How to Unlock My Keys in a 2000 Ford Focus

by Diana Braun

Locking a set of keys inside a car can be a frustrating experience. As you need your key to lock, unlock, power and start your vehicle, it will be inoperable without your set of keys. Depending on your circumstances, there are several options for retrieving the keys locked inside a 2000 Ford Focus ranging from free to a set fee.

Call the police and ask for lock-out service. Officers often carry the proper tools, including the Slim Jim, to unlock car doors. If a child is locked inside the car, the police will respond for an emergency situation. If no person is locked inside the vehicle, response time will vary.

Call AAA if you have a membership. Find the phone number on the back of your AAA membership card. Members of AAA receive Roadside Assistance, which includes lock-out service.

Call a locksmith. These professionals have the equipment and knowledge to unlock a vehicle without causing damage to your car.

Get an extra key made. Call a local dealership and provide them with the VIN. You will also need to provide them with the car make, model and year and proof of ownership. Have a friend pick you up and take you to the dealership to get the replacement key.

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About the Author

Diana Braun began her writing career as a consultant and technical writer for a software company focusing on how-to, training, white paper, and internal process documentation. After two years, Braun left to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Since then, she has launched several startups including a t-shirt business, an online marketing and advertising t-shirt distribution business, and an entertainment site. She currently resides in South Florida.

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