Locked Out Of Your Car In The Middle Of Nowhere: What To Do

Posted on: 23 July 2020


Being locked out of your car is a daunting situation no matter where you are, but can be even more of a serious situation when you're locked out and in the middle of nowhere. If you're prepared, there's no reason to panic. Your car lockout services company will be there to assist you as soon as they can. Here are the things you should do when you are locked out of your car in the middle of nowhere. 

Gauge your surroundings

Immediately gauge your surroundings. Are you safe? Is your vehicle out of the way of any oncoming traffic and are you free of immediate danger? Don't venture from your vehicle to check your surroundings, but do take a total inventory of where you are so you can know for sure you're alone but safe.

Call the local authorities

Call the local authorities to let them know you are locked out of your vehicle and need emergency help. Let the local emergency operator know your current location—use landmarks if you don't know for sure exactly where you are—and tell them what you and your other car passengers are wearing, what your vehicle looks like, your plate number, and other identifying information.

Your emergency operator will send a police officer to your location and may be able to assist you in getting a towing service to you as well. Just make sure that you have protection coming your way.

Call your insurance company

Your auto insurance company can send a towing service to you to get your car unlocked. If you prefer to call your own towing service, let your auto insurance company know this, and check to see if car lockout services are included in your auto insurance policy.

Stay with your car

Unless a police officer or emergency dispatcher tells you to leave or you are in immediate danger right by your car, stay with your vehicle. You you will be more easily found when you're in the middle of nowhere by your car than if you wander off, so stand next to your vehicle or sit on the trunk or hood until assistance arrives.

It's wise to have a backup key in the event you get locked out of your car in the future. This key can be kept on your person or given to someone else in the event you have a lockout situation again.

If you've been locked out of your car, contact car lockout services for assistance.