By Anonymous - 02/09/2013 11:50 - United States
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#9 This is an insurance company, they're not going to make you sign a waiver since they insure your car. What I want to know if why on Earth would the "locksmith" go for the door handles, and not the door itself with a wedge and a bar? Also I think most card companies use an easily bumpable cylinder for their locks, which means for about 10bucks you can break into most locks. (I'm guessing most companies use cheap locks, as most homes have these cheap locks installed too). Insert 10-15 witty comments implying I break the law because of my knowledge, with smileys on the end, cheers.
^You have some good points. However, some newer cars automatically set the alarms for the car. So in case the person forgets to set their alarm, it sets automatically. Hence, why the door handles are used to try and get in. My dad told me how many people complained about this new feature a year ago (he's a head foreman for 200 mechanics).
Everyone should know how to break into their car, whether its using a wire coat hanger, an automatic lock release mechanism under the body of the car etc. same can be said for houses. Know the weakest points that are accessible to possible intruders and re-enforce them to make them less accessible.
Whenever I lock my keys in my car, I ask the nice boys hanging on the corner for some help. They can get my car open in less than a minute, but then I have to get my car back. That takes a bit longer.
Next time, you should call a lock smith instead of having them do so.