How many times have you lost your car keys?
We bet you can count on more than one hand and the thing is, you’re not alone. 16 million motorists each year are regularly misplacing their car keys, with most finding them after a few minutes of searching.
If you’ve lost your car keys, it’s worth checking the common areas we mention below before coming to the conclusion that they’re lost for good. If this is the case and you don’t have access to a spare, you will need to contact your local auto locksmith to fix you up with new ones.
Places that your car keys could be hiding
One of the first places to check is your car - we are often called out to vehicles that have locked the keys inside after they were forgotten about. Even if you didn’t forget they were in there and you accidentally dropped them whilst getting out shopping bags, you’ll need the help of an auto locksmith for this one (don’t be tempted to damage the car to get them yourself!).
Alternatively, you may have dropped your car keys near your vehicle or left them on the car roof whilst being distracted by children or pets. Check inside your car (if you can) and outside, and retrace your steps back to the house in case you dropped them along the way.
Handbags and pockets
We all know who Mary Poppins is, the lady with the bag that seems to hide a vast array of items (including a floor lamp!). It’s common for handbags to feel this way, so make sure you’ve double checked and emptied all contents onto the floor, just to be 100% the car keys haven’t fallen to the bottom.
Also check the pockets of trousers, jackets and coats that you use often. When we lose something we often find it in the most silly, obvious places.
Bathroom and kitchen
When we get home, it’s common to go straight to the bathroom or if carrying shopping in from the car, straight to the kitchen. Check both of these rooms just in case you’ve left it by the sink when washing your hands or on the kitchen worktop after putting the groceries away. It could be right in front of you!
What to do if you can’t find your car keys
Firstly, don’t panic. If you’ve double checked and triple checked the above and the car keys are nowhere to be found, the situation can be easily resolved with the help of an auto locksmith. They can very easily replace your car keys, often on that very same day!
Looking for an Auto Locksmith in South Wales?
We know how stressful losing your car keys can be, which is why we try to help as soon as we can. Our mobile service means that we can come to you, whether you’re at work or home, with all of the tools required to get the job done.
Get in touch with us today if you require the assistance of a professional and experienced auto locksmith in South Wales.