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How to Escape the Trunk of a Car

How to Escape the Trunk of a Car

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Have you noticed some latches inside the trunk of your car? Do you know what they’re for? They’re there to allow you to open the trunk if you’re ever caught inside. Yes, we know this thought in general is funny. How in the world would you ever lock yourself inside your trunk; but in all seriousness, if it happens it can become a serious and dangerous situation fast. For this reason, we thought we’d give you some tips on how to escape the trunk of a car. After all, we buy cars; but not with you locked inside the trunk. Therefore, we’re giving you options to get out you can sell your car quick to us.

1st Option

The first thing you need to know is you may not have an emergency latch in your trunk if your car is a 2000 or older model. In 2001, a law was established making it a mandatory standard option in all cars. The good news if you’re ever locked in a car trunk that is not yours and it has an emergency latch, it glows in the dark.

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Being prepared, even though some may laugh at you about it, is best to know what to do so you don’t panic should the unthinkable, “I’ll never lock myself inside my trunk” happens; and don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of air in there. Take a good look around the inside of your trunk and locate the emergency latch, or if your vehicle even has one. No matter what the model of the car, all you have to do is pull on the latch and the trunk pops open.



2nd Option

If there is no latch, look at the backseat of the car; is there one there? If so, pull on it. If that doesn’t work, you may need to push on the seat a bit and try pulling on the latch again so it releases and you can escape through the car doors.

If this doesn’t work, look for a weak spot in the seats like gaps in between the backseats. Push or kick on them to get one or both to open, and don’t give up if at first you don’t succeed. Keep at it until the seats release and you’re safely free. Remember, you have an appointment to sell your car to us!

3rd Option

If either option above fails, or if the car isn’t parked and is moving, break the taillights. This sounds easy enough and it shouldn’t be too difficult. The carpet in your trunk will most likely need to be pulled back to get to the light(s) and it should peel back easily. Use an object in the trunk or kick the taillight to break it. Make sure you break all the way through the light so your hand fits through the opening. Once your hand is out, start waving to get someone’s attention!

We hope you never have a need for this information; nevertheless, knowing how to escape the trunk of a car is some handy info. We give you a high instant cash offer and we buy cars quick so you can sell your car quick and get cash in your bank FAST, SAFE, and EASY! Of course, you could sell your car to us and buy a truck, no emergency latch required with that. Get your offer now!

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