posted on Sep, 3 2011 @ 02:44 AM
Locksmiths, especially for cars, are outrageously priced. I locked my keys in my car a few years ago and found out that most tow truck drivers carry
an heavy-duty inflatable bag in their trucks designed for just this type of thing. They wedge the uninflated bag between the door jam and the car's
frame and then pump it up. This forces the top of your window away from the car frame, and you can stick your arm through the gap to unlock your car.
If you don't know anyone who runs a tow truck, go to a local tow company (don't call) and take a guy off to the side and slip him $20 to hook you
up. OR, if you have AAA or a similar roadside assistance plan, you can call them and have them send out a tow truck that will do just what I
described. The trick is, with AAA at least, you CAN NOT be in your own driveway or they won't pay for it. That's easy enough to get around; simply
roll your car out of the driveway before the tow truck gets there.