Before You DIY: 5 Dangers of Breaking into Your Own Car
The Internet has given us all more confidence than we deserve. You want to restore your tub, so you head down to Home Depot to buy a kit and follow along with that video on YouTube. You want to change your own oil, so you look up an article on WikiHow and get out your gloves.
It makes sense that if you come out of the mall after a long day of running errands and you find that you are locked out of your car that your first reaction is to pull out your phone and look up how to break into the car to get the key out. After all, it’s Arizona, and every second in the hot sun is sending sweat dripping down your back. You don’t have time for this, and you just want to get home.
But before you start trying to DIY this situation, consider these five reasons why you should NOT break into your own car:
You Could Get Hurt
You’re doing your best with that flat-head screwdriver or the crowbar from your trunk, but suddenly, your grip slips and you stab yourself in the other arm with the metal. Now you’re locked out of your car and you have a deep wound that will likely require a visit to the ER for stitches or antibiotics or both. Prying open your door may not seem that complicated, but you can easily hurt yourself in the process. You’re an amateur and you don’t have special tools, so the risk for complication is high. Better to call an auto locksmith in Phoenix who does this professionally.
You Could Damage Your Car
Even if you walk away from the situation unscathed, the chances that your car will are slimmer. While you are trying to break into your car, you are very likely to break the door lock, the window mechanism, or even the window itself. You are even more likely to scratch the paint or to ding the body panel – neither of which is cheap to repair. By trying to save yourself the money of calling car lockout services, you are likely to cost yourself far more in car repairs.
You Could Get into Legal Trouble
What’s there to distinguish you trying to break into your car from a thief trying to break into your car? If a cop comes along and sees you, chances are good that there is nothing that’s going to distinguish it, unless you just happen to have your registration or other information in your wallet. You can surely clear up the situation once you get into the car and get your paperwork, but when you are already stressed out and the situation is already tense, you are likely to have a scuffle with the police officer before that happens, which can result in legal trouble.