Never lock your keys in the car again

One of the last things anyone wants to deal with on a busy day is locking your keys in a rental car. Imagine how much chaos your locked-in keys add to a day full of meetings or family obligations. It’s a total disaster, especially if you’re on a road trip!

In an age when we rely on technology to keep everything in our lives running smoothly, sometimes the best strategy is still a little effort on our parts. Our team at Everything Fleet has some great ideas for you, to create a plan that will keep you and your car keys on the same side of the locked door.

Creating an exit strategy

Luckily, there are several steps you can take to avoid locking your keys in your car. All you need is some organization and focused follow-through.

  1. Create a Routine – A great way to avoid locking your keys in your car is by creating a routine and doing the exact same thing each time you exit your car. Dedicate yourself to always using the same pattern to gather your keys and always lock the door the same way. That way you are less likely to forget your keys even when you are in a hurry.
  2. Use a Lanyard – Sometimes, keys get left in cars because people simply do not have enough hands! By using a lanyard, your keys have a designated, hands-free place to go as soon as you take them out of the ignition – either around your neck or clipped to your belt loop or purse. Make it a habit to just go from the ignition to the designated place, and keep you and your keys together.
  3. Use the Remote – Finally, we recommend never locking the car with anything except the remote. When you use the buttons on the door to lock your car, you are more likely to leave your keys inside your car. However, if you lock your car with the remote that is attached to the keys, you’ll already have them safely in your hands when you lock the door.

In the unfortunate event that none of these exit strategy tips prove effective and you still end up locking your keys in your rental car, don’t fret – Everything Fleet offers 24/7 roadside assistance.

Contact us today to learn more. With locations in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney we ensure your rental is easily accessible.