Most of us have locked our keys in the car at least once. Or our children or spouse has done it for us. It happens when we warm up the car in the morning, go on a “quick run”, or just have fun. A long “Uggghhhh” and colorful language usually follows this event.
It is also common for people to misplace their spare keys. These things happen. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you don’t have a spare key or a family member you can call for backup, this hack can help. If you just want to avoid that family member’s lecture or reprimand, try this.
Or if you don’t want to give money to a locksmith and you feel comfortable doing so. What you will need, however, is a car with exposed locks on top of the door. Locks that are nestled on the inside panel of the door are inaccessible with this trick. And remember, use this trick on your car, not a stranger’s.
A rope the length of your car door plus 30 cm
1- Tie a Knot
Fold the string in half and make a small overhand knot in the center. It should tighten as you pull on each end.
2- Pull the string through
With the ends of the string in your hands, pull the string over the door frame. It should fit through the slot where the door meets the frame.
3- Pass the lasso over the lock
Pass the lasso string over the knob of the lock and pull it so that it is secure around the lock.
4- Open the lock
Pull on the ends of the string until the lock pops.
how to do each of these quick steps. It is also a good idea to use a shoelace to do this if you don’t have a regular string. If your shoelace isn’t long enough, you can tie two together. If you have a car that unlocks by pulling the handle from the inside, you can try sliding the string over the door latch.
Let’s be honest. We all know the internet is full of DIY (wink wink) tips like these. Keep in mind that no one is encouraging you to join the underworld. Sometimes it helps to know how to remove handcuffs or pick locks. Emergencies happen.
Emergencies like locking doors. Getting locked out of your car or house is no fun, so be prepared. And if you don’t have access to a phone, maybe because it’s locked in the place you’re locked out?
Laugh if this has happened to you.