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    7 Common Mistakes To Avoid Before Calling A Locksmith

    Being locked out of your car is no joke. Whether you simply can’t find your keys or locked them inside the vehicle itself, you’re sure to feel incredibly frustrated. Worse still, if you’re running on a tight schedule or become involved in an emergency situation, being unable to get behind the wheel may have far-reaching repercussions.

    Not Checking You Have Your Keys before Exiting Your Vehicle

    Not Having a Dedicated Key-Spot

    Failing to Put New Batteries in Your Fob

    Not Having Spare Keys Cut

    Not Making Your Keys Easy to See

    Not Doing Your Research on Local Locksmiths

    Leaving Valuables on Display