How to Open a Locked Car Door Without Keys

If you have ever locked yourself out of your home before, then you already know what a pain in the butt it can be.  What can make the situation even worse, however, is not going to have any type of spare key hiding around your yard or with a trusted neighbor.  So, what is it that you are supposed to do if you do find yourself on the outside of a door without the right keys to get in?  

While you may not know it, there are actually going to be a few things that you can try in order to open a door without actually having the key.  Now keep in mind that these methods are only going to want to be sued if you are truly locked out of someplace and you don’t have the keys, meaning that you should only use them for good.  With that being said, the next time you find yourself on the other side of a locked door, try using one of the following methods to try to get in.  If you’re lucky enough (or if you know what you are doing), you should have no problem opening the locked door in question.  

Here are some of the best ways that you can increase your chances of opening a door that you don’t have the key for.

Use a Credit Card

While it may seem like something out of a movie, you can try to use a credit card in. order to open your locked door.  Yes, it may seem like an impossible task for you to do and even seem like a very good way to destroy the credit card you are using, but at the end of the day, it can be done, and you can do it.  With that being said, however, it is going to be very important to make sure that the method you are using is the correct one in order to get the door unlocked and not cause damage to your credit card.

First off, you are going to need to know that this method is only going to work on spring locks, which means that it is not going to be able to work if there is a deadbolt in place.  What you want to do, is to grab your credit card (ideally one that you don’t mind potentially destroying in case something was to go wrong) that is laminated and bendable.  Wedge the card between the door frame and the lock, bending the card back in order to force the lock to go back into the door. 

Another method you can try is to insert the card between the door frame and the door just above where the lock is located, this mainly being to get the card inserted if there is not enough room to wedge it between the frame and the lock.  Once inserted right above the lock, you will then want to swipe the card down quickly, making sure that you are angling the card towards the door frame.

Try Using a Screwdriver

Another great tool that you can use in order to open a locked door is going to be a screwdriver.  If you have a small or thin screwdriver on hand, it is a great way to open an interior door or one of the doors that has a privacy handle installed on it.  All you need to do in this case, is to take the screwdriver and push it into the hole on the doorknob, essentially pushing it as straight and far as you can into the hole. 

Once the screwdriver is as far as it can go, all you need to do is twist the screwdriver until you hear the lock pop open.  A screwdriver is also a great tool to use if you have been locked out by a spring lock as well.  For this type of lock, all you need to do is wedge the screwdriver between the frame and the lock.  Next, wiggle the screwdriver around until you are able to push the lock into the door, meaning that you have just opened the locked door.  If need be, you can also use that very same screwdriver to remove the hinges that the door is sitting, which is also going to be a very effective way to open a door that is locked.

Use a Lockpicking Set

If you are on the more prepared side of things (or if you lock yourself out of places a lot), you may want to consider using a lockpicking set.  These are going to play a crucial role when it comes to picking a lock.  On top of that, they are also going to include several different sizes of picks, meaning that they can be used on just about any door and any lock.  Just be sure that when you are originally shopping around for your lockpicking set that you choose one that is higher in quality, as the last thing you want to happen is have one of your picks break off while you are trying to get back into a door.

When it comes to opening a locked door, there are going to be a couple of different methods that you can use in order to achieve your desired outcome.  Just be sure that you are prepared with the right tools and have a good idea of what you are doing.  If you don’t, it will become much more of a headache than you are already suffering from, as you will more than likely become frustrated with the door not being opened. 

 If you have tried the methods mentioned above and are still unable to get into your locked door, there is one more thing that you can try that will more than likely work.  This is going to be to call a professional locksmith so that they can come over to your location and help you get that locked door open.


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