AutoHave you ever been in a situation where you went out of your car, did some shopping, skipped back to your car and found out that it would not open? Well, as funny and tragic as it seems, it is common for people to lock themselves out of their own cars accidentally.

Because of how common it is, some people find that the best way to retrieve their car keys is through breaking into their own car, instead of calling for a locksmith to unlock their vehicle. You may even think that ‘Hm, well that is not so much of a bad idea’, it is. As tempting as it seems, you should never do it. Why not? Because you put yourself and your car in danger of:

Damage

The internet is home to unlimited information, you can even find tips on how to break into your own car. Looks easy, doesn’t it? Well, even if it does, do not be tempted, as you are putting your vehicle at risk of damage.

Some people go to the length of intentionally smashing their windows just to retrieve their keys. Not only is that dangerous, it will incur expensive repairs, too. All that for car keys? Seriously.

Dangerous Situations and Injury

If you happen to lock yourself out of your own vehicle at a dark alley, parking lot or any place that looks shady, do not risk it. Your efforts to retrieve your keys may end up attracting criminals who see this as a chance to steal from you.

Apart from damaging your car, you also put yourself in harm’s way when you try to do it by yourself. Rods, doorstoppers, glass and rocks can ricochet and hit you in the process.

Legal Troubles

While law enforcement may not arrest you for breaking into your own car, they can still call you out for doing so. Concerned citizens who do not know that you own the vehicle may alert the police for suspicious behaviour.

The next time you find yourself in the same situation, do not hesitate to call a locksmith that can open your car for you. Remember, if you break into your car, you can do more than damage it; you may even harm your reputation.