nothing else to do, you have to call a locksmith.”

Locksmith

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The always handy jumper cables

Lost a key to your car? Don’t worry, don’t panic. Please check if your jumper cables are in the car. If so, here is what you should do:

Look for a coil of red coil wire on your battery. Put 1 terminal on the coil or wire. Next, look for the starter coil. Connect this to your plus pole. If all goes well, you are now able to start your car.

It is a common solution on various forums. Here’s what all is said about it:

“Using jumper cables got the thing running.”

“Finally waited fifteen minutes and together with a helpful person with jumper cables got things going.”

“ff do with jumper cables, works best.”

Jumper cables

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Contact your car dealer

The dealer who sold you the car also often feels an obligation to you to provide complete service. Often they will send a technician to you for a while to help you with your problem. Car key lost and no spare? Call your car dealer. This is a much-discussed solution on various online forums:

“Lost a key to your car? Call your car dealer. If you’re lucky, they can send a mechanic by who can open up your car with special computer equipment and program in a new key on the spot. This is the most optimistic and finest scenario.”

“If you want to replace a car key you have to go to the local dealer. Lost both car keys and no spare? They can make a new key based on your information. It’s helpful if you have the key number – or something else of personal car data – handy.”

“Car key stolen? You’ll have to ask at your garage, but I think they can fix your key there. Good luck with that!”

“Are you at a loss because you don’t have a spare key and you’ve lost your own? Then you contact the car dealer. With special equipment, it is still possible to open a lock.”

Car dealer

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One more tip

Unfortunately, not all tips always work except for the professional locksmith. It sometimes happens that you spend some time without seeing immediate results in return. Remain calm and composed at all times. Call the experienced and reliable locksmith, such as Locksmith 365.

We receive calls daily with a variety of questions regarding lost car keys, including:

> My car keys have been stolen. Now what?

> I lost the spare key to my car. What can I do?

Thus, Locksmith 365 works during the day, evening and night. We are available 24/7 and always ready to help you. The locksmiths are within 30 minutes with you. They repair and replace (if necessary) your car lock without any damage, or 100% damage-free.

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We are the locksmith for when you are locked out, have lost your keys or need other help with your locks. We are 24 hours a day available, 7 days in the week

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Yuri Sharapa
Yuri Sharapa
2023-12-22
Hi! Yesterday I slammed the door in the evening and left the key inside. I called and ordered this master. Then I read the reviews here and was surprised how many negative reviews there are) I called them and said that I didn’t want to fall into their trap if they tried to scam me. Fortunately for me, there was no deception, everything was very adequate, the master was very pleasant and polite. Very nice price for services. Everything was done quickly and without damage. When I asked why there were so many negative reviews here, he replied that he had just bought this company and is building a reputation. Don't be afraid to reach out to these guys. Everything was very clear and professional on their part. I recommend!
Aicha Kone
Aicha Kone
2023-12-14
Thank you for your good service. I call their for my car lock. their service is soo fast, I am really impressed.
Sufyaan Grimes
Sufyaan Grimes
2023-12-03
The cost of drilling the lock was extremely high. I paid 220 euros, excluding taxes, just for a hole in the lock. I didn't even request a new lock, but if I had, it would have cost even more. The service was quick, with the technician arriving at my home within 40 minutes. They managed to open the door without damaging the frame, only the lock. The technician was also friendly, which is why I am giving them a higher rating. However, I still feel that 220 euros for drilling a lock is excessive, even for a company. It would have been more reasonable if the cost included a lock replacement.
Lisa van den Bor
Lisa van den Bor
2023-11-26
Sleutel aan de binnenkant van de deur laten zitten, stom! Ze stonden gelukkig zelfs op zondag binnen 20 minuten voor de deur en Jeffrey maakte onze deur snel en zonder schade open. Super blij mee, ik zou ze zeker weer bellen.
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massimo coppola
2023-11-25
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Patrick Owusu
Patrick Owusu
2023-11-21
Fast friendly got My car open quickly.Thats all you can Ask for with this type of Service.
Arthur Niel
Arthur Niel
2023-11-21
Top werk binnen 2 min open een tover naar onder de deuren open makers Mourad
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