ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Why Do You Need to Carry a Car Window Breaker

Updated on September 18, 2016
A car window glass can only be broken by a sharp pointed object and not a blunt one.
A car window glass can only be broken by a sharp pointed object and not a blunt one.

Why should you carry a car window breaker anywhere you go? The answer is too simple right? If we want to be ready during emergency situations then we should have one. Windows are the hardest to break during times when you need to get out of your car especially when it is already sinking or if the door is jammed due to an accident.

Like houses, if the door is locked or if there is no way out, the next thing that comes up in our minds is to go out through the window especially when you are avoiding something or someone like some thief who broke inside or when your house is on fire and the door is not a good way to go through.

Why were car windows made so hard to break anyway? The same as the answer above, it is because in cases of emergency, broken windows might make situation even worse. It is kind of complicated right? You want to break the car window because you should get out immediately but it cannot be that easy because it was designed to protect you. Well, this just depends on the situation.

Laminated car window glasses when broken will stick together because of the PVB material that was used to sandwich it.
Laminated car window glasses when broken will stick together because of the PVB material that was used to sandwich it.

How strong is a car window?

Car windows can be any of the two types described below:

  • Laminated Glass

This glass is laminated with polyvinyl butyral (PVB) by using heat and pressure in a way that when it will break, the shattered glasses won’t fly but will fall together as one piece. The PVB is one reason why the glass would not easily break and were designed this way to avoid flying debris to hit body parts of passengers or the driver during a car accident.

Tempered glasses were designed and processed to be ten times stronger than ordinary glasses.
Tempered glasses were designed and processed to be ten times stronger than ordinary glasses.
  • Tempered Glass

This is also known as toughened glass because the process is to mainly make the glass ten times stronger than untreated ones. When broken, it likewise is in bits of pieces to prevent severe injuries. Small shatters of glass will only create minor injuries while bigger debris might lead to deeper or major injuries.

For other types of glasses like those bulletproof ones, manufacturers do more complicated processes to combine techniques that will lead to the production of stronger glasses.

How can you break a Car Window Glass?

Like I have mentioned earlier on one of my posts, car window glasses cannot be easily broken even by the strongest elbow or anything that is blunt. Laminated or Tempered glasses can be broken by using sharp pointed objects like knives or simply by a spark plug’s broken porcelain, or by mainly trying your luck with the straight bar of a detachable head rest. You might want to check my previous on how to do those.

The easiest to do is to buy a car survival kit with a window breaker included in it. Car emergency kits may include tools similar to this but if not, you can buy a set of Ecomcrest’s Car Safety Hammer. It is designed to break a window glass and can also be used as a seatbelt cutter with the built in cutter in it. Check the attached video below to have an idea about how to use it.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)