If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of things in your car – from clothes to groceries to tools. But what about your car? If you don’t have the keys, can’t find them, or just want to move it without breaking the bank, you’ll need to know how to move a parked car without keys.
Observe the Vehicle
You will need:
-A flat surface to park on (a driveway, street, or parking lot)
-A tow truck
Park the car in a safe place. Disable the ignition and remove the keys.
Call a tow truck and have it come to the scene. The tow truck driver should be familiar with how to move a car without keys. Have the tow truck driver put his vehicle in park, turn off the ignition, and remove the keys. Have your friend help you get the car onto the flat surface. Make sure there are no obstacles in between the car and the tow truck. Have your friend hold onto one end of the vehicle while you grab onto the other end and lift up. The tow truck driver should then pull forward while you release the car from his grip.
Locate the Parked Car’s Tag
If you can’t find the car’s tag, look for the vehicle’s registration number. The registration number is usually located on a plate on the front or rear of the car. Use this information to search for the car’s location online or in a public directory.
If you can’t find the registration number, look for other identifying features of the car, such as its make and model. If you still can’t locate the car, try calling the police department or parking authority where it was parked to ask for help.
Locate the Remote
If you need to move a parked car, but don’t have the keys, there are a few things you can do. First, look for the remote control. If it’s not visible, try turning the car off and on again. If that doesn’t work, try looking for the key fob. If all of these methods fail, there may be another way to access the car.
Unlock and Open the Door with the Remote
If you can’t find the keys, there are other ways to get your car out of a parking spot. You can try using the remote to unlock and open the door.
Remove Articles from Within the Car
If you find yourself in a bind and don’t have your keys, there are a few things you can do to remove the car from its parking spot without any assistance. Unfortunately, not all cars have easy-to-access emergency releases, so some methods will require some trial and error.
If the car has a manual release, use the emergency key to pop the trunk. If there’s no manual release, use a crowbar or other large object to pry up on one of the side panels and lever it open. Try to get as close to the wheel as possible so you can reach inside and unscrew the wheel. Be careful not to scratch or damage the car. Once the wheel is free, use a wrench to unscrew it. Again, be careful not to scratch or damage the car.
If the car doesn’t have a manual release, try kicking out one of the front tires. This may require using something heavy like a rock or a wooden plank to make contact with the wheel well enough for it to spin quickly. Use your crowbar or wrench to loosen and remove the wheel. Again, be careful not to scratch or damage the car.