Help I think my car keys are in my boot - would the AA RAC help?

Posted 10th Dec 2008
If I join the AA do they still break into your car for you and can I call them out straight away?

A locksmith quoted me £45 to pick the lock but I don't know if I have lost the keys or if they are in the boot

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    ifyoudontask?;3719415

    Smash your windscreen, open the door, climb in to the boot from the back … Smash your windscreen, open the door, climb in to the boot from the back seats if possible and check, you may be able to claim your insurance for a broken window with out a big cost, Check your policy first, there might be a small (£30) excess to pay!Bit extreme but its an idea!Good luck!



    Dont do this!

    if you do - good luck getting through your windscreen!
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    I locked my baby in the car once got out put button down slammed forgot about central locking the door it was an astra, she was still in the car seat I was devastated, the police came they couldnt open it then a young boy said he would do it if no one watched, and he did.
    I think the fire service will do it for free
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    Anonymous User
    Leave the car in a shady neighbourhood for 10 minutes. The boot will be open when you come back. It'll be empty, but at least it will be open.
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    Anonymous User
    if your a member - yes:thumbsup:
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    Anonymous User
    Smash your windscreen, open the door, climb in to the boot from the back seats if possible and check, you may be able to claim your insurance for a broken window with out a big cost,
    Check your policy first, there might be a small (£30) excess to pay!
    Bit extreme but its an idea!

    Good luck!
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    Yes they can open your car door in seconds. I left my keys in the ignition once & they happily came out & helped me
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    Anonymous User
    i did this a couple of weeks ago, hubby had to come home from work to unlock the house so i could get the spare car key out.... weren't a happy bunny! have you not got a spare? hope you get sorted
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    YOu cannot call AA/RAC out for first 24 hours. YOu would need to join today and call them tomorrow.
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    Anonymous User
    Set fire to the car and the fire brigade will break the windows for you
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    It's OK I found the keys - well that was a waste of 2 days. :thumbsup:
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    ratatatatata;3719700

    Set fire to the car and the fire brigade will break the windows for you


    lots of good advise though, thanks peeps
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    kidcat;3719441

    YOu cannot call AA/RAC out for first 24 hours. YOu would need to join … YOu cannot call AA/RAC out for first 24 hours. YOu would need to join today and call them tomorrow.



    I am almost certain my wife did.

    May have been slightly different though, she had let her policy run out without renewing it and phoned up and renewed it over the phone then asked them to come out and they did.
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    kidcat;3719441

    YOu cannot call AA/RAC out for first 24 hours. YOu would need to join … YOu cannot call AA/RAC out for first 24 hours. YOu would need to join today and call them tomorrow.

    i called them out half an hour after joining online lol:thumbsup: to trailer my car to a garage and they did that was the rac
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    greg_68;3720084

    I am almost certain my wife did.May have been slightly different though, … I am almost certain my wife did.May have been slightly different though, she had let her policy run out without renewing it and phoned up and renewed it over the phone then asked them to come out and they did.


    I called the AA they wanted £181 to do it. £112 for membership (basic + home start as the car was at home) plus £69 for coming out straight away on a new policy.
    What a rip off.
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    kidcat;3719441

    YOu cannot call AA/RAC out for first 24 hours. YOu would need to join … YOu cannot call AA/RAC out for first 24 hours. YOu would need to join today and call them tomorrow.




    you can..i have had many dealings with RAC..changing levles of cover..adding hubby etc... u will be charged a little extra for usage in first few hours or something.

    octobergirl;3719959

    I locked my baby in the car once got out put button down slammed forgot … I locked my baby in the car once got out put button down slammed forgot about central locking the door it was an astra, she was still in the car seat I was devastated, the police came they couldnt open it then a young boy said he would do it if no one watched, and he did.I think the fire service will do it for free



    omg!! that sounds horrible... u must have been so scared! good old kid saved the day..bless him!
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    Anonymous User
    My central locking doesn't work in the severe cold, in fact it opens then locks again. I did this once with the car running and my spare keys in my bag which were also in the car. Had the choice of waiting an hour for break down company to come out to, they were going to charge me £50 or I pay £50 to have the small quarter panel window replaced. I didn't have time to wait an hour plus that would have been an hours worth of petrol so I had to smash the window out. Not as easy as you might think to smash a window.
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    deleted2222210/12/2008 16:05

    My central locking doesn't work in the severe cold, in fact it opens then …My central locking doesn't work in the severe cold, in fact it opens then locks again. I did this once with the car running and my spare keys in my bag which were also in the car. Had the choice of waiting an hour for break down company to come out to, they were going to charge me £50 or I pay £50 to have the small quarter panel window replaced. I didn't have time to wait an hour plus that would have been an hours worth of petrol so I had to smash the window out. Not as easy as you might think to smash a window.


    A friend had to do that on his Porsche. Cost him well over £1000 to have a rear quarterlight window replaced at the Porsche dealer. Didn't get much sympathy from me, I'm afraid.
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    How long ago was it that 2 tricks worked? Slide a thin blace or coat hanger wire down the window seal and unlock. Or know where the collision detector unlock senor is (allegedly under a wheel arch) and give it a sharp tap. The second method was supposedly the favourite of AA/RAC.

    Or have I been reading too many urban myths? (edited)
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