Locking your keys in the car is never a fun experience. It can seem nearly impossible once the keys are locked inside, especially if you have a newer car. If you didn’t like the vehicle, then you could simply throw a brick through the window, but that is never the case. If you bust the window, then all of the elements, such as rain, are free to blow inside on your new interior. However, losing your keys or locking them in the vehicle isn’t the end of the world. There are plenty of interesting techniques that people use to retrieve their keys.
They coathanger method is famous, but only works if your window is down slightly. All you have to do is take a coat hanger and unwind the twisted metal. Eventually, you will end up with a long piece of straight metal. Bend the end of the hanger so that there is a nice little hook to fish for your keys. From this point, you just insert the hanger through the window and keep a tight grip on your end. Maneuver the hanger around the interior towards the keys and try to hook the key ring. This is easier if your keys are not in the ignition. For instance, if your keys fell into your seat as you were exiting, then this should work well for you.
You can also call a local locksmith. Now this isn’t a free technique, but it is the best idea if you want to get your keys out and the hanger isn’t working. This won’t harm your vehicle at all, but it might take some time depending upon the make and year of your vehicle. Many car dealerships have information available to locksmiths that will help them produce a key that works on your car. This is going to cost a little bit of money, but it is a lot cheaper than replacing an entire window!