Losing your keys is never a fun experience, but what if it happens while you’re on vacation? You’re on vacation to relax and leave all your stress behind, so lost keys can really put a damper on things. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, then read on for some tips on how to handle it.
Lost your home keys
If you’ve lost your house keys or car keys for a vehicle that isn’t on vacation with you, then at least you can take solace in the fact that your vacation won’t be hindered by being locked out. But you will have to face the problem once you get home, so here’s what you should do when you realize you’ve lost your home keys.
- Call your insurance company – will they cover the cost of replacement keys and/or locks?
- Locate spare keys – Do you have any spare keys left with friends, neighbors, or family? They can be used to get you back in your home or car quickly.
- Call a locksmith – Even if you do have access to spare keys once you return home, it is best to arrange to have your locks changed or rekeyed for security reasons. You could schedule this for when you return home or have a family member take care of it while you’re away.
Lost keys you need for vacation
If you’ve lost keys for your rental car, your own car that you’re driving during your vacation, or for the accommodation you’re staying in during your vacation, then it’s more of an immediate problem. If you’ve lost the keys to a rental car, then you can start by calling up the company or going online to see what their policy is for lost keys and replacements. Will you incur a large fee for a replacement key?
The same goes for hotel or hostel rooms, holiday apartments, and similar forms of temporary accommodation. Ask at the desk or call, call their helpline, or check online to see what you should do next. Depending on their policies and the cost of replacing the key with them, you might be better off calling a local locksmith to cut a replacement key for you, if possible.
If it’s your own car keys you’ve lost and you need to get back in as soon as possible, then you can call a local locksmith to help you out of the situation. They’ll be able to cut you a new key, replace your car locks, or rekey the locks so you can drive away stress-free.
If you need an emergency locksmith around Winston Salem, High Point, Lexington, and surrounding areas, then call us up or contact us online to find out how we can help you.