Is your trunk not opening? Don’t wait for an appointment at a dealership, we can gain access and repair it right away!
At 469 Locksmith we offer 24/7 locksmith solutions to Dallas and the surrounding metropolitan area. We can come to your location within 30 minutes or less!
Trunk lock problems are very common and can happen for a variety of reasons. The most common is accidentally locking your keys in the trunk. Another common issue is the latch or locking mechanism becomes faulty, this happens more often with older vehicles but can also happen with newer ones.
Over time with repeated use and exposure to the elements locks and latches can become worn or damaged. It’s usually just a matter of time before it stops working. When they do stop working, it usually happens at the most inconvenient of time.
Your trunk lock may stop working when you have groceries in the trunk that have to get to the freezer. Or you might have something valuable in there or just something you can go without.
Whatever the case may be, there’s no need to wait for an appointment at an expensive dealership. We offer 24/7 emergency locksmith services.
Should I Make An Appointment At A Dealership?
When problems arise with vehicles, most peoples’ first thought is to call the dealership and make an appointment. But when it comes to lock and key issues this usually isn’t the best option for you, for a couple reasons.
The first reason is the amount of time it takes. Dealerships are usually booked out a couple weeks in advance. Chances are you can’t wait that long to gain access to your trunk. When they do get you in for an appointment you usually have to wait there for an hour or two, or worse leave your vehicle there for the day. This makes it very inconvenient as you have to arrange for someone else to pick you up and drop you off when the repairs are completed.
The second reason a dealership is probably not the best choice for you is the price. Dealership labor rates can be very expensive, usually around $100 per hour. Not only that, but they are more likely to replace the lock even if it could’ve been repaired. This is because they make more profit when selling you brand new parts than they do repairing parts.
So What Is The Better Option?
For most trunk lock and other car lock related issues, an automotive locksmith like us is the better choice. There are a few reasons why including:
- No need to wait for an appointment– we offer 24/7 mobile service and can come to your location within 30 minutes or less.
- Less expensive– we’re in the business of helping customers and providing solutions, not selling new parts. If your lock or latch can be repaired we will repair it. If it needs to be replaced, we can replace it using the same parts the dealership would use, but usually for less money than the full marked up retail price they would charge.
- We specialize in locks– our technicians only focus on lock and key related services, compared to a vast variety of car problems that dealership technicians encounter each day. By specializing only in lock and key repairs, we can work more efficiently and provide greater quality of workmanship for less money.
How Long Does It Take To Open a Trunk?
A typical car lockout only takes about five to ten minutes for our locksmiths to solve. We start by diagnosing the issue and determining the best and safest method to gain entry. For most vehicles, we start by gaining access to the car and then opening the trunk from the interior release switch.
Most often it is a simple fix for our highly trained and experienced locksmith technicians. However, depending on the vehicle and type of security features the vehicle has, the issue could be more complex. However, no matter the complexity our technicians are able to gain access to your car and trunk without causing any damage.
If your keys are locked inside your trunk we will be able to get them out. If your trunk is stuck or not opening for any reason we will be able to fix the issue for you. Our technicians work very efficiently because we encounter many types of issues each and every day.
Should I Try To Open It Myself?
When you can’t access your trunk you usually have three options-
1) Try to open it yourself
2) Make an appointment with a dealership
3) Call a locksmith
We already covered why it’s better to call a locksmith than make an appointment at a dealership, but what about attempting to repair it or gain access yourself?
The answer really depends on three things, the first being what is causing the issue. Are the keys locked inside the trunk, or is the lock not working properly?
The second is your level of knowledge and experience with automotive locks, latching systems, and doors.
And the third is do you have the right tools for the job?
If you understand what the issue is, have experience solving similar issues on automobiles, and have the right tools then attempting to fix the lock or gain access may be a viable option for you. But for most people attempting to do it on their own could be a bad idea. You could actually cause more damage, resulting in additional repair expenses that could’ve been avoided.
We recommend calling us first before deciding which route to take. We will ask you a few questions about the issue you’re experiencing and give you a free price quote. Most of the time our trunk unlock service is very inexpensive compared to what you would pay at a dealership, as well as the cost to repair damages from someone attempting improper repairs themselves.
We offer mobile service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Give us a call at ☎(469) 480 3395 and we’ll send a technician to your location right away!