10 things you should never leave in the car when it’s hot.

Are you the type to leave all kinds of items in the car, even when it’s very hot?

Well, that’s not really a good idea.

The heat definitely risks damaging your hardware, and even putting you in danger!

And I know what I’m talking about, I paid the price with my laptop.

He didn’t like being locked in the trunk of my vehicle during the heat wave at all…

You will tell me, I looked hard for it.

It is quite logical not to leave this kind of device in a car.

Except there are plenty of other common objects that we don’t necessarily think of that may suffer the same fate.

Discover So the 10 things you should never leave in the car when it’s hot.

This is usually not a problem, because our climate is mild enough that it has no consequences.

However, in hot weather it is very important to remember to get these items out of our vehicles.

In fact, you save money by storing these things somewhere other than in the car.

You don’t have to repair the damage, have your car cleaned or even buy back a broken item.

Remember my experience with my laptop… I had to replace it due to “my negligence”.

So be careful what we leave in the car and see together what is imperative to get out.

Most perfumes and deodorants contain an amount of alcohol making them highly volatile and flammable.

So very bad idea to leave these things in a hot car.

If exposed to direct sunlight for a long time, the alcohol component may evaporate.

It doesn’t just ruin the scent (when I tell you it can cost you these stories).

But in addition, it also expands the gas inside the vial.

In other words, it can lead to an explosion of the bottle!

And beware, most aerosol products, especially deodorants, are also affected.

They can literally explode if the temperature rises and pressure builds up inside the bomb.

2. Your smartphone and tablets

Heat never mixes well with electronic devices.

Also, it is clearly written in the manuals.

Never let your devices overheat.

This can permanently damage the components and especially the battery.

Pay particular attention to devices with a lithium battery, which are particularly sensitive to heat.

According to Apple, temperatures above 35°C can irreversibly damage the battery’s capacity.

3. Sunscreen

A tube of sunscreen that should not be left in the heat of the car

Another thing you shouldn’t leave in a hot car is your sunscreen.

It is of course important to use sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun’s harsh rays.

So we often, and it’s good, keep a tube on us during our travels.

However, you should not leave sunscreen directly under the sun in a hot car.

Although there is no risk of explosion, this reduces the effectiveness of the protection.

Because of the heat, the cream no longer plays its role in preventing UV rays.

This can be dangerous because you believe that the cream is protecting you from the sun when this is no longer the case!

So beware; it is one of the things that deteriorates the most if left in a car for a long time.

4. Hand sanitizer

Hand sanitizer, which he doesn't leave in the heat of a car

Hand sanitizer is another product that is used quite frequently.

We take it with us on all our trips.

However, it is not a good idea to leave this type of product in a car in hot weather.

The hand sanitizer bottles contain alcohol.

When the pipe is too hot because it is too exposed to the sun, the alcohol evaporates.

2 consequences of this.

Even now the product becomes useless, as it is the alcohol that removes bacteria.

And then, in very hot weather, these flammable products can cause an explosion!

Yes yes I assure you.

5. Food

A person eating a sandwich in a car while driving

It is well known.

Foods tend to ripen faster and keep less well under the influence of heat.

During the summer months, many foods even quickly become unsafe to eat.

So don’t take the risk of food poisoning.

Do not travel with food in the car when it is too hot.

Buy it instead when you arrive at your destination.

Foodborne disease bacteria double every 20 minutes at room temperature!

So imagine when it’s very hot…

And then food that has suffered under the heat, it can leave a bad smell in the car.

6. Soda and alcohol

A man drinking a drink that was heated during the car ride

Heat evaporates alcohol and can even pop wine corks.

Soda cans can explode if they are too hot.

And sun exposure can affect the taste of many beverages, including soda.

Just remember that beverages do not travel well under the influence of heat.

Again, it’s better to buy what you need when you arrive.

7. Water bottles

A bottle of water in a car that got hot

Water bottles, especially plastic ones, should not be left in a hot car.

Already because you risk the water becoming hot and undrinkable.

And above all, because leaving a bottle of water in your car in hot weather can release carcinogens!

Various studies have confirmed that plastics release BPA and phthalates.

These are carcinogenic compounds.

Therefore, it is not a good idea to leave water bottles in a car at high temperatures.

8. Sunglasses

Sunglasses left on the dashboard of a car

Keeping a pair of sunglasses in your car is a good idea, right?

Well, not so much…

The heat from the car can distort the fittings.

I am thinking in particular of plastic frames, which can melt and deform under the influence of heat.

It can even skew glasses.

And also pay attention; the glasses can act as a magnifying glass and cause a fire.

If you have wire-rimmed glasses, don’t be in a hurry to put them on.

If left in the car, they can be hot enough to burn you.

9. Beach clothes and towels

beach stuff

I don’t recommend leaving wet beachwear in the car when it’s hot.

I’m thinking especially of swimwear and towels.

If you leave them in your car after a day at the beach…

You create fertile ground for infection-causing yeasts and bacteria.

Above all, take them out as soon as you get home.

Wash towels using this trick, and this one for swimwear.

10. Lighters

A lighter left in a car can overheat

Smokers must be very careful not to leave lighters in the car.

I know it can be tempting to throw them on the dashboard or an empty passenger seat.

But they pose a real fire hazard if left in the sun.

It’s much safer to put them in your pocket so they don’t stay in the heat wave.

Think about it!

9. Makeup

A woman in a car dispensing lipstick

Some makeup products, such as lipsticks, melt when the temperature is too high.

As a result, they become completely useless.

They can even leave marks on seats that are quite difficult to remove.

Lotion and liquid cream or oil products can also deteriorate.

They should therefore not be left in your car, especially in hot weather.

10. Medicine

A man takes medicine in a car

Extreme heat is not compatible with medication.

It is also well marked in the notes.

Medicines must be stored at room temperature.

Others even need to be in the fridge.

So we forget about storing medicine boxes in the car.

Or else, you risk them losing their effectiveness or worse, causing unwanted effects!

Your trip…

And you, what things do you leave in the car? Tell us in the comments. We can’t wait to read you!

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