5 Best Emergency Window Breakers for Cars 2016

As well as being an excellent window breaker, the Accutire MS-4520B functions effectively as a digital tire gauge, a seat belt cutter, and has a built-in LED flashlight so that the driver and passengers can find themselves to safety in the darkness
As well as being an excellent window breaker, the Accutire MS-4520B functions effectively as a digital tire gauge, a seat belt cutter, and has a built-in LED flashlight so that the driver and passengers can find themselves to safety in the darkness

With good fortune, you may never need to use one of these emergency window breakers in an accident situation, but that does not mean that you should not buy one.

On the contrary, it is best to make sure that you always have one of these life-saving emergency escape tools close at hand, just in case the worst does happen and you need to break out of a vehicle window following a road accident.

As well as having a hammer, many glass breakers also incorporate other survival tools, which can prove to be equally as crucial in the event of an emergency. A seat-belt cutter, for example, will enable you free yourself and others quickly. A flashlight will aid vision in the dark, or provide you with the means to signal for help.

Fatalities and injuries caused by vehicle entrapment are very often completely unnecessary. I cannot recommend these tools strongly enough. I hope that you find my list of the 5 best emergency window breakers for cars useful.

LifeHammer The Original Emergency Hammer (Orange).  This escape tool set the standard for all the others.  Its affordable, neat design incorporates a seat belt cutter, as well as a window breaker.  A classic design at a very affordable price
LifeHammer The Original Emergency Hammer (Orange). This escape tool set the standard for all the others. Its affordable, neat design incorporates a seat belt cutter, as well as a window breaker. A classic design at a very affordable price

#1 : The Original Best Emergency Window Breaker: The LifeHammer Original: Classic Design!

With its classic and award-winning design, the LifeHammer Original Emergency Hammer will do the job admirable if and when you need to shatter a car widow to escape.

Possessing a double-sided head and hardened steel points, this tool definitely remains one of the best emergency window breakers in my opinion. You can also use it to cut open a seat belt too, if you need to free yourself or others in the event of an accident.

The LifeHammer Original also has a fluorescent button, enabling you find this life-saving tool in the dark, if you need to, potentially saving lives in the process.

A mounting bracket to hold the LifeHammer in place within your vehicle is included for free when you buy from Amazon, making installation easy.

Car Window Breaker Installation

Once you've purchased your emergency window breaker, you will need to install it, of course. Many models come with a bracket for easy installation.

It needs to be somewhere handy, where you can put your hands on it quickly, should you be unlucky enough to need it in the aftermath of a car crash and need to make an emergency escape.

I personally would recommend putting your emergency window breaker tool either in the middle console or above the driver's seat, the two easiest places to access quickly in a confused or frightening situation.

Carrying your emergency window breaker in your bag, or on your person, risks the possibility that you won't have access to it, should the unthinkable happen and you are involved in a crash.

That said, many people keep their breaker on their key ring, and some punches are specifically designed for that. If you always keep your keys in your pocket, or close at hand, this may be a suitable solution for you.

Multi-Function Safety Tool: The Swiss+Tech ST81010!

This rugged but affordable Swiss+Tech ST81010 BodyGard PTX Window-Punch is constructed using high-carbon steel components and offers excellent value for money.

Its spring loaded emergency hammer will automatically deploy when pressed against a glass window. There is also a cutter in case the seat belts do not unlatch.

This emergency tool can be attached to a key ring, the rear-view mirror post, or sun visor arm to enable fast and easy access, should it be needed in an emergency.

resqme - The original keychain car escape tool.  This device combines the original Lifehammer device with a keychain for added convenience, ensuring that the emergency window hammer is always within reach. Available in a range of exciting colors.
resqme - The original keychain car escape tool. This device combines the original Lifehammer device with a keychain for added convenience, ensuring that the emergency window hammer is always within reach. Available in a range of exciting colors.

Always Within Reach With a Keychain: The Resqme!

These attractive and functional products combine the Original LifeHammer with keychains.

The resqme is very lightweight and there is a razor sharp stainless steel blade that can cut through seatbelts too, if needed in an emergency.

What better way to make sure that you always have your emergency window breaker close at hand?

Available in packs of two, as well as singly, they also come in a variety of different colors, including: black, royal blue, red, yellow, orange, fuscia, pink, and green.

The Accutire is a very effective window hammer in an emergency situation.  It also functions as a digital tire gauge, has a seat belt cutter with a recessed blade, plus a built-in white LED flashlight for finding the way to safety in the dark.
The Accutire is a very effective window hammer in an emergency situation. It also functions as a digital tire gauge, has a seat belt cutter with a recessed blade, plus a built-in white LED flashlight for finding the way to safety in the dark.

