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car lockout


Locked your keys in the car? Anyone can have a car lockout and it always inevitably seems to ruin the day. However, that doesn’t have to be the case! By calling a professional locksmith, you can get back into your car quickly and without any damage to your vehicle.

Let Star Locks assist you. We’re a trusted, licensed & insured local auto locksmith service provider in the Baltimore area. We’ve got lots of training and experience when it comes to helping customers with their lockout emergencies. What’s more, we’re entirely mobile and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Day or night – no matter when your car lockout emergency strikes, we can be there with our fully equipped mobile unit to set you right.

Don’t stay stuck in a bad situation – call Star Locks!


We routinely provide assistance to clients who have locked their keys in the car or lost their keys. If this has happened to you, you can contact us and rest assured that we have the right tools and know-how to get you back into your car safely and efficiently.

Depending on the specific lock and key hardware for your make and model of car, we can open your doors in any of the following ways:

Most modern cars these days come with keyless entry systems. In order to unlock these systems, they’ve got to be reprogrammed first. We know how to reprogram the lock and unlock your car without causing any damage.

Key Analyzer & Mechanical Code Key Cutter
For some cars, we can use a key analyzer to determine the electrical resistance values of your lock and then use them to cut a precise duplicate without having the original key.

Slim Jim
A Slim Jim is one of the primary tools of every locksmith. When you can’t unlock your car, we insert the Slim Jim tool between the glass and weather stripping of your window so as to unlock your door without the key.

J & L Tools
We use J & L tools for older car models that have switched lock and unlock buttons on their door panels. We pass the J tool through the top of the window and maneuver it to release the unlock button. An L tool has a similar design and function to the J tool but is used with a few specific models of car.


There is a lot of bad advice on the internet about how to unlock your car door when you’ve locked your keys in the car. It may be tempting to try these methods in order to avoid spending money for a locksmith. However, these methods rarely ever work and often cause you to damage your vehicle in the process.

That’s why we encourage you to call us in your emergency. We have affordable prices and are trained specifically to handle your lockout


Even the most careful and responsible vehicle owner can lock themselves out. From losing a key to leaving them in the ignition or on the driver’s seat, we all run into the problem some time or other.

The easiest way to avoid the stress of a lockout is to never exit your car without your keys in hand. Make that a habit and you won’t need to call a locksmith. But just in case you do:

Have A Go-To Locksmith On Hand
Find a professional locksmith you trust – such as Star Locks – and keep the number in your phone. Half of the battle with car lockout emergencies is knowing who to call when it happens. You never know when you might need our help. That said, in an emergency, you’ll be glad you have our trustworthy locksmith on standby.

Replace Your Key FOB Battery
Most cars these days are designed to not lock out the driver if the FOB is inside. However, this feature won’t work with a dead FOB battery. If your car is becoming slow to unlock or doesn’t respond to your key FOB, you should replace the battery in order to stave off a lockout.

Keep A Spare With You
It sounds obvious, but the easiest way to avoid a car lockout is having a spare key! More specifically, having a spare key that stays with you. You may keep a spare at home or with a loved one. However, if you’re far away without a way to get your hands on it, it won’t help you much. You may consider keeping an extra in your wallet or purse at all times. Alternatively, you can store a spare key in hideaway magnetic key box and place it discreetly on your car in case of emergencies.

Call us today at (410) 220-4692