Stay calm the next time you accidentally lock yourself out of your Buick. It may seem like a horrible situation, but there are plenty of options. With Roadside Assistance built right into your Buick warranty, you will be back in your car right away. There are also some other things you can do if you don’t feel like taking advantage of the Roadside Assistance program.
Contact Roadside Assistance
If you are locked out of your Buick and far from home, your best option will be to simply contact the 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Program. All 2016 Buick models automatically come with this convenient service for 70,000 miles or 6 years, and one of the features included is lockout service. Just call the appropriate number, and you will back inside your Buick in no time.
Think about Extra Keys
Before calling Roadside Assistance, it makes sense to take the time to consider whether you have an extra car key somewhere. Maybe you keep a spare in your wallet because you always lock yourself out. Or maybe your spouse has one and is just a few minutes away. As quick as Roadside Assistance is, it may make more sense to just ask someone to bring your spare key.
Call a Locksmith
What if you know there isn’t a spare key anywhere nearby and your Buick no longer has the Roadside Assistance coverage? The best solution is to contact a locksmith, preferably one who is experienced with Buick models. He or she will be able to get you back inside your vehicle without causing damage.
Sometimes, you are able to get into your Buick’s trunk but not open the doors. If this happens and your model has fold-down rear seats or is an SUV with easy access to the trunk, simply ask someone small to crawl through the trunk and open the door. As a last resort, you can always try to use a wire coat hanger or similar item to open your locked Buick. Keep in mind, however, that this will cause damage to your vehicle, leading to expensive repairs.
Learn more about the Buick warranty or Roadside Assistance Program at McKenzie Motors in Milton, Florida.