So many of us practically live out of our cars these days, it’s easy to accrue collections of things we want to have readily at hand when we’re driving. Thing is, in the summer time, extreme temperatures inside our cars can wreak havoc upon the molecular integrity of many items, leaving you with an altogether different result than you’d planned for when you left the items in the car in the first place.
Some of this stuff is common sense, after all who’d leave a Popsicle in a car in Phoenix—well anytime—and expect it to be the same when they returned? On a hot summer day, the ambient temperature can be magnified by as much as 30 degrees or more inside the car within ten minutes of shutting off the climate control system. In other words, 90 degrees outside the car can become 120 degrees inside the car in a mere 600 seconds.
Here’s a list of ten things you really don’t want to leave in your car on a very hot day.