To ensure safety and prevent fires and explosions, it is advisable for car owners to refrain from leaving specific items in their car on hot days. These items include lighters, electronic devices, cosmetics, and cans of carbonated drinks.
Leaving battery-powered devices, such as digital cameras, smartphones, tablets, etc., in a car can cause significant damage to the circuit board, memory card, battery, and camera lens due to the excessive heat.
The lighter holds a small quantity of gas, however, it poses a significant risk. If left inside a car that is parked under direct sunlight at approximately 100 degrees Celsius, the gas inside the lighter has the potential to rapidly expand and cause an explosion. This explosion may result in the burning of the leather seats or the shattering of the glass.
It is recommended to store medicines, functional foods, and cosmetics in a cool place, away from direct sunlight. Leaving them in a hot car under the sun can cause high temperatures, resulting in changes in these products and the potential production of toxins.
There have been numerous instances where perfumes and sunscreens, typically in the form of sprays, have exploded inside cars due to being left under the scorching sun.
Can of carbonated water
The significant gas content found in soft drinks, including beer, has the potential to cause cans to explode as the temperature inside a car increases, leading to damage to the interior design.
Transparent water bottle
When transparent water bottles are exposed to sunlight, they can behave as lenses, concentrating the sun’s rays and converting them into a concentrated beam of light. The intensity of this light beam varies depending on the plastic material used for the bottle, and in some cases, it can become powerful enough to ignite a fire in a car.
Furthermore, exposure to significant sources of heat can alter the chemical composition of plastic bottles, rendering them extremely detrimental to human health.