Try not to panic if you have lost your car keys or locked them in your car. Simply call a locksmith. Many people use make-shift attempts at unlocking a car but these can be quite damaging even if you do not see the results right away. Using a tow truck driver to pry the corner of your door open and using a long rod to attempt to hit the unlock button will damage your car door and you won’t realize it until you hear the wind at the edge of the door when you’re driving down the road. Also, police rarely have all the tools or special training needed to open your car without damage. A botched car opening job can easily do $300.00 worth of damage to the inside of the door panel. These methods I would never recommend, instead, use a locksmith. These are trained professionals that use finesse, not force.1. Non-destructive entryMake sure you do research before choosing a locksmith and keep the number on you in a safe place like a phone or a wallet. Try to choose a reputable company with certified workers. Locksmiths go through some pretty intense training before they are considered certified. If you get locked out, certified locksmiths will never damage doors or frames and will likely be insured, so in the rare case something does get damaged while they are trying to help, they will pay for it, not you.2. Stress-free and friendlyGetting locked out of your car, losing your keys, or having your keys stolen, is very stressful for anyone. Companies that specialize in this are usually quite friendly, compassionate and experienced. Do your research and find a locksmith company who’s number one goal is to get to your location and get you back into your vehicle as quick and secure as possible. Also many companies can make you new replacement keys and remotes.3. On-call 24/7The great thing about most locksmiths is the fact that they are always open for your convenience. You can never expect when you might lose or lock your keys in your vehicle. So you can call a locksmith up at any time and they will attend to your needs as soon as possible.4. Reasonable pricesThe locksmith industry is a very niche market, therefore it is very competitive. These companies tend to be reasonably priced for this reason. Make sure you do some shopping around to make sure you go with a qualified and certified locksmith that has competitive pricing. However, prices are likely dependent on the time of day. Be careful, some locksmith companies claim to have low-cost pricing but then will have several hidden fees they will tack on once you get the bill. Try to find a company that promises no hidden fees and ask for the total price over the phone before they come and do the work for you.5. Up to date with latest technologiesAutomobile security is always changing and becoming more high-tech. Find a locksmith service that is versatile and skilled in many current ways of key entry such as transponders (chip), forbik, or smart keys, etc. Locksmith’s that know these methods and are certified in these areas will deliver the safest, secure, and less damaging results.