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How to Avoid Getting Trapped Inside your Car or Worse

Updated on September 16, 2016

Just recently, there were news coming out regarding people getting trapped inside cars. They were caused by accidents like collision or mechanical defects. In times like this, one might get nervous and worry for himself especially if they regularly drive cars or drive a car for a living. We have gathered here some ways on how you could avoid being trapped inside a car.

You may also have some other reasons why you need to break the window glass. It may be during a rescue operation where you are the one outside the car and you need to save a person or a pet trapped inside a car. Reason can also be because you left the keys inside and you have no duplicate copy. Whatever your reasons are, I hope this tips may help.

When you detach the headrest, the straight metal bar will be revealed. This applies to detachable head rests only.
When you detach the headrest, the straight metal bar will be revealed. This applies to detachable head rests only.

Use the Headrest

Car windows are made to be strong so it won’t easily break with the use of just any hard material. Using blunt instruments will not do the trick and it is better to use a hard pointed one. Car windows are usually made of tempered glass making it stronger and not so easy to break.

During emergency situation, you can just easily remove your head rest and use it as a window breaker. There was this video which spread on Youtube that became famous because of its proven efficacy. By simply pounding the window with the headrest’s metal part, the window won’t break. The strategy is to bury the straight metal bar inside the window slider. After that, give it a force by pushing the straight bar outwards until the window gives up.

For more information, you might want to view the video on Youtube: https://youtu.be/tZTa8Nh0VlE

This is an example of a spark plug and the white part shown in the photo is the porcelain part you need to break and throw hardly on the window to break it.
This is an example of a spark plug and the white part shown in the photo is the porcelain part you need to break and throw hardly on the window to break it.

Use a Spark Plug

There is another video on how to break a car window glass by using a spark plug. In the video, it really is ironic that a big hammer cannot break the window while the spark plug can. Anyways, as earlier mentioned, these kinds of window glasses don’t easily give up on blunt instruments.

Get the spark plug of the car and break the porcelain part of it using a hammer or a rock. After that, get small debris just as small as your fingernail and forcefully aim on the car window. It may or may not work with you but chances are it will.

Use a Window Glass Breaker

Window glass breakers are now becoming more and more in demand because of the several situations that needs its assistance. Buy a set and add it in your car safety kit to avoid leaving it at home when you finally need it. When buying tools like this, you might want to consider Ecomcrests car safety hammer with seatbelt cutter. It has pointed steel head that can easily shatter a tempered glass and comes with a safety cover to avoid injuries.

More things to consider in breaking the car window glass include safety first. Make sure that before you break the glass, your head or face is protected to avoid being hurt when the window will shatter and spread. If you are the person outside who is saving a trapped person or a pet, make sure to choose the window which is farthest from the person inside.

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    • charlynjune profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlyn June 

      24 months ago from Philippines

      Yes, there are advantages and disadvantage of having a more technical car than the manual ones. All we have to do is just be ready for emergency no matter what happens.. :) thanks for dropping by.. :)

    • Karen Hellier profile image

      Karen Hellier 

      2 years ago from Georgia

      People used gto make fun of me because I didn't want a car with electric locks and windows because I was afraid of my car ending up in the water and I couldn't get out. I recently saw this same hammer as above advertised in a catalog and am getting one for me and for my parents for Christmas! Thanks for this article. Maybe I will buy it here instead.

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