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How To Break Auto Glass In An Emergency


Although it’s not often, one day you might find yourself in a situation where you need to break the emergency glass in your vehicle. Therefore, you need to be prepared so as to avoid any hassles when this day comes. It’s not as easy as you assume. Use the following tips to break your vehicle’s glass faster and easier when the situation demands it.

1. The Headrest

Most vehicles have a headrest on the back of the front seats. They are removable and can be slipped in and out whenever needed. These headrests have metal prongs at the bottom that can be used to break the glass. Force the metal prongs into the slot where the window disappears when it rolls up and down. After they are wedged in, you can pull the headrest towards you using a lot of force. The glass should break instantly.

2. Saving A Pet Or A Person Locked Inside The Car

Do you have to save a pet or a person locked inside the car? Well, there are a few precautions you need to take for the best results. Use something sharp such as metal or anything made out of porcelain or glass to break the window. Note that, most of the glass used to make windows in a vehicle is tempered glass. Therefore, when you use these materials to break the tempered glass, there will be less shattering and create a localized point for the window to break. That way, you can keep a pet or a child from harm.

3. Breaking Auto Glass Under Water

If a vehicle is submerged under water, it might be a little harder to break the glass. Actually, in such a situation you might lack the essential tools to break the window and break free such as a specialized punch or escape hammer. Most people don’t actually have these tools in their car because they don’t believe they will ever be submerged under water.

Well, first thing you should know is that breaking out of the side windows will be next to impossible. Therefore, don’t attempt it. Rather, you should focus on kicking the windshield in one spot as hard as possible. Using 3 to 4 powerful kicks to a localized spot will be enough to break the windshield and you can escape.

In conclusion, hopefully, you will never find yourself in a situation such as the ones mentioned above. However, if it happens, you need to be prepared and these useful tips will help you break free in a matter of minutes. Note that, if you notice someone has left a child or a pet in the car, you are allowed to break the windows from outside and get them to safety.

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