Bypass tools offer an alternative to picking car locks as they tend to avoid entering the vehicle via the lock. If you are struggling with picking a car lock, perhaps a bypass technique is for you. I am always asked how to get keys out of a locked car? Usually from people with little or no lock picking experience. Well bypass tools are great because they will work on a wide variety of cars, regardless of the lock type. The most popular bypass method is an air-wedge and some type of rod, two tools I assure you a car locksmith would not be without.