The Accutire MS-4520B: More Than Just a Window Breaker!

The great thing about the Accutire MS-4520B is that as well as functioning as a very effective emergency hammer, you get get all sorts of extra features built-in.

There is a digital tire gauge, for instance, with a range of range from 5 to 150 PSI. A cutter (with a recessed blade so you don't accidentally cut yourself when you use the hammer) which gives you the means to cut through your seat belt, if trapped in the vehicle after an accident.

A white LED flashlight helps you to see in dark, should you need to.

Portable and corrosion resistant, the ADC Window Punch has a special lightweight design, making it easy to carry in your pocket.  It also has a pen-type clip for carrying too.  The barrel is made from aluminum.
Portable and corrosion resistant, the ADC Window Punch has a special lightweight design, making it easy to carry in your pocket. It also has a pen-type clip for carrying too. The barrel is made from aluminum.

Lightweight and Portable: The ADC Window Punch!

This emergency window breaker has extra punch power in order to allow an escape by shattering any typical vehicle window.

It is portable too, with a special lightweight design.

The aluminum barrel gives you a good grip and has been designed to be corrosion resistant.

The ADC window punch also has a pen-type clip for convenience.

The Hammer that could save your life.  This escape tool also incorporates a flashlight, so you can see your way around in the dark after an accident and lead passengers to safety. It comes with a mounting bracket.
The Hammer that could save your life. This escape tool also incorporates a flashlight, so you can see your way around in the dark after an accident and lead passengers to safety. It comes with a mounting bracket.

More Top-Rated Emergency Window Breakers to Consider!

  • This Triple LED Flashlight Car Auto Emergency Escape Tool combines a range of safety tool features along with its main role as a window breaker, including a built in LED flashlight, which as well as being handy for emergencies, can come in handy if you need to change a tire in the dark. It also comes with a mounting bracket, so that you can mount it somewhere convenient to reach in an emergency.
  • Another tool worthy of consideration is the Master Cutlery CS-044 Emergency Rescue Hammer, which functions well as a window breaker and seat belt cutter, and comes with an easy to install holder. This double tip window breaker measures 7.25-Inch in length. The breaker is bright orange, making it easier to see in low lighting.

This 66 piece roadside assistance kit provides a range of items to help you in the event of a vehicle-related emergency.  The kit includes a high visibility reflective vest, a warning triangle, hand charged flashlight, all in one handy carrying case
This 66 piece roadside assistance kit provides a range of items to help you in the event of a vehicle-related emergency. The kit includes a high visibility reflective vest, a warning triangle, hand charged flashlight, all in one handy carrying case

You Should Also Consider Investing in a Roadside Assistance Kit and First Aid Kit

This Top Gear Premium Roadside Assistance Kit has everything that you might need in a vehicle-related emergency.

The kit includes:

  • A Top Gear carrying case to keep all your kit together in one handy bag.
  • A reflective safety vest to make you visible to other drivers.
  • A hand charged LED flashlight to help with visibility in low light or darkness (note that this design of flashlight does not require batteries).
  • Battery booster cable.
  • A warning triangle to warn other road users.
  • Electrical tape
  • Cotton work gloves

The AAA 121-Piece Road Trip First Aid Kit offers multiple injury solutions with a large variety of gauzes, bandages, dressings, adhesive tape, as well as instruments such as scissors, tweezers, and cotton tip applicators.
The AAA 121-Piece Road Trip First Aid Kit offers multiple injury solutions with a large variety of gauzes, bandages, dressings, adhesive tape, as well as instruments such as scissors, tweezers, and cotton tip applicators.

A Comprehensive and High Quality First Aid Kit to Deal with Emergencies!

This AAA 121-Piece Road Trip First Aid Kit provides you with multiple options when dealing with injuries.

Included in the kit are:

  • First Aid instructions
  • Tweezers
  • Whistle
  • Scissors
  • 2 pairs of vinyl gloves
  • 3 sting relief pads
  • 10 cotton tip applicators
  • 9 antispetic towelettes
  • 20 alcohol prep pads
  • Dressings and bandages in assorted sizes and shapes
  • An assortment of gauze pads
  • 2 adhesive tape
  • 1 carabineer
  • 1 hard shell carry case

The entire kit weighs just 3.1 pounds.

© 2011 Paul Goodman

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Comments 2 comments

Annson 4 years ago

Thanks for some really good information about escaping from cars.

There is some interesting stuff here:http://www.squidoo.com/the-resqme-about-the-worlds...


Ross25 7 weeks ago

I'd like to recommend one which has been reviewed by Living Survival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HxkXU7OXl0

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