Most people have been locked out of their home or car at one time or another, and many people assume that they can or should be able to break in to either one quickly and easily rather than calling a locksmith. While you're certainly free to do what you want with your own property, there are many reasons why calling a locksmith from a company like HUNTER LOCKSMITH SERVICES is the better choice than trying to break in or pick the locks at home or on your vehicle. Note these reasons below.
1. Safety and risk of injury
Your safety can be at risk and you might suffer an injury when you break into either your own home or car. If you were to try to open a car door through the window, the window could break and cause cuts and gashes. To break into your own home, you may try to crawl in through a window. This can mean slipping on the other side of the window frame and twisting an ankle or even worse.
Another risk to your safety is if you've misplaced your keys and this is why you're locked out of your home. Anyone could have picked up those keys and may now have them in their possession, and they could easily break into your home that very night. If your car is in an isolated area, it might also be good to avoid the risk of being in a dangerous neighborhood while trying to call that one family member who has a spare set of keys to your car.
Rather than face all these risks, it's good to call an emergency locksmith and have him or her arrive as quickly as possible and rekey the locks of your home or car on the spot.
2. Damage to your property
Breaking into a home or car is not as easy as you might think and you could cause property damage if you were to try to jimmy open a window of your home; you might bend the screen or window frame or actually break off the lock. If you were to try to pick the lock of your home or car, you might damage the tumblers of the locks themselves.
Trying to force something into a lock can mean having it break off in the lock so that it needs to be replaced and not just rekeyed. You would then not only need to call a locksmith to let you in but you would also have the expense of new locks along with new keys.