If you've locked yourself out of your car or your key isn't working, then you'll be ready to call an auto locksmith to sort you out. While you know that you can get someone to help, you may be worried about the wait.
If you are in a remote location or don't feel safe where you are, then you need to take steps to feel more secure before you call the locksmith and while you wait for them to arrive. What should you do?
Get to a Public Place
If your car is stuck on a dark and isolated road, then try to go somewhere more public with better lighting. If you're close to a street with restaurants and cafes on it, then go there. Even if your money is locked in the car so you can't go in somewhere to have a coffee and wait, you'll feel better being in a public place.
If there aren't any businesses around, but you're close to residential streets, then go there. You'll feel safer close to houses with more street lighting. Petrol or service stations are also a good bet.
Call the locksmith and explain where the car is. Tell them where you are as well so that they can pick you up on the way or meet you at your car at a specified time.
Call Someone For a Chat
If you don't have anywhere to go that seems safer than where you are, then you can make yourself more secure by calling someone on your mobile phone. Call the locksmith first and get them on the way.
Then, call someone in your family or a friend, explain what's going on, tell them where you are and ask them to stay on the phone for a chat. If you're talking on the phone, you're less of a target. Anyone who might have bad intentions will think twice about approaching you.
Look For an Emergency Locksmith
While any locksmith will get to you as soon as they can, emergency locksmiths often have faster response times. They have people on-call and ready to go 24/7. So, calling an emergency service may reduce the time you have to wait for the locksmith to arrive.
If you're worried about where you are, tell the locksmith when you call them. They may make you a priority, especially if you're a lone female. They can also tell you how long they are likely to be, so you know how long you'll have to wait. For more information, contact your local emergency locksmith today.Share