Locksmith Tools for Auto Lockouts

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Locksmith tools are used to unlock cars and help motorists who have locked their keys in the car; learn more from our expert locksmith in this free auto emergency locksmith-training video.

Part of the Video Series: How to Retrieve Keys Locked in a Car
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I'm Jim Koch and today we are talking about auto lockouts. In this clip we will be talking about the tools that a locksmith would use to unlock your car. The tools that a locksmith uses tend to vary a little bit here and there but this is your main selection of tools that you are going to see. The first and one of the more important things is a good selection of wedges. You've got everything from door stop to manual wedges like this to my favorite the air wedge. The air wedge slips between the door and the door frame and you just pump it up and that expands and allows your tool to reach inside. Moving on to some of the other lockout tools you've got what you all know, a lasso tool. It allows you to go in on some of the older cars. Those are the cars that have upright door locks and lasso the lock and just pull it up. We've got we call the Japanese tool. It comes up on the window and allows you to work with the thumb style locks. You've got the auto buster which is real good for GM side locks where you slide down inside the window, come up on the inside and actually manipulates the sliding locks. We've got your z-tool here and the old faithful, the slim jim. As you can tell my slim jim has more than fair share of its use. That pretty much covers the commonly used tools. There are a few specialty tools including the long reach tool which is one of the newer tools that you will see.

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