How can you open a car with a dead battery?

My car battery died. How can I get into it? I left my laptop in there which I need for school. I can wait to fix the battery, but I need my computer for classes.

“I’m sorry to hear that you’re locked out. Luckily, you should be able to open the driver’s side door with a regular key.
If you don’t have an old-school hard key, you can either jump-start your car or call a locksmith.
Either of these is an easy option if you have roadside assistance. If you don’t currently have roadside assistance through your car insurance, you can get a roadside assistance membership with the Jerry app.
Finally, you could also visit a dealership. They usually can make you a replacement key or order you one.
Good luck! I hope you’re able to retrieve your laptop for your classes.”
Lauren Smith
Answered on Oct 12, 2021
Lauren has written for World Nomads, the Matador Network, Korvia Consulting, and once upon a time Three Fates Games. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a BFA in Creative Writing. After graduating, she moved overseas and lived in South Korea where she spent her free time traveling and going on road trips with friends. She misses the rest stop potatoes and is trying to figure out how to recreate them at home. She's now based outside of Chicago and when she's not writing she spends her free time reading, playing video games, and exploring whenever she can.

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