Here’s a trick to give a try the next time you’re locked out of your car!

Locking your keys in the car is the worst feeling. There’s that moment of realization when you see the keys taunting you from the other side of the glass.

Your options are pretty limited. If you’re home and have a spare, that’s great. Or, maybe you can call someone to come open your door. Other than those, there aren’t many options to choose from.

But, there is another way to get into your car that you never would have guessed.


All you need to make it happen is a tennis ball!

To unlock your car, start by creating a small hole on the ball. The easiest way to do this is with a hot key. But, if you don’t have that on hand or have no clue what it is, a screwdriver works perfectly fine too.

Just heat the screwdriver with the flame of your kitchen stove or with a lighter. Then, use it to burn a hole into the ball.


Once you have your hole made, you’re ready to go. Take the ball and press it against the lock with the opening facing the keyhole.


Then, using both hands, press the ball against the car door as hard as you can.


As you press against the ball, you’ll increase the air pressure inside the ball, which as a result will force the locking mechanism of the car door to open, unlocking your vehicle!

The tennis ball is light and small enough that you could put it in your purse and forget about it. Then, when you’re in an emergency, it’s right there waiting for you!

You can use it as many times as you need and it works on newer cars with an electric lock!



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