Video: Embarrassed Koenigsegg owner locks keys inside supercar
Rewind a couple of decades and the issue wasn't so daunting as most cars could easily be broken into with a coat hanger, tennis ball or credit card but improvements in modern car safety now usually result in a large bill for the most common of mishaps.
But spare a thought for the man in this bright orange Koenigsegg CCR who found out exactly what it feels like to have a whole group of onlookers collectively thinking "what a plonker".
Despite the car costing a few million pounds, it seems the only things required to rescue a set of stranded keys from a Swedish supercar is a good old-fashioned piece of metal wire, manual dexterity and a whole heap of patience.
This method worked for the unlucky Koenigsegg owner and as an added bonus we get to hear the awe-inspiring motor fired up and accelerate off into the distance.
Watch the video below and spare a thought for the hapless owner... or cackle at the man's embarrassing but utterly deserved misfortune. Jealous? Us? No way.