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Tata Harrier: Why you should never leave your key inside the car! [Video]

With the advancements in technology, modern automobiles have become much more sophisticated. Most top-end variants of any mass segment cars do not require a key to be present in your hands to enter the car and even start it. That’s why many forget about the keys and in many situations, they just leave it inside the vehicle. Most vehicles will warn you if you turn off the car and leave the car inside. However, a few cars lock the doors automatically as a safety feature. Here is an incident where the car owner left the keys to his Tata Harrier inside the cabin of the vehicle.

The video from Amar Sakharkar shows how difficult it is to break the automobile glasses. Since the owner left the key inside the vehicle and the spare key was not working, they decided to break the glass to enter the vehicle and retrieve the key. However, breaking an automobile glass is not an easy job. All automobiles use laminated glasses, which are several layers of glasses glued together. This makes the automobile glasses extremely tough.

An workshop mechanic can be spotted trying to break the glass of the Harrier. He first puts adhesive tape all over the driver-side glass and tried breaking it with a hammer. However, the hammer simply bounces off the glass without creating any impact. The tape was put to make sure that the small glass pieces do not scatter around. Automobiles use safety glasses that break with smooth edges that cannot cut.

A hammer is blunt and spreads the force applied over a large area. The person is using his full force but cannot break the glass to enter the vehicle.

Later, after a few onlookers give the advice to use a sharper object, the person brings in a chisel and breaks the glass completely. The chisel ensured that the force is applied to a small area and the glass breaks. This is what specialised glass breakers also offer. They have a pointy edge that can be used to put pressure on a single point and break the glass completely.

Such incidents are quite common and in many cases, the roadside assistance provides help. It is always a good idea to double-check if you have keys with you while leaving the car. Many cars warn the driver if they leave the keys inside after switching off the engine and many other cars also have a feature that does not allow the owners to lock the vehicle through the door button if the key is inside the car.