Breaking into a car is generally a bad idea. That said, it could potentially be necessary to gain access to your own vehicle in an emergency, and it's actually much harder than you might think since most modern cars use tempered glass, which is much harder to crack. Still, it is possible... if you know the tricks.

The clip below comes from a National Geographic program called Hacking the System: Hack Your Car that airs on February 27 at 9:00 PM EST. It shows just what it takes to get through a car window and gives a handy hint on how to breach through tempered glass in a crisis. Scroll down to check out the video, but be sure to only try it on your own car.

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
  • 2015 Toyota Highlander
    MSRP: $29,765 - $44,140
    2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    MSRP: $29,995 - $64,895
    2015 Honda Accord
    MSRP: $22,105 - $33,630
    2015 Honda Civic
    MSRP: $18,290 - $26,740
    2015 Mazda Mazda3
    MSRP: $16,945 - $25,545
    Share This Photo X