Duct tape can save you in an emergency when something or someone gets locked in your car and you don’t have access to your key.
The duct tape trick allows you to hold onto your car’s window and open it when there’s nothing else around.
This is due to the special stickiness of the adhesive tape.
The duct tape trick was demonstrated in a video posted on TikTok.
“Super handy hack for when you have your keys locked in your car or your kids are locked in the car,” TikTok creator Little Miss Ney Ney (@littlemissneyney) said in a video.
Ney Ney noted that for child safety reasons, this trick is especially worth noting if your child is locked inside.
Here’s a breakdown of how to do the duct tape trick in the video.
First, “You just get some really good tape and draw a rectangle on the window.”
Second: “Then you put one sideways through the middle.
Third, “You do this really long and you end up twisting it all the way around.
Fourth, “And then you drag down and the window slides down.”
NeyNey explained that the duct tape trick can save you money by hiring a professional to unlock your car or getting a tow truck if your keys are locked in it.
“So you don’t have to waste money on a tow truck. You can turn your child or whatever it is inside out right away.”
People responded to the comments with mixed views on the duct tape trick.
One person insisted they will now carry duct tape with them at all times, saying: “I carry a roll of duct tape in my purse from now on.”
While another person was skeptical and felt this educated criminals on how to get in, she said, “And that’s how people learn to break into cars.”
Locking objects in your car can be a real accident and it’s good to know the techniques to consider if there’s no other option.