She Got Locked Out of Her Car, So She Put a Tennis Ball Over The Keyhole. GENIUS!
The following is a very helpful trick that can save any individual from a difficult situation that can happen to anyone. There are only a small number of things that are as frustrating and annoying as locking yourself out of your vehicle. If you are like most drivers, then you probably know the feeling in the moment when you notice your mistake.
So, what are your options? There are many people who are using a coat hanger in order to pull the locking mechanism. Some of them decide to walk to their home and look for a spare key and some people simply call a certified mechanic to solve this problem. We can all agree that these options are a little bit frustrating too.
This is the so-called tennis ball solution.
Simply, take one regular tennis ball and use a screwdriver to make a small hole on the ball. Some people use the heat from a lighter or stove to heat the screwdriver in order to burn a small hole on the tennis ball.
After that, press the tennis ball against the lock. Keep the hole in the direction of the keyhole.
Use both hands to press the tennis ball on the car door. Use as much pressure as you can.
In this way you will increase the pressure of air in the tennis ball. This is a safe way to use force in order to force the locking mechanism to open.
You will be surprised to hear that this little trick works for brand new cars that have sophisticated electric locks. So, always keep a tennis ball close to you. It shouldn’t be a problem to keep one in your pocket or purse. Keep one in your office, home and advise your friends to do the same.
If you are not sure how this trick works, you can check the video below for detailed instructions. It is quite simple.