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As sure as college students can depend on higher tuition bills each year, North Dakota''s locksmiths can depend on an increase in their workload as students return to area campuses.
Each year, locksmiths contracted by AAA North Dakota respond to hundreds of vehicle lockout calls at North Dakota’s college campuses and at venues frequented by students. Many of the calls could be prevented if a spare key is available; however, in many cases, the spare key is with the student’s parents in another city or state.
Not having an extra key available in case of a lockout is inconvenient, expensive and sometimes dangerous, according to AAA. Because commercial rates for lockout service can run $45 or more, auto club suggests student drivers get into the practice of: