Car pranks are no doubt fun, but you need to make sure that you don't cross the line in any way. Of course an individual will definitely get all worked up if he sees that something is wrong with his car, but if they are harmless pranks, they will end up putting a smile on his face. Sugar in the engine, or a blocked fuel line may come across as good pranks, but they are not. These can, in fact, damage the car and put the owner in trouble, costing him a huge sum in repairs or even causing harm to his life at times. And therefore, it's anytime better to choose safe pranks to pull on cars, rather than using these harmful ones.
Prank props, ranging from fake scratches to fake bullets, are your best bet if you intend to scare someone without investing a lot of time or money on the same. The look on the person's face will be worth seeing when he notices the scratches or bullet puncture marks on his car. The best thing about prank props is that the person won't have to spend hours cleaning the mess; removing these props wouldn't take more than a few seconds.
Some Harmless, Yet Funny Car Pranks
Though easy, the use of prank props is far from the most interesting car pranks in the book. If you want to go a step ahead, you can try one of these real good pranks to pull on a car that we have compiled below.
The Accident That Never Took Place
One of the smartest, but safest car pranks is the fake accident prank, wherein you leave a note on the windshield of the car stating - "Hey, I am sorry for smashing into your car. I need to leave for some urgent work. Call me, and maybe we can work out some settlement." You simply tuck the note into his windshield, and wait and watch as the poor guy goes around his car trying to figure out exactly where his car was hit.
Broken Side Window
For this prank, you will need a side window glass, which you can buy from an auto parts shop. You can opt for an inexpensive low quality glass, preferably from some store dealing in second hand parts. So what you are supposed to do is break the glass and spread its pieces on the driver's seat. Having done that, you will have to roll down the window. When the owner opens the door, he will be baffled to see his window shattered.
This is by far one of the easiest car pranks that you will come across. You just need to get some grease and apply it on the inside of the door handle. The moment the person tries to open the door, his hand will be smeared with grease. Removing this grease off one's hand is a tedious task and furthermore, he won't be able to drive unless he gets rid of the same.
Car for Sale
The 'car for sale' prank has been going around for a long time. In this prank, you make a sign saying 'Car for Sale', put your friend's name and number on it, and stick it on some random car. You need to place it in such a manner that the driver of the car won't be able to notice it for a while at least. Keeping the price low will tempt more people to make inquiry calls and the person will have a tough time answering them all.
Imagine you are traveling by a car and you suddenly see smoke coming from the hood. It can be a genuine car problem; that's if you are not at the receiving end of the cheese smoke prank. In this particular car prank, you simply have to place a thick slice of cheese on the car radiator or engine. When the person starts driving, the engine will start heating, as a result of which the cheese will start to melt and give out a strange odor along with smoke from the engine.
Cover With Sticky Notes
If you have a lot of time on hand, you can resort to the age-old prank of covering the car with sticky notes. It will take a lot of time and efforts on your part to cover the entire car with these, but it will be worth the efforts as it will take a lot more time for the car owner to get rid of them; to add to it, it will be immensely frustrating as well.
The Rope Trick
While the car is not directly involved, the prank does guarantee you loads of fun. You and your friend stand on opposite sides of the road and act as if you are holding a rope. The moment you see a car arriving, start pulling the imaginary rope and act as if you are trying to block the car. If you are a talented actor, you are bound to make a couple of cars come to a screeching halt right in front of a non-existent rope.
Fill the Car
As the name suggests, you will have to fill the car with something - like Styrofoam beans or shredded paper, which will spill out when the car owner opens the door. For this prank, you will also need the car keys. Let's say you go with Styrofoam beans, then you simply have to close the doors of the car and fill it with them. When the owner of the car opens the door, a whole lot of Styrofoam beans will come spilling out of the car, leaving him perplexed.
This is perhaps one of the most tried and successfully pulled off car pranks ever. As in case of the sticky notes prank, you need to have ample time at hand if you intend to pull off this prank. Other than time, you will also have to buy some saran wrap rolls and need a few helping hands. You just need to keep two things in mind; firstly, you should wrap the car in as awkwardly a manner as possible, and secondly, you will have to hide the end of the wrap because finding it will mean half the tas
Colored Wiper Fluid
Now imagine this--a person switches on the windshield wiper and his windshield is smeared with blood! Not actually, no, but that's exactly what it will look like when a red-colored liquid gushes out instead of the usual wiper fluid. All you have to do is add a few drops of red color to the wiper fluid, and your work is done.
You need to keep in mind that these pranks are meant for fun. You don't really have to take them to some extreme level to prove a point. You also need to make sure that the person at the receiving end doesn't take it personally. It's always better to play a prank on someone you know, like a friend, family member, or relatives rather than a complete stranger. These people are more likely to take things lightly, unlike your neighbors, or some stranger for that matter, who is more likely to get all worked up over it. It's always nice to joke and laugh about the prank you play on someone, no doubt, but it's even better to make that person laugh with you; that's what these simple pranks should aim at.